Previous Judges 2020

Professional photographers from throughout north Texas serve as judges for the club’s monthly competitions. Learn about judges; find 2019 judges.  

January 2020: Malinda Julien, Cr. Photog, Cr.

Monthly competition entries are due Thursday, Jan. 2; review and awards will be at the third Thursday meeting, 7 p.m., Jan. 16.

Judge Malinda Julien 400wMalinda M. Julien is co-owner of Julien & Lambert Photographic Services which has studios in Fort Worth, Abilene and Honolulu. She specializes in food, architectural and professional dog show events.

She is a certified member of the Professional Photographers Association of America, American Society of Media Photographers and American Society of Photographers.

She is immediate past president of the Fort Worth Professional Photographers Association of America, and is a member of the Dallas and Texas associations.

February 2020: Don Smarto

Competition entries are due Thursday, Feb. 6, with review at the Feb. 20 meeting.  

Judge Don Smarto 400w

Don Smarto is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker.

As owner of Double Systems production company, he produced documentaries and television advertising. He has a collection of more than 1,000 cameras which he uses with classroom lectures.

Don’s work has received more than 40 awards from photography associations, the Hollywood Press Association, National Association of Broadcasters and international photo associations.

He is an ordained Baptist minister and is active in youth ministries, prison ministries and pastoral care.

March 2020: Kipp Baker

Competition entries are due Thursday, March 5, with review at the March 19 meeting.

Kipp Baker June2019 400wKipp Baker is founder and owner of Pixure NewMedia in Fort Worth.

Kipp has held several positions in creative services at Bell Helicopter, Dallas Photo Imaging and UT Southwestern Medical Center, and has produced award winning photography, web design and media for American Airlines, Kimbell Art Museum, among others.

Kipp earned a bachelor of fine arts from TCU, and has taught photography and printmaking at TCU and Tarrant County College.

Kipp is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers, Texas Photographic Society, National Association of Photoshop Professionals and Trinity Writers Workshop.