Photographer Jeff Cable has shared some of his amazing photos from shooting the 2016 Summer Olympics on his blog. The Zenfolio Ambassador has photographed every Olympics for the past 8 years and continues to capture breathtaking images. Read on to learn more about his experience.
“Spending almost a month in Rio de Janeiro photographing the Olympics was a really long and exciting time for me. Even though it was my fifth Olympic Games, during the two year breaks in between I tend to forget just how exhausting it is to photograph the Olympics. I would typically work from 9 a.m. until 3 a.m. each day, shooting, editing, retouching and blogging. A photographer once described photographing the Olympics, saying it was like covering the Super Bowl every day for three weeks straight. And that is pretty accurate. There is not much relaxation time, but trust me, I am not complaining. I was able to wake up in the morning and pick which events I want to cover, and when I showed up, I had the best seats in the house.”
“It has been quite exciting to shoot for Team USA, supporting the most dominant team at the Games. Each day provided intense action and high and low emotions for me to capture in camera.”
“My favorite moments were capturing Michael Phelps in what will likely be his last individual Olympic event, and photographing the women of USA Water Polo winning the Gold Medal.”
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