The first Photo Shootout was held in the Black Hills of South Dakota in 2010, and has grown dramatically from its start.  In addition to the Black Hills event, we now also have a Tampa Bay Photo Shootout, and together, they attract photographers from across North America and even a few international enthusiasts.  The Photo Shootout appeals to a broad group of photography enthusiasts, from amateurs to professionals, offering workshops and events suited to a wide range of photography interests and levels.

The Photo Shootouts are organized and managed by Outdoor Photo Workshops (OPW), a leader in outdoor adventure and nature photography workshops. We partner with with local universities, businesses, and photography clubs to mesh local resources with the expertise of a professional photography workshop leader.