Image Quest

A huge milestone in the fifth edition of the Red Bull Illume Image Quest – the first selection of images are revealed as the eight-week countdown to the Winner Award Ceremony commences!

Innovation by Sony semi-finalists are revealed!

Lorenz Holder
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Luke Rasmussen
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Jeremy Bernard
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Frode Sandbech
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Pirmin Henseler
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With exactly eight weeks to go until the category winners and overall winner are announced at the Winner Award Ceremony, we’re excited to be able to announce the first selection of semi-finalists from the Innovation by Sony category! Semi-finalists include the previous edition’s overall winner, Lorenz Holder and it’s great to see some new faces alongside.

Don’t forget to mark November 20, 2019 in your calendar as the Winner Award Ceremony night – it will be the first time ever that you’ll be able to watch it via live streaming.

more at Red Bull Illume

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Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2019

Red Bull Illume is the world’s greatest adventure and action sports imagery contest. It showcases the most creative and captivating images on the planet, while illuminating the passion, lifestyle and culture behind the photographers that shoot them.

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Affection

We know. Many photographers sigh at the amount of image manipulation that occurs these days. Today, we take a break. These shots of pets, along with their owners, reveal the true, unbiased , and unmanipulated level of affection that can occur between a human and beast. You’re gonna love it!

photo by IrisA
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photo by Elisha Henkin
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photo by Anett Toth
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photo by Elena Luria
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photo by Pasji horizont
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from “43 Real Photos of Affection”
more at gurushots

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Hasselblad X You | What will you create?

Content creator, storyteller, artist, adventurer, urban explorer – no matter how you think of yourself as a photographer, your images have a story to tell. Hasselblad X You is the opportunity for all X System photographers to showcase what you can create with your X1D-50c or X1D II and the artistic process behind your image.

Julius Hirtzberger
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Isabella Tabacchi
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Daniel Rueda and Anna Devís
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Daniel Mercadante
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Swee Oh
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more details at Hasselblad X You

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Open-Minded Illumination

If the conditions prevent you from taking great images, dig a bit deeper into your creativity to come away with winners
Text & Photography by Russ Burden

Words of wisdom come from places you least expect to hear them. Not in my wildest dreams did I think I’d be enlightened by a total stranger seated next to me at the airport. His words were something to the effect of, “My initial flight was canceled, my aisle seat was changed to a middle one, the weather delay is messing with my mind and the kid behind me on my first flight kept kicking my seat, but a bad two days of air travel is still better than two days at work when your destination is where you’ve dreamed about going all your life.”

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Open-Minded Illumination
read more at Outdoor Photographer

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Portraits de rue

And the Winners are…

Portrait Stella
Réalisé dans les rues de Béziers lors de la Féria.
Profil de Stella une jeune fille de 8 ans
par Thibault Morineau
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Le sens de la marche
Photo prise à Rumelange au Luxembourg. Pour cacher des travaux de construction, la ville avait posé une affiche montrant l’évolution de l’homme.
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Robert Deganis
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Scènes de rue
Madagascar côte Ouest
par Jean Philippe Vidal
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芸妓
Geiko
par Matthieu Totet
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Enfant du Pérou
Un regard, un portrait, dans les rues de Cusco, au Pérou.
La photo est belle je le sais, mais le fait que ce regard croise mon objectif relève entièrement de la chance.
Malheureusement, en grandissant, plus d’une enfant péruvien sur trois se verra obligé de travailler afin d’aider sa famille.
par Nicolas Pregre
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Portraits de rue
via Nikon

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The Art Of Seeing

In this three-part article series, we take a deep dive into the fundamentals of composing landscape photographs
Text & Photography By Marc Muench

There’s a magical moment in landscape photography when you find the right position, the subject is at the correct angle, bathed in perfect light, and, with your camera in hand, you capture “The Shot”—the perfect composition for the scene. These are the moments we all want to repeat, but for whatever reason, they are difficult to find. The more you learn about how much goes into creating such moments, the more you realize just how complex and involved they are to repeat.

This is the “Art of Seeing.”

I break the process of seeing down into three elements that I call the “creative trinity.” Subject, light and composition make up the trinity, and the fuel that fires it is timing.

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The Art Of Seeing
more at Outdoor Photographer

part 1part 2part 3

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The Golden Goddess

From former WBFF Bikini World Champion to fitness and beauty entrepreneur to reality TV star… it’s easy to see why WWE mega-babe MANDY ROSE is the hottest sports entertainer in the world. And, as she makes her sexy MAXIM cover debut, she tells us what fans can expect when they see her in action at WWE LIVE touring Australia this month…
Photographed by Shannon Laurine

“I look to build an empire… and just keep trying to help change the lives of others.”
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Feast your Eyes on Hot WWE Golden Goddess Mandy Rose
more in Maxim Australia – October 2019

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