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:

Virtual Event: 11th Annual Shoot The Bird!

Virtual Event: 11th Annual Shoot The Bird!

HAVE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING AND SHOW OFF YOUR GIBLETS! Once a year we go a little Food Photography nuts by sharing our favorite Thanksgiving moments. It's hard to believe we've been shooting the birds for 11 years now! Feel free to upload your images whenever you have time after your Thanksgiving Meal. Date/Time of this […]

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26 November 2020
DEADLINE to get $600 Discount on our February Safari Trip!

DEADLINE to get $600 Discount on our February Safari Trip!

Debi and Taha from BrambleBerry Tours is offering a $600 discount for the HoustonPhotowalks Southern Serengeti and Hot Air Ballooning trip in February! *BUT* The discount expires on November 30th! After that, you have to pay the full price! If you have any questions, would like to find a roommate, or are ready to sign […]

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30 November 2020
Ask Me Anything: Pat Hand from Dancing Moon Travel answers your travel questions

Ask Me Anything: Pat Hand from Dancing Moon Travel answers your travel questions

To help give members more information they need, I've been holding "Ask Me Anything (AMA)" conversations with people who are experts in their field. We put them on zoom and they volunteer to answer all types of insider industry questions. Our next AMA will be with Pat Hand of Dancing Moon Travel. Pat has been […]

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03 December 2020
Dinner: Hermann Park at Pinewood Cafe

Dinner: Hermann Park at Pinewood Cafe

Pinewood Cafe is a nice burger joint inside the park. Here's a link to their menu: https://www.hermannpark.org/visit/pinewood-cafe/ Start time is very flexible, arrive when you can. If you plan to order food, give yourself plenty of time before the photowalk. The location is a bit small on the inside, but there is plenty of overflow […]

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12 December 2020
Southern Serengeti and Ngorongoro Migration 2021 With Hot Air Ballooning

Southern Serengeti and Ngorongoro Migration 2021 With Hot Air Ballooning

Debi, Taha, and I have negotiated a $600 "early-bird" LIMITED TIME discount for the BrambleBerry Serengeti Safari tour in February of 2021! This is going to be an amazing photography adventure. Check out the amazing photography from previous trips: https://24mov.es/34g1L4s If you are interested in going and want to sign up in time to get […]

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13 February 2021

Recent Posts

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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Amazon Prime Day Deals!

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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Essentials for Traveling to Remote Photography Locations

Essentials for Traveling to Remote Photography Locations

Want to capture incredible photographs? Some of the best locations that can provide you with that prized shot are often located within remote parts of the world. Understandably, it can be very difficult to not only get to these places but haul all your equipment to...

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3,100+ Portrait Photography Poses Card Bundle at PhotoWhoa

3,100+ Portrait Photography Poses Card Bundle at PhotoWhoa

I get weekly updates from various companies about "deals" for photographers. It's usually sales on new Photoshop Actions or Lightroom Presets, or a new gadget for your camera bag. Today, the folks at PhotoWhoa posted an interesting product that I wanted to pass along...

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Prime Day Deals, Live Blogging of Interesting Deals

Prime Day Deals, Live Blogging of Interesting Deals

Hey folks!It's Amazon Prime Day, the day that Amazon checks it's shelves, wipes off some dust and sells at hourly-expiring discounts. While I'm going through the list, looking for stuff I need (want), I'm posting interesting things to share.If you also see something...

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Summer Fun, Previous “Fix Joe’s Busted Images” Entries

Summer Fun, Previous “Fix Joe’s Busted Images” Entries

Houston summers are HOT, and humid.  So HPW tries to find stuff to keep the creative photography juices flowing even if it's too hot to spend a lot of time shooting.  Of of the ways we keep you busy is with photography challenges, such as Fix Joe's Busted Images....

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Congratulations to our 10th Anniversary Winners

Congratulations to our 10th Anniversary Winners

Hello Everyone! Thank you for coming out last weekend, I had a blast and I hope you did too. We had several winners in our door prizes, listed below. HUGE thanks to Betty for grabbing these images for us. In-person winners:Lee Filters Protective Field Pouch - Sabina...

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Congratulations to our 10th Anniversary Winners

10 Years of Fun, Photography and a Positive Impact

10 Years of Fun, Photography and a Positive Impact Although "photography" is the subject we all have in common, it is the friendships and social aspect of HPW that binds us.   On May 18th, 2019, we will celebrate 10 years of photography, friendship, and fun with a...

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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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