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This year's Digital Shootout marked the 20th anniversary of this renowned event. WOW! 20 years of dive, shoot, learn and repeat, the perfect recipe for a working vacation for the underwater image-maker looking to level up! And there was no better place to celebrate it than Little Cayman Beach Resort!

During this two week-long workshop, an international mix of 60 guests and 20 staff gathered for the sharing of photography and editing techniques, checking out the newest underwater imaging gear, exploring Little Cayman's Bloody Bay and Jackson Bight sections of the Bloody Bay Marine Park and capturing images of ocean inhabitants with like-minded dive buddies, old and new. The two-week schedule – 3 boat dives daily, late afternoon seminars, evening image critiques or inspirational presentations by the pros – makes for a contagious learning environment for improved underwater imaging in a very short amount of time.

Manufacturers and their reps bring thousands of pounds of cameras, housings, strobes, lights and accessories to the Shootout each year for guests to try out the latest and greatest. The Demo Gear program is second to none, as no other underwater photography event has as much gear to demo as the Shootout. Please visit our GEAR TESTS page for reviews by our on-location pros of the latest cameras, housings and accessories.

Even while learning, we like to have FUN! Check out the SHOOTOUT LIFE section to experience the diving, the learning and the camaraderie shared by this amazing group of passionate image-makers.

While it's called the Digital Shootout, the focus of this event is learning. Our participants range from beginner to veteran shutterbug, and regardless of skill level, everyone goes home having learned something new. Year after year, the organizers – Backscatter Underwater Video & Photo and Under Exposures – collect some amazing prizes to award at the event's end when even the burgeoning beginner has gained skill and confidence to enter into our friendly competition. Our Share the Wealth policy dictates no matter how many wins, places, or shows a participant receives, only the one favorite prize goes home with him/her. Year after year, many guests jest that they are just there for the raffle! You'll find beautiful imagery in photos and videos that depict the wonders of the ocean in the CONTEST RESULTS section.

JOIN US in 2024 for another fun-filled, two week workshop of dive, shoot, learn and repeat, again held in Little Cayman at the Little Cayman Beach Resort! Whether new to the Shootout or a long-time friend, the camaraderie amongst like-minded individuals is unmatched! See you in Little Cayman!

Scuba diving is a way to experience the majesty of the underwater world while pushing the boundaries of human exploration.
— Sylvia Earle

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