2015 Presenter © Ben Willmore

2015 Presenter © Jeff Ross

2015 Presenter © Tom Bol

2015 Instructor © Mark Citret

2015 Presenter © Karen Willmore

Shooting the West XXVIII

April 25 - May 1, 2016

Winnemucca Convention Center

Keynote Speaker Announcement

Our keynote speaker for STW 2016 is Drew Gurian. A New York City based portrait photographer focusing on the intersection of photography and music culture, his style is defined by his ability to seek out and capture raw, intimate moments.

Shoot It! Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Second Annual “Shoot It” Photo Contest! The winning photographs are to be used in our marketing materials for STW 2016. The winners are:

Grand Prize: Ralph Phillips, Carson City, NV
Second Place: Jim Berryman-Shafer, Fernley, NV
Second Place: Vinnie Oakes, Reno, NV
Third Place: CW Guildner, Everett, WA

An Honorable Mention also goes to another of CW Guildner’s photographs. It was used on the postcard that you probably received Saturday, if you live in Winnemucca, or else will receive in a day or two. It was an incredibly tough choice, but we are excited to have such talent to choose from. Congratulations again to the winners, and thanks to everyone who entered! Read More...

Scholarship for Aspiring High School Photographers!

Shooting the West, the premier photography experience held annually in Winnemucca, is offering aspiring High School students the opportunity to apply for a $300 scholarship for next year's Shooting the West events.

Created almost 28 years ago by renowned, local photographer Linda Dufurrena and the late Sheri Allen, the event brings world-class photographers to Winnemucca for a week-long learning experience shared with students of all ages, walks of life, and levels of photographic experience and interests.

Two High School students from Humboldt, Lander and Pershing counties, who show an interest in photography as a future profession or hobby, will be able to enrich their knowledge by attending Workshops and/or the Friday-Saturday Symposium through the generous donation of Bill and Debbie Origer of Albany, Oregon, enthusiastic Shooting the West and Shooting the Fair participants. Read more....

More info on STW 2016 coming soon!

Shooting the West is a photography symposium with distinguished presenters in many different photographic fields. Throw in workshops, participant shows, juried contests, vendors like Manfrotto and Canon, portfolio reviews, great Basque food and lots of Winnemucca style fun… and you have a pretty good idea what it’s all about.

For more information please contact us or call (877) 623-3501.

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This program has been funded in part by the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.