2012 SoCal Shootout Winners Announced

Winners of the second annual Bluewater Photo So-cal shootout have been announced
By Travis Ball

2012 SoCal Shootout - Winners Announced

Bluewater Photo recently announced the winners from its annual underwater shootout event


Bluewater Photo is proud to announce the winners of the second annual SoCal Shootout.  There were many excellent entries in all categories, with photographers and videographers from Santa Barbara to San Diego. The SoCal Shootout was judged by some of the top professional underwater photographers in Southern California: Andy Sallmon (www.seait.com), Todd Winner (www.toddwinner.com), Roger Carlson, Jim Lyle, Mark Strickland (www.markstrickland.com), and Scott Gietler (www.bluewaterphotostore.com/staff).  


Congratulations to all the winners for showing what Southern California diving is all about!


SoCal Shootout Best of Shootout Mola Mola
Best of Shootout Patrick Smith, Mola mola in the Santa Monica Bay

SoCal Shootout First Place Wide Angle
First Place Wide-angle, Nirupam Nigam, "Perch in Kelp Forest", Anacapa Island

SoCal Shootout First Place Macro
First Place Macro, Brian McHugh, "Goby with Mouth Open"

SoCal Shootout First Place Behavior
First Place Behavior, Allison Vitsky, "Garibaldi guarding eggs"

SoCal Shootout First Place Portrait
First Place Portrait, Roeland Papen, "Cabezon in a window"


To see all of the winning images, please visit :


List of all the winners

1st: Nirupam Nigam
2nd: Allison Vitsky
3rd: Kelli Dickinson
4th: Ron Watkins
5th: Allison Vitsky
HM: Brent Durand
HM: Michael Zeigler
1st: Brian McHugh
2nd: Bill Pottinger
3rd: Ron Watkins
4th: Nayan Savia
5th: Roeland Papen
HM: Doug Klug
HM: Nirupam Nigam
1st: Allison Vitsky
2nd: Mark Davidson
3rd: Gerard Lorenzo
4th: David Andrew
HM: Ron Watkins
1st: Roeland Papen
2nd: Ron Watkins
3rd: Kelli Dickinson
4th: Michelle Hoalton
HM: Todd Bretl
HM: John Ochs
Compact Wide-Angle
1st: Patrick Smith
2nd: Luz Martinez
3rd: Ann Gebhart
Compact Macro
1st: David Thompson
2nd: Cindy Shaw
3rd: Luz Martinez
HM: Patrick Smith
Compact Behavior
1st: Cindy Shaw
2nd: Patrick Smith
3rd: Nick Hedges
Compact Portrait
1st: Patrick Smith
2nd: Stephen Zech
3rd: Patrick Smith
HM: David Thompson
1st: Roger Uzun
2nd: Walter Marti
3rd: Lawrence Wang
HM: Roger Uzun


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