Sign up for the Photo Shootout, get a Bonus!

Haven’t signed up for the Tampa Bay Photo Shootout yet?  We still have 30+ amazing workshops available for you…plus several special bonuses!

Bonus Drawing!

Register by Wednesday, February 15th at 11:59pm Eastern time, and have your name put into a special bonus drawing for one of the following items offered by our professional photographers/instructors:

  • Be a guest on the Fotobug podcast with Jim Caldwell and Fred Rodgers!
  • A private 1 hour bird photography workshop (near St. Petersburg College) with Kathryn Dow on Friday, February 24th!
  • A professional social media profile picture taken during the Saturday lunchtime session by Vanelli!
    • Don’t worry, if you are already registered, you will be in the bonus drawing too!

AND… we have lots of amazing doorprizes during the event!

  • Tamron will be giving away a Tamron SP 70-300MM F/4-5.6 Di VC USD Lens
  • Johnson PhotoImaging will be giving away a Lytro ILLUM Light Field Digital Camera Kit
  • ThinkTank Photo will be giving away several of their photo bags
  • Rogue Photographic Design will be giving away a Large Soft Box Kit
    • Every registered participant will have their name in the bag for these drawings which will be given out during group events throughout the weekend. Your name goes in the drawing once just for registering for the event, and one additional time for each additional thing like a shirt, hat, portfolio review, and pre or post workshop! Must be present to win any doorprize.
    • If you invite a friend to join you at the event, we will add 3 more tickets with your name to the drawing bag! You will need to email Nicole or have them put your name in the comments section on the checkout page to receive your additional entries (no limit!). They must be new participants, never been to a Photo Shootout or on a workshop with any of our instructors previously.

We have over 30 workshops to choose from and you get to choose any 4 you want!  These are instructed workshops, not field trips, so you are going to learn from the professionals while photographing amazing subjects and locations.  Tamron will also have FREE loaner lenses that you can borrow throughout the weekend for the workshops.

Unique courses, exceptional instructors, incredible photo opportunities, and loads of fun, all in one weekend in the beautiful outdoors… who could ask for more!?! We look forward to seeing you on February 24-26, 2017 in Clearwater, FL for lots of photography and fun!

For more details and to register, please visit

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It’s time to register for the Tampa Bay Photo Shootout!


Yes, it’s time!  Registration is now open for the 2014 Tampa Bay Photo Shootout!  The Shootout will be April 4-6 in St. Petersburg Florida.  We have phenomenal instructors lined up to help you get great photos and have fun through the weekend.  So, come for the photos, come for the locations, come for the instructors, come for the fun, whatever you reason, just come to the Tampa Bay Photo Shootout!


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Florida in April sounds good right about now!

Tired of the winter storms?  Come to Florida and soak up some warmth… and while you’re at it, you might as well get some great photos!  Photograph owls, bald eagles, hawks, falcons and many more raptors during our Birds of Prey photo workshop.  Or you could head down and photograph the ‘Glades by boat, kayak, and swamp walk during our Into the Everglades photo workshop.  Either one will warm you and your memory cards up!  Only a few spots left in each… and it sure is cold everywhere else!  See you in the sunshine state!

April 6 – Birds of Prey photo workshop

April 19-21 – Into the Everglades photo workshop

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A few spots left in Friday’s photo classes in Tampa at a special price

We have just a few spots left in the 2 classes this Friday in Tampa.  The morning session is our very last “I Just Got a Camera, Now What!?!” class.  Then in the afternoon, we have a “Fundamentals of Nature Photography” class.  Come join us for one or both at the special last minute price of $49 (regularly $129)!  Just use the code   lastminute   in the discount code box during checkout.  You can see more details about the classes here.

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New opening for Into the Everglades photo workshop

opw-everglades-photo-workshopWe have just had a last minute medical cancellation for the Into the Everglades photography workshop.  If you would like to explore and photograph the ‘Glades by boat, kayak, and swamp walk while learning more about photography, this is a great way to do it.  And your hotel is included, so it is easy to just say yes!

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Recovering photos from a corrupt card

One of our workshop participants just posted that she lost all of her pics because of a corrupt CF card.  If this happens to you, don’t cry and don’t throw the card away yet, there may be hope!  There is a card recovery program called Photo Rescue 3. The website is and it is $29, but you can download a free version first to see if it will work, then you can buy it if it does.  Good luck saving those pics!

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