Category Spotlight: Close Up There is something fascinating about seeing a subject up close and personal. Close up photography opens up a whole new world of photographic possibilities – the finer details of an image often reveal something completely unexpected - and sometimes - even something award winning. 12/14/2015 © Jeroen Nieuwhuis The Red Bull Illume Close Up category is defined as “images that show extreme detail of one or more aspects of an athletic feat: a tight shot of the action, the equipment, the body, the face, etc.” In 2013, Jeroen Nieuwhuis’ striking shot of skateboarder Erik Journée earned him the coveted Close Up category prize. He talks about how he took the shot: “We grabbed our boards and went to the street seen in the picture. It's just outside a forest, and a couple kilometers from where I live. The position of the sun was just right. I quickly grabbed my camera. Skating the street from front to back a couple of times, I kept trying to get the right shot. After almost smashing my camera on the concrete, I thought I would give it just one last try. This is the last image I shot in that series.”Red Bull Illume and the Close Up category are both open for submissions! Get inspired by checking out the rest of the powerful 2013 Close Up images in the gallery.Once you have your images ready to go, simply register your account right here on redbullillume.com and submit your images.Download the Ultimate Guide to Red Bull Illume here and mark March 31, 2016 on your calendars! That's when submissions close. Visit the Red Bull Illume Facebook page for regular updates and check out Instagram for more visual action.