The 3rd annual Photo Shootout at Island Lake Lodge Catskiing finished up on Wednesday March 31st. Six photographers were given the opportunity to hand pick athletes and shoot on Island Lake’s famous ski terrain for 3 days. The photographers were: Aaron Whitfield, Dave Best, Kyle Hamilton, Matt Kuhn, Andrew Mirabito and David Mattson.
Weather during the event was a mixed bag of snow, fog, sleet and a little bit of sunshine, challenging the photographers to produce images in “real world“ conditions.
The winners were as follows:
•Best Portfolio (top prize $2,000 cash) = Aaron Whitfield
•Best Composition = Kyle Hamilton
•Best Scenic = Aaron Whitfield
•Best Team Performance = Matt Kunn
•Best Athletic Performance =
1. Andrew Mirabito
2. Matt Kuhn
3. Dave Best
Over $10,000 in prizes were handed out from event sponsors, which included: K2 Skis, The Northface, Spy Optics, Peak Performance, Smith Optics, Vans Shoes, Hestra Gloves, Icebreaker and Tecnica Boots.
You can see a slide show of the submitted photos at: http://www.islandlakecatskiing.com/videos_photos