Sunday, October 31, 2010

VFL Mason Dixon Showdown

I'm fresh back home after the VFL Mason Dixon Showdown 4 show, in Chambersburg PA. It was a mixed card of fights. Both pro and amateur, also featuring 6 amateur boxing bouts.

I contribute articles to a sports website, and from there an editor articulates a bit better, my message.
Here is a link to the article for the night,

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Here is a link to the "quick results" (just who won/lost)
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There were some great fights for the night. Hungry fighters looking to make their mark. I will post the full gallery on my website in the next 14 hours (They are uploading now), then I'll edit this post with a link to those photographs.

For now, you'll have to enjoy the photo-highlights of the night (the same ones that can be found on the matcombat site).

See you at the next VFL MMA event in Altoona, PA on December 11th! I'll be in Harrisburg PA on November 20th, and Lancaster on the 12th, all for MMA :) Look forward to the photographs!


Monday, October 25, 2010

IWFC 4 and changes to the website

Before I begin the actual "text" part of the blog, I've got to take a minute to compliment ANYONE who EVER steps into ANY combat arena. This doesn't matter if it's a gladitorial arena, a cage, or a ring. I am a true lover of combat sports. As a long time practitioner of Judo and JuJitsu and a long time fan of MMA, these events are special to me. Win or Lose, if you get in the ring I've got immense respect for you.

Everyone who is a fan needs to take just a minute to think about the chances these fighters take for us and our entertainment. The risk to life and limb, and especially these up and comers who work full-time jobs while fighting, who make maybe 100 dollars to risk injury to their body to do what they love.

Thank you to every fighter out there. You've got my respect.

The spoils of war for the winner

The taste of defeat for the loser of the battle

(for the photographers out there, the EXIF is ISO 6400 @ 1/400)

Okay here, where to begin? See this is the trouble I've got with blogging. I'm not a good writer. My grammar online isn't near perfect and sometimes I struggle to get the point across in as few words as possible.

I happen to be one of the fortunate few (well there's two of us, Nick and I) that are the "official" photographers for the Iron Will Fighting Championship. So naturally if they have a show, I'm photographing it. The show was at the S and T bank arena in Indiana, PA. It was a very good crowd for a great night of fights. I'm not exactly sure who the match maker is, but the promoters need to pat themselves on the back. It was on hell of a night of fights.

Here is a link to the photographs on my website for purchase,
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I am a contributing writer and photographer for Mid Atlantic Combat, so I will be posting a few links to their website (as of now, my quick results and photo highlights are up on their site. I'll edit this blog as the full write up I did is posted).
For the "quick results" article, check here, (copy and paste into your browser).

For the "photo highlights" section, check here, (copy and paste into your browser)

Okay, so my thoughts on the night in as short of a statement as possible.

Great fights, hungry fighters, great action.

Making a guest appearance was UFC Veteran Charlie Brenneman. Charlie is a home-town hero, and an excellent fighter. Let's wish him well in his upcoming bout in January.

So here's some photographs from the night. Check out my blog often for discounts on photo sessions (I'm not just an action photographer, I also photograph portraits, weddings and events.)

Okay, I talk about changes to my website in the title. Here's the changes. Even with right click protection, individuals have been circumventing the security precautions and still stealing the photographs off of my site. Now the right click isn't fool proof, but it's there to keep people honest. Even though my website clearly says that I am copyright owner of all work posted, people still feel entitled.

I've been toying with this idea for QUITE some time, and have come to a conclusion. I must watermark my photographs. This is the only way to help deter theft of my work.

Now if you order photographs from the website these watermarks will NOT affect your purchase. Your photographs will be delivered CLEAN from the watermarks. However when you're browsing you'll have to see the message, © Rob Lynn Photography @

I am very sorry that I've had to do this, however I have to do what I can to put a stop to the theft of my work. Yes, I do love what I do and yes I do love putting the photographs out there, however the time, the website, and the equipment doesn't pay for itself.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

How do you top that?

Well, I'd been wanting to post a new blog since I posted the first photographs of my child. However, I don't really think there's any better photo than the 1st (well 2nd!, I photographed my wife and I on the beach, and she was pregnant then!) photo of my child.

Well... Here's the deal. My kid has to grow! I'll get more ultrasound/sonogram pictures and have to post them too!

So don't worry, you'll see plenty of baby updates. I guess that's the cross my child will have to bear, you know...having a photographer father and all :)
So, what about all of these photographs that I said I would be posting? Well! I've still got a ton of work to do, however, here's a few to get you going!

I've still got a ton of photographs to process from various shoots, so things like the zoo and such will take some time to get posted. Here's a few that were recent. Two young models, Sarah and Wendy. Wendy also does double duty as a make-up artist. She's very good, and very reasonably priced. A young man who is graduating highs-school, an even younger man who is graduating to a mouth full of teeth, and a tiger getting ready to rip into someone...or not.

I'll be photographing Iron Will Fighting Championship 4 in Indiana PA this weekend, and also contributing photographs to, and an article as well.

I just got to give a shout out to my wife. Wife, thanks for being there and supporting the business and me. Lots of <3 You tolerate the late nights I put in, and the early mornings. You're going to be a great mother.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Worth 1000 words

Okay, here's the deal. I've been EXTREMELY busy lately. I know, I could have posted SOMETHING to keep you going. I promise, I've got a lot of photographs to post, and I will. However, this is going to be my post. Don't worry, I've got some lovely photographs of two wonderful young ladies (Sarah and Wendy), a great family session, a senior session, another child session, and a bunch of wild-life photos to post. I will certainly get to them in the next few days/weeks. However;

I've known for a few months that I'm going to be a father. Today made it all of the more real.

Without any more chatter, here's the photographs.