All over but the Shouting !!!

by Jerrie V Paschal

My feet are killing me; my hair is stringy and soaking wet. My camera lens is fogged over and probably full of rain. I am hungry; I am so tense that I told my husband to get out of my digital space. I didn’t win a ribbon. I did win a door prize….so yep, the North Georgia Shootout is over for another year. And, by all accounts, it was awesome… Obviously somebody won!

The 2015 Shootout was hosted by Cobb Photographic Society and held at the Marietta High School Performing Arts Center. The venue was beautiful and though editing rooms were tight, the mood was good. The theater was gorgeous and played host to two outstanding speakers, Mark Buckler and Jerry Black. If your club has not had them as guests, you should get right on it… especially Jerry as he is local. Both speakers were interesting and motivational. They capped off the day while we were waiting anxiously to see the results.

Hundreds of door prizes were handed out all day. I won a gift card to Dick Blick’s for $100.00. Great deal!

This year’s Shootout was the 8th year that the North Georgia Council of Camera Clubs has sponsored the event. Showcase Photo and Video provided over $2500 worth of prizes to the winners, and multitude of other vendors provided door prizes. Click here to see the Shootout vendors.

Judges for the event included Eddie Tapp, Cherie Truesdell, Ann Clancy, Ken Ross, and Bill McGuire. They had a pretty tough job judging the over 500 image entries. There were 11 participating clubs with 222 shooters. Add that to the family and friends and it was a massive day.


Once my feet calmed down and I got dinner, I had great post shootout feelings and (thanks to the Peachtree Camera Repair Service that cleaned out the water from my lens) I loved seeing all my friends from other clubs. I really enjoyed seeing how photographers found the creative photos that I passed on. I enjoyed the peaceful and inspirational feelings I experienced watching Mark and Jerry’s presentations. (Yep, I am heading to the Outer Banks to shoot those little ponies… LOL)

So, who won?

CherokeePhotographyClubCherokee Photography Club walked away with first place.

SweetwaterCameraClubSweetwater Camera Club took second place.

Big Canoe placed third.

Carpet Capitol
Carpet Capital Camera Club took fourth place.

Each club won a plaque and bragging rights for the next year.
As to the individuals who won. Here is a list of those.pdf-wht

2017 Shootout Sponsors


Cory Presentation

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Kohanim Presentation

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