How does this skydiver record such amazing images?

Wolfgang Lienbacher shares his skydive photography secrets in this video for Red Bull Illume.
By Alison Mann

Photographs depicting impressive skydiving feats are undoubtedly cool, but have you ever wondered how they are captured?

Wolfgang Lienbacher is an expert in the field, and created this video for Red Bull Illume.

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Check out the video to see how Wolfgang gets his incredible shots.

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Flying head first

Red Bull Skydiving Team
Red Bull Skydiving Team © Wolfgang Lienbacher

Using a GoPro to shoot skydiving is pretty standard, but Wolfgang also uses a DSLR to get higher-quality images. He attaches it to his helmet and triggers the shutter via a release cable in his mouth!

He also draws the range of the viewfinder onto his goggles for accuracy. Learn more about his method by watching the video in the player above. 

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