Ismael Abeytua

Born in Spain, in 1968, I am a self-taught photographer and took my first photographs when I was 15. I started with aviation photography in the middle of the 90s inspired by my everyday contact with helicopters and seaplanes because of my job as a firefighter, and make my first professional jobs in 2001.

Currently take 20 years working as a firefighter, and the last 15 I’ve made compatible with the work of photographer. Although generally work under contract, after 15 years, I have a graphic archive with over 18.000 images available for sale.

I have specialized in the use of long fixed focal lengths combined with very slow shutter speeds, a technique that has allowed me to add great dimension to my work. I have also specialized in air-to-air photography.

Since 2004 I won 21 photography prizes in contests organized by the Air Forces, government institutions and other private institutions.

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