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18 Months of Planning to Photograph the Olympics in Sochi

January 21, 2014 12:48 pm

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One of the blogs we follow is Jeff Cable’s blog. He writes really interesting stuff, and lately, he’s been talking about photographing the Olympics.

He’s done it before, in both Vancouver and London, and this time he’s in Sochi, Russia.

Here’s an excerpt from one of his posts about the logistics of  taking photos for this year’s Winter Olympics:

“In the last Olympic blog post, I talked about the credential applications and securing the proper clearance to shoot the Games. That application process can be really nerve racking, as hundreds of photographers, publications and agencies are all hoping to get named to a very limited of credentials.

“Once we get the nod from the appropriate committee, usually a year prior to the upcoming Olympics, the logistics and planning begins.”

He goes on to talk about housing and why he chose Olympic press hotels this time, instead of finding his own housing as he did for previous Olympics.

Read the entire post, here.