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Warm-up Week: JUNE 10-17 • Event Week: June 17-24, 2017
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JOIN US AT THE 2017 DIGITAL SHOOTOUT IN Island Bonaire Digital Shootout WARM-UP WEEK: JUNE 10-17, 2017
SHOOTOUT WEEK: JUNE 17-24, 2017
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THE WORLD'S BEST LEARNING EVENT


Take it seriously or take it slow, the Digital Shootout is an underwater photography/videography vacation designed to take the shooter in the group to the next level. If you're a new or an intermediate shooter, the Digital Shootout is our fast-track to better underwater imaging. In six days of seminars and diving, the Digital Shootout team will help dial in your underwater system and shooting techniques. Enter your best images in the final contest to win trips, gear, and more from our great sponsors.
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Diving/RESORT

SPECTACULAR BONAIRE DIVING


Bonaire is home to the Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino - a colorful, casual resort painted in hues of blue, pink, and warm yellow. The Divi Flamingo has all of the modern amenities. Divi Dive Bonaire - a PADI five star dive operation with custom dive boats, gear, and an experienced dive crew - is right at the resort with unlimited shore diving. World-class Caribbean scuba diving in Bonaire offers plentiful opportunities from boat or shore for both macro and wide angle photography.
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SEMINARS

SEMINARS EVERY AFTERNOON


Each afternoon we offer professionally produced seminars on basic and advanced photo and video techniques. Just learning how to assemble your camera for the first time? Looking for the secrets of exposure and strobe placement? Our seminars are world renowned for their simple delivery of complex topics and will take you to the next level.
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COMPETITION

FRIENDLY COMPETITION WITH BIG PRIZES


The workshops and experts assembled at this event will whisk you along the learning curve of underwater photography. By the end of the week you will be shooting well enough to enter our friendly competition. The best images shot during the week will be awarded over $30,000 in prizes.
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The Digital Shootout is accessible via most major airlines. If you're traveling heavy, you'll incur excess bag fees but there should be no problem with you getting all of your camera and dive gear to the Digital Shootout. No worries...

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Berkley White Berkley White
Owner and founder of Backscatter Underwater Video & Photo. Berkley is one of the leading underwater imaging professionals, who's passion for underwater imaging is equaled by his passion for educating others. His images and articles are regularly seen in national and international scuba diving publications, and he leads several educational underwater imaging expeditions each year, such as The Digital Shootout. To view his online portfolio, please visit berkleywhite.com.



Erin Quigley Erin Quigley
Erin Quigley, Digital Imaging Consultant specializing in customized workflows and editing strategies, and Award-Winning Underwater Photographer, will help you sort out your processing woes. These one-on-one or small group sessions will be informal and based on participant's interest, so bring Erin your images for tutorials and tips to improve your post production skills. For more information about Erin, please see: http://www.goaskerin.com/
Certified Adobe Lightroom Expert



Jim Decker Jim Decker
As the CEO of Backscatter, Jim is one of the top experts in the world on underwater photo and video equipment and shooting technique. From SLRs to compacts and handycams to broadcast video, Jim has shot video and photo systems from all the major underwater manufacturers and has been a consultant on many of the designs seen in the water today. Jim has also consulted with many professional photographers, production companies, resorts, and magazines including Mythbusters, Discovery Channel, Sport Diver Magazine, Scuba Diving Magazine, Into The Drink, National Geographic, Freshwaters Illustrated, and many more.



Cristian Dimitrius CRISTIAN DIMITRIUS
Cristian Dimitrius is a Brazilian Emmy Award Winning cinematographer, photographer and television presenter specializing in wildlife and natural history films around the world. On land or underwater, from ants to whales, Cristian's innovative cinematography and unorthodox camera techniques are helping revolutionise the way people see and perceive wildlife. Cristian pushes the boundaries of wildlife filmmaking with his amazing still images and stunning video sequences. Hes goal is always to bring an innovative approach, using the latest techniques, equipment and revolutionary creative resources to plunge the audience into the animal world. In addition to several film credits, Cristian has shot for the world's top television networks including the BBC, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, History Channel, Animal Planet & Globo TV. Cristian is also one of the presenters of the segment Domingão Aventura in Globo TV Sunday afternoon show Domingão do Faustão. His stories are acclaimed by the public and the as he has brought innovation with their ingenious cameras, bringing images never shown on Brazilian television. Cristian Dimitrius's life-long mission is to inspire people to fall in love with our planet through his images, arousing the desire for knowledge and conservation of the place we all can call home. For more information about Cristian, please see: http://www.cristiandimitrius.com/



Berkley White Mary Lynn Price
Mary Lynn Price is a video journalist and an Apple certified pro in Final Cut Pro. She is the executive producer of the iTunes featured podcast, DiveFilm HD Video, and is a founding organizer of the San Diego UnderSea Film Exhibition. She teaches video editing and storytelling on land and at sea. Samples of Mary Lynn's work at marylynnprice.com and WeddellSealScience.com.

Mary Lynn will be focusing on video editing and storytelling, and sharing video via video sharing websites such as YouTube and Vimeo, as well as social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Whether you are a new videographer wanting to get started creating short videos to share, or an experienced videographer wanting to improve your editing and storytelling, Mary Lynn will help you take your video production skills to the next level through her fast-paced presentations and individualized assistance.



Steffan Schulz STEFFAN SCHULTZ
As a Producer/Director, Steffan has 30 years experience and over 100 national and international awards including a spot on A/V Producer Magazine's "Top 100 Producers" list. In 1998, Steffan was called upon to produce and direct the Public Television series "Destination Diving" which included 13 half hour episodes on various scuba travel destinations around the world. At the time Steffan was not scuba certified, but quickly fell in love with the underwater environment and its numerous filmmaking challenges. He has since produced numerous programs that feature underwater environments. Steffan's work has been featured on PBS, NBC, ABC, and MTV as well as a number of international markets including Europe, Asia and South America. He is a published author and guest lecturer and presenter at universities, corporations and a variety of professional groups. For more information about Steffan, please see: http://www.strangemedia.com/



Joel Penner Joel Penner
Joel is the founder of Newmediasoup, LLC, a multimedia and event coverage company. He also provides multimedia projects for Backscatter Underwater Video & Photo and is a part of their digital media team. Joel was an early adopter of the use of DSLR cameras for shooting high definition underwater video and currently shoots 4K Ultra High Definition video as part of his business. He is also an active product tester for Backscatter assisting with underwater video camera testing and video editing for new products. His images have been published in various magazines, such as, Scuba Diver TTL, Scuba Diver Ocean Planet, Scuba Diving and Sport Diver. Along with his wife Jennifer, they have authored many published articles on techniques to improve underwater imaging for GoPro cameras and DSLRs, and are regular presenters at scuba diving trade shows.



Jennifer Penner Jennifer Penner
Jen's foray-turned-passion for underwater photography started as a participant at the Digital Shootout in 2008 (ask her some time about her first nightly image critiques). She quickly retired her all-auto point&shoot camera for a DSLR, and now would be in the water everyday with her camera if possible. Her images have been published in various magazines, such as, Scuba Diver TTL, Scuba Diver Ocean Planet, Scuba Diving and Sport Diver. Along with her husband Joel, they have authored many published articles on techniques to improve underwater imaging for GoPro cameras and DSLRs, and are regular presenters at scuba diving trade shows. When not in her ocean office, she attends to their multimedia company, Newmediasoup, LLC.



Dan Baldocchi Dan Baldocchi
Underwater digital photography equipment expert Dan Baldocchi was part of the Light & Motion team for over ten years. From the humble beginnings of early digital cameras to the latest digital SLRs, Dan has been an industry expert in the evolution of underwater digital photography. Leading photo expeditions since 1998, and as co-founder of the Digital Shootout, Dan has introduced countless divers to the exciting world of underwater digital photography.



   

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