Shooting the West is a photography symposium with distinguished presenters in many different photographic fields. Throw in workshops, participant shows, juried contests, vendors like Canon and Epson, portfolio reviews, great Basque food and lots of Winnemucca style fun… and you have a pretty good idea what it’s all about.
Over the years, many of the biggest names in photography have shared techniques and images with three hundred enthusiastic participants. Diversity has become one of the hallmarks of the event. STW has showcased distinguished guests from the fields of photojournalism, photo-documentary, commercial, portraiture, nature, natural scene, wildlife, fine art, National Geographic, etc.
Shooting the West is also very “participant inclusive”. Give It Your Best Shot is a juried show featuring participants’ work. The RANGE Outback Roundup, sponsored by RANGE Magazine, is another vehicle for participants to share their work and test the waters of editorial submissions. Friday and Saturday evening receptions and entertainment provide an opportunity to socialize — many lifetime friendships have helped to create a Shooting the West community.