I don't have wings, but I spend a lot of time climbing and crawling with my camera in hand. Although, the photos below didn't require any climbing or crawling whatsoever. My feet never left the ground.
I used a simple and common technique we call the "Hail Mary." This technique involves holding the camera over my head and shooting "blind." (I was standing on an indoor running track built on the second floor of the gymnasium.) You oftentimes see sports photographers doing the Hail Mary when shooting post-game celebrations. Not too many of us are 7 feet tall, thus, this technique offers a view from up top. Sometimes, I use the Hail Mary to clean up my backgrounds. Digital photography allows shooters to do this and instantly receive feedback on the backs of our cameras.
Basically, it's a calculated guess. I get paid to take photos, and the least I can do is know how to work my camera, whether it's up against my face or four feet away.
These photos were taken at the new Community Center attached to Hales Corners Lutheran Church, located on Janesville Road. The center is complete with a gymnasium, indoor running track and fitness center.