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:

Class: 12 Ways to Improve your Photography (Photography 101, Camera Settings)

Class: 12 Ways to Improve your Photography (Photography 101, Camera Settings)

ABOUT THIS CLASS The "12 Ways To Improve Your Photography Series" walks you through 12 important photography concepts that will help you create beautiful artistic images -- and master your camera. These concepts are not camera- or brand-specific, and do not require you to "buy new and expensive gear" to master. Some Camera 101 workshops […]

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03 April 2020
Photowalk: Flickr Global Photowalk Day, Hermann Park Reflection Pool at Night!

Photowalk: Flickr Global Photowalk Day, Hermann Park Reflection Pool at Night!

(Lead photo: Bob Kish) HoustonPhotowalk's 543rd event will be a late afternoon / early evening photowalk in Herman Park. We'll start near the zoo parking lot, making our way past the reflection pool and Sam Houston monument. Then photograph the fountains at Main St and Herman Drive. We invite all our Houston-area photography community friends […]

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04 April 2020
Photowalk: Caravan de Buc-ee’s, a full-day photography shopping journey!

Photowalk: Caravan de Buc-ee’s, a full-day photography shopping journey!

According to the shelter in place order, we can only leave our house if we are going to the store to buy food. So let's take a trip to all the Houston-area Buc-ee's! Each store is very unique and they are very camera/photography friendly. We can even do portrait practice standing with the Buc-ee statues. […]

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05 April 2020
Free Webinar: Drawing Hacks in Illustrator CC for Non-Artists

Free Webinar: Drawing Hacks in Illustrator CC for Non-Artists

Creative Live will be broadcasting their $29 "Drawing Hacks in Illustrator CC for Non-Artists" class all day for **FREE**. Now that Adobe is allowing students and teachers to have free access to Adobe CC -- and providing 2 months free to everyone else, now's a good time to learn and practice some Adobe Illustrator techniques! […]

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05 April 2020
Class: A Photographer’s Workflow – Automation Techniques for Photographers

Class: A Photographer’s Workflow – Automation Techniques for Photographers

CLASS INTRODUCTION What if you could post an image on one social media website, and it automatically show up in several other places too? You can with automation! Nothing can suck the creative spirit out of a person faster than a confusing workflow. After you've taken your images, you want to share them right? To […]

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05 April 2020
Photowalk: Wildflowers at Antiquity Texas Capitol Building

Photowalk: Wildflowers at Antiquity Texas Capitol Building

Spending weeks sheltered in our homes doesn't mean we can't enjoy photographing some beautiful flowers and amazing architecture. Let's meet at Antiquity Texas, near the Capitol Building inside the wildly popular Virtual Reality game, SecondLife! SecondLife is a game that runs on your computer. It is free to sign up and play. You can walk […]

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10 April 2020
Photowalk: Dynamo Stadium Tour, Ground Level Pre-game Warmups + Game

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

HoustonPhotowalks has arranged another BBVA Stadium Tour and group game event! Last year, they wouldn't let us shoot players at the ground level. But this year, I worked out press passes for a small group so we can shoot ground level during pre-game warmups! We will enjoy a tour of the stadium, photographing players in […]

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11 April 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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16 May 2020
Tanzania Migration and Gorillas in The Mist – A Giving back Safari

Tanzania Migration and Gorillas in The Mist – A Giving back Safari

Our friends at Destination Earth have created a very special trip to share... TANZANIA SERENGETI MIGRATION SAFARI Have 55 seconds? SEE OUR VIDEO OF THIS ADVENTURE HERE (and please like the video):https://youtu.be/01rz9lYRtxQ Destination Earth curated this unique experience, working with over 8 different partners in Africa. Now you have options to create as long or […]

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10 June 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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Special Speaker at HPW10: Karen Butts!

Special Speaker at HPW10: Karen Butts!

Karen Butts Master of Photography Certified Professional Photographer http://www.naturalimagesbykaren.com PPA Five time MEDALIST - PPAWe are very honored to have Karen Butts of Natural Images By Karen Photography as our speaker. She will be doing a presentation based...

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Abandoned Yorktowm Memorial Hospital

Abandoned Yorktowm Memorial Hospital

Location:  Near Downtown of Yorktown, TexasHours: By appointment only.  Contact them on their FB page for appointments.Private/Public: Private Location, closed and "abandoned", but managed locally for tours.Parking: Available outsideContact Info:...

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Newman’s Castle

Newman’s Castle

Address:  (Meet at Newman's Bakery) 504 East Main St · Bellville, TX Hours: Call the bakery today at 979-865-9804 to check availability and reserve your date. Private/Public: Private Home Parking: Available outside the castle Contact Info: ...

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How Photowalks are Organized

How Photowalks are Organized

This is the nitty-gritty roadmap details on how Houston Photowalk (HPW) Organizers and Hosts plan events. Sit bag and dig in. This is what our volunteers do to make sure you have a great Photowalk! Why Does It Take So Many Words To Explain How Houston Photowalk Events...

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New iPhotography Composition Video Course, With Discount

New iPhotography Composition Video Course, With Discount

NOTE: This post originally appeared on the "Good Stuff" portion of our old website. The links in this article are affiliate links, purchases you make from these links may generate revenue for this website. New iPhotography Composition Video Course, With Discount Many...

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Shooting in the Rain (on a Budget)

Shooting in the Rain (on a Budget)

The conversation of canceling a shoot due to the rain came up recently, and I always remind folks how much money production crews spend bringing in a fake-rain setup. So its pretty awesome when Mother Nature provides rain for free. Shooting in the rain can be a lot of...

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For the Casual Camping Photographer – A Shopping List

For the Casual Camping Photographer – A Shopping List

Ok, I'll admit it ... Taking folks to places they would otherwise never visit, or even know about, is a huge kick for me. It is one of the biggest parts of running HoustonPhotowalks that I enjoy the most. Quite often, people attending these tours are provided a...

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The “Nice Shot” Comment Myth

The “Nice Shot” Comment Myth

Comments on Photos, good or bad? Most people appreciate and maybe even crave feedback, especially positive. When it comes to photography, there are those who are very comfortable providing constructive, well-crafted critiques. These paragraphs of personal opinions are...

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Using an iPhone / iPad for Document Storage

Using an iPhone / iPad for Document Storage

The iBooks App Many folks know that their iPhone and iPad can read books using the iBook App from the App Store. Its free and very simple to install. What many folks don't know is, it can be used to store things other than just ebooks. My iPad is full of PDFs I've...

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Low Light Photography Class – Products Discussed

Low Light Photography Class – Products Discussed

In Part 1 of our photography class, “A Focus On Gear”, we discussed many different products and how to evaluate what will work best for your needs. As promised, here are a list of products and brands that I’ve used over the years, and some comments on each. A Good...

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