Contests


from the Bluewater Photo team

SoCal Shootout: Story Behind the Shot, Ben Hofilena

SoCal Shootout: Story Behind the Shot, Ben Hofilena

Nov 04

Wide angle compositions are often the hardest to nail perfectly. During the SoCal Shootout participants have to do just that. There is very little editing allowed, so getting correct lighting, exposure and above all, that striking composition is key. Ben Hofilena succeeded with his first place image in our open wide angle category. While he claims just a lucky shot, he at least knew the most...

SoCal Shootout: Story Behind the Shot, Cindy Shaw

SoCal Shootout: Story Behind the Shot, Cindy Shaw

Oct 21

Shooting Portraits underwater can be especially challenging as most subjects like fish are moving constantly. You must nail that perfect composition, eye contact and focus. With that in mind we loved this playful capture of a Bat Ray from Cindy Shaw which took First Place in the Open Portrait Category. Here are the details that went into this winning image. Title: Wanna Play? Location Captured:...

SoCal Shootout: Story Behind the Shot – Brook Peterson, Best in Show

SoCal Shootout: Story Behind the Shot – Brook Peterson, Best in Show

Oct 14

This year’s Best in Show was won by Brook Peterson with this excellent image of a young sea lion cruising through the water. Congrats Brook! Read on to learn more about this image. Title:¬†Young Sea Lion at Play Location Captured: Sea Lion Rookery at Santa Barbara Island Camera / Housing: Nikon D810 with Sigma 15mm Lens in Sea & Sea Housing Strobes / Lights: Dual Sea & Sea YS-D1...

Photo Contest Winners – “Seeing Stars” Dec/Jan

Photo Contest Winners – “Seeing Stars” Dec/Jan

Feb 08

Our December / January contest was great with a ton of sea star pictures from all over the place. To everyone who participated, thanks so much! Here are our winners, make sure to enter this month’s contest, the February theme is “Couples” because of that gooey romantic holiday that falls in the middle of the month. December / January Winners: First Place: Ellen, with...

November Monthly Photo Contest Winners!

November Monthly Photo Contest Winners!

Dec 07

We may be a little bit behind this month, but fear not! Here they are, the winners from last month’s “Fish Faces” themed photo contest. Every month it seems like you all bring in more and more and better and better photos, keep it coming! We had a hard time picking the favorites, but here they are! Don’t forget to head over to our facebook page and enter in next...

Creepy Critters – Sept/Oct Photo Contest Winners!

Creepy Critters – Sept/Oct Photo Contest Winners!

Nov 09

Here are the winners from last month’s Facebook Photo Contest. We merged Sept and October to bring in lots of great entries, and themed the contest around Halloween with “Creepy Critters” as our theme. We had a ton of great entries, so thanks so much to everyone who participated! Don’t forget to submit your photos for this month’s contest, which ends Nov. 30th. The...