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Master Photographer, Certified Professional Photographer
Austin Photographer of the Year 2021


I am Roy Nierdieck, owner and primary photographer for Red Dragon Photography. I’ve had a passion for art my whole life, beginning with drawing in the margin of my notes and homework in school.

I studied Commercial Art at Texas Tech University and am a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography. While attending Texas A&M University, I worked as a photographer for the University. I am a member of the American Society of Photographers (ASP), the Professional Photographers of America(PPA), Texas Professional Photographers Association (TPPA) and The Austin Guild of Professional Photographers Association (APPA), where I am currently serving on the Board of Directors.

In 2019, I became a Certified Professional Photographer through a rigorous program conducted by The Professional Photographers of America, whereby I was required to demonstrate my knowledge and skill in photography.

In 2021, I received my Master of Photography Degree from PPA and I was honored by APPA as the 2021 Austin Photographer of the Year.




  • Austin Photographer of the Year

  • APPA  Annual competition :

  • Best of Show

  • 1st place-Illustrative

  • 2nd place-Illustrative

  • Highest Case Score

  • 2 out of 3 Judges’ choice


  • APPA Distinquished Photographer of the Year

  • International Print Competition Gold Medal


  • APPA Distinguished Photographer of the Year

  • International Image Competition Gold Medal

  • APPA  Annual competition :

  • 1st place: Album

  • 3rd Place-Illustrative

  • TPPA Annual Competition:

  • Platinum Medal Award

  • Best Sport/Event Image


The Aggie Women Network

Texas A&M Women’s Leadership Reception

Elect Her: Campus Women Win
Cowboys and Indians magazine
National Wildlife Federation
Tommy John underwear
Texas A&M University

Testicular Cancer Foundation
CB Richard Ellis
Colliers International
Culture Map-Houston
Paper City
Houston Chronicle
Blue Diamond Construction, Inc
Justice For Children (2009, 2010 & 2011 Galas)
SJ Foundation
Houston Council on Drug and Alcohol-Cradle Project
Helen Pokrajac and Associates, LLC
Unilev Management Corp
Oasis Medical Campus
Ft. Bend/Katy Business Journal (02/11 cover)

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