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Shoot Off 2018
About The Shoot Off: At 10 a.m. a subject will be announced to the CPI Members and Supporters who have RSVP'ed to this event via email and the event page. Supporters will have the deadline listed above to shoot, edit and upload up to 3 images from the assignment to a gallery hosted on our site. Any images submitted past the deadline will not be judged. The deadline for images is 12:00 MIDNIGHT the same day (14 hours to submit your photos) When uploading images, please upload full resolution full sized images (we have had gallery shows with the winners before and having full sized prints makes the printing process easier). Remember, this is a Shoot Off, not a submit off. All entries must be between 10:00am the day of the Shoot-off and the deadline of 12:00 MIDNIGHT. The previous month's 1st place winner will select the topic, and will also be the judge for the Shoot Off. That judge will select then choose the top three entries, and the process repeats itself. Winners will be announced in the Shoot Off Winners Archive ( This event will not require anyone to be present anywhere and entries can be submitted remotely. The contest topic will not be Charlottesville centric, so feel free to RSVP if you are planning on being out of town. If you are having any trouble submitting, please contact Chris ([masked]) prior to the deadline. There will be no extension on the contest deadline and all rules listed must be adhered to. This event is open to all CPI Members and Supporters (paid members). Have fun, and good luck!

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Welcome to the Charlottesville Photography Initiative!

The CPI’s mission is to foster an open, friendly and professional environment in Charlottesville and the surrounding areas, providing an educational forum and building a community for amateur and professional photographers.

The CPI's vision is to be the nexus for all things photography related in the Charlottesville and surrounding areas. In support of its mission and vision, The CPI:

Provides a forum to bring local photographers together
Creates a sense of fellowship among photographers
Gives back to the community through non-profit photography
Delivers advanced photographic education
Increases collaboration and resource-sharing between members
Promotes professional growth
Provides artistic enrichment
Advocates for local photographers

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you join us!


Christian DeBaun
CPI Director

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