Red Bull Illume Photography Competition - Runners Up

Category: Close up Category Finalist Credits: Photographer: Claudio Casanova Athlete: Philipp Schicker Location: Oberiberg, Switzerland Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II Lens: EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM ISO: 125 F-Stop: 11.0 Shutter Speed: 1/200 Flash System: Profoto "Taking pictures of my work during my apprenticeship as a cabinet maker developed my passion for photography." Biography: Born on April 12, 1985 in Einsiedeln, I grew up in a ski and snowboard resort. With a ski lift right outside our front porch, I have been a winter sports enthusiast right from the beginning. As a kid, I spent my winters skiing and switched to snowboarding as a teenager, which quickly became my passion. Taking pictures of my work during my apprenticeship as a cabinet maker developed my passion for photography. After finishing the apprenticeship, my enthusiasm for snowboarding and photography grew even more when I combined them. Besides my job as a cabinet maker, I freelance as a photographer and enjoy every opportunity to incorporate snowboarding and photography in my own projects. In 2009, I won third place at a photo competition for young Swiss photographers. What's more, one of my snowboard shots made it to the top 10 of the "sport amateur" category at the 2010 Sony World Photography Awards. Besides many publications in European snowboard magazines, I got my first cover shot with the largest German snowboard magazine "Snowboarder MBM" in 2011. The Shot: The moment I set eyes on this crystal ball, my mind was absorbed by the idea of integrating this massive glass hulk into a snowboard action shot. The execution of a good photograph with a heavy 10kg crystal ball turned out not to be all that easy. The great difficulty was to catch a perfect close-up of the rider within the 30cm diameter of the glass.The reaction of the five handpicked snowboarders I chose for the project initially was everything but enthusiastic. They laughed at the idea and dissed my crystal ball. However - Saturday 9th March 2013 (1 Picture)


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