Chase the light!
June 9, global 24-hr photo shoot
anyone, anywhere, any camera

Long Shot is Photographic Center Northwest’s (PCNW) annual summer celebration, highlighting photography as the shared language of today. Long Shot kicks off June 9 & 10—unite with people around the world to chase the light, and show us what you’ve seen! Choose your top 5 and submit by Monday, June 11, 2018.

Everyone who participates will have one image selected for the slideshow and pop-up exhibition fundraiser on Saturday, June 16 at PCNW. A $20 suggested donation to take part also supports our mission to create, discuss, and experience significant photography.

How does Long Shot work?



A $20 suggested donation registers you for Long Shot. Registration covers participation in the event, which includes image submission, your images reviewed by a panel of professionals, and one selected image printed on fine art paper and exhibited during the exhibition celebration on June 16.  If you’d like a copy of your selected Long Shot print you can add $15 to your registration.


Join participants across the globe in 24 hours of image-making worldwide. Shoot anywhere in the world, with any type of camera, between Saturday, June 9 at 9am (Pacific Time) to Sunday, June 10 at 9am (PT). Use hashtags #longshot2018, #photographiccenternw and #pcnw when posting to social media.




A panel of industry professionals review submissions and select one image from each participant. All selections will be featured in our online slideshow and printed at PCNW for the exhibition celebration on June 16th.


Join us for a global celebration of Long Shot participants and their images. Enjoy music, drinks and amazing artwork. The evening centers around a reverse auction, in which everyone has the opportunity to bid and take home images by local luminaries and up-and-coming photographers. Donate to PCNW that evening and go home with a unique Long Shot photograph! All are welcome to attend, whether you participated in Long Shot or not, on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 5-9pm at PCNW.

Long Shot 2017 Time Lapse Video from Photographic Center Northwest on Vimeo.

A slideshow of the images from Long Shot 2018  from Photographic Center Northwest on Vimeo.

Need an idea for what to photograph or want to do it in a group setting? 

Join us for any or all of these activities happening Long Shot weekend!

Make it a family day with PCNW’s Parent & Me: Photo Collage workshop!

Immerse yourself in all things photography at Glazer’s Photofest — photo-walks, workshops, and all the gear you need for your Long Shot adventure.

Join photographers Jenny Riffle and Melinda Hurst Frye on a unique look at King County Regional Trails in a Picturing Trails Walk + Talk hosted by 4Culture.

Go analog in our labs with Gina White and make cyanotypes and lumin prints—3pm, FREE, rsvp today!

Create in our facilities — our studios, darkrooms, and digital labs are open late on Saturday — reserve your spot early!


2018 LoNG Shot ambassador Photographers

Join our luminaries on Long Shot with your own photographic adventure.

Anna Mia Davidson

Joe Rudko

Zack Bent

Kris Graves

Hiroyo Kaneko

Erin Sweeny

Jenny Riffle

Natalie Krick

Robert Wade


Submission Guidelines and Terms of Agreement

Click here for more details and FAQ’s



special thanks to our long shot sponsors:




Media Sponsors                      



Long Shot Partners              



In-Kind Sponsors







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