Articles tagged "olympics"

Photographer hit by Olympic skier Lara Gut during wipeout

Swiss Olympic skier Lara Gut wiped out on a run last week, and slid straight into a group of photographers shooting the action from the sidelines. Getty photographer Sean Haffey kept on shooting as Gut slid towards (and eventually hit) him.

Sony's huge 400mm F2.8 GM OSS lens spotted at the 2018 Winter Olympics

The much-anticipated Sony 400mm F2.8 GM OSS lens announced back in October has allegedly been spotted in the wild, being tested by the pros at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

Leica unveils limited edition Leica Q 'Snow' inspired by an Olympic snowboarder

A new 'Snow' version of the Leica Q full-frame compact camera has been announced, with a design 'inspired' by Olympic snowboarder and photographer Iouri Podladtchikov. The special edition will be limited to only 300 units worldwide, and will cost $5,400.

DJI will set up temporary no-fly zones at the 2018 Olympics

DJI's temporary no-fly zones will cover four cities for the duration of the Games: Pyeongchang, Gangneung, Bongpyeong, and Jeongseon. And if you somehow get around the software, South Korean authorities with security drones are waiting...

Reuters photographers banned from Olympic opening ceremony over leaked photos

The entire agency has been banned from attending the Opening Ceremony on February 9th, and the photographer who took the leaked photos has been banned from covering the games altogether.

One iconic moment, two viral photos: Rio photographers capture Bolt's smile

One of the most memorable images from the Rio Olympics was actually two nearly identical photos – they both went viral and confused the internet. Read more

Getty employs robots for underwater shots in Rio

Getty photographers are getting some help in Rio from underwater robots. Read more

Thieves needed only ten seconds to swipe photographer Brett Costello's gear in Rio

News Corp. photographer Brett Costello fell victim to a cleverly orchestrated scheme in which thieves made off with his gear in just ten seconds. Read more

Exclusive interview: Behind the scenes with Canon at the Rio Olympics

As sports fans around the world get ready for the opening of the 2016 Rio Olympics, Canon's Professional Services team are preparing too – and in a big way. Read more

This is what it looks like when Getty prepares for the Olympics

A peek inside Getty's Rio office reveals plenty of hard work, a bunch of robots, and a whole lot of nice camera bodies and lenses. Read more

Photojournalist Dan Chung reflects on shooting the Olympics with an iPhone

Photojournalist Dan Chung used his iPhone to capture images of the 2012 Olympics. We find out: was the iPhone's performance medal worthy? 

Usain Bolt captures the moment of his double-double Olympic triumph

Moments after becoming the first man to win back-to-back Olympic 100m and 200m sprints, Jamaican runner Usain Bolt decided he wanted to capture the moment from his own perspective. The ever-ebullient sprinter grabbed a camera from Swedish photographer Jimmy Wixtröm and started snapping away - showing, in wide-angle, what it's like to be center of the press' attention. The BBC has put together a gallery, both of Bolt's images and those of the press corps' shots of one of athletics' great showmen.

Nikon 800mm F5.6 at the Olympics - Leon Neal's First Impressions

British press photographer and dpreview contibutor Leon Neal is at the London Olympics, and has published a short blog post about his experiences using the forthcoming AF-S Nikkor 800mm F5.6. No details of price or availability for the monstrous optic have yet been released, but Neal had the chance to use the as-yet-unavailable lens for two sessions at the Aquatics Center this week. Click through for Neal's first impressions, and sample images including 100% crops. 

Dan Chung live blogs from the Olympics with iPhone and Snapseed

Following on from the discussions about Dean Mouhtaropoulos' decision to use a Panasonic to capture the Olympics, here's further support for the 'it's the photographer, not the gear' argument. Photojournalist, videographer and dpreview contributor Dan Chung has been capturing the Olympic experience with his iPhone. In conjunction with some binoculars, a clip-on Schneider lens and the Snapseed processing app, he's been live-blogging from the games. The images are understandably small but present a fascinating, near-live insight into what's happening in London. (From The Guardian)

8K video and gigapan images show the Olympics in high resolution

The Olympics are always the great proving ground for the latest camera technology, but it's not just Canon's EOS-1D X and Nikon's D4 that are bringing the experience of the games to the wider world. US broadcaster NBC is publishing a series of stitched 'gigapan' images from the different venues - including a 3 gigapixel composite of the opening ceremony. Meanwhile, Japanese broadcaster NHK has been collaborating with the UK's BBC to broadcast the first live, remote 8K footage. There are few screens that can yet show such footage, but tech-site Engadget has written about what it's like to watch and whether 8K really is 'the end of the resolution story.'

Sigma UK launches Olympics-themed photo competition

Sigma UK has launched a 'Spirit of the Games' photographic competition, with the chance to win an SD1 Merrill SLR with 17-50mm F2.8 lens, or a DP2 Merrill large-sensor compact. Running from the start of the Olympic Games on the 28th July to the 31st August, photographers are invited to submit up to five of their images capturing the Spirit of the Games. The overall winner will be selected by Sigma's own judges, while 20 runners-up will be entered into a publicly-judged Facebook competition to win the DP2 Merrill. Click through for a link on how to enter. 

Photographer explains controversial Team USA Olympic Portraits

Photographer Joe Klamar's portraits of US Olympic atheletes have caused a lot of controversy this week, especially in the USA. Many commentors have dismissed his images as unprofessional at best, and at worst unpatriotic. Others have defended Klamer, arguing that his apparently unpolished images represent a deliberate attempt to challenge the conventions of portrait photography. The truth, it turns out, is more mundane. Click through for the full story, in his own words. (via Petapixel)