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beginnging to end of super bowl photography

Filed under: — adrian @ 1:42 pm

Pat’s post about the Canon 20D and the following discussion got me thinking about shooting digital photographs as both RAW+JPEG at the same time, which is something I’d read about professional photographers doing.

For a day I couldn’t figure out where it was, then I remembered it was in an article about the Sports Illustrated Super Bowl photography and the tremendous amount of resources they pour into it.

It was tricky searching for it, but I eventually found it. I find this article amazing because no only does it have a human story to it, but it takes you through absolutely every step of getting a photograph from the field to the printing press and exactly what equipment was used at each step. You could recreate a Sports Illustrated Super Bowl photoshoot with the information given; it’s very scientific in that way.

2 Responses to “beginnging to end of super bowl photography”

  1. andy (not andyl) Says:

    I think the RAW + jpeg, at least in cameras that aren’t the D1X/D2H Prosumer cams, is mostly for convienence. The D70, for example, has a RAW + Basic mode, which takes the raw, and makes a jpeg suitable for web viewing. I’m not exactly sure what the size of the jpeg is, but I’m sure the longest axis is less than 1000px. I’ve never used it, but it would certainly be useful in a situation where I wanted to take a lot of pictures, and immediately dump them onto someone’s computer. (holidays, etc).

    I remember reading that article when it came out – it’s really impressive. I think the funniest part is how much different their setup might be this year. Faster server, faster laptops, newer digicams.

  2. Patrick Says:

    Good article. That’s a lot of hardware and horsepower (in those days). It’d be nice to have that at your disposal.

    I might try playing around with the RAW + JPEG and see if there’s any noticable difference. The 20D has six different settings. RAW + (basic or fine)(small, medium, or large) JPEG.

    BTW, do you know why my pingback didn’t catch your link?

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