The Redline Challenge is for ambitious amateur photographers who want to challenge their creativity and test their technical know-how. Take on the brief set by Lorenz Holder for a chance to win Canon Kit worth over €14,000, plus an exclusive photography assignment mentored by Lorenz himself.
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Master light in the dark

Lorenz Holder invites you to explore the exciting possibilities of shooting in low-light, capturing the ever-intriguing relationship between light and shadow, colour and contrast.

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Meet the criteria and follow the steps to enter your images

Lorenz Holder and our panel of judges will assess each entry for its composition, creativity, and technical mastery. Once you think you’ve truly excelled at meeting the challenge, follow the steps below to enter your images.
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  • STEP 1

    Select your best images

    Carefully review your images and select only those that best answer the brief, Light in the dark.

  • STEP 2

    Check your file type and size

    Entries must be submitted as 150DPI, 2000 px along the longest side, make sure your images meet the required specs before entering.

  • STEP 3

    Submit before entries close

    To enter the challenge, submit your images online before the deadline on 31st May 2021.

  • STEP 4

    Sign up for updates

    Follow us on social or subscribe to our newsletter to receive challenge updates and see if you’ve made the shortlist.

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    Here’s what you could win

    Win the Redline Challenge and you’ll receive everything you need to keep on pushing your craft. You’ll walk away with the latest Canon kit – worth over EUR14,000.  What’s more, you’ll get the opportunity to develop your skills and push your creativity even further with an incredible money-can’t-buy experience: a personal photography assignment, set and mentored by Canon Ambassador and internationally renowned photographer, Lorenz Holder.


    Push your creativity and craft with exclusive pro insights

    Hone your technique as you take on the Redline Challenge. Hear from our inspiring line-up of Canon Ambassadors as they guide you through their approach to shooting in low-light, and offer up tips and tricks to help you master the Light in the dark brief.
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    The particle shot

    Canon Ambassador Lorenz Holder talks you through how to use rain, fog, snow and other elements to add texture to your shots.


    Lighting tricks for night landscapes

    Join Canon Ambassador Valterri Hirvonen as he treks his native Finland at night, creating magical landscape images with simple lighting tricks.


    Slow shutter magic

    Canon Ambassador Lorenz Holder talks you through why the only limit in low light is your imagination.


    Dramatic portraiture in low light

    Canon Ambassador Eliska Sky runs through how her light in the dark challenge stays bold and colourful with simple everyday lighting tips mixed with her signature bold, high fashion portraiture.


    Learn about light

    Canon Ambassador Lorenz Holder talks you through why the only limit in low light is your imagination.

  • Capture low-light like never before

    Be creative in ways you never thought possible with our pioneering range of full-frame mirrorless cameras. Featuring state-of-the-art technologies, access to our library of revolutionary RF lenses, and ground breaking low-light capabilities, the EOS R-System is made for shooting in darkness.

  • Beveidrodiniai fotoaparatai

    Canon EOS R5

    Pamirškite viską, ką iki šiol žinojote apie beveidrodinius fotoaparatus. Bekompromisis fotoaparato EOS R5 veikimas iš esmės pakeis tai, kaip fotografuojate ir kuriate filmus.

  • Beveidrodiniai fotoaparatai

    „Canon EOS R6“

    Nesvarbu ką fotografuojate ir kaip – su „EOS R6“ patirsite tokias kūrybines galimybes, kurios anksčiau atrodė neįmanomos.

  • Beveidrodiniai fotoaparatai

    Canon EOS RP

    Mažas, lengvas ir intuityviai valdomas viso kadro beveidrodinis fotoaparatas, skirtas kelionėms ir kasdienėms fotografijoms.

  • Standartinis objektyvas

    RF 50mm F1.8 STM

    Kompaktiškas, tylus ir lengvas 50mm RF fiksuoto židinio nuotolio objektyvas su plačia f/1.8 diafragma tobulai tinka jūsų kūrybinei vizijai atskleisti.

  • Beveidrodiniai fotoaparatai

    EOS R

    Viso kadro beveidrodinis fotoaparatas, atveriantis naujų kūrybinių galimybių fotografams ir operatoriams.

  • RF objektyvai

    RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM

    Puikus kasdienis objektyvas viso kadro beveidrodinį fotoaparatą naudojantiems fotoentuziastams. RF 24–105 mm F4-7.1 IS STM, kurį yra paprasta naudoti, yra lengvas, kompaktiškas ir pasirengęs suteikti jūsų fotografijoms visai kitą lygį.

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    Find inspiration in the work of 13-time Red Bull Illume Finalist, Lorenz Holder

    Known for his fresh and dramatic style - as much fine art as photography - and his exceptional ability to capture the unexpected, even in the most challenging of settings, internationally-renowned photographer Lorenz is brilliantly placed to act as judge and mentor for the Redline Challenge.


    Find inspiration in our gallery of the standout entries so far

    View some of the best entries to date from photography enthusiasts across Europe, the Middle East and Africa - all interesting interpretations of our Light in the dark brief.

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  • Two young people relax on a palette bed with an orange throw on it. A plant casts dramatic shadows on the yellow walls.


    Pros reveal how to use darkness to your advantage

    Four Canon Ambassadors explain how shooting in low light is the perfect opportunity to push your creative boundaries.

  • A snowboarder performs a jump on a snowy outcrop, with a golden sunset in the background.


    Pro tips for perfect exposures with flash in low light

    Redline Challenge mentor Lorenz Holder reveals his three favourite techniques when shooting sunset and night-time photography with flash.


    Redline Challenge: tackling 'Light in the Dark'

    Action photographer Lorenz Holder unpacks the first Redline Challenge and shares tips and advice for approaching the brief.

  • A snowboarder high in the air in foggy conditions, eerily lit from behind the crest of a hill.


    Adrenaline-fuelled landscapes

    Discover how Canon Ambassador and Redline Challenge mentor Lorenz Holder fuses landscapes and action in a striking and original way.

  • Rocky outcrops in Zion National park, Utah, USA, pictured at night. Blurred lights run along the road and the Milky Way can be seen in the sky above.


    The dark side: low-light photography

    Valtteri Hirvonen forged his technique during Finland’s gloomy winters. Here he reveals his tips for shooting in low light.


    When action sports meets architecture photography

    Canon Ambassador Lorenz Holder shares how he used a fast-aperture telephoto zoom lens to capture a skateboarder in action under a viaduct.


    Lorenz Holder

    Multi Red Bull Illume award-winning photographer, Lorenz, based in Freising, Germany, specialises in images of action sports combined with landscape and architectural photography.

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    Join the discussion now

    Get involved in chats and discussions happening right now on our social channels, hear thoughts from the community on the Redline Challenge, or find further tips and tricks to help push your photography further on our YouTube channel.


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