Paragliding is an activity that many sports enthusiasts dream of. It's a chance to fly and experience the thrill of the air. It's a unique and unforgettable experience. But how do you convey this magic through images? Discover the most beautiful paragliding photos of 2023 captured by the Adrénaline Parapente Annecy teams.
The magic of paragliding in pictures
Images of paragliding capture the grandeur of nature and the fragility of the human being. Those who take part in this activity seem to float in the sky, like a free and light bird. They melt into the landscape and experience the wind, sun and clouds in a different way. They express their joy, their fear, their concentration... Each paragliding image tells a story, the story of a unique and intense moment. You can keep a camera to film your paragliding flight to immortalise this exceptional moment. The images taken during this experience reflect the beauty and emotion you feel.
Interviews with paragliders
To better understand what makes a paragliding image memorable and exceptional, we interviewed a few paragliders who have taken photos. They include Julien and Léa.
Julien, 32, took this photo over Lake Annecy. "It was a perfect day, with blue skies and a light breeze. I took off from the Col de la Forclaz and flew over the lake for an hour. This photo was taken on this island in the middle of the lake. I think it really captures the serenity and beauty of the place.
Léa, 28, also took this photo over the lake. "It was my first paragliding flight. I was very excited and a bit nervous. I took off from La Forclaz and saw the town from an incredible angle. This photo was taken in the middle of the flight. It was an incredible experience.
If you'd like to enjoy this experience too, you can sign up for a first paragliding experience. You'll be supervised by enthusiasts who will pass on their passion for this activity to you. You could also give a gift voucher for a paragliding flight to someone special on their birthday. They're sure to appreciate this exceptional and unforgettable experience.
Paragliding around the world
Paragliding is a universal activity, which can be practised wherever there is relief and wind. It also allows you to discover places that would otherwise be inaccessible, such as volcanoes or deserts. It's also an opportunity to contemplate the beauty and grandeur of nature from another angle.
Paragliding can have a positive impact on the development of tourism and cultural exchange. Many people with a passion for this activity travel from one region to another to explore the immensity of nature.
Paragliding photography techniques
To capture breathtaking images while paragliding, opt for variable focal length lenses. That way, you can quickly change the framing according to the distance and angle of view. Before taking off, set up your camera correctly for photography. Choose a high shutter speed, at least 1/500 of a second, to avoid blur. You should also adjust the aperture to suit the desired depth of field. You should also adjust the ISO sensitivity according to the ambient light.
Don't forget to carry extra batteries and memory cards, as well as a waterproof bag to protect your equipment. When shooting, vary the angles and perspectives. Include elements of the landscape to give relief and context to your photos.