The Digital Shootout - Underwater Photography, Videography, Scuba Diving Trips


June 13-20, 2015
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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.


Home to the world's second largest barrier reef, Roatan, Honduras is justifiably one of the top scuba diving and snorkeling destinations on earth. CoCo View Resort has the reputation for being the easiest place to dive on the island. There is 24 hour access to shore diving along Coco View's amazing House Reef. Typical photo subjects include abundant sea turtles, moray eels, dolphins, massive coral walls with spectacular sea sponges, and wrecks.



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.


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.


Roatan 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 in Roatan. 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

Berkley White DAN BALDOCCHI - Dan Baldocchi co-founded the Digital Shootout in 2001 and serves as the Event Organizer. He is an underwater photo and video expert and has led numerous underwater imaging workshops for more than 15 years. Dan is also the owner of Under Exposures, a travel company specializing in photo-related dive trips. Additionally, Dan is the International Sales Manager for Light and Motion, a company he has worked for since 1997.


Berkley White MARY-LYNN PRICE - Mary Lynn Price is a video journalist and Apple certified pro in Final Cut Pro X. 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 and

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.


Berkley White 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.


Berkley White ERIN QUIGLEY - THE DIGITAL SHOOTOUT HELP CENTER. - Layer masks weighing you down? Lightroom keeping you in the dark? 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:
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