Ross Foote

Host of The Better Picture

Ross Foote is a Louisiana native, lawyer, and District Judge in Alexandria who is married to Elizabeth Foote, a Federal Judge here in Shreveport. He moved to Shreveport in 2010 and currently serves in ad hoc judicial appointments, mediation and arbitration, and he devotes time to his photography. Ross is 62 years old, a graduate of Bolton High, Duke, the University of Manchester England, and LSU Law Center Education. At Duke he served as Yearbook photographer. he was the photographer, photo editor, and editor for LSU law school yearbook. He has served as judge for the photo competition at RiverFest in Alexandria, taught photography classes for the Boys and Girls Club in Alexandria, and is a member of the Photographers Guild in Alexandria. Email Ross at

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David Spielman / David Spielman

Airs Tuesday, August 25, 2020, at 6 p.m. David Spielman has been photographing New Orleans for over 40 years, producing books of images including musician, writers, artists, street scenes, locals and tourists, capturing the anguish, allure, feel and sights of this great city.  (more)

Reverend Charley Photography
Reverend Charley Photography / Reverend Charley Photography

Airs Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at 6 p.m. Charles Ward and David Miller are both musicians, they are both photographers and they are both going to be guests on The Better Picture on October 29, 2019 to talk about the intersection of music and photography, views on art, fun experiences they have had shooting musical events and more. They each carry individual philosophies into their art and guided by your questions of them we will delve into those approaches and how they get their work out to the public.

Neil Johnson / Neil_Johnson

Airs Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at 6 p.m. Neil Johnson, one of Shreveport's favorite artists returns to The Better Picture for another hour of fun, insights, information and stories. Neil currently has a fantastic one man show called Still Photography at ArtSpace in Shreveport that is a compilation of 80 photographs taken over 40 years. These imagesare his retrospective of pictures that have spoken to him. This is not his commercial work, this is his love of photography for its own sake. Neil exposes himself through shots that move from flowers to merry go rounds, stillness to motion, haunting to elegant and abstract to precise. And of course Felton, our purple armadillo oversees it all. The show runs through September so hurry in, you don't want to miss it.

Henrietta Wildsmith / Henrietta Wildsmith

Airs Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at 6 p.m. Henrietta Wildsmith is the photographer for the Shreveport times, and a lot more. She has also worked as Staff Photographer for the Hattiesburg American, the Star Community Newspapers, and the North Texas Daily. She does videos, photo editing, galleries for paper, manages instagram for the paper and is involved in all aspects of covering and showcasing Shreveport. Henrietta majored in photography in college and has been applying it to the world since graduation. She has been an integral part of our news and our area for over a decade. She will join Ross Foote on the next Better Picture. You can view a select few images below. For more on here visit her at Henrietta Wildsmith Photographer

Airs August 28, 2018, at 6 p.m. Mark and Mike Mangham posted some vintage photos of Southern Hills to a Facebook page and got a a great response. Mike blended some of the old shots with some new ones and got numerous requests for more. With his twin brother they began expanding to downtown Shreveport shots applying their then/now magic. The twins blended old and new into a search for a glimpse of the past and a desire to preserve what is left. Twin Blends was born and has moved on to time warping images dealing with drone photography combined with old scene captures. Their photos work on many levels through many ages. Mike and Mark join us on The Better Picture to talk about what they did, what they do, what is possible and more. Join us and for fullest most authentic experience dig out your old transistor radio and play alongside side your digital one. This should be fun!

Michael Donnella / Michael Donnella

Airs Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at 6 p.m. Tune in for the next Better Picture with Ross Foote. His guest will be Michael Donnella. Call in with your questions at 800-552-8502. 

Airs Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at 6 p.m.  Our Guest is Dr. Glenn Mills. During the day Dr. Mills serves as Director of the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center in Shreveport, Louisiana but when not in the clinic or supervising cancer research he prowls the world bringing scientific precision and artistic vision to photograph and develop stunning images. From iconic Yosemite Falls to a single flower to a sunset or a black and white fireworks display, Dr.

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Airs Tuesday, March 14, at 6 p.m. Join your host Ross Foote for answers to your photo questions on a live Red River Radio talk show. Not techno/professional talk, but simple common sense answers on how to improve your pictures. Ross will be joined by guest co-hosts to share tips and suggestions from over 40 years experience of taking photos. On this show Ross welcomes Doug Collier, a news photographer who has shot images for Alexandria Towntalk and Shreveport Times. They will share some tips and insights into photo journalism. Tune in and call in at 800-552-8502 to learn more about how to capture the story on the Better Picture with Ross Foote.

Ross Foote
Ross Foote / Ross Foote

Airs Tuesday, December 6, at 6 p.m. Join your host Ross Foote for answers to your photo questions on a live Red River Radio talk show. Not techno/professional talk, but simple common sense answers on how to improve your pictures. Ross will be joined by guest co-hosts to share tips and suggestions from over 40 years experience of taking photos.

Ross Foote / Ross Foote

Airs Tuesday, June 21, at 6 p.m. Want to learn from professionals how to take better pictures at home? Join us for the Better Picture hosted by Ross Foote. His guest will be Chief Judge Carl Stewart who presides over the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeal. Not only does his job carry him to places far and wide, but he always takes a good sense of humor with him as well as his camera, and thus he is ready for great shots of people, flowers, sunsets, monuments or moments. Tune in and call in with questions at 800-552-8502.