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The DC Shoot Off

Posted in Concerning Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 9, 2012 by A Photographer's Life

Join us for the upcoming 7th annual DC Shoot Off Photography Workshop happening 15-18 March 2012 in Arlington, Va.

Register here

Photo by Kurt Lengfield

Starts at 6pm Thursday evening for a social meet & greet at the Hilton Garden Inn bar lounge, to be followed by portfolio reviews and one-on-one career counseling.  Friday will be an all-star packed open presentation panel with keynote speaker and three-time Pulitzer Prize photojournalist Michael Williamson.  Shooters continue  on with edit and mentoring sessions during Friday night into Saturday to continue their evening with three more presenters.  Once all images are turned in from their theme assignment we go into Sunday morning from 9am – noon for judging and a small awards ceremony by 12:30.

Don’t miss out and if you can’t physically make it to DC compete online with SHOOT OFF INTERNATIONAL an online competition running parallel with the on site event but judged in its own category.

Also our speakers presentations are open to those reading this post.  Come join us and enjoy the work of some of our most creative and talented photographers of our time.

The Faculty

The Schedule

The Sponsors

Submission Guidelines

For additional information contact Johnny Bivera at or call 202-251-8094

Shoot Off Visual Media Workshops is a not for profit program for military, civil service photographers and invited guests.  The best speakers, mentors, editors and judges throughout the country volunteer for this prestigious event that aligns our service members with the national press corps, industry leaders and veteran military photographers. These workshops are for all levels and provide professional development in helping to fill training gaps for our service dedicated photographers throughout the year.


2011 DC Shoot Off Winners List – by Johnny Bivera

Posted in Concerning Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 25, 2011 by A Photographer's Life

The Subject Board and Trophy Awards – This years topic pulled by keynote speaker Clay Patrick McBride “On the Job”

This years winners come from a diverse group of photographers from as far as away as California and Florida and from as many different military commands, civilian agencies and university level photography students.    Over 90 competitors were on hand to participate of whom a half dozen competed on line for Shoot Off International.  This years winners are:


First Place – Meghann Roper

Second Place – Cooper Evans

Third Place – Erika Barker

Honorable Mention – Gina Morrissette

Honorable Mention – Samantha Ciaramitaro


First Place – Kurt Lengfield

Second Place – Shane McCoy

Third Place – Ed Buice

Honorable Mention – Annie Elis

Honorable Mention – Kathleen Gorby


Top Single Image – Erika Barker

Honorable Mention – Kurt Lengfield

Honorable Mention – Shane McCoy


First Place – Joshua Hudson

Honorable Mention – Keith Stevenson

Honorable Mention – Joe Kane


For Leadership & Team Spirit – Etta Smith

Winning photos to follow!