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Winter Olympics

Part 4 - The Road to the Winter Olympics

By Miles Weston

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The U.S. XXIII Olympic Winter Games Media Day

Living in Park City, Utah, made the U.S. Olympic Media Summit easy on Jeff Swinger's travel budget because it was held in his hometown.  All major media outlets from around the country had five minutes with each athlete over a three-day period to shoot headshots and lifestyle photos.




"The pace was fast, furious and hectic," Jeff recalls. "I had to make certain I got the obligatory headshot, but more importantly I had to capture personality shots that would help people understand the athlete as a real person.  It's not easy to bring out the uniqueness of the individual when we're both on a tight schedule."


"By Day 2, I was in my groove and able to make them instantly feel at ease so I could capture  the kind of relatable, 'real people' photos USA Today Sports fans enjoy."




Looking back on the media days, he notes just how much he had to focus on the job at hand.  

"It's just fun listening to them talk about their years of devotion to the sport, their goals for perfecting their skills and all of their Olympic hopes and dreams," he commented.  "I may be a little biased, but they are the best of the best!"



While covering the Olympics and Olympic hopefuls vying for spots on their respective national teams can be as exciting as it sounds, there also is plenty of behind-the-scenes work that goes into delivering exciting Olympic images which Jeff will share as well.


To ensure people around the world get to enjoy the best winter sports action that Team USA has to offer, Jeff continually backs up his Canon digital shots on his Mac and his OWC Envoy Pro EX.

Undercover author Miles Weston has spent more than 30 years in the storage, software and video industry, indulging in, among other things, marketing activities in promoting PC, CE, communications, content technology and their applications . Contact Miles through his editor by clicking here.


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