Skydiving 4x5 photographer: Aaron Gustafson
Not sure if this belongs here, but just needed to share this. Apparently a guy skydives and takes 4x5 large format photos in the process! Brilliantly nuts!
See it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEmpSRro5EE
I wonder how his setup is like, what equipment & film does he use? How does he control exposure? Any film holders?
And of course, one has to wonder how the pitchers look like too...
His name is Aaron Gustafson. A quick google gets you to his site. There is a section with his 4x5 free-fall photos.
Last edited by Matthew Rusbarsky; 07-24-2011 at 07:48 AM. Click to view previous post history.
I would assume that he favors a "front fall" with his camera.
Personally, I do not favor skydiving, too much pesky equipment. I prefer cordless bungee jumping because it makes a great impact and has broad coverage.
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I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.
That something else!
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My oldest friend is a pilot. I asked him about skydiving once, and he replied, "Why would you jump out of a perfectly functioning plane?"
Me, I agree with him. But this guy does some pretty cool stuff.
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His 4x5 skydiving photos actually look pretty good. Thanks for the tip, Matthew. I'd love to know how he does it, though.
I bet he doesn't worry too much about his chutes failing, he can always utilize some 'front rise'!
Ok, that was lame..
Originally Posted by Sirius Glass
Looks like he's made himself an ultrawide box camera that attaches to his helmet. The lens looks like a modern Rodenstock or Schneider in the 55-75mm range, and judging by the falloff in the images, he's probably shooting somewhere between wide open and f:8 without a center filter to get the fastest shutter speed. One shot per jump.
Be sure to pull the ripcord after pushing the cable release.