Photo assignment Paralympics Rio

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  1. imagemaker46

    imagemaker46 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    When I covered the Paralympics in Sochi a couple years back I did a running story on the challenges I worked with, and posted pictures of the events I covered. I'm heading to Rio next week. If there is interest in me doing another "How I spent 3 weeks in Rio" I'd be happy to post on how things go. An insight into what I think is going to be a challenging shoot.


     
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    Gary A. Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Good for you to go. Are you credentialed?
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I think Rio is going to be just a LITTLE different than Sochi. Good luck, and please do post the same sort of PROGREP!
     
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    Yeah mate, I'd be interested!
     
  5. imagemaker46

    imagemaker46 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Working for the Canadian Paralympic team.
     
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    Gary A. Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Cool ... And again good for you. I shot the '84 Olympics, it was pretty stressful.
     
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    imagemaker46 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    This will be my 10th Olympics and Paralympics. Because of everything "instant" being on the clock is more stressful than ever. I know they have stripped down a lot of the media resources for Paralympics, fortunately the venues I'll be working (at this point) aren't a great distance from my hotel, getting to and from the venues will be the challenge, it's not on the media route for transportation, which has been cut.
     
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    vintagesnaps Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    You don't like it to be easy, do you? I remember the Winter Paralympics and you were on the side of a mountain I think shooting skiing.

    Meanwhile I took some pictures of broomball a couple of weeks ago... We can just sit in the comforts of home and live vicariously thru your pictures.
     
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    For many of the 'Big' sporting events, we used to have dudes on motorcycles transporting our film back to the office for development. They would leave every 30 minutes or so for deadlines. For the real Big Events, often we would have assistants that would rewind and reload our cameras.
     
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    Looking forward to your pla-by-play.
     
  11. imagemaker46

    imagemaker46 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    This is where it begins. Accreditation was confirmed 10 months ago, stack of cash a few days ago, plane tickets a month ago, 2 flights, first one 1hr, second one 10 1/2 hours, time change 1 hour, pretty much straight down. On arrival, accreditation is confirmed at the airport, then taxi an hour to the hotel, travel time should be about 15 hours. This is worst part.

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    You did a great job on the posting the last time ... I like to see the Paralympic atheletes get the credit they are due.
     

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