2016 SoCal Shootout Results

2016 RESULTS

Congratulations to all our winners! This year we saw a great amount of variety in not only the composition, but also in the subjects that were captured around Southern California! From sea turtles to leopard sharks, mola mola, rare blennies, octopus and more! The conditions during the competition weekend were not ideal in many places, so we are even more excited by all of these winning photos! Thank you for participating, and we hope to see everyone back out again next year! The 2017 SoCal Shootout will take place September 8-10th.


Special Thanks to our Sponsors!

The winners have been awarded their prizes based on a poin system, with more competitive categories awarding more points, and winners with the most points getting first choice of prizes available. Winners were allowed to rank their prize choice prior to selection from our prize pool of over $22,000. 

Sponsor and prize information are included with each winning photo.


Thank you to our great judges!

The 2016 SoCal Shootout was judged by professional photographers Mark Strickland, Andy Sallmon and Scott Gietler. To learn more about each judge, please click here


Winning Photos:

Click on the link below to jump directly to a specific category, or scroll through all photos below

Best In ShowOpen Wide AngleOpen MacroOpen BehaviorOpen Portrait

Mirrorless Wide AngleMirrorless MacroCompact Wide AngleCompact Macro

Edited VideoUnEdited Video


BEST IN SHOW

Best in Show - Ralph Pace

Ralph won a Sea of Cortez trip on the Rocio del Mar Liveaboard

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Open Wide Angle

First Place - Ralph Pace

Ralph won a Sea of Cortez trip on the Rocio del Mar Liveaboard

Second Place - Erik Lukas

Erik won a 7 day stay at Atmosphere Dumaguete Resort

Third Place - Jim Agronick

Jim won a 2-Day Trip with Channel Island Dive Adventures

 

Fourth Place - Mel Moncrieff

Mel won a $125 Gift Certificate with Ultralight Control Systems

Honorable Mention - Jim Agronick

Jim won a 2-Day Trip with Channel Island Dive Adventures

 

Honorable Mention - Renee Capozzola

Renee won a $1000 Trip Certificate from Nautilus Explorer Liveaboard

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Open Macro

First Place - Erik Lukas

Erik won a 7 day stay at Atmosphere Dumaguete Resort

Second Place - Aaron Halstead

Aaron won a YS-D2 Strobe from Sea & Sea

Third Place - Tyler Schiffman

Tyler won a Light & Motion Sola 2000 Video Light

Fourth Place - Matthias Scheer

Matthias won a $125 Gift Certificate with Ultralight Control Systems

Honorable Mention - Desmond Ho

Desmond won an Olympus TG-4 camera with PT-056 underwater housing

Honorable Mention - Julie Gordon

Julie won a local boat trip from Bluewater Photo

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Open Behavior

First Place - Ralph Pace

Ralph won a Sea of Cortez trip on the Rocio del Mar Liveaboard

Second Place - Susan Scheer

Susan won a four night stay with Maluku Divers in Indonesia

 

Third Place - Sandra Dildine

Sandra won a $150 Gift Certificate from Bluewater Photo

Fourth Place - Bruce Sudweeks

Bruce won a won a 7 night stay at either Atlantis Puerto Galera or Atlantis Dumaguete

Honorable Mention - Tiffany Poon

Tiffany won an iTorch SS-2 Strobe

Honorable Mention - Helen Brierley

Helen won a $1500 gift certificate from Aquatica Digital towards the purchase of a housing

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Open Portrait

First Place - Helen Brierley

Helen won a $1500 gift certificate from Aquatica Digital towards the purchase of a housing

Second Place - Cathy Mueller

Cathy won a YS-D2 Strobe from Sea & Sea

Third Place - Desmond Ho

Desmond won an Olympus TG-4 camera with PT-056 underwater housing

Fourth Place - Bruce Sudweeks

Bruce won a won a 7 night stay at either Atlantis Puerto Galera or Atlantis Dumaguete

Honorable Mention - Desmond Ho

Desmond won an Olympus TG-4 camera with PT-056 underwater housing

Honorable Mention - Bruce Sudweeks

Bruce won a won a 7 night stay at either Atlantis Puerto Galera or Atlantis Dumaguete

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Mirrorless Wide Angle

First Place - Renee Capozzola

Renee won a $1000 Trip Certificate from Nautilus Explorer Liveaboard

Second Place - Tiffany Poon

Tiffany won an iTorch SS-2 Strobe

Third Place - Susan Scheer

Susan won a four night stay with Maluku Divers in Indonesia

Fourth Place - Tiffany Poon

Tiffany won an iTorch SS-2 Strobe

Honorable Mention - Christopher Borel

Christopher won a single day boat trip with Channel Island Dive Adventures

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Mirrorless Macro

First Place - Bruce Sudweeks

Bruce won a won a 7 night stay at either Atlantis Puerto Galera or Atlantis Dumaguete

Second Place - Bruce Sudweeks

Bruce won a won a 7 night stay at either Atlantis Puerto Galera or Atlantis Dumaguete

Third Place - Desmond Ho

Desmond won an Olympus TG-4 camera with PT-056 underwater housing

Fourth Place - Tiffany Poon

Tiffany won an iTorch SS-2 Strobe

Honorable Mention - Christopher Borel

Christopher won a single day boat trip with Channel Island Dive Adventures

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Compact Wide Angle

First Place - John Ericksen

John won a Sea of Cortez trip on the Quiño el Guardian Liveaboard

Second Place - Michal Ross

Michal won a $200 trip certificate with Channel Island Dive Adventures

 

Third Place - John Ericksen

John won a Sea of Cortez trip on the Quiño el Guardian Liveaboard

Honorable Mention - Debbie Karimoto

Debbie won a single day boat trip with Channel Island Dive Adventures

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Compact Macro

First Place - Kim Lancaster

Kim won a $1500 gift certificate from Aquatica Digital towards the purchase of a housing

Second Place - John Ericksen

John won a Sea of Cortez trip on the Quiño el Guardian Liveaboard

Third Place - Michal Ross

Michal won a $200 trip certificate with Channel Island Dive Adventures

Honorable Mention - John Ericksen

John won a Sea of Cortez trip on the Quiño el Guardian Liveaboard

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Edited Video

First Place - Todd Kortte

Todd won a Kraken 2800 Video Light

Second Place - Bob Arnold

Bob won a Kraken 5000 Video Light

 

Special Mention - Dan McGanty

 

 

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UnEdited Video

First Place - Dan McGanty

Dan won a $400 gift certificate from Ikelite.

Second Place - Bob Arnold

Bob won a Kraken 5000 Video Light

 

Third Place - Dan McGanty

Dan won a $400 gift certificate from Ikelite.


Thank you to all who participated and congratulations to all winners! We hope you will join us again next year. 

 

The 2017 SoCal Shootout will take place on September 8-10th.

 

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