Steve Tambosso - "The Wandering Fireman" | Skydiving
I was involved in skydiving for 35 years beginning in 1979 when I was 19 years old and ending in 2012 when I was 52. I made 6500+ skydives during that time and was heavily involved in skydiving photography throughout those years. I shot my air to air images with Canon 5D Mark II and 6D camera bodies and a Canon 24 f/1.4 L lens. The ground shots were taken with my Canon 1D Mark IV and Canon 24-105 f/4.0 L, Canon 70-200 f/2.8 II L, and 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 II L lenses. These are some of my favourite images from my time in the sport. You can click on any image to enlarge it to full screen.
I have this shot on my wall at home.I had/have a thousand exit images.  I like this one a lot.  Nice chunk from the aircraft.Again...I have a thousand exit shots.  This is typical of one....and you can't go wrong with a nice sunset in the background to add colour and beauty to the imageAnother of my favourite skydiving shots.  It's my current screen saver on my iPad.Dan Mera a.k.a. "freak" had a lot of fun with this skydive.  We chased him big time as he wobbled.This shot ended up on the cover of Canpara (see published work)Streaks of hail ice pellets reflected in my flash on a tandem dive I photographed.These streaks are ice pellets of hail reflected in my flash.  One of my favourite skydiving shots.Another image of streaks of hail reflected in my flash on a tandem skydive.I really like this shot of these guys exiting the twin Otter.Angus Smith with a happy tandem customer.This customer wanted to eat these ice cream bars during freefall for some sort of advertisement.Kevin Bate tracking away from the formation.Sometimes lighting and clouds just make an image for you in skydiving photography.Super swooper Randy Wurtzburger doing his thing under canopy.A good pan shot is often difficult to get.  I liked the result of this effort.NOT photoshopped.  I have many shots with the moon in the background to a student landing.Danny coming in for a "slip and slide" landing.  Too funny.From my wing strut mounted camera box