A love letter to action sports photography

Mar 22, 2016

Gannon Burgett

Gannon Burgett is a communications professional with over a decade of experience in content strategy, editing, marketing, multimedia content creation. He’s photographed and written content seen across hundreds of millions of pageviews. In addition to his communications work for various entities and publications, Gannon also runs his multimedia marketing agency, Ekleptik Media, where he brings his expertise as a full-stack creator to help develop and execute data-driven content strategies. His writing, photos, and videos have appeared in USA Today, Car and Driver, Road & Track, Autoweek, Popular Mechanics, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Digital Trends, DPReview, PetaPixel, Imaging Resource, Lifewire, Yahoo News, Detroit Free Press, Lansing State Journal, and more.

Mar 22, 2016

Gannon Burgett

Gannon Burgett is a communications professional with over a decade of experience in content strategy, editing, marketing, multimedia content creation. He’s photographed and written content seen across hundreds of millions of pageviews. In addition to his communications work for various entities and publications, Gannon also runs his multimedia marketing agency, Ekleptik Media, where he brings his expertise as a full-stack creator to help develop and execute data-driven content strategies. His writing, photos, and videos have appeared in USA Today, Car and Driver, Road & Track, Autoweek, Popular Mechanics, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Digital Trends, DPReview, PetaPixel, Imaging Resource, Lifewire, Yahoo News, Detroit Free Press, Lansing State Journal, and more.

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© Christoph Laue / Red Bull Illume
© Christoph Laue / Red Bull Illume

Today, in honor of Red Bull’s Illume competition, COOPH has shared an incredibly inspirational video that serves as a ’ tribute to the photographers who travel the planet in their unrelenting pursuit of the perfect shot.’

The two-and-a-half minute video shows a collection of still shots that have been submitted to previous years of the competition. In it, COOOPH shares an inspirational message via a narrator, who insists the action sports photographers are as crazy and daring as the athletes themselves.

Red Bull’s Illume photo competition is free to enter and will be taking submissions through March 31st, meaning you still have a couple of weeks to get your photos in.

© Jody MacDonald / Red Bull Illume
© Jody MacDonald / Red Bull Illume

The prizes given out are valued at well over $100,000, meaning there’s lots of chances to get your hands on the latest and greatest gear if you win any of the multiple categories.

As the video points out, the contest is dedicated to action and adventure sports and is seeking out ’the most creative and captivating photography on the planet as art and aims to bring the public closer to the world of action sports.’

YouTube video

Below are a collection of the still photographs shown in the video:

© Desre Tate / Red Bull Illume
© Desre Tate / Red Bull Illume
© Ryan Taylor / Red Bull Illume
© Ryan Taylor / Red Bull Illume
© Blotto Gray / Red Bull Illume
© Blotto Gray / Red Bull Illume
© Fred Mortagne / Red Bull Illume
© Fred Mortagne / Red Bull Illume
© Rutger Pauw / Red Bull Illume
© Rutger Pauw / Red Bull Illume
© Morgan Maassen / Red Bull Illume
© Morgan Maassen / Red Bull Illume
© Florian Breitenberger / Red Bull Illume
© Florian Breitenberger / Red Bull Illume
© Jeroen Nieuwhuis / Red Bull Illume
© Jeroen Nieuwhuis / Red Bull Illume
© Zak Noyle / Red Bull Illume
© Zak Noyle / Red Bull Illume
© David Lehl / Red Bull Illume
© David Lehl / Red Bull Illume
© George Karbus / Red Bull Illume
© George Karbus / Red Bull Illume
© Juan Cruz Rabaglia / Red Bull Illume
© Juan Cruz Rabaglia / Red Bull Illume
© Krystle Wright / Red Bull Illume
© Krystle Wright / Red Bull Illume
© Liz Rogers / Red Bull Illume
© Liz Rogers / Red Bull Illume
© Chris Burkard / Red Bull Illume
© Chris Burkard / Red Bull Illume
© Lorenz Holder / Red Bull Illume
© Lorenz Holder / Red Bull Illume
© Jimmy Chin / Red Bull Illume
© Jimmy Chin / Red Bull Illume
© Samo Vidic / Red Bull Illume
© Samo Vidic / Red Bull Illume
© Dimitrios Kontizas / Red Bull Illume
© Dimitrios Kontizas / Red Bull Illume
© Lucas Gilman / Red Bull Illume
© Lucas Gilman / Red Bull Illume
© Scott Serfas / Red Bull Illume
© Scott Serfas / Red Bull Illume
© Sterling Lorenz / Red Bull Illume
© Sterling Lorenz / Red Bull Illume
© Stuart Gibson / Red Bull Illume
© Stuart Gibson / Red Bull Illume
© Ray Demski / Red Bull Illume
© Ray Demski / Red Bull Illume

You can sign up and submit your photos for free on Redbull’s website.


Image credits: Photos by their respective, permission granted by Red Bull Illume

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Gannon Burgett

Gannon Burgett

Gannon Burgett is a communications professional with over a decade of experience in content strategy, editing, marketing, multimedia content creation. He’s photographed and written content seen across hundreds of millions of pageviews. In addition to his communications work for various entities and publications, Gannon also runs his multimedia marketing agency, Ekleptik Media, where he brings his expertise as a full-stack creator to help develop and execute data-driven content strategies. His writing, photos, and videos have appeared in USA Today, Car and Driver, Road & Track, Autoweek, Popular Mechanics, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Digital Trends, DPReview, PetaPixel, Imaging Resource, Lifewire, Yahoo News, Detroit Free Press, Lansing State Journal, and more.

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