The Seattle Times published an interesting article regarding photographers and multiple exposure photos taken on digital cameras during the Olympics. The explosion of digital cameras, their affordability, and the quality of the images produced has allowed photographers to take more risks with what they shoot at events that may only happen once in a lifetime. What was once something that would be too risky (for fear of missing "the shot"), Seattle Times makes the argument that technology has evolved to the point where the risk has all but vanished.
"Most photographers covering the games are shooting thousands of images every day, and moving as quickly as they possibly can to get those images back to their publishers, or online. Making an effective sequence takes effort and time many don't have to give. It also takes a little planning." The fact that these images exist shows that the photographers are far more comfortable in their environment and with the gear they use. The Times asserts that they aren't just reporting news through images anymore, they're making art.
Though the article kind of weaves in and out of the main subject, you can see the point the author was making. These images are sweet, and it's likely that their creation correlates directly with the photographers' comfort with the situation.
From Julie Jacobson, AP; U.S. gymnast Kyla Ross performs on the balance beam during the Artistic Gymnastics women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London.
Charlie Riedel, AP; Lionel Guyon, of France, rides Nametis De Lalou as he competes in the equestrian eventing cross-country stage at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 30, 2012, in London.
Andrew Medichini, AP; Italy's Elisa Di Francisca, left, and South Korea's Nam Hyun-hee competing during a semifinal fencing match at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012, in London.
Just something to think about. If nothing else, these images are a pleasure to look at! Read the full article at the Seattle Times.