Our Vision

Created to foster community and celebrate regional photographers.

Four X Five Photo Fest is a free one-day photography fest offering talks and workshops with top photographers and editorial and commercial art directors from across the nation. Four X Five Photo Fest continues to provide exciting & inspiring events for the Central and South Texas photography community.



Four X Five Photo Fest’s mission is focused on building intentional community by connecting, educating, encouraging, and inspiring others. Four X Five Photo Fest welcomes all photographers - new and experienced - to unleash their creativity and enhance their network.


Workshops & Speakers

Four X Five Photo Fest consists of a full day of inspiring photography keynotes & workshops geared towards professional photographers, enthusiasts, and the creative class. Whether you're a freelancer, seasoned professional, intern, emerging photographer or business owner looking to connect with photographers - Four X Five Photo Fest is an experience you don't wanna miss out on. Thank you to our amazing talent that has served as speakers over the last 3 years, including Eli Reed, Dan Winters, John Keatley, Brinson+Banks, Lisa Krantz, Ibarionex Perello of the Candid Frame, Verónica G. Cárdenas, Carolyn Van Houten, Ilana Panich-Linsman, Julia Robinson, Angela and Mark Walley, Benjamin Rasmussen, Michael Friberg, Isabel Castro, Leslie Baldwin, Alicia Wagner Calzada, Mark Menjivar, Mark Sobhani, Chuck Kerr, Nick Simonite, Jenn Hair, Jeff Wilson, Kathy Vargas, Chris Skiles, Reg Campbell, Amanda Dominguez, Sara Marjorie Strick, and Suhail Arastu. 

past fests




Four X Five Collective



Four X Five Collective consists of husband and wife, Shannon and Scott Ball, brother and sister duo Josh and Jillian Huskin, who founded 4x5 Photo Fest in 2016. Scott Ball is a Photo Editor, Photojournalist, and Documentary Photographer based in San Antonio Texas. Shannon Gowen Ball is a Chief Marketing Officer for a social services non-profit organization and visual artist. Josh Huskin is an Editorial and Advertising Photographer living in San Antonio, Texas. Josh's work has been published nationally as well as being featured on 50+ covers of regional magazines. Jillian Huskin is the newest member of the collective, but has played an integral role leading our volunteer teams since the beginning. Jillian is finishing up her last semester at the University of Texas San Antonio, studying Non-Profit Management.

Shown: Josh Huskin (back), Scott Ball and Shannon Gowen. Photo by Tom Turner

Shown: Josh Huskin (back), Scott Ball and Shannon Gowen. Photo by Tom Turner

We're looking for volunteers!

Interested in donating your time to help make a great event even better?