In 1896, the world was first introduced to photography being used in the Summer Olympic games in Athens. Ever since this debut, every Olympic games has had human camera operators photograph pictures throughout the summer, at least until the 2012 London Olympics. Now four years later, Getty Images has accelerated the use on non-human cameramen at this years Olympics in Rio.
Getty Images is not the first company to utilize robotic cameras to deliver stunning, real-time photography in sporting events, but they have certainly given plenty of attention to this technology to increase the unique vantage points available for pictures this summer in Rio. Al Bello, a 23 year Getty Images veteran, has began implementing new robotic cameras to take far more versatile photos in swimming, diving, synchronized diving, and other aquatic events.
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