The idea was to only show the important details of the jump in a really simple way by shaping the light in a thin line going up the wall - no Photoshop was involved in getting the effect.
Markus and I tried pretty much all season to get together to make this shoot happen, but we were always too busy or abroad. By the end of March, the time had finally come. Springtime was melting the snow and it was the last night to get that project done, otherwise we would have had to wait for another year.
This meant I was a bit nervous, also because Markus didn’t know at all what my idea was. Of course, I told him about it, but he couldn’t follow my ideas. He just said: “Sure, I’m in." After his first attempt I showed him what it was going to look like and he was totally into my vision for the photo.
We kept going. Markus jumped big and stylish as usual and after a couple of tries I got what I was looking for. All in all, the shoot took an hour. Everything went perfect, except from Markus breaking my light stand after he offered to help me pack up my gear. All forgiven now though, he replaced it! Thanks Markus, it was great working with you!
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Best of Instagram by Lenovo
The submissions for Best of Instagram by Lenovo will be judged every month, first by an internal Red Bull Illume jury who will select the top 5 still and 5 moving images, which will be official Red Bull Illume Semi-finalists. These will be put to a community vote on redbullillume.com, resulting in 1 monthly winner for still and 1 for moving image. The monthly winners will automatically become official Red Bull Illume Finalists. In total there will be 5 still and 5 moving image finalists - out of these, the public will decide who is crowned as the Best of Instagram by Lenovo Category Winners. This category is especially for content that’s so cool you have to stop scrolling and check it out.
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