A Photographer’s Guide to the Beijing Olympics

by on July 22, 2008

in Photographers

Zach Honig (award-winning photographer / PopPhoto editor) has put together a photographer’s guide to the Beijing Olympics, including everything from watching the games at home to details on shooting the games in person.

While I’m not headed off to Beijing myself, I’m fascinated by the differences between photographing athletes in action and my more usual subjects. The guide is only made better by the inclusion of many of Zach’s photos as he works this summer in Beijing.

So far, Zach has covered such topics as eating on the cheap and possible side trips from Beijing as well as the question of what kinds of cameras Olympic attendees can bring in with different cameras.

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1 Mark July 22, 2008 at 12:42 pm

I especially loved this part (below). Good luck photographing atheletes from the stands with your point and shoot:

“I’ve received several emails this past week asking whether or not individuals with general admission tickets will be allowed to bring professional camera equipment into the Olympic venues. I’ve confirmed with two senior BOCOG officials that SLR cameras and lenses will not be permitted beyond security checkpoints without Olympic credentials. Their reasoning is that SLR cameras will block the view of other fans, so they simply will not be allowed. “

2 Hugh Browne August 3, 2008 at 7:43 pm

Is this true. We have a group of people from all over the world who will be sharing our images. How can we get more on this issue?

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