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: Mike Kubeisy – Motion Picture and Television Stills Photographer

Class: Mike Kubeisy – Motion Picture and Television Stills Photographer

Mike is a Motion Picture and Television Stills Photographer with over 35 years experience. From being the photo assistant for the Purple Rain album cover to doing the stills work since 2003 for NCIS, he's also a trainer for KelbyOne, a Photoflex Light Leader, and a member of The International Cinematographers Guild I.A.T.S.E. Local 600. […]

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15 August 2020
Movie Night: A Tour Through the History of Photography (Chemist Andrew Szydlo)

Movie Night: A Tour Through the History of Photography (Chemist Andrew Szydlo)

The Royal Institute has some of the most interesting YouTube videos about science, and one of my favorite speakers is Andrew Szydlo. He has a very unique delivery style and makes science entertaining (especially the explosions). This video doesn't blow anything up, but he does spend about 30 minutes walking us through his camera collection […]

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22 August 2020
HoustonPhotowalks 11th Anniversary Party (on zoom)

HoustonPhotowalks 11th Anniversary Party (on zoom)

It seems like we JUST finished planning our 10th-anniversary party -- time really flies! Let's take a few minutes to say hello and chat about fun times. We'll even take a few minutes to discuss possible ideas for future events, so if you have any, keep them in mind when you attend. A zoom party […]

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29 August 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
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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17 October 2020

Recent Posts

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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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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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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