The Shootout 2018 Team Captains Announced

Wetpixel announces judges of the 2018 Lembeh Strait vs. Gulen shootout, where teams visiting Indonesia and Norway compete to create the best images and lead their team to victory
By UWPG News

Our friends at Wetpixel have just announced the judges of The Shootout 2018. Alex Mustard will be leading team Lembeh, while Keri Wilk will lead team Gulen Dive Centre. Both of these world-renowned professional underwater photographers will be working with their teams to ensure each diver produces the best images possible, helping their team shoot towards victory. You can join either team!

The first edition of the event, held simultaneously in Gulen, Norway and Indonesia's Lembeh Strait last year, pitted the two teams of underwater photographers against each other. Each team shot underwater images to build a portfolio for judging at the end of the event, where the Lembeh team inched out a win over Gulen.

The 2018 Shootout promises to deliver even more critter-filled diving, along with a host of live social media coverage from the event.

Dates:  June 15 - 23, 2018

Locations:  Gulen, Norway & the Lembeh Strait, Indonesia

What:  Photo workshop and Shootout where you can sign up to dive in either location, receive expert photo instruction all week and enter the contest with your team.

How to Sign Up:  Simply contact Gulen Dive Resort (Norway) or Lembeh Resort (Indo) to book your trip. OR, if you'd like to extend your trip, reach out to the dive travel experts at Bluewater Travel for advice and planning tips.




Two eminent pro underwater photographers join The SHOOTOUT as team captains for 2018


The SHOOTOUT, which will be held from 15 to 23 June 2018, will again pitch two teams head to head in a live underwater photography contest. A team from the beautiful Gulen Dive Resort in Norway will be competing with their opposing team at the equally beautiful Lembeh Resort in Indonesia. The first contest, in 2016, resulted in the narrowest of last-minute victories for the team from Lembeh.

The 2018 event is proud to announce that captaining the Lembeh team will be the world-renown professional underwater photographer, Alex Mustard and in the corner for Gulen Dive Centre will be another big hitter of the underwater imaging world, Keri Wilk. Keri captained the Gulen team in 2016, so he has a score to settle:

"If last year's 3-round nail-biter was any indication of what to expect, we should have another exciting battle on our hands," and he went on to state, "last year, Team Gulen showed the world that we could indeed compete with Lembeh. Next year, however, we aim to show that we can WIN!"

Both captains will not only be providing guidance to their teams on how to get the winning shots but also will be making tactical decisions about image selection. They will, of course, also be helping team members to create stunning imagery by extracting the very best of their photographic ability.

Alex says: "Team Lembeh won the last SHOOTOUT, so the pressure is on me this time! It’s such a fun event where the team has to all work together to ensure that everyone gets great images to be sure of success."

The SHOOTOUT will feature a program of live broadcasts and reports from the event, including video discussions with the captains and teams.


Both Gulen Dive Resort and Lembeh Resort are actively seeking team members to help them to win. If you think you have what it takes and would like to participate in what will be the most talked about and fun event in underwater imaging during 2018, please contact Gulen Dive Resort or Lembeh Resort directly.

Two continents, two hemispheres, two climates: ONE WINNER




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