2015 SoCal Shootout Results

RESULTS

Congratulations to all our winners! Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's shootout. All winning photos and videos are posted below including the prize that was won.


Special Thanks to our Sponsors

Winners have been awarded their prizes based on a point system, with more competitive categories awarding more points, and winners with the most points getting first choice available. Winners got to rank their prize choices prior to selection. Over $20,000 in prizes awarded!

Check out the Sponsor and prize details under each winning photo!


Thank you to our great judges!

The 2015 SoCal Shootout was judged by professional photographers Scott Gietler, Andy Sallmon and Mark Strickland. To learn more about each judge please click here.


Direct Link to Each Category:

Best In ShowOpen Wide AngleOpen MacroOpen BehaviorOpen Portrait

Mirrorless Wide AngleMirrorless MacroCompact Wide AngleCompact Macro

Edited VideoUnedited Video


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BEST IN SHOW

Best in Show - Brook Peterson

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Brook won a 7 night / 6 day trip with diving to Aiyanar Beach & Dive Resort in Anilao, Philippines!

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OPEN WIDE ANGLE

First Place - Ben Hofilena

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Ben won a Sea of Cortez liveaboard trip on the Rocio del Mar!

2nd Place - Adam Martin

Adam won a Fix Neo Mini 1000 Video Light!

 

3rd Place - Jim Agronick

Jim won a Channel Islands Dive Adventures Single Day boat ticket

 

Honorable Mention - Nayan Savla

 

Honorable Mention - Jim Agronick

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OPEN MACRO

1st Place - Helen Brierley

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Helen won a  Sea & Sea YS-D2 Strobe!

 

2nd Place - Christopher Borel

Christopher won a new Aquatica Mirrorless Housing with Mini Dome!

 

 

3rd Place - Brook Peterson

Brook won a 7 night / 6 day trip with diving to Aiyanar Beach & Dive Resort in Anilao, Philippines!

 

Honorable Mention - Craig Hoover

 

Honorable Mention - Craig Hoover

 

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OPEN BEHAVIOR

 

1st Place - Brook Peterson

Brook won a 7 night / 6 day trip with diving to Aiyanar Beach & Dive Resort in Anilao, Philippines!

 

2nd Place - Nayan Savla

Nayan won a Sea & Sea YS-03 Universal Lighting Package!

 

3rd Place - Sandra Dildine

Sandra won a $150 gift certificate to Bluewater Photo!

 

4th Place - Brook Peterson

Brook won a 7 night / 6 day trip with diving to Aiyanar Beach & Dive Resort in Anilao, Philippines!

 

Honorable Mention - Erik Lukas

 

Honorable Mention - Steve Fitzpatrick

 

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OPEN PORTRAIT

 

1st Place - Cindy Shaw

Cindy won a pair of Sea & Sea YS-01 Strobes

 

2nd Place - Craig Hoover

Craig won a Light & Motion Sola 800 Photo Light!

 

3rd Place (TIE) - Tiffany Poon

 Tiffany won an Ultralight Control Systems $125 Gift Certificate

 

3rd Place (TIE) - Desmond Ho

Desmond won 4 nights with 3 days of diving from the Cortez Club & La Concha Resort!

 

Honorable Mention - Adam King

 

Honorable Mention - Joseph Jenkins

 

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MIRRORLESS WIDE ANGLE

 

1st Place - Christopher Borel

Christopher won a new Aquatica Mirrorless Housing with Mini Dome!

 

2nd Place - Christopher Borel

Christopher won a new Aquatica Mirrorless Housing with Mini Dome!

 

3rd Place - Kelly Teich

Kelly won a $125 Channel Islands Dive Adventures gift certificate!

 

Honorable Mention - Renee Capozzola

 

Honorable Mention - Mark Judd

 


MIRRORLESS MACRO

 

1st Place - Desmond Ho

Desmond won 4 nights with 3 days of diving from the Cortez Club & La Concha Resort!

 

2nd Place - Bruce Sudweeks

Bruce won a trip voucher for a local trip with Truth Aquatics.

 

3rd Place - Melvin Moncrieff

Mel won an local trip, open boat voucher for the Magician Dive Boat!

 

Honorable Mention - Patrick Smith

 

Honorable Mention - Melvin Moncrieff

 

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COMPACT WIDE ANGLE

 

1st Place - Ty Oliver

Ty won a 4 night package with 12 dives from Maluku Divers!

 

2nd Place - Ashley Lewis

Ashley won a Channel Islands Dive Adventures single day trip voucher!

 

3rd Place - David Guth

David won a free local boat trip with Bluewater Photo!

 

Honorable Mention - Renee Capozzola

 

Honorable Mention - Camilla Hall

 

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COMPACT MACRO

 

1st Place - Michal Ross

Michal won a Channel Islands Dive Adventures two day trip voucher!

 

2nd Place - Brian Herold

Brian won a trip voucher for a local trip with Truth Aquatics.

 

3rd Place - Sandra Dildine

Sandra won a $150 gift certificate to Bluewater Photo!

 

Honorable Mention - David Guth

 

Honorable Mention - Sandra Dildine

 

 

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VIDEO - EDITED

 

1st Place - Todd Kortte

Todd won an iTorch Venom 50 Video light with fiber optic remote controller!

 

 

2nd Place - Daniel McGanty

Daniel won an Ikelite Vega Video light!

 

3rd Place - Robert Arnold

Robert won a $125 Channel Islands Dive Adventures gift certificate!

 

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VIDEO - UNEDITED

 

1st Place - Andre Labuda

Andre won an Ultralight Control Systems $125 Gift Certificate

 

 

2nd Place - Daniel McGanty

Daniel won an Ikelite Vega Video light!

 

3rd Place - Hank Kratzer

Hank won an local trip, open boat voucher for the Magician Dive Boat!

 

 

Honorable Mention - Richard Hofmann

 

Honorable Mention - Vanessa Homyak

 


Thanks so much to everyone who participated in this year's SoCal Shootout. Hope to see you again next year!

 

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