Meet Our Instructors: David Guy Maynard

IMG_6041smToday’s featured instructor is David Guy Maynard, an amazingly talented photographer¬†with a huge range of experience. ¬†Also a Tamron Image Master, his specialties cover the full spectrum of photography; Portrait, Fashion, Glamour, Boudoir, Fine Art, Commercial, Macro, and Nature. ¬†In other words, if you can put it in front of his camera he can create exceptional images of it, and teach you how to do so, too.

As a photography teacher, he has a natural ability to make instant connections with people, and explain complex techniques and concepts in a way they easily understand. ¬†… Read More!

Meet Our Instructors: Fred Rodgers

Today’s feature instructor is Fred Rodgers, who has been leading workshops¬†at¬†both the Black Hills and Tampa Bay Photo Shootouts for the past three years. ¬†He is also the co-host of “The Fotobug” podcast with Jim Caldwell. ¬†You could say the Tampa Bay Photo Shootout is all Fred’s fault, his connections with Pinellas Technical College (PTC) opened up the door for us to make having a Photo Shootout in our own backyard a reality.

10653832_986047544741743_7873108866629052229_nFred is¬†a professional educator, having taught¬†in a variety of fields¬†including¬†horticulture, information technology, network support, and ¬†video production. ¬†… Read More!

Meet Our Instructors: Jim Caldwell

Jim-Caldwell-200We think of everyone who is a part of the Photo Shootout as a member of our big crazy family (we put the “fun” in “dysfunctional”). ¬†If you have been to one, you know exactly what we are talking about! ¬†If you haven’t, you’ll love the fun and friendship you will find there. ¬†Each day we’ll be featuring a little bit about each of our instructors for the upcoming Tampa Bay Photo Shootout, a group of folks we just couldn’t do this whole thing without!… Read More!

Registration is OPEN for the 2015 Black Hills Photo Shootout!

Sponsorship-Packet-Cover-Page-600pxThat’s right, registration is open and we can’t wait for you to see some of the fantastic new workshops we have added this year! ¬†Check them out and register on the Black Hills Photo Shootout website. ¬†September 25-27 in Rapid City, South Dakota…see you there!

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And the Grand Prize winner is…

And the Grand Prize winner selected by our 2012 Keynote speaker, Rick Sammon, is Eva Bareis!  


People

Eva Bareis, Rapid City, SD


The Grand Prize winner will receive:

Thanks to everyone who entered the contest, everyone who voted throughout the rounds, and all of our sponsors who helped make this contest possible!Read More!

And the Photo Shootout Contest Winners are…

The votes are in… congratulations to the 1st place category winners of our inaugural Photo Shootout Contest!


People

Eva Bareis, Rapid City, SD


Places

Elizabeth Brooks, Woonsocket, SD


Animals

Terri Dermody, Des Moines, IA


Close-Ups

Alison Bents, Saint Paul, MN


Each of our 1st Prize Category Winners will receive the following prize package:

  • Alta+ 235AB 50 aluminum tripods with ball head* (courtesy of¬†Vanguard)
    • *Whoever wins the grand prize will receive an ABEO aluminum monopod (courtesy of¬†Vanguard) instead of this tripod since they will receive a different tripod as part of the grand prize.
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Final Round of voting now open!

 

Round 5 of voting in The Photo Shootout Contest is now open!

We apologize for the delay in sending the email notification for the final round of voting. We got a little caught up in the holiday festivities and playing with all of our new toys! Well, we know not to start a new round of voting in the middle of the holidays for next year! Apparently the email notification didn’t deter many of you though since there have already been lots of votes, keep ’em coming! ¬†

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Vote for Your Favorite Shootout Images: “Close-Ups” Category – Round 5

Make sure you hit the vote button for each pair of pictures.  One vote per person, per photo pair, per round.  Voting ends at 11:59PM, EST, January 10, 2013.

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Vote for your favorites in each category!

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Vote for Your Favorite Shootout Images: “Animals” Category – Round 5

Make sure you hit the vote button for each pair of pictures.  One vote per person, per photo pair, per round.  Voting ends at 11:59PM, EST, January 10, 2013.

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Vote for your favorites in each category!

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Vote for Your Favorite Shootout Images: “Places” Category – Round 5

Make sure you hit the vote button for each pair of pictures.  One vote per person, per photo pair, per round.  Voting ends at 11:59PM, EST, January 10, 2013.

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Vote for your favorites in each category!

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