Graham (far left) won the CrossFit Games in 2010. His performances in 2011 and 2012 were of championship caliber. Tony (center) is the director of CrossFit Media. He has grown the CrossFit Media Department from 1 employee into a major web & television studio. The Dave Castro (far right) is the c0-director of the CrossFit Training Department and the Director of the CrossFit Games. Since 2007 to 2012, the CrossFit Games have grown from 70 to 70,000 participants. Will CrossFit become the largest participatory sporting event in the world in 2013 ?
I shot about 8000 photos in 6 days at the CrossFit Games. I also shot about 12 hour of video, mostly athlete interviews. The two cameras – Canon 5D Mark III and 5D Mark II.
Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 70-200 f/2.8
Nearly 70,000 athletes entered the CrossFit Games. The affiliate (team) competition was spectacular.
Canon 5D Mark III
2500 ISO, 1/400, f/2.8, 200 MM
Julie Foucher in Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Even with the great ISO available on cameras today, I don’t like shooting over 640.
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon EF 70-200mm
ISO 2500, 75MM, f/2.8, 1/250
Mikko Aronpaa, Ben Smith, Rich Froning, Kyle Kasperbauer, Kenneth Leverich, Numi S. Katrinarson Gabe Subry, Chad Mackay, Scott Panchik
This photo was snapped just as the run, muscle up, snatch event started. Rich Froning won this heat. This was the “top” heat.
Julie Foucher at f/3.2, ISO 160, Canon 7D, Canon 70-200 @ f/3.2, 1/2500
For the second year, CrossFit Inc, Coach Greg Glassman, Dave Castro, Tony Budding and a gang load of other all-star CrossFit.com employees have brought the CrossFit world to television, via ESPN. Tonight, was a great night, watching the first installment of the 2012 CrossFit Games on Direct TV channel 209 (ESPN 2). The 2012 CrossFit Games will air more than 100 times between now and the 2013 CrossFit Games.
The 2012 CrossFit Games must have had 300 media/media related personnel. I remember hearing that the official CrossFit media team took over 40,000 stills on Friday (day 2). This guy in the photo is a photographer from Peru. These LED signs that many of us squatted in front of, made the 90+ degree stadium even hotter.
Annie Thorisdottir, the fittest woman alive, competing in event 3 at Camp Pendleton, during the 2012 CrossFit Games.
Canon 70-200mm 2.8
ISO 640, f/5.6, 167mm
Scott Panchik (far left), Ben Smith (center), and Matt Chan (far right) shot at 500mm.
Event 1 at the 2012 CrossFit Games, on Camp Pendleton.
ISO 640, f/6.3, 1/1250
22 year old Lucas Parker is the 15th fittest man in the world.