Chad Coppess
Chad Coppess has provided the visual identity of the South Dakota Department of Tourism for 26 years. He travels the state shooting fairs, festivals, nature, tourism attractions, state and national parks, etc. Check out Chad's facebook page: Dakotagraph.
2019
Becca Gage Shelburne
Becca majored in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Photography at Black Hills State University. She instructed at the Shootout in 2016 & 2017. When Becca is not photographing for beautiful ranches in Northeastern Wyoming, she is a marketing/advertising photographer for many diverse companies scattered through the northern Black Hills. You can check out Becca's work at: www.rockinrimages.com; and on facebook at: www.facebook.com/rockinrimages
2019
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'; and his website is: http://elusiveimage.net/
2019
Fred Rodgers
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 landscape, wildlife and macro photography. Fred has traveled throughout Florida to capture the unique beauty of its flora and fauna. He has worked with Jim Caldwell as co-host of The Fotobug Podcast since 2009. Here is the link to the Fotobug site: http://thefotobug.net/
2019
Kendra Perry Koski
Kendra has been coming to the Black Hills Shootout as a participant since it began 9 years ago and is excited to be an instructor this year. 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 fantastic work on her facebook page: Dakota Winds Photography.
2019
Jerry Rawlings
Jerry Rawlings is teaches photography at Black Hills State University in Spearfish SD. He is a graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography, and received his MFA from Vermont College. Jerry has 25+ years of experience working the fields of advertising/commercial photography. Currently, Jerry has immersed himself into the realm of Street Photography and the Documentary Photograph. He has exhibited recently at the Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR; Adams Museum, Deadwood, SD; The Dahl Arts Center, Rapid City, SD; Rapid City Regional Airport; Soho Photo Gallery, NY, NY; Allegany Art Center in Allegany, NY; Art at the Center in Overland Park, Kansas; South Dakota Art Faculty Exhibit; and the South Dakota Governors Biennial Exhibition (3 times). Check out Jerry's work at: https://www.jerryrawlings.com
2019
Steve Babbitt
Steve Babbitt has been making photographs and lens-based images for the past 45 years. He works with digital and silver in both black and white and color, and more recently - has been experimenting with alternative silver and digital processes and encaustic mediums. Steve received both his BFA and MFA in photography form the San Francisco Art Institute and has been teaching photography at the college level for over 25 years. He is currently an art and mass communication professor at Black Hills State University. Check out Steve's work at: http://www.stevebabbittphotography.com/index.html
2019
Jeanie Larson
Jeannie Larson lives in Spearfish, South Dakota and is an instructor at Black Hills State University. She teaches Basic Photography courses as well as an Introduction of Visual Arts course. She is currently receiving her Masters of Fine Arts in Photography from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California. She is a documentary photographer who is working on a thesis project revolving around small town America." Check out Jeanie's work at: Jeannielarson.com
2019
Skott Chandler
Skott is a photographic artist, and educator at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota. His photographic work focuses on experimental film and digital photographic processes, and conceptual image making about the concepts of human relationships with time, and the spaces they inhabit. Check out Skott's work here: https://www.skottchandler.com/
2019
Chris Yushta
Chris is a professional photographer in the Northern Hills area who lives in Sturgis with his wife and two boys. While he loves to photograph almost everything, he particularly enjoys automotive, and night photography. Chris is also an alumni of the BHSU photo program! While at BHSU, Chris ran the BHSU Photography Club during the first couple of years of the Shootout - and - served as a Student Ambassador for several Sessions of the Shootout during that time! Check out some of Chris' work: https://yushta.photoshelter.com/…/Landsca…/G0000xGhKWcTIfwU/
2019
Jenn Zeller
Jenn Zeller is the creative mind and boss lady behind The South Dakota Cowgirl. She is an aspiring horsewoman, photographer, brilliant social media strategist and lover of all things western. After a brief career in the investment world to support her horse habit (and satisfy her mother, who told her she had to have a “real” job after graduating college), she finally took the leap and stepped away from a regular income; trading the business suit once and for all for cowgirl boots, a hat, and jeans. She has not looked back. When Jenn first moved to The DX Ranch on the South Dakota plains, she never imagined she’d find herself behind a camera lens capturing an authentic perspective of ranching, and sharing it with others. Jenn has always been called to artistry, and uses music, writing, images, home improvement, and her first, true love, of horses to express her ranching passion. Horses are the constant thread and much of her work centers around using her unique style of writing to share her horsemanship journey with others. She also serves as a brand ambassador for Woodchuck USA, Arenus Equine Health, Triple Crown Feed, Dovetail Workwear, and Just Strong Fitness Apparel. Her photography has been featured by Instagram, Apple, TIME Magazine, The Huffington Post, and Oprah Magazine. She's done work for Dove, Duluth, Budweiser, and AQHA to name a few. Jenn’s work has been published internationally, has been seen in several books and has graced the covers of several magazines. When she’s not working, she loves to drink coffee, play with her naughty border collie named Copper, start ranch colts, and run about the country chasing cans. Her mother still thinks she doesn’t have a “real” job. https://photography.thesouthdakotacowgirl.com/ Insta: @thesdcowgirl FB: TheSouthDakotaCowgirl
2019
Andy Ogan
Andy is an IT Manager; and photographer. He has been the President of the Central South Dakota Photography Club for several years. Andy has attended the Shootout as a participant. Andy enjoys Landscape; Family, and Kids Photography. He also shoots Corporate Events, and High School Sports. Check out his work at: https://ogan.smugmug.com
2019
Richard Carlson
Richard Carlson is the digital archivist for Historic Black Hills Studios, home of the Fassbender Photographic Collection. Richard spent 20 years as a full-time photojournalist before moving to the Black Hills. He still does freelance editorial and commercial work. Carlson is also a photography educator, having spent 4 semesters as an adjunct professor at two universities in addition to many independent workshops and classes.
2019
Cheyenne Glade Wilson
Cheyenne Glade Wilson is a fifth generation rancher, wife, and mom with an intense love of her ranch life. She and her family raise black angus cattle and half-draft horses. She is also an enrolled member of the Oglala Lakota Sioux tribe and resides on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Cheyenne strives daily to spread positivity and awareness of modern day ranching on her social media outlets. She also perpetuates the role of women in agriculture through her writing/blog and photography. Cheyenne is also one of the top leaders in the direct sales company she is a part of online from the ranch. You can find her blog at: www.thenativecowgirl.com.
2019
Markus Erk
Having both come from rural ranch backgrounds, Markus and his wife, Candy Erk Manthey, established their own commercial photography business, Photography by Us, in Rapid City in 1987. Their focus was, and still is, a mixture of documentary photography combined with product/advertising photography. In 1994, their interest and work in the field of Black-footed ferret conservation, earned them a contract through the Federal Government to photograph/document the reintroduction of the BF Ferret into the Badlands of South Dakota. Since then, they have worked with both state and national parks to supply photos for various park projects. Their on-location photography has taken them to a variety of businesses and locations to do photography for all types of advertising mediums, and their stock images have been published in a variety of local, state and national publications. Markus has participated in several Shootout events over the years, and was on the convention committee who hosted the 61st Annual N4C (North Central Camera Club Council) Photographic Convention in Rapid CIty in 2017. Check out Markus' work here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/53814096@N05/
2019
CJ Garland
After graduating Purdue University with a degree in Business Management in the early 2000's, CJ spent what she terms her "suit career" as a successful pharmaceutical rep in Northern Colorado. From a very young age, horses have been the air she breathes, so it should come as no surprise that a Kansas cattle ranch and horse breeding operation has been home now for many years. CJ and her husband breed, raise, train, and travel the country showing their AQHA cow horses. She has dedicated her life to learning the business market of horses and how to be a success there. In 2011, she started her own "side-gig" that has now grown into a 2nd full time gig. Her business, C Lazy J Designs, specializes in ranch photography, freelance writing, and business promotion items. Check out her work: IG: C.Lazy.J.Designs IG: Perry.Quarter.Horses www.PerryQuarterHorses.com FB: C.J. Garland
2019
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