Have you ever wondered about the photographers that take those awesome soccer images we use on social media for memes, news reports and all that? The most widely used ones are from football matches. Other ones used are from the Olympics and other sporting events.
It will be a photographer’s dream to be part of the fortunate few to capture those awesome moments. First, you get to watch the match and then have fun capturing those moments on the field that we most often adore. Sitting close to those photographers during the world cup, I can only imagine how many thousands of clicks you will hear every second. Have you also ever wondered what it takes to be one of those photographers just clicking away every second of the match? Well, I do every time I watch a match – not like I watch football but maybe If I happen pass-by where a match is being watched or have to watch a match because Nigeria is playing.
So I stumbled on a site while researching how to get a spot on the media team for a major event like Russia 2018. It gives a detailed description of how you can get a spot at the FIFA World Cup event. It took me like hours before I found this site but here: http://bit.ly/2N7QtVj and http://bit.ly/2IDvXZs. It’s too late for this year’s world cup though but I’m pretty sure it can serve as a guide for someone and it pretty much the same process every season with maybe some slight changes.
This tripped me a lot- During Pyeongchang’s winter Olympics, Canon was there to provide tech support for all canon photographers during the games. That’s not all, they also had about 72 staff from 10 different countries that speak 10 different languages to help the photographers with any issues they had with their gear. You don’t want to miss that award-winning photo because your gear had a minor glitch. Check out their gear room.
Cool right? These cameras don’t carry lenses rather the lenses carry the cameras.