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Photo Policy & Procedures
  • Priority Order: Photo Pool will be composed in the following priority order.
    • Official Photo – OCA, IAGOC
    • International News Agencies – AP, AFP, Reuters, etc.
    • National News Agencies
    • National Photo Pool
    • Foreign News Agencies
  • Photographers’ Vest
    • Vest Design

    • How to distribute
      • POOL: After MPC Photo Briefing for POOL
      • PHOTO: Pick up at the MPC Help Desk after AD validation
    • Note
      • Photo Vests CANNOT be collected on behalf of others.
      • Photographers without Photo Vest are not allowed into any of official photo positions.
      • Arm-bands will be given to a small number of POOL photographers as a right to move around the perimeter of FOP.(Arm-bands must be returned to the Venue Photo Manager when leaving the FOP.)
  • Photo Positions
    • Not allowed to move to and from FOP photo positions except at designated times between competitions
    • Access to press tribunes and spectator seats when not occupied
  • Application for Radio Frequency
    • Several ways to facilitate the application process for low power devices (i.e. pocket wizard, flash wave, etc) is now under discussion with the relevant Ministry.
    • After obtaining the relevant approval from the Ministry, such devices can be used without making an application.
  • Remote Camera Installation
    • Installation must be approved by the Photo Manager.(Installation must be completed at least 1 hour before the competition starts.)
  • Photo Rules & Camera Equipment Usage
    • No flash and strobe lights are allowed during competition. However, flash is allowed for medal presentations.
    • No tripods is allowed in all photo positions, instead using monopods is encouraged.
    • Placement of photographic equipment in photo positions is not allowed.(If this is the case, the equipment on the spot will be considered dangerous or damaged, which will be taken care of by the Photo Manager.)
  • Photo Technician
    • Photo technicians with Ept on their AD will be given arm-bands to access photo positions to carry out their work.(The Photo Mangers will distribute arm-bands to photo technicians.)
    • Photo technicians are prohibited from editing images, photographing and writing stories while in photo positions.