Through the Lens - Olympics Day 4 / by Bill Frakes

Day four of SI's Olympic coverage brought Laura and I to Greenwich Park for show jumping at the equestrian events. I'm certainly familiar with photographing horses. In Greenwich, attention was drawn to the stands where Will & Kate were in the crowd to watch Will's cousin Zara win a silver medal.

Covering the Games is often compared to shooting the Super Bowl for weeks straight. For me, I take 20 Nikon cameras and 13 cases of gear. In a special Through the Lens video, now online, the photographers of SI's 2012 photo team discussed the preparation that goes into capturing historic and iconic Olympic moments. Each photographer has their own shooting style and gear they pack, but everyone has the commitment to bring their creativity to each event.
Recently, I talked with Bruce Berglund at New Books in Sports for their Summer Seminar: Understanding the Olympic Games. With almost three decades of covering the Games, looking back at the images and discussing the moments that stand out to me the most is a treat. My interview can be heard here: NBS Frakes Interview. The entire seminar can be found at
Helping London live up to the "Socialympics" nickname, I will be tweeting (@BillFrakes) for SI's Event of the Day (#SIEOD) from the stadiums before and after the events. Join in the conversation as the Games continue.