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Sep 21, 2018

Riding Thrones: A Live Q&A with Lorenz Holder

Regardless of how seriously you take your photography, this is your chance to ask two-time Red Bull Illume-winning photographer, Lorenz Holder, a question.

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The Outdoor Journal

The Outdoor Journal has teamed up with f-stop, to give you the chance to ask internationally acclaimed action photographer Lorenz Holder anything. It might be about his inspiration, or tricks of the trade, so that you can capture that perfect shot.

In his latest project, Lorenz uses some memorable backdrops from Game of Thrones, and his subject Red Bull BMX rider Senad Grosic, to create a stark contrast between the real world action of BMX and the fictional world of Game of Thrones’ Westeros.

HOW YOU CAN TAKE PART

Lorenz will be live on the Outdoor Journal Instagram account from his Riding Thones exhibition, to answer your questions, on Friday 28th September, at 12pm EST / 6pm CET.

  1. Give the Outdoor Journal Instagram account a follow here.
  2. Give yourself the best chance of having your question answered by Lorenz, by dropping an e-mail to us via contact@OutdoorJournal.com. Lorenz will also take questions in realtime.
  3. Make sure that you join us on Friday, Lorenz might even invite you to join the broadcast in a split screen.

Before then, you will find a some of Lorenz’s amazing shots below, and a little video that introduces Riding Thrones.

The Haunted Forest. Photo: Lorenz Holder

“About three years ago I was watching the first episode of the first season of Game of Thrones,” said Holder. “I can still remember how it hit me when I saw that first location – what they call the Haunted Forest. My mind just said, “Wow.” The landscapes and the look of the world of Westeros were amazing to see. I was immediately inspired and I knew I wanted to shoot there.”

The Kingsroad. Photo: Lorenz Holder
Outside Winterfell. Photo: Lorenz Holder
Dorne Dragonstone. Photo: Lorenz Holder
Entering Westeros. Photo: Lorenz Holder

 

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Jul 05, 2019

Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2019 – Final Call for Entries!

The world´s greatest adventure and action sports imagery contest is underway with entries now being accepted.

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The Outdoor Journal

Red Bull Illume showcases the most creative and captivating images on the planet while illuminating the passion, lifestyle and culture behind the photographers that shoot them. An elite judging panel of editors and experts from around the world will select 55 Finalists, 11 Category Winners and 1 Overall Winner, to be unveiled at the Winner Award Ceremony in November 2019.

The Outdoor Journal Founder, Apoorva Prasad, has also returned as a Red Bull Illume judge this year, after previously serving on the panel in 2016. He said, “Judging the 2016 Red Bull Illume competition was an honor and also a genuine challenge, with an incredible range of entries to choose from. I have to admit that some of the final decisions were incredibly difficult to make. I’m looking forward to seeing some of the planet’s best adventure photographers present us with their work once again.”

In 2016, a record-breaking 34,624 images were submitted by 5,646 photographers from 120 countries, with Lorenz Holder crowned for the second consecutive time as the overall winner.

You can submit your images and become part of the Image Quest 2019 until July 31.  Everything that you need to know about the categories and previous winners can be found below.

Previous Winners

Last time around, German photographer Lorenz Holder took the top spot for the second time running. His atmospheric shot of athlete Senad Grosic riding his BMX across a bridge in Germany received the most votes from the panel of 53 respected judges. In addition to the Overall Title, Lorenz’s winning image also took home the coveted Athletes’ Choice Award.

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“Today I am just feeling overwhelmed!”

Mr Holder, who works as a staff photographer for Nitro Sports, explained how he got the shot to The Outdoor Journal, “I discovered this lake in Germany by accident and decided that this was the perfect spot for shooting with an athlete. The bridge mirrors in the water and this is the perfect circle. The day of the shooting we had to clear the lake of all autumn leaves before we have been able to do the shooting with Senard Grosic. Today I am just feeling overwhelmed!”

The Categories

Whether you are an amateur or professional photographer, young content creator, social media enthusiast or a videographer – there is a category for you! Categories are influential in the judges selection – so choosing the right one is essential!

Prizes

A huge array of prizes are on offer courtesy of the competition partners, such as Sony, SanDisk, Skylum, COOPH and Red Bull Photography. However, it doesn’t stop there, with great exposure on offer too, such as seeing your image on display at the breathtaking Global Exhibit Tour and in the Red Bull Illume Coffee Table Book.

How to Enter

To enter Red Bull Illume is very simple, photographers just need to follow these steps:
1. Shoot awesome stuff – what that is, you decide!
2. Register and sign in at www.redbullillume.com – it’s just a couple clicks
3. Choose your categories for submission – you can submit every image to two categories and in total 10 images per category = 100 chances to win
4. Upload your images. For the initial entry, only JPGs and MP4s are required
5. Submit your image until July 31, 2019 – once an image is submitted, it is final and can’t be changed

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