Previous Judges 2021

Professional photographers from throughout north Texas serve as judges for the club’s monthly competitions. Learn about judges; find 2020 judges.  

January 2021: Drew Hendrix

Drew Hendrix Red River PaperDrew has been vice president of Red River Paper since 1997, serving as vice president, and as president since 2016. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and completed an entrepreneurship certificate program from Dallas County Community College.

After using Red River’s Kodak DCS120 1-megapixel camera in 1998, Drew was hooked on photography and continues to enjoy shooting in his spare time.

February 2021: Jim Murray

Judge Jim Murray Feb2021Jim Murray has judged competitions for Fort Worth Camera Club and other photo clubs throughout Texas for 30 years.

Jim is a Grand Prize winner of both the Valley Land Fund Wildlife Photo Contest and The Great American Photography Weekend Workshop series.  His images have appeared on the cover of Texas Highways Magazine, Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine and in various books and newspapers.

March 2021: Jon Holiday

judge-jonholidayoct2019400wJon Holiday is owner and operator of Fort Worth’s Image One Media, which specializes in photography, video production and audio-visual presentations.

Jon’s TexasScapes images reflect his longtime passion for urban cityscapes and skylines, and award-winning images of bluebonnets and Texas wildflowers.

April 2021: Jerry Schlesinger

Judge Jerry Schlesinger400wJerry is a native New Yorker whose interest in photography was spurred by household copies of Life magazine. His career in electrical engineering allowed him to work in photo-lithography with “the most expensive camera I ever used – about $10 million.”

Photographically, I am an opportunist, says Jerry, who looks for a variety of subjects, enjoys experimenting – with macro and infra-red, for example – rarely uses a tripod, and usually uses shutter preferred or manual on his Canon Rebel T3i. He uses Adobe Elements 15 for processing.

Jerry is involved with the Robson Ranch and Plano Photography Clubs.

May 2021: Gary Payne

Judge Gary Payne May 2021Gary is manager of photography at the University of North Texas in Denton. You’ll find his pictures and visual story-telling in every medium used in promotions and programs that support the university’s activities and strategies: advertising, marketing, social media, news media, alumni and research magazines and in-house publications. View brand strategies.

June 2021: Nancy Farrar

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Nancy is a Fort Worth-based food and feature photographer who was voted one of the 12 Best Dallas Food Photographers in 2019. Her work has appeared on Food Network’s Beat Bobby Flay, and in numerous publications including Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Dallas Morning News, Eater, Zagat, Southern Living, USA Today, Where Women Cook, Texas Journey magazine, CultureMap, websites and social media.

Nancy says she seeks “the perfect angles in real estate and architecture photography, the real you in portraits and food you can almost taste in food photos.”

July 2021: Robert Hurst

Robert Hurst 400w Judge Bob is a former teacher, musician, technical writer, UI designer, videographer and photographer. As part of a communications team at Southwest Airlines for almost 25 years, Bob’s photography and videography was focused on special life events, celebrations, and recognition.  

 Bob’s photography philosophy is never stop learning, point your camera at interesting things, hold it real still, and press the button. Repeat as often as possible.

August 2021: Tom Maddrey

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Tom Maddrey is a lawyer, photographer and educator based in Dallas. After receiving technical training at the Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara, Calif., he has lectured and taught around the country on subjects ranging from digital imaging to business development to integrating photography into schools and businesses.

He is a graduate of SMU’s Dedman School of Law and in March 2021, joined the American Society of Media Photographers as general counsel and head of National Content and Education.

September 2021: Hermilo Escareno

Judge-Hermilo-Escareno-June2019Hermilo Escareno has been in the photo industry for more than 20 years and has received various certifications and awards. He has traveled all over the U.S. and Europe learning his craft.

Hermilo’s specialty is gum bichromate printing, which is a 19th century multi-layered printing process based on light sensitivity to dichromates (salts) in which the finished image may resemble a painting. Learn about the gum bichromate process.