Prepping and Shooting for the 2016 Olympics


In this B&H Event Space video, Canon Explorer of Light Simon Bruty takes you along on his journey to shoot the 2016 Rio Olympics for Sports Illustrated magazine. Photographing the Olympics can be a stressful task, requiring a huge commitment of advance preparation and seamless logistics. In this video, Bruty shares insider tips on figuring out what to bring and packing it properly, and offers advice on navigating travel vagaries and dealing with a nonstop schedule, in tandem with a slideshow of behind-the-scenes photos and action shots. From covering the opening ceremonies inside a Brazilian favela to documenting the unfolding drama of a contested wrestling match—his last event at the games—Bruty’s candid description of this world-class assignment is sure to inspire your own future shoot planning and capture efforts.