Red Bull Illume joins photographer Markus Berger on this studio shoot with Red Bull's winter athletes. The concept of the shoot, supported by Red Bull Creative, was to create a set of unique action shots and portraits with a continuous theme that revealed the athletes as individuals but also part of a team. Each athlete was shot 'in action', sometimes using climbing ropes to hold them in place. The shoot also included a light-hearted and experimental aspect to showcase the athlete's individual character.
Red Bull Illume is the world's premier action and adventure sports photography competition. The 2013 Image Quest will uncover a new, stunning collection of images.
At the Red Bull Illume exhibition opening in Scottsdale, world-class sports photographer Scott Markewitz hosted a one-hour live-action photo shoot. Markewitz shot the Super Cr3w b-boys using the new broncolor Move power packs and lighting equipment to illuminate the breakdance crew, Markewitz was able to share some of his lighting techniques and demonstrate how to creatively capture the perfect action shots.
Markewitz loved seeing the Red Bull Illume exhibition on display: “To be a winner, or even a finalist in the Red Bull Illume is really the ultimate prize for any action sports photographer. The images that make the final cut are technically perfect and beautifully artistic, and to see them all on display on the waterfront in Scottsdale was really incredible.”
Markewitz enjoyed the shoot: “Having the opportunity to do a live action shoot with the Super Cr3w as part of the opening event was one of the funnest experiences I've had with a camera. The b-boys were amazing to work with and the crowd loved watching the action and seeing the images in real time on the monitor. Broncolor has always made great lighting equipment, and the Move pack is by far the best battery operated strobe system I've ever worked with. There's no other system that gives you the power, speed, consistency and control of the Move pack.”