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Black Hills Photo Shootout: September Declared "Photography Month"

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PIERRE, S.D. – More than 100 photographers from across the nation are expected in the Black Hills this month.
They’re coming for the first-ever Black Hills Photo Shootout, a two and half day photography festival that includes scenic photo walks, indoor and outdoor workshops, and social events. The Shootout is Sept.17, 18 and 19. Festival activities are planned in several Black Hills communities.
In recognition of the Shootout and South Dakota’s vast fall photo opportunities, Gov. Mike Rounds has proclaimed September “Photography Month” in South Dakota.
The proclamation notes the large number of great photo opportunities South Dakota offers during the month of September, such as the Buffalo Roundup in CusterState Park, the State Fair at Huron, the Photo Shootout, and the autumn panorama of color.
South Dakota is a beautiful state that provides a bounty of photographic opportunities,” Gov. Rounds said. “Living in South Dakota, it’s understandable if we sometimes take our state’s natural beauty for granted.  Photography month is a perfect occasion to recognize and appreciate the stunning scenery that surrounds us every day.”
The Black Hills Photo Shootout will feature unique photo opportunities, including natural attractions, wildlife, and Old West flavor. The festival is designed for amateur, budding, and experienced photographers. Registration remains open. For more information, visit


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