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:

Movie Night: Ansel Adams and the Impact on Modern Photography

Movie Night: Ansel Adams and the Impact on Modern Photography

After a very successful recent Movie Night zoom meetup, we decided to have another. I selected 6 YouTube videos (about 45 minutes total) about the photography and image editing techniques of Ansel Adams. The videos include a walkthrough of his studio and darkroom, how Photoshop techniques we use today are impacted by master darkroom techniques, […]

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11 July 2020
Webinar: Barcelona Spain Photographer’s Secrets to Great Phone Photography ($3)

Webinar: Barcelona Spain Photographer’s Secrets to Great Phone Photography ($3)

Jonathan is a professional photographer in Barcelona, Spain with 12 Years of experience. He provides specialized tours of the city for tourists. He has a rating on AirB&B of 5-stars for his classes and tours! While staying-at-home, Jonathan is applying these professional skills to teach phone photography via Zoom. His classes are about $3 bucks. […]

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18 July 2020
Chat Roundtable: iPhone / Mobile Photography, favorite apps and discussion

Chat Roundtable: iPhone / Mobile Photography, favorite apps and discussion

After our chat with Jonathan in Barcelona about his mobile phone techniques, let's get together for a few minutes and discuss what we learned. We can also spend a few minutes discussing each other's favorite photography-related phone apps! I have a long list of apps I enjoy using, and I'm sure you have a few […]

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18 July 2020
Dinner: Hermann Park at Pinewood Cafe

Dinner: Hermann Park at Pinewood Cafe

Before we join our HoustonPhotowalks and Flickr friends for the Global Flickr Photowalk at Hermann Park, come join us for some grub and chat time! 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 […]

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25 July 2020
Photowalk: Dynamo Stadium Tour, Ground Level Pre-game Warmups + Game

Photowalk: Dynamo Stadium Tour, Ground Level Pre-game Warmups + Game

**** PLEASE NOTE *** THIS HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED, BUT WE DON'T KNOW THE DATE/TIME YET. WE WILL NOT KNOW THE EXACT DATE/TIME UNTIL THE SEASON RESUMES. I WILL UPDATE EVERYONE WHEN WE GET A SOLID DATE FROM THE TEAM. HoustonPhotowalks has arranged another BBVA Stadium Tour and group game event! Last year, they wouldn't let […]

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31 August 2020

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Updating your Meetup.com Email Settings

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Congratulations to our 10th Anniversary Winners

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Congratulations to our 10th Anniversary Winners

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Special Speaker at HPW10: Karen Butts!

Special Speaker at HPW10: Karen Butts!

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Newman’s Castle

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Shooting in the Rain (on a Budget)

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About HoustonPhotowalks

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