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Portfolio Reviewers

The Houston Photographic Society distinguishes itself from other photo clubs with the high caliber of print competition judges and portfolio reviewers that donate their time to helping improve the craft and artistic vision of HPS members throughout the years. Previous HPS portfolio reviewers are listed below. We apologize for those we may have inadvertently left out. To be included if you are a previous or current reviewer, please contact the Webmaster.

Jerry Brown


Jerry is the owner of the Honeysuckle Gallery in Fayetteville, Texas. He is predominately a Black and White fine art photographer and has conducted workshops for the Gulf Coast Photography Convention. Jerry teaches private darkroom classes as well as classes at the Art Guild of Fayetteville and the Houston Center for Photography. He has a broad pallet of experience and expertise in photography – from landscapes to still lifes to nature.

Harry Burrus


Harry has a M.A. in Film, a M.A. in Theatre and a M.F.A. in writing. He is into street and travel photography, collage, assemblage, tabletop, painting over photographs, nudes, on occasion portraits, and landscapes to a degree; although, he thinks of it more as the human landscape. The acceptance of his work in international exhibits (Germany, France, Russia, Italy, Spain, Brazil and a number of others) shows that others have strong feelings about his visual work and believes that it merits being shown. Harry tends to prefer work that is less derivative, where the artist delivers a new take on an established subject / theme. He applauds boldness and taking chances.

Tom Callins


Tom is a freelance commercial photographer. He has been shooting for 30 years and specializes in Corporate, Industrial, and Editorial photography. His favorite assignments are shooting environmental portraits (people on location). He is always trying to tell the story in a picture.

Jim Caldwell


Jim started shooting editorially in college and immediately following graduation he went to work for Rice University. A few years later, Jim went out on his own as a freelancer, picking up editorial clients like Time, Newsweek, and Texas Monthly. He has been asked why he likes editorial work so much to which he responds: “For me it’s like going on the world’s greatest field trip, I get to see what makes business tick; photography in advertising is a collaborative creative process that I find very stimulating.” Versatility and vision are the keys to Jim’s photography. Creating images that tell the stories of businesses to the world is a unique gift that he brings to life.

Grady Carter


Grady is the owner and operator of Visuals By Grady Carter, a full service photography studio, specializing in portraits, weddings, fashions and commercial photography – started in 1991. He has photographed many celebrities over the years, including such notables as Vanessa Williams, Bette Midler, Faye Dunaway, and Clint Black to name a few. Grady is now highly involved in digital photography and graphic technology.

Odin Clay


Odin has been a professional photographer since the 1940′s, and worked for 40 years as a lab manager as well as an industrial photographer. He has two degrees from the PPA and has been teaching since the late 60′s. Odin likes Nature, Scenic and Landscape photography.

Glenn Edwards


Glenn was the Photography Department Head and an instructor at Houston Community College for 27 years. His expertise is in Color and B&W, Commercial and Fine Art photography — he has a broad palate of expertise.

Bryan Felt


Bryan has currently been working for Kodak for the past 9 years. Prior to that he ran his own photography business that covered Portraits, Weddings and Commercial photography. Bryan also has a broad palate of expertise.

Hugh Hargrave


Hugh was head of Commercial Photography at the Houston Post for eight years and has run a commercial studio in Houston since 1995. Three years ago Hugh changed from film to digital. He also has expertise in Landscapes and Nature.

Craig Hartley


Craig is a serious photojournalist and a three-time Pulitzer nominee with B.J. & M.A. He was a staff photographer with the Houston Post until 1995. Today he is a freelance photojournalist based in Houston. He has Twenty years of experience on every conceivable assignment around the world and specializes in corporate, editorial, event & location photography. He also has extensive expertise with location and studio lighting, color & black-and-white photography. A few of his many photographic awards are: Three Pulitzer nominations, First Place National Headliners, Two First Place Associated Press and a First Place UPI.

Frank Kreipe


Frank is a Professional Photographer with expertise in Fine Art, Landscapes, Nature and Design Elements. Other than his broad pallet of expertise, another good reason to talk with Frank is that he will have his wife, Raquel, with him and she is an artist (paints with oils) who will also give you her point of view of your images (a two for one package).

Dion McInnis


Dion is a writer, photographer, poet and speaker. His photography explores the beauty of life and living. His expertise is in Fine Art and people photography with the emphasis on women.

Jeff Nixon


Jeff taught photography at Houston Community College for 25 years. His forte is B&W photography with many years of experience in Landscape and Nature.

Chuck Thompson


Chuck opened his studio in December 1984, primarily for portraiture. His interests expanded, and the studio divided into three areas – portraits, weddings, and commercial. The portraits and weddings ran the gamut from screaming two-year-olds to actor/comedian Bill Cosby and from a boot-scootin’ kicker wedding to a bridal on the beach in San Francisco. The commercial end includes small product, industrial illustration, and brochure design. Chuck has been shooting digital, almost exclusively, for the past six years.

Bob Warren


Bob has been photographing for thirty years with interests in photojournalism, fine art, and documentary photography. He currently shoots with digital cameras, but uses everything from 35mm to 4×5. Bob teaches studio lighting and digital photography at Houston Center for Photography.

Frank White


Frank photographs commercial projects for many of the world’s largest corporations. Intrigued by concepts, he specializes in transforming abstract content into simple visuals that are instantly communicated and readily understood. Frank is an expert in both traditional and digital processes and has a Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, in Photography, from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He also is the 1986 recipient of the Leica Medal of Excellence for Commercial Photography and is a member of the faculty of Rice University’s School of Architecture. In addition, Frank’s growing body of fine art images can be found in private collections throughout the country.