Category: Wings Category Finalist Credits: Photographer: Dimitrios Kontizas Athletes: Hubert Schober, Kedley Oliveti Location: Zakynthos, Greece Camera: Nikon D5000 Lens: 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ISO: 400 F-Stop: 6.3 Shutter Speed: 1/1600 Flash System: none "Having my own climbing and photography equipment, I push my limits by trying to reach the edge of every exit point, no matter if it's at 20m or 1,000m, from a helicopter or a plane." Biography: I was born in Athens in 1980. I graduated from the Technological Institute of Athens in Greece as a Technologist of Graphic Arts and Design. For two years I worked at the scanning and photo editing department of a major newspaper in Greece and spent another two years working at a print shop. In addition, I have been the owner of the pre-press company PoisonDesign for more than five years.My photographic skills are self-taught and I have never attended a photography school. I just love taking pictures, especially of extreme sports. For the past three years, I have been the official photographer of ProBase, a company that organizes BASE Jumping events all over the world.Having my own climbing and photography equipment, I push my limits by trying to reach the edge of every exit point, no matter if it's at 20m or 1,000m, from a helicopter or a plane. There is nothing more satisfying than the rush of a human being leaping from a safe place and diving towards the ground only with a parachute - I simply love what I do! The Shot: I never thought that at some point in my life, I would stand right at the edge of a 200-meter cliff, taking pictures of 'crazy' people jumping off it. But there I was in Zakynthos Island, Greece, where the 2011 'ProBase Shipwreck Boogie' was taking place. Thirty BASE jumpers from all around the world had been invited to participate in this competition. This particular picture was taken right after the competition had ended, leaving all the BASE jumpers free of stress and letting them have 10 - Wednesday 17th August 2011 (1 Picture)
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