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.

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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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Ready for action and adventure

Insights and ideas from Scott Markewitz, action sports and lifestyle photographer

“I love doing lifestyle and portrait work in addition to action sports photography. I think I have a knack for capturing the spirit of my subjects and really conveying what they are experiencing at the time. There’s a certain light behind their eyes—a sense of adventure and fearlessness that I try to convey in my shots. Those fleeting moments of emotion and human interaction shine through. When I capture them, it’s a tremendously rewarding feeling.”

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Spotlight
Insights and ideas from Scott Markewitz, Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® user

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Better Photography Photo of the Year Awards

Colourful. Emotive. Exotic. Creative. There are many ways we can describe Victoria McDonald’s Exotic Travel entry and the winner of the 2018 Better Photography Photo of the Year Award!

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Timothy Moon: Classic Landscapes Category Winner

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Pedro Jarque Krebs: Revealing Nature Winner

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Alain Schroeder: Incredible Sport Category Winner

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Andi abdul Halil: Revealing Nature Silver Award

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Ray Jennings: Exotic Travel Category Gold Award

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Timothy Moon: Classic Landscapes Category Silver Award

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Better Photography Photo of the Year Awards

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The story behind Lorenz Holder’s architectural action photograph

Action sports photographer Lorenz Holder dreamed of shooting skateboarding in a fine art style at a spectacular viaduct that he’d seen pictured online. He reveals the technical and creative steps he took to achieve his ambition, and how the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV proved key.

“I’m not a typical action sport photographer – I’d say I’m a fine art action sport photographer,” says Lorenz Holder. “Somebody once asked me what the perfect action sport photo is. For me, it’s an image that people would put on their wall even if the athlete was not in it. If you create a great surrounding and manage to get an athlete in there as well, then in my opinion this is the perfect action shot.”
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The story behind Lorenz Holder’s architectural action photograph
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Red Bull Illume Image Quest | How to break into the Top 25!

The Best of Instagram by SanDisk Category saw a first for any Red Bull Illume Image Quest; the public choosing each monthly winner via a community vote. The public votes for their favorite from a shortlist of 25 selected by our internal judges, but what are the judges looking for in a Top 25 image? We asked them…

Two months have flown by and two of the five monthly winners have now been chosen by the public, but before your image can reach this stage it has to catch the eye of our internal judges. The judges are all photographers, but that doesn’t mean they always agree, so what does it take for your image to get unanimous approval and make it into the Top 25? Here are images from February and March with explanations on why the photo was picked:

Aidan Williams
“Color and composition are what was interesting in this picture. Although what really spoke to me above all else, is that this image was captured at the critical moment.”
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Leo Zhukov
“The lines obviously! Glowing lines with the brightest part in the center and the light fall-off to the edges make this a compelling picture. It looks like a photograph that was really made, not just taken. Let’s call it ‘dynamic lining’!”
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Tristan Shu
“I liked the composition and the change of perspective. You are looking at the shadows of the real world. Furthermore, the red dot provides great contrast to the white-blue hue of the rest of the picture.”
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Lorenzo Mittiga
“The moment here is given even more impact by the mystical setting. The water, fish and rays of light combine for a natural composition, this can’t be reproduced easily. Many things have to come together to make this shot, but as a photographer, luck is definitely earned and not given!”
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How to break into the Top 25!
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‘I intend to show the polished side of reality. The side you don’t see with the naked eye’

Meiji Nguyen is a professional fashion photographer, based in Perth, Australia and he is also into nature, landscape and macro photography. Originally from Vietnam, his photographic journey started in India and his shoots are mainly a product of excessive exercises towards themes depicting the fashion world and dance. ‘I intend to show the polished side of reality. The side you don’t see with the naked eye’, says Meiji.

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more in Chiiz Volume 18 Sports Photography
Everyone in their lives go through one of the two following pains: the pain of regret or the pain of discipline. In this issue, we have frozen some of the moments from the lives of great daredevils who made every single moment count. We have Aniruddha Das who has captured the intricate times when a champ is in the building stage and what all is required to reach that glory. João Maia teaches us that it is not just out on the field that you have to prove your mettle but also in the real life. The only visually impaired photographer to cover the Rio 2016 Olympics, João is chasing his dreams and also making people aware with several lectures and seminars. When it comes to sports, it talks about endurance and fighting with all you have got. Indrajeet Rajkhowa and Rakesh Chauhan have shown that endurance and precision in their photographs. It is also the photographer whose brain is working all the time in assessing the next moment and that’s what keeps them ever-ready to capture it.

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