Welcome to HoustonPhotowalks!

At least once a month, we visit a place to socialize and practice our photo techniques. We even meetup up for meals. We’re a fun bunch, no pressure, no stress. Any camera owner welcome, mirrorless, DSLR, or camera phone. Come ready to practice, learn and share what you know among other friendly photographers!

Upcoming events:

Dinner: Grimaldi’s Before The Woodlands Waterway Holiday Light

Dinner: Grimaldi’s Before The Woodlands Waterway Holiday Light

Join us for an early dinner at Grimaldi’s before our The Woodlands Waterway Holiday Light Photowalk. There is paid parking in the area. Free parking is available at The Woodlands […]

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10 December 2022
Photowalk: The Woodlands Waterway Holiday Lights

Photowalk: The Woodlands Waterway Holiday Lights

Each year, The Woodlands Waterway is decorated for the holidays. We'll meet at the top of Waterway Square to take roll and answer any questions. We'll then walk down to […]

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10 December 2022
Buffalo Bayou Cistern Illuminated Tour

Buffalo Bayou Cistern Illuminated Tour

From Buffalo Bayou Partnership "Cistern Illuminated is a new winter lighting experience created for the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern. This special installation provides a unique perspective on this cavernous underground […]

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17 December 2022
Photowalk: 8th Annual Abandoned Downtown on Christmas Morning

Photowalk: 8th Annual Abandoned Downtown on Christmas Morning

Downtown Houston will be pretty much abandoned on Christmas Day. It's a great day to get middle-of-the-street shots without (hopefully) getting run over. If you're looking for something to do […]

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25 December 2022

Recent Posts

ON1 Photo RAW 2023 – Quick Review

ON1 is first out of the gat with their 2023 version of ON1 Photo RAW. The biggest changes - heavy use ofAI when it comes to making selections.ON1 originally started out as a plug-in series for Photoshop (and later for Lightroom, and Apple’s Photos app). It now comes...

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2022 M2 MacBook Air Review

I’ve been debating for a while about trading in my iPad Air for the new M2 MacBook Air as a backup and travel laptop. The iPad is a good intent consumption device, but I've always found it difficult to work into regularly using it for image editing.  I’ve been using...

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What’s Next for Photo Editing Software and Computer Hardware

At our lunch and learn at Becks Prime in July, we discussed two main topics - what’s next for some of the major photo editing software programs, and what to to consider when it comes time to update your computer hardware. First…..here’s what some of the major photo...

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WINNER: 11th Annual Fix-Joe’s-Busted-Images

WINNER: 11th Annual Fix-Joe’s-Busted-Images

We have a winner! Every year as part of keeping things fun even when it's too hot outside to photowalk, we do a "Fix Joe's Busted Images" contest, where I toss out a few of my photographs and challenge members to edit them. And anything goes. No Holds Barred. Over the...

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XPOZER: A New Way To Hang Prints!

XPOZER: A New Way To Hang Prints!

XPOZER.COM is a new and safe way to hang large gallery prints.  As photographers, we’re always on the hunt for our next favorite shot.  With Xpozer's reusable frame, you can swap out images as often as you want!  The frames are very light, and the hanger attaches at a...

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The Great Migration of Northern Serengeti 2021

The Great Migration of Northern Serengeti 2021

It's time to sign up! Hello Folks! HoustonPhotowalks and BrambleBerry Tours is teaming up with another discount for a Safari Tour in Northern Serengeti!. The folks at BrambleBerry are offering HoustonPhotowalks members a sweet $1,000 discount, but we are limited to...

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Holiday Discount!  $300 off our Serengeti Tour!

Holiday Discount! $300 off our Serengeti Tour!

Final Chance for a Discount! Here's a great last-minute Christmas gift idea! Sign up before January 5th to receive a $300 discount! BrambleBerry tours is offering a $300 Holiday discount for this once-in-a-lifetime trip!SIGN UP today so you can join this amazing 7...

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Insta360 Black Friday Deals!

Insta360 Black Friday Deals!

Up to 40% off on the BEST pocket 360 cameras! You guys have seen me at photowalks taking group pictures and event videos with either my Insta360 Nano attached to my iPhone, or my updated Insta360 ONE X. They are super slick, very small, and can make full 360 degree...

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A Photographer’s guide to Amazon Prime Day 2021, Live Blogging the Good Stuff

Amazon Prime Day Deals!

Photography, Electronics and Photography-travel Related Amazon Deals Today is Amazon Prime Day, the internet's global garage sale of "stuff" that our favorite online retailer wants us to buy. To help you find interesting items to consider, I'll be posting items I find...

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The Pain of Advertising

The Pain of Advertising

HoustonPhotowalks manages events and RSVPs through the Meetup.com platform.  This means that members have the ability to submit complaints to Meetup.com about groups or the group organizer (or both).  A recent complaint was submitted about how HoustonPhotowalks...

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Mobile Tools: Apps for Planning Photo Trips and Editing Photos

Mobile Tools: Apps for Planning Photo Trips and Editing Photos

Last week we had a fun zoom webinar with Jonathan in Barcelona.  He's a street photographer and photography tour guide that's using is lockdown time to teach phone photography techniques.  You can check out his classes on AirBnB, the price is extremely reasonable and...

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New Canon Cameras, Meetup Membership Fees and Our Budget

New Canon Cameras, Meetup Membership Fees and Our Budget

Today, Canon officially announced the new EOS R5 and EOS R6 Mirrorless cameras, and they are already available for preorder. Canon EOS R5 Body ($3,899) Adorama or Amazon Canon EOS R5 + RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM ($4,999) Adorama or Amazon Canon EOS R6 Body ($2,499)...

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Fun with Zoom Backgrounds

Fun with Zoom Backgrounds

It looks like Zoom and GoToMeeting events are going to be around a while for many of us. And more than one person has asked me about my zoom backgrounds. First off, I suggest using your own photography. I mean, we are a photography club. 🙂 But at the same time, some...

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Updating your Meetup.com Email Settings

Updating your Meetup.com Email Settings

HoustonPhotowalks rely quite heavily on email notifications to make sure you have the best possible experience when you attend our events. To help you not miss important notices, we’ve created this handy How-To, to help make sure you don’t miss anything important.

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Special Luminar Summer Sale Ends Today

Special Luminar Summer Sale Ends Today

One of our long time sponsors, Skylum (formally MacPhun) is running a special for their partner websites. You can find their ad on our Member Perks web page, and our discount is usually $10 or $20 (depending on what you buy). But for today (Tuesday, June 16th, 2020),...

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About HoustonPhotowalks

We are a friendly group of camera enthusiasts!  Our events include Photowalks, classes, and trips.  Anyone with a camera is welcome, no specific gear requirements.

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