Our Vision

Created to foster community and celebrate regional photographers.

4x5 Photo Fest is a free one-day photography festival offering talks and workshops with top photographers and editorial and commercial art directors from across the nation. 4x5 Photo Fest continues to provide exciting & inspiring events for the San Antonio photography community every Fall. 



4x5 Photo Fest’s mission is focused on building intentional community by connecting, educating, encouraging, and inspiring others. 4x5 Photo Fest welcomes all photographers - new and experienced - to unleash their creativity and enhance their network.


Workshops & Speakers

4x5 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 - 4x5 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. 

4x5 Collective



4x5 Collective consists of husband and wife, Shannon and Scott Ball, and Josh 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 freelance Digital Media Specialist and Communications Manager. 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.

Photo by Tom Turner

Photo by Tom Turner

We're looking for volunteers!

Interested in giving some of your time to help make a great event happen? Sign up to volunteer at the Fest!