How to Shoot Amazing Photographs – While Skydiving

Wolfgang Lienbacher shares his skydive photography secrets in this video for Red Bull Illume.
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Red Bull Skydiving Team © Wolfgang Lienbacher
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 was kind enough to share some of his methods in this video created for Red Bull Illume.

The international photography contest dedicated to action and adventure sports is back for 2016 and submissions are still open. So if you’ve got some awesome shots, enter them before the closing date of March 31.

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

Using a GoPro to shoot skydiving is pretty standard, but Lienbacher 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.

Have you developed techniques for shooting incredible photos? Enter Red Bull Illume and show the world.

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