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Teaching someone how to fly a wingsuit

Teaching someone how to fly a wingsuit
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13 Comments |
Gita
 
Gita February 02, 2017
Fantastic view!
adavies PRO+
 
adavies March 05, 2017
Holy cow! Awesome image! Looks fun (from the safety of my living room!)! Great capture! :)
jimhelmick
 
jimhelmick April 13, 2017
Spectacular!
Coveboy53
 
Coveboy53 April 15, 2017
Great take of something i have been trying to do for ages But my spine doctors won't let me so thanks for this magnificent capture for me. Your very lucky to be flying to take this shot but it is wonderful.Patrick
edandaniphone PRO+
 
edandaniphone June 25, 2017
So cool.
pkbrudra
 
pkbrudra August 04, 2017
just speechless!!!
FlatMat
FlatMat August 14, 2017
thak you very much
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon August 08, 2017
Congratulations on your Finalist Win in the Covers competition ... superb image
FlatMat
FlatMat August 14, 2017
thank you so much! it's one of my favorite shots
garykavanagh PRO
 
garykavanagh August 16, 2017
Amazing shot and awesome backdrop. Congratulations on being a Finalist.
FlatMat
FlatMat August 16, 2017
Thank you very much !!!
james_avery
 
james_avery September 22, 2017
That’s sweet bro
marcbaechtold
 
marcbaechtold May 13, 2018
great composition with nice colors and good contrast, keep shooting!
JmDreams
 
JmDreams August 29, 2018
Amazing
DNproSTUDIO
 
DNproSTUDIO October 08, 2018
very interesting photo
bobtoye Platinum
 
bobtoye March 12, 2020
Marvelous, simply marvelous!
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Behind The Lens

Location

The picture was taken in the skies over Noertrange, a small town in the north of Luxembourg.

Time

It was around 3 pm

Lighting

It's all natural light and it was good even if the shot was taken mid-day because of the clouds that were blocking the sun a little bit.

Equipment

Shot with a Canon 760D and Sigma 15mm Fish-eye mounted on my helmet and triggered with a bite switch.

Inspiration

I was holding a course to teach people how to fly a wingsuit. On the ground i remember thinking that the light was awesome with all those clouds. I thought it would be a good opportunity to get an amazing shot and get my student a cool memory of his first ever wingsuit flight!

Editing

I just did some basic processing, a little bit of cropping and vignetting and i added some clarity and contrast.

In my camera bag

As i like to shoot action sports and sports in general in always have my two fish-eyes with me to be able to get close to the action: Sigma 15mm 2.8 and Samyang 8mm 3.5. Otherwise i really like my Canon 24mm 2.8 and Canon 50mm 1.8! I also use my canon 55-250mm 4-5.6 a lot for sports as i couldn't afford a better zoom lens.

Feedback

Action sports photography, specially skydiving is a lot of trial and error, at least to me. While skydiving i have to set my camera in the plane and once i jumped out the door there's nothing i can do about these settings anymore. With time you learn which settings to use in which weather and light conditions but it's still exciting to see what results you got once you landed on the ground!

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