winterolympics

Skier Slams Into Photographers at Olympics

A champion skier wiped out and slammed into a group of photographers during the women's giant slalom yesterday at the 2018 Winter Olympics. The scary incident was caught by both broadcast cameras and the photographers' own cameras.

Sony 400mm f/2.8 Lens Spotted at the Olympics

There have been reports of Sony developing a 400mm f/2.8 E-mount lens for the a9 mirrorless camera, and now the once-mythical lens has just been spotted in the wild. A taped up version of the monstrous white lens was seen this week at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

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

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.

Photojournalist Denied Entry Into Russia, Allegedly Due to Disparaging Project

Just a couple of weeks before his award-winning work is supposed to appear in a major Netherlands-Russia bilateral year exhibition, Dutch photojournalist Rob Hornstra has had his application for a Russian visa denied.

Hornstra, whose "Sochi Project" with writer/filmmaker Arnold Van Bruggen paints the host country of the 2014 Winter Olympics in a less-than-favorable light, believes that this move is a result of that project.