The Editors of SHOOT Magazine and, the leading publication and website for motion picture production & postproduction, are pleased to name still photographer Adrienn Szabó the winner our SHOOT Behind The Scenes 2016-17 Winter Edition. An award-winning photographer, Adrienn used a Canon EOS 5D to catch Hungarian stunt performers, second unit, in action scene on external set located just outside of Budapest, Hungary, for FX Network's Tyrant. Production companies for the show includeed: Fox 21, Keshet Broadcasting, and Teakwood Lane Productions. Adrienn's winning photo will be published on the cover of SHOOT Magazine's next issue and will be featured inside the issue, is featured on's Homepage, The SHOOT BTS Photo Contest Homepage, and she wins a check for $500. USD.  Adrienn has been working as a professional still photographer since 1998 in International and Hungarian film and television productions. 

Cinematographer, Eduardo Ramirez, landed the runner-up spot with an underwater selfie, "The Underwater Set Today," while working in a underwater commercial shoot in the USC pool in Los Angeles. Shown is the DP, a Red Dragon Camera, and the Hydro flex underwater system. He took the selfie with his GoPro 3+ Black Edition in time laps mode. The shoot was a proof of concept, for a new product, for all type of athletes. Eduardo's photo will be featured inside the next issue of SHOOT Magazine, is featured on's Homepage, The SHOOT BTS Photo Contest Homepage, and he wins $250. USD.

Honorable mentions (all photos shown above) go to:

  • Aga Szydlik's behind the scenes shot was taken as the sun was setting down on the Deadvlei, also called "point of no return," inside the Namib-Naukluft Park, Sossusvlei, during making of documentary movie capturing the life and environment of Bushmen and Himba tribe. Aga used a Canon EOS 5D Mark III with EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L lens. Aga's photo will be mentioned inside the next issue of SHOOT Magazine, is featured on's Homepage, The SHOOT BTS Photo Contest Homepage, and she wins a $25 Starbucks gift card.

  • Felipe Pava used an iPhone to capture "Rodando," an "Apocalypse Now" looking moment, at Tolemaida Military Base in Colombia. BTS shot while shooting a TV Commercial for the National Army of Colombia. Production Company: Direktor Films. Felipe's's photo will be mentioned inside the next issue of SHOOT Magazine, is featured on's Homepage, The SHOOT BTS Photo Contest Homepage, and he wins a $25 Starbucks gift card.

  • Louis Hoai Loc using Canon 5D Mark 3 with 24-70L Canon lens caught "Our D.O.P. Hybrid" DOP Vicent, catching the action for a Heineken Tet 2017 TV Commercial shoot on location at the Pham Hung supermarket, D8, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Louis Hoan's photo will be mentioned inside the next issue of SHOOT Magazine, is featured on's Homepage, The SHOOT BTS Photo Contest Homepage, and he wins a $25 Starbucks gift card.

The SHOOT Behind The Scenes Photo Contest is held bi-annually during Emmy season (summer) and during Academy season (winter). The Contest is FREE to enter and is open to all amateur and professional photographers in the United States, Canada, and worldwide. The Summer 2017 contest is now open for entries thru September 9th, 2017 Midnight ET. There is no limit to the number of photo submissions per entrant. Learn more and enter contest here

About Adrienn Szabó
Adrienn has been working as a photographer for fifteen years. After finishing her photographic studies, her tutor was Egon Endrenyi photographer, an internationally acclaimed stills photographer. He introduced her into the film industry, where she has been working as a stills photographer for the most part of my professional career.

About Eduardo Ramirez
Passionate about photography and Eduardo got involved in the film industry working in the technician field, then as Key Grip, Gaffer and 1stAC until I became a Cinematographer. He has a masters degree in Feature Film Cinematography at Prague Film School (Czech Republic). He's done 8 feature films and works in commercials and music videos on a daily basis. He is a member of the Colombian society of cinematographers (ADFC) and had the honor to work with DP'S like Claudio Miranda ASC, Alex Barber and Lula Carvalho (as their second unit). He has also worked with first class directors such as Guillermo Navarro ASC, Michael Abt and Marcelo Szechtman. As special skills he can shoot aerial and underwater cinematography.

About Aga Szydlik
Aga is a cultural photographer and doctoral candidate currently based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Over the years, her travels have taken her across many countries and continents, diverse cultures and environments, experiences that allowed her to fully understand, and appreciate diverse beauty of our planet. Focus of my photography is to capture and document tribal heritage, everyday humanity, personal stories which inspire her to live and travel with depth and purpose. My assignments involve both freelance work and collaborations with various NGOs.

About Felipe Pava 
Felipe is a passionate filmmaker with ten years of experience in Films, TV Shows, Music Videos and endless TV commercials. He is mostly known for his work as an AD, Director and Producer but has also worked as a DP and still photographer, besides his post production background as an Editor. His knowledge on the different fields inside the film industry has made him into a versatile and hard working independent filmmaker currently based in New York City.

About Louis Hoai Loc
Louis is a Production Assistant (PA) at Clubhouse Films and an avid photographer, interested in Televison and Stage. In addition to a great eye, he's skilled in photoshop and lightroom

About The SHOOT Behind The Scenes (BTS) Photo Contest
The Contest is a fun, simple, showcase opportunity for Film, TV, Commercials, Music Video and Web Video Content Producers who are creating, shaping and defining motion picture production and post. Fascinating, ingenious, creative people read and follow SHOOT everyday.  The contest gives a glimpse into the motion picture creation process, be it movies, music videos, commercials, or web videos. An insider’s perspective into you, your project, your team or your company, our industry.  Whether on location or in the studio we want to see our readers and followers doing what they do best... producing and finishing motion pictures! 

The SHOOT BTS Photo Contest is for any motion picture production or post crew members & actors to enter BTS photos from Films, TV, Commercials, MVs, and Web videos.  The Contest is a perfect showcase opportunity for those who are creating, shaping and defining the world of the motion pictures production and post. The Contest is open to all amateur and professional photographers in the United States, Canada, and worldwide except where prohibited by law including actors, producers, writers, directors, cinematographers, editors, vfx artists, music & sound designers, production designers, art directors, costume designers, make-up artists, special effects gaffers & grips, carpenters, vfx animators, music & sound mixers, set unit still photographers, ADs, PAs, publicists, legal advisers, location managers, and others involved BTS in the filmmaking process. Participation in this contest is subject to the official rules at

The SHOOT BTS Photo Contest is a fun opportunity for our readers to participate in documenting and showcasing who they are and what they do every day. The types of photographs we're interested in seeing are listed below and should be interesting, fun, surprising and creative:

  • crew/talent pictures (individual or entire team)

  • in the studio or on location

  • on set, near set, stage, make-up, design, art, lighting, carpentry dept shots

  • post studio sessions: editing, recording, VFX, voiceover, etc.

  • cool frames & vfx screenshots

  • awards shows, wrap parties & catered meals

  • workflow / process images

  • equipment & software in action

  • funny, crazy, creative bts shots

  • other fun & interesting bts pics

The contest is FREE to enter and photographers of all abilities are invited to submit photos (during entry periods) at or on SHOOT's Facebook page here (FB best for uploading via mobile device (i.e. iPhone or iPad). BTS photos can also entered using your own valid Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account by using the hashtag #MySHOOTbts in the caption to the post. There is no limit on the number of photos entrants may enter to be considered during the Entry Period, as long as no photo is a duplicate of a previous entry. Images must have been taken no longer ago than 3 years prior to the entry's submission date. People may vote for multiple entries; however only one vote per person will be allowed per entry, per day during the voting period.

How To Enter
There are three (3) easy ways to enter:

  1. BEST WAY Upload a BTS photo on MySHOOT website via http://BTS.SHOOTonline.comSECURE SUBMIT FORM HERE or scroll down to form at bottom of this page
  2. Upload a photo via the Photo Contest tab on SHOOT's’ Facebook* Page here:  (FB best for uploading via mobile device (i.e. tablet or mobile phone).
  3. EASIEST WAY Publicly share your BTS shot on on your Instagram*, Twitter*, or Facebook account and hashtag it #MYSHOOTBTS (include short description of photo, names of people (if any) in photo (i.e L to R), and required photo credit info, and hashtag #MySHOOTbts to enable the editors of SHOOT to identify the relevant entries.)

Submission Details & Period
The SHOOT 2017 BTS Summer Photo Contest Entry Period commenced on June 5th, 1, 2017 at 12 am Eastern Time (ET) and ends on September 9th, 2017 at Midnight Eastern Time (ET) (the Summer Contest Entry Period). Winners will be announced for the Summer contest period within 4-8weeks weeks after the Emmy Awards® are announced in September.

The contest is FREE to enter and photographers of all abilities are invited to submit photos. There is no limit to the number of photo submissions per entrant. Entries must be in digital format and submitted electronically in accordance with the contest guidelines and rules.  Images must have been taken no longer ago than 3 years prior to the entry's submission date. All entrants must be 18 years old or older. People may vote for multiple entries; however only one vote per person will be allowed per entry, per day during the voting period. 

All contest photos will be displayed at the My SHOOT BTS Gallery and on SHOOT's Facebook page here.  Submissions must identify the location of the photo. 

Participation in this contest is subject to the official rules at


  • June 5, 2017 – Entries & voting opens for Summer Contest period ENTER HERE

  • September 9, 2017 Midnight ET – Entries & voting ends for Summer Contest

  • December 1, 2017 – Entries & voting opens for Winter Contest period ENTER HERE

  • March 1, 2018 Midnight – Entries & voting ends for Winter Contest

All contest photos will be displayed at in a gallery and on SHOOT's Facebook page here.  Submissions must identify the location of the photo. 

For SHOOT's 2016 Contest year, our first ever, SHOOT received over 650 entries from all over the World, opened an Instagram account for the contest at #myshootbts that is getting likes and followers from user groups such as #adagency #ASC #behindthescenes #boomoperator #broadcastproducer #broadcastproducer #bts #cameramayhem #camerawork #cinematographer #cinematography #commercialproduction #creativedirector #director #directorofphotography #dop #film #filmcrew #filmeditors #filmlighting #filmmaker #filmmakers #filmmaking #filmproduction #filmproduction #filmschool #filmset #filmset #filmsound #gripandelectric #griprigs #grips #lightingandgrip #locationsound #makeupartist #makingmovies #moviemakers #moviemaking #nycmayorsoffice #nylovesfilm #photocontest #producedbyny #producer #production #productiondesigner #productionsound #REDCamera #setdesign #setelectric #setlighting #setlighting #shotovercamera #soundcrew #sounddevices #soundrecordist #theasc #society_of_camera_operators #vfx  and many more! View 2016 entries archive here

Sponsorship Opportunities
SHOOT is offering sponsorship opportunities to connect with the motion picture production market via The SHOOT Behind The Scenes Photo Contest. From simply providing prizes all the way to a full year of exposure. Now is the best time to jump on board this ground floor new branding opportunity. Photo contest packages can be customized to fit individual exposure and branding needs. We are open to various types of sponsorships including product, endorsement, trade, and cash for prizes (any product prizes must be valued at $350. USD and higher).

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About The SHOOT Publicity Wire (SPW)
The SHOOT Publicity Wire service is the publicity news & video release publishing service for the entertainment & advertising motion picture industries. SPW provides motion picture PR, marketing professionals, companies, talent and entrepreneurs a powerful, sophisticated yet economical, tool to communicate your your story directly to hard-to-reach, influential, motion-picture industry decision-makers in filmmaking, television, commercials, web multimedia industries. Launched in early 2008, SPW was created for a niche vertical market not necessarily being served by the larger general market publicity wire services. The SPW service is dedicated to offering an affordable, well managed, high quality distribution system as a more productive marketing option to expensive press release wire services.

The SHOOT® Publicity Wire (SPW) Service reaches movie studios, brand clients, ad agencies, producers, directors, production & post studios, media outlets, journalists, bloggers, researchers, social networkers, search engines, prosumers, fan sites, as well as all the other industry stakeholders and influential decision-makers that affect the filmmaking, commercialmaking, cinema, television, new media, web and mobile video businesses worldwide. Using digital feeds and opt-in ePubs such as the SPW Media Alerts,  Brand New[s] and SHOOT Dailies, SHOOT >e.dition andSHOOT Screenwork, site placement, archiving and indexing, RSS Feeds, social feeds to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and mobile SMS dynamic texting feed, the, SPW, and Screenwork home pages, and search engine optimization (SEO) for Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc.

Some of the copyright owners of the over 10,000 publicity releases published, distributed, and managed by SPW: AdShare, Art Directors Guild, ASSIMILATE, Association of Commercial Producers, American Society of Cinematographers, Blackmagic Design, Bully Pictures, Camp + King, Canon, Cartoni, Chainsaw, Chelsea Pictures, CO3, Cogswell College, Concrete+Clay, Cutters Studios, Deluxe, Digital Juice, Directors Guild of America, DOLBY, Edit Workshop, Filmworkers, GPL Technologies, HOBO, Hollywood Center Studios, International Cinematographers Guild, Joseph Finn Auctioneers, jUMP, Leviathan, Manios Digital & Film, Method Studios, Mobius Awards, MTI Film, Nice Shoes, NBCUniversal, SMPTE, Nonfiction, Oink Ink, Optimus, Paramount Pictures, Pixeldust Studios, Prime Focus Technologies, MPSE, Proof, Radiant Images, Red Giant, SAG-AFTRA, SIM Group, Simian, Sony Broadcast, Sony Pictures, STIR Post Audio, STORY, Synthetic Pictures, Technicolor, The Hithouse, The Traveling Picture Show Company, UK Music Awards, Visual Effects Society, Visual Music, Wondros and many many more.

SPW is for leading companies, creatives, producers, executives, managers, artisans, and their publicists in ad agencies, movie studios, production houses, talent agencies, equipment and software vendors, awards shows, film festivals, independent creatives, and others to get their work and achievements seen and recognized. SPW is a timely, comprehensive, source of new product and services information for all facets of multimedia, video, and film production/distribution.

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