Finally the time came to shoot some of the action. The first event I shot was the Triathlon. A logistical nightmare on paper with so much distance covered, but made all the easier by the venue photo managers who provided briefings before each event as to the best vantage points. They also escorted you to positions and kept you safely out of the way of crowds and television cameras. I also shot swimming, lawn bowls, cycling, weightlifting, boxing, badminton and beach volleyball the first week.
Each sport was different to shoot. Some easier than others and each with its challenges. Lawn Bowls, for example, was excruciatingly difficult to make look interesting, whereas beach volleyball was dynamic and fast-paced, lots of diving, sand flying and passion from the players. It was all a learning curve and I tried my best to put my creative twist on events where possible.