Posts Tagged ‘olympics’

Interview with Action Sports Photographer Gabe L’Heureux

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Gabe L’Heureux isn’t just one of the busiest men in the business, take one look through his work and you’ll quickly realize he’s one of the best. His photos expertly showcase stunning forces of nature and athletes brave enough to endure them. Yet, despite the rugged qualities of his subject matter, his work tends to have an ethereal quality to it, lending a particular brand of beauty to the harsh environments he captures.

It’s this rare ability to capture the balance of violence and elegance that has earned Gabe jobs with the likes of Oakley, Target, ESPN and Red Bull, just to name a few. And this is all on top of his normal gig as senior photographer/team manager for Burton Snowboards.

We were recently lucky enough to catch up with Gabe during a brief break between trips to see how his year has started off. Read more…

Jeff Cable Describes What it Takes to Keep Up with Insane Sochi Photo Deadlines

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Want to know what it takes to photograph the Olympic Games these days? Well, according to Jeff Cable it takes the kind of speed that most photographers can only dream of, because when it comes to the Internet age, people want their photos and they want them NOW. Read more…

Getty Images Sports Photographer Robert Cianflone Reporting from Sochi…

An inside look at the crazy amount of gear Getty photographers at Sochi have to chose from

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Canadian Olympic Team Pictures Criticized, Given ‘Gold Medal in Awkward Portraits’

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You’re photographing some of the most elite athletes in the world, shortly before they step onto the international stage to compete for glory and gold. So naturally you … make them look kind of funny? Read more…

IOC Dispels Rumor that Journalists Would be Banned from Instagramming in Sochi

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If you’ve been following news about the Sochi Olympics today, you probably stumbled across one of the many reports that journalists would be banned from using non-professional gear and, in fact, stripped of accreditation on the spot if they broke the rules and pulled out their smartphones to take pictures. Thankfully, however, those reports seem to be false. Read more…

To Infinity and Beyond: Photos and Video of the Olympic Torch’s First Spacewalk

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In the history of mankind, the Olympic torch has made its way up to space a total of two times: once in 1996 and another time in 2000. Now we can add another year to that list: 2013 — only this one is even more special, because for the first time in history, the Olympic torch actually went out on its very own spacewalk. Read more…

Does Lighting the Olympic Flame Involve Setting Fire to a Piece of 35mm Film?

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Every two years, the lighting of the Olympic Flame amidst the ruins of the Temple of Hera is a pretty interesting performance. The torch is lit from the light of the Sun, using a parabolic mirror to focus the Sun’s rays on the fuel in the torch and set it ablaze… but what exactly is that fuel? By the looks of it, at least a small part is a piece of 35mm film. Read more…

Blast from the Past: 1965 Pentax Spotmatic Review

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Photography has a rich history that is really fun to peer back into once in a while when you have a spare minute to stop oogling over the next piece of gear (*cough* NEX full-frame *cough*) that’ll steal your heart and most of the funds in your bank account.

On that note, check out this awesome old review of the Pentax Spotmatic. It was written in 1965 by the late Fred Springer-Miller, and it might make you think twice before you take today’s technology for granted. Read more…

David Burnett’s Speed Graphic Photos of the London 2012 Olympics

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Last August, we wrote about how renowned photojournalist David Burnett was spotted using a large format camera at the London Olympics. If you’ve been wondering how the photographs turned out, today’s your lucky day.

Here’s an inside look at how Burnett’s project came to be, and the beautiful images that resulted.
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Interview with Billy Rowlinson: Youngest Photographer at the London Olympics

Billy Rowlinson is a photographer based in London. He was an official photographer at the London 2012 Olympics this past summer at the age of 18. Visit his website here.


PetaPixel: Can you tell us a little about yourself and your background?

Billy Rowlinson: I’m Billy Rowlinson, I was born and currently live in London, United Kingdom. I turned 19 in October and I’m currently on a gap year before hopefully going to study Film Production at university.
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