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How Sports Photographers can stay safest from Covid
Michael Myers, Photographer
Miami | Florida | USA | Posted: 1:48 PM on 08.17.21
->> There is already a discussion here about the future of sports photography during the pandemic.

Personally, I'm most interested in how to protect myself if I'm out and about with any camera, covering any activity. My own solution is not very good, pretend I'm a hermit and stay away from other people. I got the first two vaccinations, and get my booster vaccination tomorrow. I usually wear a mask when I'm out and about near others. I think I'm following the suggestions I have read or been told, but maybe I'm forgetting or ignoring something.

I watched all the photographers behind the participants at the Olympics, and what I was thinking was how easily the virus could be passed on.

My own suggestion which is impractical, is that nobody should be allowed into the events without either proving they are vaccinated, or a recent negative virus test. Maybe that will happen, maybe not, but my question here is what, if anything, WE can do to avoid catching the virus from others at the event.

Photographers want to be down at ground level, near the action, as those photos are best. Maybe being up higher, away from others, would be "good enough" as well as "safer"? Are photographers even offered that option as to where they can shoot from?
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