While the Kentucky Derby itself isn’t a long-lasting event, the prep work and planning for photographers start about a month before the race. In a recent news story on apimagesblog.com, hear from AP photographer Jeff Roberson, whose job was to coordinate the remote cameras at the finish line and around Churchill Downs. Read more about their remote camera setup and the process behind this team effort here.
The story is part of a monthly series produced by The Associated Press and presented by Sony called The Shot. The series showcases top photojournalism from staff photographers at The Associated Press. Each month, you’ll be able to read firsthand accounts from AP photographers as they share the stories behind some of their iconic imagery. Follow the full series here.