06/08/2012 11:07
How to capture the perfect moment at London 2012

London 2012 photography tips from the pros



How to take good pictures at London 2012 - Croatia's Sandra Perkovi poses for photographers (© Anja Niedringhaus/AP)
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  • How to take good pictures at London 2012 - Croatia's Sandra Perkovi poses for photographers (© Anja Niedringhaus/AP)
  • Capturing fast-moving events (e.g. high jump, demonstrated here by Jessica Ennis) (© Mark Duncan/AP)
  • Long-distance shots (e.g. sailing). Ben Ainslie covers his rival Jonas Hogh-Christensen (© David Jones/PA Wire)
  • Capturing expressions (e.g. boxing, weightlifting) - here Zoe Smith of Great Britain competes during the women's weightlifting. (© Mike Groll/AP)
  • Be prepared for different weather conditions - Portugal's Ana Dulce Felix sits on the street after finishing the women's marathon (© Lee Jin-man/AP)
  • Night-time events / artificial lighting - Jamaica's Usain Bolt crosses the finish line (© David J. Phillip/AP)
  • Wide-angle shots (e.g. volleyball, fencing) (© Hassan Ammar/AP)
  • Capturing ‘atmosphere' shots (e.g. the crowds and stadiums) - BT London Live concert (© Ian West/PA Wire)
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London 2012: photography tips from the pros

With a total of 26 sports taking place at 34 separate locations, the range of opportunities for taking photos and video at the London 2012 Olympic Games is vast.

To help sports fans capture their experience of the Olympic Games as accurately as possible, Simon Parkinson, Head of Product Support for North West Europe at Panasonic, Official Worldwide Partner in the Audio Video Equipment Category, has provided a selection of his top tips for taking photos and video at a variety of different sporting events.

By following Panasonic's advice, visitors to the Olympic Games can ensure they're prepared to take the best possible shot, whatever the occasion:

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