Darrell Gulin
Keynote Speaker, Canon Explorer of Light  
Darrell has been photographing for over 35 years, marketing his work for the last 33 years and has been a full time Nature/Travel Photographer for the last 26 years. He markets his work through Stock Agencies, Editorial Markets, Photography Workshop/Tours, Seminars and Speaking Engagements. His work is represented by GettyImages, Danita Delimont Agency, DRK Photo, and Super Stock Agency. Darrell is one of Canon's Explorer of Light Photographers; he is also the past President of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA). Darrell has been their keynote speaker and has lead many workshops and programs at their Annual Summits.
His photographs have been published in: Outdoor Photographer Newsweek, National Geographic, Audubon, National Wildlife, Birder's World, Sunset, Nature Conservancy, Popular Photography, Natures Best and many more. Darrell has been showcased in almost every major nature calendar including: Audubon, Inner Reflection, Sierra Club, Kodak, Browntrout, Cedo, Nature Conservancy, Greenpeace, World Wildlife Fund, and Day Dream. He is an accomplished speaker/teacher whose credits are too numerous to mention. Also, Darrell was featured on Five Canon Photo Safari television programs where he taught actors/actresses to photograph in the field. He leads the Gulin / Ken & Lydia Strange workshops. He travels around the world capturing special moments photographically.
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. Road trips throughout the Western United States are a passion; where he has photographed wildlife, landscapes and many movie filming locations. Concert photography is just another avenue for his creativity, covering local bands to the biggest stars.  Check out Chad's facebook page: Dakotagraph; where he provides tips and ideas for photographing South Dakota.
Facebook: Dakotagraph
Fred Rodgers has been an avid photographer from the day 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 travelled 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:
Kendra Perry Koski had been coming to the Black Hills Shootout as a participant every year until last year, 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.
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.
Jim Caldwell 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/
Charlie Borland has been a pro photographer and teacher for over 35 years and completed assignments for: Nike, Blue Cross, Texas Instruments, Fujitsu, Farmers Ins, Black Diamond, Camelbak, NW Airlines, and been published in: National Geographic Adventure and Traveler, Outside, Women's Sport and Fitness, Newsweek, TV Guide, Sports Illustrated for Women, Time, Backpacker, Sunset, American Photo, Outdoor Photographer, Eco Traveler, and more.
Marty DeWitt spent nearly 40 years working in state parks in Vermont and South Dakota, and his travels have taken him to more than 140 national parks and monuments. Rarely was he without a camera close at hand!. In his retirement, he now spends his time as a sales associate at Harold's Photo in Sioux Falls, teaching classes and workshops, and currently serves as president of the Sioux Falls Camera Club. In his classes, he stresses the importance of getting the shot right in the camera, thereby reducing the need for editing, or certainly making it easier to do.
Tomas Alvarez: I split my time between being a software engineer and professional photographer.  While I dabbled in photography right after college, it wasn't until ten years ago that it hooked me for good.  Since then, photography has transformed my life in many ways, and allowed me to spend more quality time with my wife and four children.  I've exhibited in solo and group exhibitions, featured in publications, and have a few cover shots.  I've created and hosted digital exhibitions in art galleries, and eventually hope to build a photography based content delivery system.
Mike Wolforth grew up on farms in Eastern South Dakota, where he learned to respect and study wildlife and their habits. Mike has Photographed the Badlands and both Pine Ridge & Rosebud Indian Reservations, DevilsTower, and all of the Black Hills. He has had the opportunity to spend 16 days in Ecuador photographing both the hardship of poverty and the beauty of the mountains and the many cultures of the different tribes. Mike’s photography also took him on an adventure to Scotland photographing Castles & Gardens for the Scottish Tourism Department. Mike was the Rapid City Rush Hockey team’s official photographer for 11 years. Mike is devoted in teaching both photography and photoshop to as many people that are willing to learn. In sharing his images with others he hopes to teach them to respect both our Natural resources and the importance of wildlife to our wellbeing.
Richard Carlson became a self-taught photographer while attending college for engineering.  He began a 20-year career as a full-time photojournalist when he was 21.  Carlson has instructed 4 semesters at two universities and has given classes through community education as well as individual workshops. Carlson’s career began in the darkroom, but he began using digital in 1996. Carlson co-founded Inertia Sports Media in 2000 serving newspaper and other media.  He has been published in various national and international publications in addition to contracting work with the NBA, NCAA and ABC/Disney. Some of his sports photography most recently appeared in Sports Illustrated.  Carlson is also the digital archivist at Historic Black Hills Studios which is home to the Fassbender Photographic Collection.  Some of Carlson’s work can be found at dakotapress.org
Becca Gage Shelbourn 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
Erica Robinson is a travel photographer, with a focus on telling the stories of the people, places, and moments in her travels. She studied photography and graphic design at Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts. Erica has worked as a photographer on Norwegian Cruise Lines and for two talented Boston wedding photographers, as well as a sales representative at her local camera store. Erica is currently a National Technical Representative for 
Tamron USA.
Noah Buchanan is an Outside Sales Developer for Hunt's Photo and Video and has been working with them for 4 years. He love building relationships with all my customers and consider many of them close friends. Photography has been a passion of his for the past 10 years and he loves being able to talk about it with everyone! Noah's main interests in photography revolve around landscape and unusual scenes in nature. Prior to working for Hunt's, Noah attended NESOP for 2 years studying photojournalism. 
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