How do sports photographers
• How do sports photographers
Olympic Games - one of the main events in world sport. By the Olympics focused the attention of many media, but traditionally a major content producer is TV. Broadcast sports watched by millions of viewers, and the opening ceremony of the 2014 Olympics saw on TV about 3, 5 billion people. No less important role in the coverage of sporting events and takes a picture.
Today we want to tell you about the features and benefits of the vicissitudes of sports photographers working in the Olympics.
television, priority shall be given to all:.. the best site for the filming, the right first to interview athletes, extended accreditation, etc. Photographers, written press and radio are a bit on the sidelines, but especially disadvantaged yourself no one feels, so to to.. all these categories are very comfortable working conditions.
The classic sports photographer looks that way.
A couple more.
I do not know why it turned out that all three of them - the Japanese. Europeans also do not spare your stomach and hauled himself on to 20 kg of equipment.
Photographers new formation, they are also "instagramschiki" look a little bit different ...
However, this did not prevent pro forma throw on one or two cameras and body kits from all sides big white lenses. Give something for free, a sin not to try something new.
Photographers - savvy guys. In many sports, you need to take a favorable advance fotopozitsii. For example, to the back burner with the Olympic rings nicely complemented the frame, or the finish position of "head", or exit from a bend skater to receive a perfect diagonal. Yes, many things. Therefore, it is necessary to come in a couple of hours prior to the event and to book their place of photographic equipment (here, as elsewhere, the lens size does matter).
The most advanced wanted to spit on a crush near the vantage point shooting and, in addition to 30 kg of equipment, being dragged into the mountains ladder.
All the press centers, major and minor, has a special room for photographers - a fairly large room, equipped with tables, outlets, lockers for storage of equipment and mandatory information desk where an object fotomenedzhery give all the necessary information about fotopozitsiyah on site. For example, here is how the fotopozitsy scheme on the piste.
And this - the Ice Palace Grand.
Bobsleigh track was very confusing. Fotopozitsii usually indicated in red.
Room photographers in the Main Media Center ...
... and the mountain.
Photo-room staff are very friendly and helpful. From the first day of the Olympics walls of the room began to decorate the best photos of the last day.
The most austere room of photographers is on freestyle stadium HAM. There are only standing room.
Each photo is given a special license plate sleeve, without which the admission to the site is not possible. Lose sleeve can afford only those photographers who have to account for at least fifteen Olympic Games, and the Olympic fototusovke knows any dog. The sleeves, as well as accreditation, during the Olympics have become an integral part of the human body. Accreditation, so as not to forget them in the morning, usually hung on top of the jacket.
At the Olympics accredited about eight photographers, and most of them have received the green sleeves (so-called "PHOTO"). This means that the photographer with the sleeve will work at the facilities in the main crowd, without any priority.
In the survey points sometimes you have to work and knock elbows, but most photographers - quite adequate people.
Fotopozitsiya bobsleigh at the finish.
vantage point on the piste.
Fotopozitsii skating in a curve of the circle.
In the mountains of photographers allowed to walk the entire route length, except in places intended for trainers, so the choice of points with beautiful views of endless. It is possible, for example, lie low as partisans and shoot biathlon shooting precarious position.
The gray sleeves (PHOTO POOL) photographers are so-called "pool" - usually it is the reporters of world agencies like, AP, AFP, Reuters and our RIA-Novosti that in Sochi is a national host agency. Pool floaters photographers get the most favorable fotopozitsii. For example, in the biathlon is a small patch in front of the shooting range, which can fit only four people. At the finish of ski racing - this is the first series on a special pedestal for photographers.
In hockey - a few central points on the upper fotopozitsiyah. Usually pool floaters place a sticker glued to the agency that represents the photographer. If the place is empty, it is safe to operate and easy guys.
The elite world of sports photography works for the IOC and for such photographers are assigned the most "delicious" point shooting.
Typically, the work of the agency is photographer in the daily hilling one or two sports throughout the Olympics. At the facility has a team of 2-3 people, thus covering a large part of the competition area. On the track, usually one photographer is standing on the start-finish line, the second - in the most dangerous corners, the third - in a more or less free mode. On hockey - one at the side, the other from the top, third from the top, too, on the opposite platform. Fourth on the opposite side, if the match is very important.
The work of the newspaper or magazine photos more dynamic, t. To. Constantly have to wander from the coastal cluster in the mountain, and vice versa. On the one hand, it is exhausting, but the variety of subjects pays tired head.
To access fotopozitsiyam on hockey, should first ticket to attend to further passage the arena (issued thereby nimble by prior arrangement). Next you need to do complicated his sleeve exchange procedure to blue, if you want to shoot with the top points, or take a special numbered on the bench at the side. Because of the huge interest in hockey all places is not enough, so everything is very strict.
Flower ceremony - as a special genre for photographers.
At the ceremony allowed only pool floaters photographers and several photographers from each country from which the athlete was on the podium. Otherwise, avoid the crowds and the hustle impossible.
International agency experiencing affection for remoutam - radio-controlled cameras - and set them on the points that are available for photographers during the competition. On hockey is the point of the door, on the ski jumping - a springboard.
On the bobsled - top point at the finish.
In the above remouty hokkenymi gate usually put a wide-angle lens or zoom 70-200. There is a unique robot that can control severe long lenses. The photographer is just the right moment to remember to press the shutter button on the radio control. Pictures with these points are obtained easy Freaky.
Let's talk about the hardware in more detail. In Pribrezhnoi Mining and media centers are points of repair and free rental equipment Canon and Nikon (in the photo - Canon service in the mountain media center).
It is possible to take a day any camera or lens manufacturers of professional line. Usually, photographers do not bother and take a long-focus lenses.
Although the Canon lineup can take great tilt-shift (professional lenses for shooting architecture) with different focal lengths and add to photographing sports creative composing. I literally fell in love with these lenses and tried all focal lengths: 17mm, 24mm and 90mm (21-25). The photo - a tilt-shift lens is 17 mm.
At Sochi Olympics is the way a long lens from Canon 200-400 F4 L IS USM Extender 1.4. In principle, it is absolutely for all sports it lacks a head. Built-in converter allows you to shoot high quality moments like finish bobsleigh, stunts in the halfpipe, the start of cross-country skiing and biathlon, and even a lot-a lot of things. Quality at an amazing lens, perfect sharpness. No wonder that when at 9 am to get such a lens in the rental is still possible, the photographer 9.05 guaranteed to remain with the nose.
In the photo, this lens in the foreground on the left and another half of the photographers.
This photo was shot at 533mm focal length, ie. E. In the course went to built-in converter. Such an object is worth 11 thousand. Dollars, and most editors can only dream about the inclusion of the zoom into the ranks of the editorial techniques.
Some photographers do not recognize zooms and removed only fixe. At telephoto fixes the image quality just space, and the photo is definitely worth the physical effort, but to drag the carcass weighing several kilos, for example, only "Krupnyakov" on the biathlon shooting range, the strength is not for everyone. For clarity in the photo - Case for lens Nikon 800mm 5.6 in the scale of the room.
The most difficult conditions for the work of the photographer - wet snow or rain. In this case, save the special capes, fully protect the camera and lens.
Capes issued to service centers when the weather begins to deteriorate. The body of the photographer, of course, is not as important as technology, and in any case within a few hours of shooting all the clothes get wet, but disposable raincoats has not been canceled.
After a shooting in cold and wet weather cameras at some time turn into living creatures. At such times it is better not to touch it and leave it alone, yet they do not warm otpoteyut and again will not be ready for operation.
In some installations, the Mountain Cluster, such as ski acrobatics, half-pipe, ski discipline et al., Enter the track without climbing "cats" is prohibited.
Despite the fact that the Olympic Games have to work constantly in the crowd, the photos are not alien to the sense of individuality, which some express the most direct way - airbrushing on the telephoto lens. And it looks great, and push for less!
Most photographers transfers pictures directly from the scene t. To. In our time, the speed of appearance of the photo on the news section perhaps the most important subject of competition agencies. These races are completely crushed image quality, because news reporters do not have time to choose the best treatment and the frame is sent immediately that something is more or less acceptable. Also, much depends on the managing editor. If a computer monitor a person sits in the editorial, indifferent to the image, it can miss brilliant picture frame, which is laid out for 100 "at the forefront".
As early as possible to thoughtfully otsmotret and dismantle all shot press center.
After working in the press center photographer with a sense of accomplishment goes home to recharge your batteries: technology in the first place, a dream given to more than five hours.
And the dream of a brighter future for photographers, when British scientists have come up with mobile phone with a camera of the highest quality, with a universal zoom and a speed of 14 frames per second. And then do not have to drag yourself to 30 kg piece of iron, and it will be possible to focus on a selection of fashionable cheholchika for your phone.