Tuesday, January 26, 2010

OLYMPIC PREPARATIONS - Two weeks and counting!

Here it is, T minus two weeks until I leave for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and I am in full blown planning mode. One of the biggest challenges is getting all of my gear on the airplane and over the border. LowePro has the perfect solution for me with their Pro Roller x-200.

This is a really nice roller bag (really more of a suitcase for my gear) that also converts to a backpack. Why would I want to carry all this on my back, you might ask? Well...if United Airlines decides to restrict my carry-on, I can check the suitcase portion of the bag and carry on all the gear. So far I have managed to fit 1 camera body, 8 lenses, two flashes, chargers, batteries, filters, and over 100GB of Lexar CF cards into this bag. Once I get to Vancouver I will most likely switch to a smaller bag for more mobility (depending on what event I am shooting and how much equipment I need).

Last week I went through the Olympic schedule and tried to map out my plan of attack. My goal in the 2+ weeks is to photograph as many different events as humanly possible, while still keeping my obligations to my work and USA Hockey. Below is the first pass at my schedule. I am sure that a lot will change once I get up there. And...of course...much of the latter part of the schedule depends on how well Team USA does in the playoffs.

Stay tuned...more to come!

5 comments:

Joseph said...

Good luck on getting all the shots you want. I am a distant family member of womens luge competitor Erin Hamlin. If you get any good shots of her, post 'em up! !

Vince Hemingson said...

Welcome to my home town!

Are you including the cultural events in your shooting schedule, in addition to the athletic events?

And how do you envision using your Lensbaby?

Jeff Cable said...

I probably won't have time to go to the Luge competitions which is too bad. I would love to see that. But, I will be shooting some of the cultural events as well (time permitted).

Greg Lynn said...

Carry on the camera gear in case ual screws up baggage!

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