Mathew Brady, war photographer (wearing straw hat), with General Ambrose Burnside (reading newspaper), taken while Burnside was in command of the Army of the Potomac, early in 1863, after his ill-fated attack on Fredericksburg.
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Airs Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at 7:45 a.m. Commentator Gary Joiner offers some thoughts on the historical significance of photographs, and how they change our understanding of history.

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.

Samantha Barbour / Samantha Barbour - Used by Permission

Airs Tuesday, October 31, 2017, at 6 p.m. Tune in for the next Better Picture with Ross Foote. His guest will be Professor Samantha Barbour, from LSUS. Call in with your questions at 800-552-8502.

Airs Tuesday, January 12, at 6 p.m.  Ross Foote hosts another live call-in-show about photography and your calls and photos are welcome. Legendary Louisiana photographer C.C. Lockwood will be his special guest. C.C. has spent decades in the bayous, swamps, and upland hills of Louisiana capturing everything from water drops, amazing wild life, and breathtaking sunsets. He'll be live with Ross answering your questions, giving tips, and telling stories.

  Airs Tuesday, October 27, at 6 p.m.  Ross Foote hosts another live call-in-show about photography and your calls and photos are welcome. Ross will offer tips and answers to your questions on how to get the most out of your smart phones, point-n-push, and SLR cameras. You can submit photo questions in advance at or you can call in during the show at 800-552-8502.