Posts Tagged ‘daredevil’

Rooftoppers Climb Up the World’s Second Tallest Building, Snap Breathtaking Photos

Editor’s Note: This goes without saying, but we neither condone nor encourage you trying this at home. Be Safe!


I’m a firm believer in a healthy respect for gravity, but Russian rooftopping daredevils Vitaliy Raskalov and Vadim Makhorov don’t have that problem, and to be honest, they get some spectacular photos because of it. Case in point, check out the video above in which they take you on a POV journey up the second tallest building in the world, where they shot some incredible images. Read more…

Pyle Audio Announces a GoPro-like Action Cam for Under $100

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If you like the idea of having a GoPro or other action cam to capture all of your daredevil stunts but don’t readily have several hundred to drop on one, the company Pyle Audio just debuted something you might be interested in. Read more…

Gutsy Photog Rappels Down Skyscrapers to Capture Stunning Architecture Shots

Architecture shots are often taken from one of three places: the ground, the roof, or inside a building looking out. That’s because the only real alternative after that is to take your photos from outside the building, while being on neither the roof nor the ground.

If that sounds like something only Peter Parker ever managed, think again. Parisian photographer Carlos Ayesta‘s Vertical Architecture photos take advantage of a vantage point once reserved for Spiderman. Read more…

BTS: Photographing From Urban Heights with Russian Daredevil Rooftoppers

Rooftopping photography is a dangerous new fad in which daredevils climb to extremely high (and often off-limits) urban locations in order to shoot vertigo-inducing photographs. Two of the most famous practitioners in the world right now are Vadim Mahorov and Vitaliy Yakhnenko, two young Russian daredevils who have attracted a great deal of attention for their images (they’re the same guys who recently snuck to the top of Egypt’s Great Pyramid).

If you want to see how the duo works, check out the short 6-minute documentary film above (warning: there’s a bit of strong language). It’s titled “Roofer’s Point of View,” and was created by HUB Footwear.
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Action-Packed Photos of Parkour Athletes Leaping From Place to Place

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Andy Day is a London-based photographer who specializes in shooting parkour and freerunning. In case you’ve never heard of it before, parkour is an activity in which participants (called “traceurs”) move fluidly through urban landscapes by running, climbing, and jumping across/through/on obstacles, getting from one place to another through the most efficient route possible using only their bodies.
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Daredevil Poses for Vertigo-Inducing Pics While Hanging From Great Heights

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“Skywalking” is a photo fad that gained quite a bit of publicity last year, and many of the crazy images were created by thrill-seekers in and around Russia.

A Ukranian daredevil who goes by Mustang Wanted is taking the concept one step further: rather than simply climbing to high locations and photographing his feet on the edge, the 26-year-old man poses for portraits while hanging off edges by his arms and by his legs. The concept could be described as, “skyhanging.”
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Amazing Full Moon Highline Walk Shot from Over a Mile Away

Getting the perfect shot, from the perfect angle, with the perfect perspective, is an obsession of great photographers and videographers. This is because, although there may not be any one perfect angle from which to capture a moment, a few of them are leaps and bounds more impressive than the others.

In this video from NatGeo’s “The Man Who Can Fly” — a short piece on daredevil adventurer Dean Potter — filmmaker Bryan Smith and shooter Michael Schaefer found one of those angles, and it only took them a mile away from their subject. Read more…

Sweet Promo Video for the GoPro Hero2

One of the big things GoPro has going for it is viral marketing: people — including the world’s best daredevils — are constantly producing never-before-seen footage using the company’s tiny HD cameras, and it seems every week a new GoPro video goes viral on the web. The company isn’t bad at creating their own videos either — the above is an amazing promo video showing off the capabilities of the new Hero2 camera announced yesterday. 100% of the footage was captured using the camera, which can shoot 10mp stills at 11fps and 1080p video at 30fps.

(via Vincent Laforet)

Insane Wingsuit BASE Jump in Slow Motion with Twixtor

Earlier this year, daredevil BASE jumper Jeb Corliss leaped off a cliff in Switzerland in a wingsuit and wearing 5 separate GoPro cameras. One of the things Corliss did afterward was create this ethereal slow-motion video with the footage using Twixtor, the artificial slowmo program that has become quite popular as of late.
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