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The numbers behind 2016 Olympic Games photography

August 04

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You think only athletes try hard during Olympics? Think again.

2016 Olympic Games in Rio are ON. Everybody knows that. 

But did you know that photographers at the Olympics work just as hard as the athletes? For example, the Getty Images team will be capturing a record-setting of 1.5 million photos during the Games. And will be sending the captions from camera to customers as fast as 120 seconds after the medal-moment happens.

Here are some more stats. Impressive!

Here are some more stats. Impressive!

This is how the Canon camera room for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games looks like. It's the photographers' dream; if you shoot with Canon of course.

Here are some more stats. Impressive!(2)

Here are some more stats. Impressive!(3)

What you didn't know about the Olympic Games 2016 in Rio:

  • 18 members of the editing team from Getty Images will transfer 1.5 million photos into finished and edited photos within 16 days;
  • photographers choose Canon or Nikon top-of-the five cameras with the ethernet cable plugged in for non-stop photo delivery;
  • each photographer is a specialist in the sports he's shooting at the games;
  • robotic gigs will shoot from 20 inaccessible for humans locations in Rio this year.

Want to know even more?

Check out this great post on What is it like to be a photographer at the Olympics.

Have you been to the Olympic Games before?

Let us know how does that feel.

Have you been to the Olympic Games before?

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