Photopilot From Canada, joined Jul 2002, 2932 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1392 times:
Having done lots of remote photography, the best way to do this would have been a helmet mounted camera, and an electric remote cord down to one hand. That way while jumping, stability could be maintained and the jumper/photographer wouldn't have to reach for the camera.
IngemarE From Sweden, joined Mar 2005, 285 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1388 times:
Quoting Gary2880 (Reply 2): so was the camera stuck to his helmet and the photographer pushed a shutter release?
Freefall photog's usually have a helmet equipped with a home-built (most of the time) camera mount, and as shutter release, either a standard handheld remote like any of us uses, or a mouth piece that you actuate by biting.
The guy shooting this pic has his feet on the wheel (unless they have a foot-step attached to the landing gear) and hanging on to the strut with his hands. Nothing unusual in skydiving-business actually. Having been a skydiver-driver myself, I've been shot at a number of times and frequently see pic's of myself flying.
Quoting LGW (Reply 3): The pilot can afford to be as happy as he is, he hasn't got to jump
Jumping's the fun part though!
Nevertheless,....a really neat picture and it deservingly got my vote as well!!
Apuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3032 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1332 times:
When I first saw this photo, I was astonished aswell. That photo is really nice, ou could even call it 'unique'. Not the everyday airliner stuff you get to see here on Airliners.net
For my next trip I was thinking of taping myself to the wing of the QF 747 while flying to down under and making some nice 747 shots from a unique angle. Do you think I'll get permission from the Captain if I ask gently?