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

April 4 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm


April 4
6:45 pm - 8:45 pm


HoustonPhotowalks Photography Club


Pinewood Cafe
6104 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030 US
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(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 to join us on this Flickr.com Global Photowalk event! If you aren’t going to be in Houston on April 4th, check out the growing list of photowalks in other locations:


This is your chance to get out and meet fellow photographers in your community who share your passion. You’ll share tips and tricks, make new friends, and of course – capture some inspiring images.

Golden Hour 7:12 PM
Sunset 7:44 PM

Dinner at Pinewood Cafe!

Come rub elbows and get to know fellow area photographers! Arrive an hour early and join us for some dinner and chat time at the Pinewood Cafe. Check out their menu and prices at this link:


Herman Park

Hermann Park is a very popular location for families and photographers. But there are only a few folks that have EVENING photographs of this location in their portfolio. All of the waterways are very nicely lit at night, and when using long exposure, the Fountains glow!

Parking is free unless you stay past 11 pm and get towed away, then it’s not free. You will be competing for space with everyone else visiting the park and zoo, so consider arriving early. This way, you have plenty of time to find a parking spot and walk to the meeting location. Roll Call, group picture and opening remarks start promptly at 6:45 pm.

Meetup location is over by the water across from the restaurant.

We will walk along the West side of the Reflection Pool so the sun is not in our eyes while trying to photograph the water, reflections and the occasional bird. Once we make our way to the Sam Houston Monument, we will walk on the RIGHT side (South and East) to get the best possible long-shadows and silhouettes.

The route includes walking to the RIGHT (EAST) of all monuments — there are several places to shoot pointing WEST that have really great backdrops. If we all stay on one side of each monument, we can get some great pictures without having each other in the way. 🙂

If we time it right, we can be at the fountains about 7:45 or 8:00 to photograph the sun going down at the fountains, and then stick around a while to photograph as the sky gets inky black and the fountains glow orange.

The route back is exactly the same. So you’ll get nice pictures of the area during the day AND at night.

NOTE THAT PARKING CLOSES AT 11 PM! So if you stay late, keep an eye on your watch!

What to Bring

One or two bottles of water, one working flashlight, light painting toys, tripod (and camera). Suggest both wide-angle and telephoto lenses for this photowalk.

Why Bring a Flash Light

This area is fairly well lit at night, and the park itself is open until 11 pm. However, it’s a good idea to have a flashlight with you. Not only does it help with safety, but you can put your camera into long exposure mode, then use your flashlight to “paint” onto objects like the monuments and water fixtures. Anywhere you point your flashlight will be in your exposure!

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