Jim Caldwell. Jim has been capturing images with a camera for over 5 decades and has been teaching and leading photo workshops around the world for 2 decades. His images have appeared on Nat Geo, National Audubon and hundreds of other magazines, newspapers and textbooks. Jim is also a Certified Florida Master Naturalist. He is co-host of 'The Fotobug Podcast' https://www.youtube.com/c/TheFotobug 

Fred Rodgers – Specialties: Wildlife, Landscapes, Nature, HDR, Macro/Closeup Photography. Fred has been an avid photographer from the day that he first picked up his grandfather’s Kodak 35mm and started capturing images near his home in Memphis, Tennessee. His love of nature was a key factor in his continued interest in nature, plant, landscape and wildlife photography. He has worked with Jim Caldwell as co-host of The Fotobug Podcast since 2009. He has led workshops around Florida, the Dakotas and other parts of the U.S.

Kendra Perry Koski had been coming to the Black Hills Shootout as a participant every year until 2019, when she became an Instructor. Kendra is the owner of Dakota Winds Photography and spends her time exploring the backroads of South Dakota, capturing breathtaking sunsets and photographing the abandoned buildings and vehicles she finds along the way. Check out Kendra's work on her facebook page: Dakota Winds Photography. Website: DakotaWindsPhoto.com  Instagram: @dakotawindsphoto  Facebook: Dakota Winds Photography  

Tomas Alvarez: As a technologist and professional photographer, I've embarked on a transformative journey, evolving from a photography enthusiast after college to being wholeheartedly captivated by the art form a decade ago. Photography has seamlessly woven itself into the fabric of my life, leaving an indelible mark in countless ways. Delve into my portfolio of landscape images, and you'll discover a distinctive style that seamlessly merges artistic vision with a profound reverence for the natural world. Each photograph tells a story, encapsulating the breathtaking beauty that surrounds us. Through the years, my dedication and passion have been recognized through solo and group exhibitions, accolades in publications, and even gracing the covers of a few notable works.​​​​​​​

Craig Weinberg is a photographer, graphic designer, podcast producer/host and entrepreneur. He has been the owner of VPD Studio since 2004. The business started in Roseburg, OR and then moved to Milbank, SD in 2008. Craig specializes in senior portraits, strobe and composite photography. He has experience in: family and senior portrait photography; commercial Photography; and graphic design, including video projects. Craig is passionate about striving for excellence in everything he does, and is always excited to meet and share with the photographers around him. https://bio.site/craigweinberg

Portrait and Landscape photographer Andrea Bernhardt lives with her husband and two boys in Prior Lake, Minnesota. She has a degree in Outdoor Education and has a passion for helping others create the best images they can. Her positivity and smile is contagious and you are sure to have a fun time in her sessions. Andrea has been Featured in the Minnesota Weatherguide Calendar for 5 years; and Won first place for 2 images in the Irish Fair of Minnesota. She Shoots with both Canon and Sony! Andrea Was in the education field for 20 years and has been doing photography for the past 10 years.  Website: https://www.photoquesttraveler.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/photoquesttraveler/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PhotoQuestTraveler/

Mackenzie Scheff is a born and raised Minnesota farm girl who fell in love with western South Dakota. She lives on an acreage outside of New Underwood, SD with her fiancé and all their animals. In 2019 Mackenzie started Open Spaces Photography as primarily capturing the western lifestyle. Now she photographs seniors, portraits, weddings, equine, and more. Last year was her first year participating in Black Hills Shoot out and she enjoyed learning from everyone and  meeting new friends. Facebook : Open Spaces Photography Instagram : @themnfarmgirl 

Jonathan (Jon) Deuter discovered his passion for photography while attending Black Hills State University for Graphic Design and Art. he has held exhibitions at the Dahl Arts Center; Rapid City Public Library, and the Lost Cabin Brewery in Rapid City, SD. He also received honorable mention and was published twice in Photographer Forum Magazine competitions. Jon currently lives in Martin, SD where his main subject for photography is Action figures. Jon was recently featured as a Guest Instructor at the Dakota Mini-Adventure: Toy Photography Workshop held near Sioux Falls.

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