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The Inaugural Lembeh Shootout has finished!

Our first Lembeh Shootout in association with Underwater.kr has just finished, and it was a blast.

We made our rules very strict, specifically in relation to trying to limit our environmental impact, as one contestant put it… ‘It was refreshing to shoot with the discipline we sometimes forget.’

We laid out the categories in the following way:

  • Compact Camera
  • Mirrorless
  • dSLR
  • Super-Macro
  • Unrestricted
  • Portfolio

Then we had additional prizes for the following:

  • Environmentally Friendly Diver
  • Best Of Show

We did not want to promote the misuse of pointing sticks, or having animals in an unnatural environment, so the guides would not move critters to unusual, more favourable positions – and the judges and the guides were also checking to see if the critter was in the same condition when a diver finished shooting as when he started.  We’re pretty sure this is unique and it did make it very cool. For the judging, we based our criteria on the usual areas of image quality, composition, technique and subject, and we also considered the amount of tweaking the image had been subjected to.  This may explain why the order of images may seem odd if you have not seen the raw files.

So, here we go with the results:

Compact

Winner:  Balqesh Abdullah

Winner Compact Category, Lembeh Shootout

(c) Balqesh Abdullah

Honourable Mention:

Honourable Mention Compact Category

(c) Hng Che Leong

Mirrorless

Winner: Christine Foo

Winner Mirrorless Category

(c) Christine Foo

Honourable Mention

Honourable Mention Mirrorless Category

(c) Anne Adijuwono

Honourable Mention

Honourable Mention Mirrorless

(c) Nicole Ng

Honourable Mention

Honourable Mention Mirrorless

(c) CH Low

dSLR

Winner:

Winner dSLR Category

(c) Kay Burn Lim

Runner Up:

Runner Up, dSLR Category

(c) Carmelo Bethencourt

3rd Place:

3rd Place, dSLR

(c) Carmelo Bethencourt

Honourable Mention:

Honourable Mention

(c) Jeong Kwon Park

Honourable Mention:

(c) Alvin Ho

(c) Alvin Ho

Super Macro

Winner:

winner supermacro

(c) Kay Burn Lim

2nd Place

runner up, supermacro

(c) Patrick Rebai

3rd Place

3rd Place, Super Macro

(c) CK Chong

Honourable Mention

Honourable Mention, SuperMacro

(c) Carmelo Bethencourt

Unrestricted

Winner:

Winner, Unrestricted

(c) Kay Burn Lim

2nd Place:

Runner Up, Unrestricted

(c) Kay Burn Lim

3rd Place:

3rd Place, Unrestricted

(c) Christian Jansen

Honourable Mention:

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(c) Won Ha Kyoung

Portfolio

Winner:

1st place portfolio

(c) Jeong Kwon Park

2nd Place

(C) CK Chong

(c) CK Chong

3rd Place

(c) Patrick Rebai

(c) Patrick Rebai

Best of Show

Winner:

Best Of Show

(c) Jeong Kwon Park

Environmental Diver

Winners:     Patrick Rebai & Christian Jansen  (Joint Winners).

A special thanks to all of the sponsors, the new friends we made and the old friends we saw again.

  1. 16/12/2012 at 3:06 PM | #1

    Whom is this Patrick Rebai you speak of?

  2. 16/12/2012 at 3:10 PM | #2

    Images all look great, congrats to everyone!

  3. 16/12/2012 at 7:02 PM | #3

    Congratulations everyone!

  4. Ken
    17/12/2012 at 10:32 AM | #5

    Congratulations to all winners… Well done!

    Also Congratulation EunJae. Looked like great event and you did great job with great resort at NAD :-)

    It will be 2nd Shootout again at NAD next year?

    • 18/12/2012 at 8:10 AM | #6

      Hi Ken, Yes, we’re planning next Lembeh shootout at NAD again. More details expected soon.

  1. 05/01/2013 at 12:44 AM | #1

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