Being a Photographer at the Olympic Games

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To many sports photographers, being assigned to cover the Olympics is a dream come true. For Australian photographer, Adam Pretty, it is a dream that has been realized five times. The Getty Images chief photographer recently shared his insights from the London Olympic Games on what it is like to photograph the event and the risks he has taken to get there. Have a look at the interview below:

Update – Here is a new video from the team at Reuters about their experience at the Olympics:

Update – Here is Gregory Bull of the Associated Press explaining how me captured “the” iconic shot of Gabby Douglas:

Update – All of us make silly mistakes sometimes (make sure to check the lens cap):

“At the Olympics you’re competing against I don’t know how many other thousand photographers and to get your picture used or noticed you want to create something different or unique.”

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  1. Tiberman Sajiwan Ramyead says:

    After just over 2 years of DSLR adventures (charming and not so charming ones), now I do NOT take those Olympic Games shots for granted. Our hats off to those teams of photographers.

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