Olympic photography is a competitive business, especially for the veteran professionals who have to go toe-to-toe with drone cameras, photo agencies installing lightning-speed fiber optic networks at the games, and astronomically expensive and rapidly changing camera technology.
As such, photographers hoping for big hits at Sochi must marry their technical knowhow with a creative touch. “You always get the jump, you always get the react,” Denis Paquin, deputy photo director for the Associated Press, told Gizmodo. ”I’m always asking them to look for something a little different… A little detail shot.”
Case in point: this series of sequential shots by Reuters. Using multiple exposures taken in split-second intervals and then combined into a single image, photographers for the agency managed to capture flurrying movements and stillness at once.