Thanks to Executive Director Nancy Hill and everyone on staff at the Williamson Museum who helped me with the 2nd Georgetown Texas Photography Festival.
Special thanks to the businesses who supported us too. They include:Mesquite Creek Outfitters, Prima Dora, Handcrafts Unlimited, Kenz Guitars, The Escape, Nathaniels Custom Hats, Lamppost Coffee, Divine Treasures and Celtic Viking Studios. Without the business support we could not do our annual Photography Festival. Thanks to Charles Denyer for his support, it really helps us a lot. Thanks to the Georgetown Art Center for helping us with the display racks.
The Featured Photographers where amazing this year and included, Kim Hancock, Todd Plybon, Emily Robinson, Randy Kerr, Cristina Schleifer, Anna Kraft, Tina Strickland, Bailey Flores, Julie Copenhaver and Randy Dykstra.
We also had some great photographers leading our photo walks, they were, David Werner, Rudy Ximenez, Harrison Funk and special guest appearance by Todd White.
If you are attending the March 20th Georgetown Texas Photography Festival and are interested in participating in a Photo Walk led by a professional photographer click here There are several spots available in the afternoon. These are free and open to the public. Meet up at the Williamson Museum to start your photo walk.
The festival is over at 4pm but many photographers are staying on the Square for dinner. At 6pm the Celtic Viking Studios is hosting a photographers connection in the studio. This event is free and open to the public. Celtic Viking Studios is on the 3rd floor above Gumbos on the Square in Georgetown, Texas.
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We have a slight change to our Featured Photographers line up. When attending the Georgetown Texas Photography Festival please remember to wear your mask.
We have decided to move forward with the March 20,2021 Photography Festival in Georgetown,Texas. All featured photographers and businesses will be wearing masks and socially distancing. We ask all guests to wear masks and be mindful of others.
Please enjoy meeting and learning from the list of our outstanding featured photographers. Bring your cameras and take as many photos as you want. If you want to share your photos on Instagram we are @gtx_photofest See all y'all on the Square.
The Williamson Museum on the square will have an information table for guidance and they will be selling Georgetown Texas Photography Festival t-shirts for the first time.
Nikon USA will be offering their online photography classes free until Dec 31,2020.Thanks Nikon. Many years ago I was the Vice President of Business Development for Blue Pixel Digital Experts. Blue Pixel wrote the original curriculum for the Nikon Digital School of Photography. Today I am still a Nikon user.
We are excited that the Georgetown Texas Photography Festival co-hosted with the Williamson Museum will be held on the Square in Georgetown,Texas March 20,2021
.Businesses on the Square host our featured photographers in their stores.
The featured photographers this year will be:
Todd Plybon: After suffering severe life changing injuries in Afghanistan Todd was able to participate in photography classes via the Independence Program which is a part of the Wounded Warrior Project. Todd photographs scenes around Austin,Texas.
Anna Kraft: Anna grew up designing and creating her large family's annual Christmas photo. She celebrates families, the women who create them and making her clients home a
beautiful space with portraiture that shows the deep and inseparable love of family.
Randy Dykstra: Randy first started taking photographs over 40 years ago in high school. Randy loves the outdoors, nature and is an avid backpacker. His love of nature, wildlife and photography has always been a huge passion of his. Today Randy leads photography classes on locations if you have an inkling.
Emily Roberson: LightWorx Studio creates one of a kind Photographic art using a technique called "Painting with Light". This technique is done in the camera and not Photoshop. Using a tripod an extended exposure and lots of light painting tools.
Kim Hancock: Kim is an artist, an author, a storyteller. a mother, a hopeless romantic, a Texan a journalist, an animal lover, a college graduate, a friend, a computer geek, a wife a naturalist, a perpetual learner and the list goes on.
Cristina Schleifer: A native of Camaguey,Cuba, Cristina now calls Georgetown,Texas home. Ms. Schleier has traveled throughout the Americas, Europe, North Africa and Asia as a documentary photographer. She has had numerous exhibits and tried photo shows.
Julie Copenhaver: Julie is an experienced multimedia/content producer with a forte in photography, videography, online marketing and publications. She has a passion for telling stories, documenting moments and helping people and organizations achieve success through creativity and commuications.
Bailey Flores: Bailey's aim is to capture authentic moments and connections. She strives to create photographs that tell stories, show individual connections, emotions and love.
Randy Kerr: Randy Kerr is a career professional photographer that teaches improv lighting skills and is the host of Light Austin Live’s Facebook symposiums. His body of work on display comes from Randy’s online Benevolent Gallery. The images cover a variety of local, national, and global lighting education and mission efforts.
Tina Strickland: Tina is a women's empowerment photographer based in Austin,Texas. We are excited she has agreed to join us.
We are excited to announce the Georgetown Texas Photography Festival will be back March 20,2021. We will be featuring photographers in some of the businesses on the Square in beautiful Georgetown,Texas. Photo Walks will be available and maybe a few surprises. Can't wait to see everyone out there.
After a lot of thought and listening to the directives of Governor Abbott we have decided to cancel the Georgetown Texas Photography Festival scheduled for Aug 22,2020. Due to increased and overwhelming concerns about the COVID-19 virus, we felt this was the best way to proceed during such an unprecedented global situation. We are very disappointed that we are unable to hold this event for our photography community and our Georgetown,Texas community. We would like to thank the invited featured photographers, photo instructors and photo walk leaders and Precision Camera for their support. Hopefully we will be back in 2021.
Don't forget to keep your masks on and your lens caps off.
The Second Annual Georgetown Texas Photography Festival