Photowalk: Wings and Wheels Chopper Day at 1940 Air Terminal Museum

1940 Air Terminal Museum 8325 Travelair Rd, Houston, TX

Chopper day means helicopters & motorcycles! The museum will be welcoming helicopters and motorcycles to the museum for a day of fun for the whole family! Past guests have included the LifeFlight air ambulance, the SkyFox News Helicopter, a Vietnam-Era UH-1 Huey, a US Coast Guard Dauphine, and many more! We have arranged to be […]

Conference: FREE Access to WPPI Expo or $50 off on Full Conference Pass

MGM Grand Conference Center 3799 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas

ABOUT THIS MEETUP Members of HoustonPhotowalks.com have been invited to attend the 3-day WPPI Expo for free (March 2-4).  Or receive $50 off the cost of the full conference (Feb 26-March 5). See the video below for more details on the conference. Also below is a list of classes, special events and photowalks through the […]

Lunch: Gerard Gaal is in town! Lunch before Photowalk

Becks Prime 115 West 19th Street, Houston, TX

We lost one of our favorite group organizers and photography teachers when Gerard moved back to his home in the Netherlands.  And we only get to see him when he visits once a year. He's going to be in town for a few days, and is eager to reconnect with his HPW family and friends. […]

Photowalk: The Heights 19th Street (And Back Alleyway)

Becks Prime 115 West 19th Street, Houston, TX

Let's enjoy a 2-block stroll through The Heights along 19th Street to photograph the interesting location, stores and people that frequent the area on Saturdays! The Route After roll-call at 1pm, we will walk along 19th Street for 2 blocks to Ashland Street. The adventurous photographers can walk 1/2 block North on Ashland Str to […]

Class: Demystifying How to Buy Your Next DSLR Lensp

Becks Prime 115 West 19th Street, Houston, TX

It can be really confusing for new DSLR owners to buy that next lens.  There are an insane number of choices, an insane array of acronymsand number specifications, and many seemingly identical lenses have a price difference of $1,000 or more. Sometimes I joke that picking a new lens is harder than picking a baby name.  :) […]

Lunch at The Shops and Walk Around Discovery Green

The Shops at Houston Center 1200 McKinney St, Houston, TX

If you will be attending Anime Matsuri at the George R Brown, or just want to enjoy a lunch with friends and explore Discovery Green, this lunch is just for you!  Take a break from Anime Matsuri chaos and break bread with fellow photowalkers! For a map for parking and where to meet, see this […]

Special Event: Selfie In The Astrodome

Astrodome 8400 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX

Guess Who's Turning 50? The Astrodome is turning 50 next week, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Preservation Houston are hosting a historic party. Free parking starts at 5:30pm, Enter at Kirby and McNee, park in Red Lot 4 While supplies last, there will be Dome BDay cake and corndogs.  Bernie's Burger Bus and […]

Photowalk: Camera Phone Photography and Scavenger Hunt

Barnaby's Cafe 414 West Gray Street, Houston, TX

Calling all iPhonographers, Andrographers, and the like, its time for another camera-phone photography event!  Cmera phone meetup?  (*note, you can bring your "real" cameras too). Can you believe its been two years since we've done a camera phone meetup?   We'll vote on the most interesting picture to see who wins a free photography book from Focal […]

FREE Webinar: Protecting images from theft with professional watermark software

At Your House Some place in Houston, Houston, TX

Update: Thanks everyone that played along with this year's April 1st posting.  No, there really isn't a company selling ink cartridges full of human blood (in case anyone was thinking that was true).  :) ---------------------------------------------------- This webinar is hosted by the founder of DNA-Autograph.com. To prevent image theft, photographers often use watermarks when posting online. […]

Lunch: Little Bigs for Worldwide Pinhole Day

Little Bigs 4617 Montrose Blvd, Houston

Join us for lunch at 11am at Little Bigs.  While we eat and chat, I'll help anyone who wants to build a DIY Pinhole lens for their DSLR.    I will bring a drill, needles, tin foil, tape, black markers, etc.  Just bring a spare body cap (see video for instructions below). Event is limited […]

Photowalk: Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day at 59 & Montrose Bridge

Little Bigs 4617 Montrose Blvd, Houston

Each year we get together and practice this unique photography art form.  Don't own a pinhole camera?  No problem!  See the video posted in the event description!  We will take the pedestrian path of the bridge and photograph the area for a couple of hours to celebrate World Pinhole Photography Day. ABOUT THE PHOTOWALK This event is […]

Dinner: Before Salt of the Earth

Epicure Cafe & Bakery 2005 West Gray Street, Houston, TX

Epicure Cafe is just next door to the theater.  Here is a link to the menu https://www.epicure-cafe.com/onlineDocuments/Epicure%20Menu.pdf The restaurant does not accept reservations but I am assured that we would not have a problem getting tables for the number of folks that RSVP'd for the movie to date. If anyone is in the mood to […]

Movie: The Salt of the Earth

Landmark Theatres-River Oaks 2009 W Gray St, Houston

For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history—international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of […]

Photowalk: Shoot Semi-Abandoned Building in Brenham

Washington County Courthouse 100 East Main Street, Brenham, TX

At Houston Photowalks, we always strive to bring you unique photography opportunities. Here's an unusual opportunity for you.  The 6000 square foot upper level of the building where we will be shooting has been unoccupied since the 1980s. However, there are loads of features left over from previous eras, such as doorknobs, transom windows, peeling […]

Virtual Event: FollowFriday – Who Do You Love?

At Your House Some place in Houston, Houston, TX

As we shift into our Summer Schedule, you'll see some of our favorite "Beat The Heat" events return!  The FollowFriday event is your chance to share your favorite Photography-related websites, flickr group, Facebook group, etc. It's also your chance to share your personal links too! Each year, we have a LOT of great sites posted, […]

Photowalk: Early Entry to the Tomball Community Museum Center

Tomball Community Museum Center 510 North Pine Street, Tomball, TX

The Tomball Museum Center represents early Texas life, specifically the history of Tomball, Texas in the mid 1800's.  We have been given permission to visit one hour earlier than normal opening hours.  This allows us to avoid the typical Saturday visitors or being in their way.  And we can get started before its too hot. […]

Photowalk: Small Town America – Chappell Hill 4th of July Parade

Chappell Hill Main Street FM 1155, Chappell Hill, TX

Bring your chairs, flags, and of course cameras, and enjoy a small town parade in Chappell Hill on the morning of Independence Day. Main Street (Hwy 1155) will be closed for the duration of the Parade and the side streets will be highly congested with Parade floats and pedestrians. Public parking for the event is available […]

Breakfast: The Toasted Yolk Cafe

The Toasted Yolk Cafe 15135 North Fwy Ste 600, Houston

Before we visit the National Museum of Funeral History, we can meet up and rub elbows over eggs.  We'll chat photography, photographs, cameras and the usual things that interest us -- while chowing down on some great food. Learn more about The Toasted Yolk on their web site and their ratings on Yelp!

Photowalk: Early entry to The National Museum of Funeral History

National Museum of Funeral History 415 Barren Springs Drive, Houston, TX

The National Museum of Funeral History houses the country's largest collection of funeral service artifacts and features renowned exhibits on one of man's oldest cultural customs. Mourning rituals of ancient civilizations, up-close the authentic items used in the funerals of U.S. presidents and popes, explore the rich heritage of the industry which cares for the […]

Galveston Retreat and Classes: 1 or 2 Night Stay at a Historic 1866 Home

TBA Address to be provided, Galveston, TX

Two nights (Friday and Saturday) in a beautifully restored 1800's home in Historic Galveston.  Saturday and Sunday morning we'll shoot the Sunrise on the strand.  During the day on Saturday (when its insane hot), we'll sit down for a low-light photography discussion.  And that night I will lead a workshop to help you take night-photography shots […]

Photowalk: Sunrise On The Strand – Saturday

The Strand Corner of Strand Street and 25th Street, Galveston, TX

UPDATE: We have a lot of people interested, so we'll do this twice in one weekend, Saturday & Sunday!  Pick your day.  :) Once a year, the Sunrise lines up perfectly with the far end of The Strand in Galveston.  It makes a great opportunity for Blue Hour and Early Sunrise photos among interesting buildings. […]

Photowalk: Sunrise On The Strand – Sunday

The Strand Corner of Strand Street and 25th Street, Galveston, TX

Once a year, the Sunrise lines up perfectly with the far end of The Strand in Galveston.  It makes a great opportunity for Blue Hour and Early Sunrise photos among interesting buildings.  This year, that "sweet spot" is around August 14th-17th. And ... unfortunately, every year I miss it by a couple of weeks before […]

Coffee Before: Brenham Historic Homes Photowalk

Park Street Bakery 112 S Park St, Brenham

Come grab a coffee and a kolache or other sweet treat before our photowalk of the historic homes of Brenham starts. Park Street Bakery's goods changes every day, but they always have a wide variety of scones, kolaches, klobasnek, cinnamon rolls, and of course, coffee. 

Photowalk: Historic Homes of Brenham

Washington County Courthouse 100 East Main Street, Brenham, TX

Let's check out some beautiful historic Texas landmarks in Brenham, Texas. Houston Photowalks has arranged a private tour for its members of three historic homes in Brenham Texas: the Ross Carroll Bennett House, the Giddings Wilkin House, and the stately Giddings Stone Mansion. All homes were built in the mid to late 1800's, and contain family […]

Fix Joe’s Busted PORTRAITS Contest – Win a copy of PortraitProfessional!

At Your House Some place in Houston, Houston, TX

Today I bare my soul.  I'm publicly displaying some mostly-unedited images that I'm not very happy with.  These are portraits that just don't showcase my best work.  And I'm challenging you to fix them! This is another "beat-the-heat" indoor event, similar to "Fix Joe's Busted Images", except this time, its JUST portraits, AND you can […]

Photowalk: A Walk with the Dead (1st Group)

Glenwood Cemetery 2525 Washington Ave, Houston, TX

Let's do an early morning photowalk visit to the Historical Glenwood Cemetery. 6 years ago, this was one of our first photowalks, let's revisit! They gave us permission to return and visit again! Let's meet right here (Google street view) after the gates open at 7am. We'll chat a few moments and at 7:15am or […]

Brunch for Cemetery Photowalkers

Barnaby's Cafe 414 West Gray Street, Houston, TX

Join us for a cup of coffee and maybe an egg or two at Barnaby's Cafe.  There's not really a "meeting room" area, feel free to sit at a table with someone holding a camera bag.  :) After our trek through Glenwood Cemetery, some of us are going to be ready for a cold drink […]

Photowalk: A Walk with the Dead (2nd Group)

Glenwood Cemetery 2525 Washington Ave, Houston, TX

Since there are so many folks stuck on the waitlist for the early morning photowalk let's do a 2nd round visit to the Historical Glenwood Cemetery at midday!   Let's meet right here (Google street view) after the gates open at 11:30am. We'll chat a few moments and at 11:45am or so, spread out and […]

4th Annual Fix Joe’s Busted IMAGES Contest – Win $50 Amazon Card

At Your House Some place in Houston, Houston, TX

Once a year, I post 4 or 5 of my WORST personal images -- stuff I'm completely embarrassed to share -- and challenge YOU to try and fix them! This annual contest is part of our "Beat The Heat" schedule, to keep us busy even when its too hot outside. ** UPDATE ** Ready for the challenge?  The images are […]

Dinner: Pinewood Cafe Munch before the big 500px Fujifilm Global Photowalk

Pinewood Cafe 6104 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX

Still looking for something to do this weekend?  Come join us for some food and photography chat at Pinewood Cafe.  Be there about an hour or so before the big 500px photowalk.   You can find their menu on the official web site at https://www.hermannpark.org/visit/pinewood-cafe/ If you haven't registed for the 500px Fujifilm Global Photowalk, there's […]

500px Fujifilm Global Photowalk Year 2: Evening Reflections of Hermann Park

Pinewood Cafe 6104 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX

NOTE: TO BE AN OFFICIAL PARTICIPANT, PLEASE RSVP ON FACEBOOK AT  https://www.facebook.com/events/953627114694915/ 500px is organizing another annual Global Photo Walk -- and invited us to host!  Join thousands of photographers around the glob in a free photo walk! This year's 500px theme is "Explore With Friends". 500px manages their events on Facebook. NOTE: TO BE AN […]

Sleeping Bag Camping: Brazos Bend State Park (same night as the Eclipse)

Brazos Bend State Park 21901 FM 762 Rd, Needville, TX

https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/brazos-bend/fees-facilities/screened-shelters/screened-shelter-gallery/screened-shelter-view-1 Let's go camping!  We will be staying in a screened-in camping shelter.  Bring your  sleeping bag or inflatable.  Eclipse viewing and then early-morning breakfast and photowalk.  If you are adventurous, sleep in your tent next to the building!   I rented a shelter that has electricity, ceiling fan, water and nearby bathrooms. <a>WHATS INCLUDED</a> […]

Supermoon Eclipse Viewing at Brazos Bend State Park / George Observatory

George Observatory Brazos Bend State Park, Needville, TX

On September 27th, 2015 there will be a very rare event in the night sky – both a Supermoon AND Lunar Eclipse.  This hasn't happened since 1982, and won't happen again until 2033!  Watch this video for the full details. https://youtu.be/vKAw_wrIr5s <a>EVENT DETAILS</a> The George Observatory in Brazos Bend State Park is a great place […]

Contest Voting Deadline: Fix Joe’s Busted Pics

At Your House Some place in Houston, Houston, TX

HPW has two photography contests going, Fix Joe's Busted Images and Fix Joe's Busted Portraits.  Picture submission is complete, now your friends need your votes and comments! Please take a few moments to look at these two links and VOTE with your COMMENTS.   The two images with the most comments wins.  A BUNCH of […]

Photowalk: Strand Street/Scott Kelby World Wide Photowalk

Strand Street Strand Street, Galveston, TX

The Strand in Galveston provides an excellent opportunity for photographing the historic architecture of Galveston along with street photography. See complete details and RSVP at  https://kelbyone.com/photowalk/walk/galveston-tx-united-states-strand-historic-district/ ALL RSPV'S MUST BE DONE THROUGH THE LINK ABOVE!!!

Photowalk: 7th Annual Downtown @ Night / Scott Kelby World Wide Photowalk

University of Houston Downtown One Main Street, Houston, TX

Its that time of year again!!  Find all the details (including how to sign up) at this link: Houston Downtown At Night Photowalk https://24mov.es/1MUnCze ALL RSVPs FOR THIS EVENT ARE TAKEN ON SCOTT KELBY'S WEB SITE, NOT MEETUP. DON'T RSVP HERE. CLICK THE LINK ABOVE. If you are listed as an attending photographer on Scott Kelby's […]

Webinar: Everything Photographers need to know about Copyright

At Your House Some place in Houston, Houston, TX

X-RITE PHOTO presents - 'Welcome to the Copyright Zone' with Photographer Jack Reznicki and litigator Ed Greenberg.  This webinar takes an in-depth look at the rules and regulations of Copyright law and how to successfully navigate them as a photographer. Learn and understand copyright laws that effect all photographers. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER <- YOU MUST […]

Photowalk: Murals and Graffiti, Documenting Houston’s Beautiful Transient Art

Grafitti's at Union Square 2003 Union Street, Houston, TX

For this event, I will provide a list of approximately 30 to 40 outdoor mural locations in Houston.  This is a drive-around event, so grab your favorite carpool buddies, your gear, and your favorite mix tape! <a>START WITH LUNCH!</a> Where better to start a Mural Photo event?  We will enjoy a hearty meal at Graffiti's at Union Street.  This […]

RESCHEDULED: Photowalk: Murals and Graffiti, Documenting Houston’s Transient Art

Grafitti's at Union Square 2003 Union Street, Houston, TX

For this event, I will provide a list of approximately 30 to 40 outdoor mural locations in Houston.  This is a drive-around event, so grab your favorite carpool buddies, your gear, and your favorite mix tape! <a>START WITH LUNCH!</a> Where better to start a Mural Photo event?  We will enjoy a hearty meal at Graffiti's at Union Street.  This […]

Photowalk: Pinball and Arcade Expo of Houston (w/50% HPWs Discount)

CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL - BROOKHOLLOW 12801 Northwest Fwy, Houston, TX

Since 2009, Keith Christensen at Archadecenter.com has invited HoustonPhotowalks to come enjoy the expo with our families.  We also have permission to photograph games and gamers.  And to sweeten the deal, Keith also fixed us up with a 50% discount on advance purchase tickets! This is a very rare chance to photograph vintage video and […]

Lunch: Pappas Bar-B-Q, Take A Break From Video Games to Refuel!

Pappas Bar-B-Q 12917 Northwest Fwy, Houston, TX

Come join us for lunch on Saturday!  We'll chat and munch while refueling for more video and pinball games (oh, and game photography).  Pappas is a nice place for our families to meet and eat meat.   Pappas is right next door, walking distance from the hotel and a lot more options than the hotel's […]

Breakfast: Barnaby’s Cafe before Via Colori Photowalk

Barnaby's Cafe 414 West Gray Street, Houston, TX

Join us for a cup of coffee and maybe an egg or two at Barnaby's Cafe.  There's not really a "meeting room" area, feel free to sit at a table with someone holding a camera bag.  :) We will invade Barnaby's at around 8:30am.  This is a good chance to get to know a few […]

Lensbaby Walk: Via Colori, Street Art Painting with Art Lenses

Hermann Square at City Hall 901 Bagby, Houston, TX

Via Colori is a street painting festival in Downtown.  Artists from around the country visit to turn the streets of Houston into large art murals.  We will be visiting Via Colori with our Art Lens Systems! Don't have an art lens?  See this post for some very cheap DIY options: https://HoustonPhotowalks.com/messages/boards/thread/49307414/#128540289  ABOUT THIS WALK We've been […]

Virtual Event: 6th Annual Shoot The Bird!

Your Home or Gather with Friends A Comfy Chair, Houston, TX

SHOW OFF YOUR GIBLETS! Once a year we go a little Food Photography nuts by sharing our favorite Thanksgiving moments.   Food photography can be a blast -- and a challenge.  It makes us focus on close subjects and watch our white balance really carefully.  Its easy to just shoot food "straight on", but food […]

Snack Before: Brenham Lighted Christmas Parade

Yumm 106 E Alamo St, Brenham, TX

Come join us for a snack, coffee, or some ice cream before we stake our spot for the parade. Yumm has a wide variety of offerings from coffees and ice cream to burgers, gourmet pizzas, and wraps. You can check out their hot food menu here: https://www.viewmenu.com/yumm-sweets--eats/menu?ref=google NOTE: There are two entrances to Yumm - one […]

Photowalk: Brenham Lighted Christmas Parade

Washington County Courthouse 100 East Main Street, Brenham, TX

Come join us in Brenham with the Photo 365 Meetup Group out of College Station. This joint photowalk will offer a unique opportunity to photograph a parade of lights in the historic town of Brenham. We'll meet in front of the Washington County Courthouse. Feel free to come to town earlier in the day to […]

League City Annual Christmas Boat Parade

Kemah Boardwalk 8 Kemah Waterfront, Kemah, TX

This is one of the oldest boat parades in the country with over 100 decorated boats navigating the Clear Lake channel from the South Shore Harbour Marina and Nassau Bay Lagoon to Galveston Bay.   The Kemah Boardwalk will be a crazy place the night of the boat parade so I am planning to arrive between […]

Photocaravan: The Best Holiday Lights of Prestonwood Forest

Prestonwood Forest Neighborhood Prestonwood Forest Drive and 249 Frontage Road, Houston, TX

Every year I hear someone ask where's a good place to shoot Christmas Lights. The Prestonwood Forest Neighborhood is my favorite place to visit, and are very photographer friendly.  Bring the whole family! <a>PRESTONWOOD FOREST</a> are among the city's best.  You can visit the homes anytime during the Christmas Lights events, from now through December […]

Lunch: Christmas Day at Taco Fusion

Fusion Taco 801 Congress Avenue, Houston, TX

Very few places are going to be open on Christmas Day, but Fusion Taco is a cool location with a reasonable menu.  We'll meet inside for some crunch and munch before the Christmas Afternoon Photowalk (click here to RSVP to the photowalk). Fusion Taco is near Market Square Park.  On the map (linked below), Fusion Taco […]

Photowalk: Abandoned Downtown During Christmas

Fusion Taco 801 Congress Avenue, Houston, TX

Downtown Houston will be pretty much abandoned on Christmas Day.  Its a great day to get middle-of-the-street shots without (hopefully) getting run over.  If you're looking for something to do Christmas day, join us for Abandoned Downtown! <a>WHY A PHOTOWALK ON CHRISTMAS DAY?</a> Christmas day is a great day to get together with friends and […]

Lunch before visiting Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge

Al-T's Seafood & STeakhouse 244 SPUR 5 HWY 124, Winnie, TX

Let's get together for lunch before our walk.  I know some of you, but not everyone.  then we'll caravan/carpool to the refuge... Al-T's has been in business as a restaurant since 1984.  (Before that, they were a small family owned grocery store. )   This is from their website:  AL-T'S story started in 1978, when […]

Photowalk: Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge

Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge See attached maps below, Houston, TX

For you nature lovers, (mostly birders) here's an opportunity to visit Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge.   We will be able to see lots of birds and maybe shoot a sunset at Shoveler's Pond.  There are also wooden walkways near the office area. (Note from Joe: HUGE THANKS to Betty G. for hosting this photowalk for […]

Lunch: Valentine’s isn’t just for couples any more! Let’s do lunch.

Grafitti's at Union Square 2003 Union Street, Houston, TX

I usually boycott Valentines Day because it's a bunch of marketing hype intended to pad someone's pocket other than mine.  But then I thought, " why should I sit at home when I have single friends at Houston Photowalks?"  Come on and join other single but not lonely and lovin it people for lunch.  Cameras […]

The Printing Museum of Houston – Free Admission and Scavenger Hunt

The Printing Museum 1324 W Clay, Houston, TX

Twice a year, the Printing Museum opens its doors to give everyone a glimpse of everything the Museum offers to the Houston community. You will see a showcase of the many features of the Museum from the permanent collection to workshops offered throughout the year. Partners, guild, and volunteers of the Museum will display their […]

Photowalk: Sunrise at Port Bolivar Lighthouse

Bolivar Peninsula Frenchtown Rd as it changes to 1st Street, Bolivar, TX

On March 26, 2016, the sun will rise in line with the Port Bolivar Lighthouse.   I had though to shoot this from the end of the Texas City Dike, but then I figured that might be too far away.  So we will meet on Frenchtown Rd/1st Street at 6:30 am to photograph this event.   […]

Lunch after Bolivar Lighthouse

Hardheads Icehouse & Grill 1035 Hwy 87, Crystal Beach, TX 77650, Bolivar Peninsula, 77650, TX

Let's have some lunch after a long morning.  We'll meet at Hardheads Icehouse & Grill.  Their prices seem reasonable.  Here is a link to their menu:   https://www.savethehardheads.com/menu.html Please read the small print at the bottom of the menu!   18% gratuity on groups of 6 or more $10 min on credit card charges Separate checks […]

Class: Introduction to Miksang Photography with Denise Bossarte

Museum Printers History 1324 West Clay, Houston, TX

Miksang, or “good eye” in Tibetan, is a process of learning to synchronize mind and body, allowing one to open to the world without labeling or evaluation. ABOUT MIKSANG The first level of training in Miksang contemplative photography purifies our visual perception by working directly with the elements of the visual field: color, light, form, […]

Photowalk: Arial Photos with Skydiving Class

If you've ever wanted to take amazing photos of Houston from the sky, here's a great opportunity!  We've arranged a special free-introductory course with the newest company offering skydiving classes: Cheap Skydiving Classes of Houston. You will take a half-hour introductory course before your first jump.  Everything will be provided.  If you have a good […]

Photowalk: “Bare” Seniors Volleyball Event

We've been invited to attend the 26th annual senior "Spring Full Sun" lunch and volleyball match. "Bare" volleyball players, ages 75 and up, will match up in teams and battle it out on the sand. This year the event will be held at an exclusive private 4.7 million dollar ranch and home near Katy.  PLEASE […]

Special Trip: Chernobyl Vehicle Graveyard

Special arranged trip to the mechanical graveyard of one of the planet's largest man-made disasters.  From large aircraft to the smallest commuter cars, this 2-mile lot is the home of millions of tons of unusable vehicles.  Everything was abandoned due to radiation contamination. <a>ABOUT THIS TRIP:</a> We will spend the first day or our journey […]

Photowalk: Family Photo Day at Binder’s Gardens

Binders Gardens 16630 Hwy 36, Needville, TX

Ready to practice some family portrait skills?  Marc and Robin Binder have invited us to invade their beautiful wedding and event venue in Needville, TX.  Photographing at this location is usually fee-based, but they have invited members of HPW to a free day of family shooting.  (Click to see photos of the venue) The photography […]

Lunch Break: The Jay Cafe during The Binder’s Garden Shoot

The Jay Cafe 16634 Highway 36, Needville, TX

The Jay Cafe is a convenient spot for us to have lunch during our day of visiting Binder's Gardens for our Family Photo day.  Take a break from touring the professional studio and venue for a bit of home-style cooking. To say thanks to Robin and Marc, we'll be buying them lunch!  :) Check out […]

Free Webinar: How To Easily Solve Imaging Problems & Stylize Photos on your Mac

At Your House Some place in Houston, Houston, TX

Whether you are new to the Macphun apps, or a seasoned pro, you'll pick up some terrific advice for making your images awesome. Question & Answers will be part of this experience! In this exclusive presentation for Houston Photowalks, join Macphun's Ivan Randall as he demonstrates how you can quickly and easily fix any problems in your photos […]

Photowalk: Exclusive Early Morning at the Galvestom Railroad Museum

Galveston Railroad Museum 123 25th St, Galveston, TX

HPW Members will have access to the Galveston Railroad Museum 1 hour before the general public!  Avoid the crowd (and heat) by joining us on this exclusive early opening morning! THIS EVENT IS LIMITED TO 50 PEOPLE - PAYMENT REQUIRED IN ADVANCE Along with your ticket payment, HPW will be donating an additional $150 to […]

Lunch: Fuddruckers in Galveston

Fuddruckers 111 23rd St, Galveston, TX 77550, Galveston, TX

Feed your inner burger needs with a trip to Fuddruckers on The Strand.  We'll gather after the Railroad Museum photowalk to work off some hunger.  After lunch, you can head back to the museum or enjoy the sites offered on The Strand. Fuddruckers in Galveston has accommodated several of our lunch events, and its always […]

Seminar: Art Wolfe, Photography as Art, Full Day (With HPW Discount)

Houston Museum of Natural Science 5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX

You may recognize Art Wolfe from his photography TV Show "Travels to the Edge".  He will be visiting Houston, and has invited HPW members to attend his Photography as Art seminar at a $25 discount. Use discount code paaccdisc at checkout. Details from the web site: In this full-day seminar, you’ll learn that the beauty, emotion […]

5th Annual Fix Joe’s Busted Images Contest – Software from Macphun!

At Your House Some place in Houston, Houston, TX

Once a year, I post some of my WORST personal images -- stuff I'm completely embarrassed to share -- and challenge YOU to fix them! This annual contest is part of our "Beat The Heat" schedule, to keep us busy even when its too hot outside. THIS YEAR WE EDIT USING MACPHUN SOFTWARE!  Download trial versions of Macphun's Creative Kit and post […]

Class: Introduction to Adobe Lightroom Image Processing

Becks Prime 115 West 19th Street, Houston, TX

New users of Adobe Lightroom can sometimes find all those dials and knobs a bit intimidating.  Charles Putnam will be walking us through a typical photo editing workflow, showing you how to import, correct, modify and export your images. <a>ABOUT THE CLASS</a> We will meet for lunch, and then start the class.  Here are some of […]

Photowalk: Summer Saturday on 19th Street

Sand Dollar 1903 Yale Street, Houston, TX

19th Street in Houston near Yale Street is a very active area for people, places and things shooting -- especially on Saturdays.  We'll stroll along and enjoy the sites for about two blocks, then circle back and shoot the historic buildings from the ally. THE PHOTOWALK Let's enjoy a 2-block stroll through The Heights along […]

5th Annual Fix Joe’s Busted Images Contest – For Windows Users

At Your House Some place in Houston, Houston, TX

Again, I'm posting some of my WORST personal images -- and challenging YOU to fix them!  This time we invite WINDOWS users who couldn't participate last month. This annual contest is part of our "Beat The Heat" schedule, to keep us busy even when its too hot outside. <a>WIN A $50 AMAZON.COM GIFT CERTIFICATE!</a> Start uploading […]

Tour The Painted Churches near Schulenburg, TX

Original Kountry Bakery 110 N. Kessler (Hwy 77), Schulenburg, TX

This is an organized, docent lead tour (thus the fee) that I have taken before, but for those of you who have not, these churches are historic and very beautiful.    The plan is to meet at the Original Kountry Bakery, 110 N. Kessler (Hwy 77), Schulenburg, TX, at 8:00 am to grab a kolache and coffee.  At […]

Late Lunch at Frank’s Restaurant after the Painted Churches

Frank's Restaurant 11 N. Kessler Ave., Schulenburg, TX

Sorry this is late notice. Come have a late lunch at Frank's Restaurant!  We can talk about what we liked/didn't like about the photowalk. Here is a menu: https://www.zmenu.com/franks-restaurant-schulenburg-2-online-menu/ Please sign up by Thursday evening so that I can let the restaurant know how many of us to expect.

Cruise Reunion, Dinner with Pat Hand, and Upcoming Cruise Details!

Grafitti's at Union Square 2003 Union Street, Houston, TX

Let's have a Photography Cruise reunion dinner!  And we are inviting folks interested in next year's Photography Cruise too!  Pat Hand, owner of Dancing Moon, will be in Houston to visit! If you attended our Alaska Photography Adventure, Mayan Temple Trip, or the Colors Of New England Photography Cruise, (or would like to go on next […]

Houston Cistern Photography Tour Joint Adventure with Katy Photography Day 1

Bayou Bend Park Cistern 105 Sabine Street, Houston, TX

Let's go visit the Bayou Bend Park Cistern. Recently opened after 90 years, this Houston Treasure is taking on a new life. On this special photography tour, you will be allowed to take your tripod. The group will be limited to 15 people and you will be led into the cavernous space. This is a […]

Houston Cistern Photography Tour Joint Adventure with Katy Photography Day 2

Bayou Bend Park Cistern 105 Sabine Street, Houston, TX

Let's go visit the Bayou Bend Park Cistern. Recently opened after 90 years, this Houston Treasure is taking on a new life. On this special photography tour, you will be allowed to take your tripod. The group will be limited to 15 people and you will be led into the cavernous space. This is a […]

Dinner Before 4th Annual 500px Red Bull Global Photo Walk in Hermann Park

Pinewood Cafe 6104 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX

Are you attending this year's 500px Global Photowalk in Hermann Park?   Come join us an hour early for some food and photo-chat at Pinewood Cafe, near Hermann Park and the Zoo.  This is a great opportunity for new members to come meet long-time folks, ask questions about HoustonPhotowalks or photography in general -- and […]

Photowalk: 4th Annual 500px Red Bull Global Photo Walk in Hermann Park

Pinewood Cafe 6104 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX

The organizers of the Katy Photography and HoustonPhotowalks meetup groups invite all Houston-area photographers to the 4th annual 500px Red Bull Photography Global Photo Walk on September 17, 2016!  This is our 3rd year of participating in this event at Hermann Park! Cone join us an hour early for some dinner and chat!  (LINK) (credit for […]

Meet & Greet Dinner: Those Going (or want to go) on our 2017 Photography Cruise

Grafitti's at Union Square 2003 Union Street, Houston, TX

https://youtu.be/zD-3pU6nWGQ Let's get to know each other before the cruise with some burgers and fries.  And if you want to cut your travel expenses by having a roommate, this is your chance to meet other folks!  We have these Meet And Greets each year so people can get comfortable with the group of travelers before […]

Photowalk: Old Town Spring – Scott Kelby’s 8th Annual Worldwide Photowalk

Old Town Spring Historical Museum 403 Main Street, Spring, TX

This year we’ll visit Old Town Spring – which affords lots of photo opportunities.  We’re starting an hour before most of the shops open, so that we have a chance to photograph the buildings with limited interruption. https://worldwidephotowalk.com/walk/old-town-spring/ <a>***** NOTE: Don't RSVP here.  KelbyOne requires all RSVPs to be taken on their web site, not […]

Photowalk: Downtown At Night – Scott Kelby’s 8th Annual Worldwide Photowalk

University of Houston Downtown One Main Street, Houston, TX

The KelbyOne Worldwide Photowalk is scheduled for October 1st.  I'll be leading our annual Downtown At Night event.   *****  NOTE: Don't RSVP on Meetup. KelbyOne requires all RSVPs to be taken on their web site.  ****** https://worldwidephotowalk.com/walk/downtown-at-night/ -------------------------------------------------- Here are the details: Pre-Walk Dinner – Fusion Taco, 5:30pm(ish) 801 Congress Ave #101, Houston, TX 77002 Photowalk Start – University […]

Lunch and Lamborghini at City Centre

Chipotle Mexican Grill 12888 Queensbury Ln Bldg 7-142, Houston

<a>UPDATE: Now that other groups are posting this same event, I'm going to open it up to RSVPs rather than waiting until our usual 14 days prior to the event.  Just don't forget if you sign up this early.</a> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mA2LQTNq4w&feature=youtu.be I won't lie to you, I like Chipotle Mexican Grill food.  And Lamborghinis are nice too.  After a quick […]

Class: Low Light, Long Exposure and Night Photography

Becks Prime 115 West 19th Street, Houston, TX

(Note, this is the same night as our Downtown At Night Photowalk) Taking pictures at night can be tough. The role of the camera is to "capture light". But what if there isn't enough light to capture? There are several important techniques for capturing amazing low-light photographs! This class runs about 2 hours.  Order some […]

Dinner: Before Downtown At Night

Market Street Bar and Grill 311 Travis Street, Houston, TX

IMPORTANT UPDATE! Change of Venue!  We are moving to Market Square Bar and Grill 311 Travis, a few doors down from Taco Fusion.  The other location is closed tonight  :(  Tell everyone you run into that we will be in the very back on the patio. Before our Downtown At Night do-over photowalk, lets meet […]

Photowalk: Downtown At Night – For those who missed it on October 1st

University of Houston Downtown One Main Street, Houston, TX

UPDATE: For parking, go to the corner of Bell and Main Street. There are several places there to park. Then ride the metro Rail. If you are joining us for dinner, get off at the Preston Station and head to Taco Fusion. If you are going right to the photowalk, ride metro to University of […]

Photowalk: Pinball and Arcade Expo of Houston (w/50% HPWs Discount)

CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL - BROOKHOLLOW 12801 Northwest Fwy, Houston, TX

This is a very rare chance to photograph vintage video and pinball games -- and folks playing them. All arcade and pinball games will be on "free play" for Friday and Saturday, so bring the family! Since 2009, Keith Christensen at Archadecenter.com has invited HoustonPhotowalks to come enjoy the expo with our families.  We also […]

REMINDER: Final Payment Due for Photography Cruise!

At Your House Some place in Houston, Houston, TX

Final Payment deadline for the current prices on our Photography Cruise is 11/12.  After that, the cruise line starts increasing the price.  If you are still interested in going, get your deposit in soon!  Our 4th Annual Photography cruise with celeb photographers Dennis and Cheri Hammon is a few months away.   Final payment deadline is […]

EARLY Entry: Civil War Re-enactment at Liendo Plantation

Liendo Plantation 38653 Wyatt Chapel Road, Hempstead, TX

UPDATE:  I have changed the number of attendees.  There is also an event for 12:30 the same day.  If this one fills up, you can attend the later one that arrives at 12:30. Please do not sign up for both and then try to remove yourself from the the one you don't want.   Only sign […]

LATE Entry: Civil War Re-enactment at Liendo Plantation

Liendo Plantation 38653 Wyatt Chapel Road, Hempstead, TX

UPDATE:  This is the later event on the same day.  Please do not sign up for both events and then try to remove yourself from the the one you don't want.   Only sign up for one event! Angel has graciously offered to lead this second group! • 7 AM   Tactical (sort of a dress […]

Virtual Event: 7th Annual Shoot The Bird!

Your Home or Gather with Friends A Comfy Chair, Houston, TX

SHOW OFF YOUR GIBLETS! Once a year we go a little Food Photography nuts by sharing our favorite Thanksgiving moments.   Food photography can be a blast -- and a challenge.  It makes us focus on close subjects and watch our white balance really carefully.  Its easy to just shoot food "straight on", but food […]

Holiday Street Photography & Toy Drive

Houston Fire Station #8 1919 Louisiana , 77002, Houston, TX

Join us for an afternoon and evening of street photography in a joint meetup with Photography-Houston and Katy Photography Meetup Group and donate a toy to the good cause and support children in need! Since it is the season, come in your favorite ugly sweater! :) The Houston Fire Departments are running "Operation Stocking Stuffer" […]

Class: A Photographer’s Workflow and Backup Strategy (NEW CLASS!!)

Becks Prime 115 West 19th Street, Houston, TX

Nothing can suck the creative life out of a person faster than a confusing workflow and the complication of a backup strategy.  Start 2017 off with a resolution to improve your Image Workflow! THE CLASS In this class, I will walk through my typical workflow for several situations (photowalk, portrait, and product shoot).  Stop playing […]

Lunch: Christmas Day at Fusion Taco

Fusion Taco 801 Congress Avenue, Houston, TX

Very few places are going to be open on Christmas Day, but Fusion Taco is a cool location with a reasonable menu.  We'll meet inside for some crunch and munch before the afternoon Abandoned Houston photowalk. Fusion Taco is near Market Square Park.  On the map (linked below), Fusion Taco is located on at the […]

Photowalk: Abandoned Downtown During Christmas

Fusion Taco 801 Congress Avenue, Houston, TX

Downtown Houston will be pretty much abandoned on Christmas Day.  Its a great day to get middle-of-the-street shots without (hopefully) getting run over.  If you're looking for something to do Christmas day, join us for Abandoned Downtown! (Lead image by Gerardo Chirinos) <a>WHY A PHOTOWALK ON CHRISTMAS DAY?</a> Christmas day is a great day to […]

Photowalk: Murals and Graffiti, Documenting Houston’s Beautiful Transient Art

Grafitti's at Union Square 2003 Union Street, Houston, TX

For this event, I will provide a copy of my upcoming 2017 Houston-area Graffiti Locations eBook.  Its a list of approximately 30 to 40 outdoor mural locations in Houston.  This is a drive-around event, so grab your favorite carpool buddies, your gear, and your favorite mix tape! Those who sign up will receive a copy of my Houston-area graffiti […]

Dinner: Get-together for San Juan, St. Maarten, and St. Thomas Cruise Folks

Becks Prime 115 West 19th Street, Houston, TX

Grub-time with fellow travelers on our February 12th Cruise!!  This gives us a chance to get to know each other better, and discuss tips & tricks for traveling.  Beck's Prime will be a much quieter conversation location compared to our last dinner.  This is also a chance to ask/answer any lingering trip-related questions.   No […]

Photowalk: Train Spotting and Photowalking Downtown Navasota

Classic Rock Coffee Shop 129 E Washington Ave, Navasota, TX 77868, Navasota, TX

Let's take an early morning walk in Navasota, and then train spot along Railroad Street before lunch.  Navasota is a great example of early Texas city architecture, and sits next to 2 major rail systems, the Union Pacific and BNSF lines.   (Lead photo credit: Debi Beauregard) ABOUT THIS PHOTOWALK  After enjoying some coffee at Classic […]

Annual Cruise: San Juan, St. Maarten, and St. Thomas – Celebrity Cruise Ship

For more information, see the official web site at https://hpw2017.thecruiseevent.com! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zD-3pU6nWGQ Pat Hand at Dancing Moon Travel is helping us once again with our 4th Annual Photography Cruise!  We will visit the Eastern Caribbean aboard the Celebrity Silhouette.  Ports include St Martin, St Thomas and Old San Juan.   IMPORTANT BOOKING INFORMATION We will be limiting […]

Sunrise Saturday: Eleanor Tinsley Park

Eleanor Tinsley Parking Lot 1599 Allen Pkwy, 77019, TX

*NOTE: We had a lot more people wanting to sign up than I expected.  So I'm going to set this up for both days that weekend.  Please pick either Saturday or Sunday, (*not* both).  If you RSVP for both days, you will be removed from both.  :) Let's practice our silhouette, low light, and sunrise […]

Sunrise Sunday: Eleanor Tinsley Park

Eleanor Tinsley Parking Lot 1599 Allen Pkwy, 77019, TX

*NOTE: We had a lot more people wanting to sign up than I expected.  So I'm going to set this up for both days that weekend.  Please pick either Saturday or Sunday, (*not* both).  If you RSVP for both days, you will be removed from both.  :) Let's practice our silhouette, low light, and sunrise […]

Dinner After: Houston Chronicle’s Photography Throughout the Years

Boudreaux's Cajun Kitchen 5475 West Loop S, Houston, TX

Houston Photowalks members are invited to the upcoming Houston Chronicle Signature Event: Houston Chronicle's Photography Throughout the Years.   If you plan to attend this signature event, you must sign up at this link to request to attend: https://marketing.chron.com/meet_the_editors Just add your information in the grey box that says "Sign up for future meet the editors events". After […]

Breakfast: Toasters of Houston

Toasters Cafe 1004 N San Jacinto St, Houston

Let's rub-elbows and chat about photographers while enjoying breakfast at Toasters.  After we are finished eating, we can do a nearby photowalk. Check out their menu on their web site: https://www.toastershouston.com Note that this is near downtown and there may be some parking restrictions.  Pay close attention to signs and consider bringing a few bucks in […]

Photowalk: Breakfast and Bricks

Toasters Cafe 1004 N San Jacinto St, Houston

Houston has some very cool old buildings.  After we have breakfast at Toasters, we will walk around the corner and capture the morning light on some of Houston's oldest buildings. This is a great chance to practice both Architectural photography, as well as "texture".  If you plan to do texture shots, bring along your sturdy […]

Round 1 of the Lone Star Drift Series

Gulf Greyhound Park 1000 FM 2004, LaMarque, TX

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDRTNs98dMU Have you ever seen the movie, "The Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift"?  If so, you know that there's a technique to the art of drifting.  "In drifting, drivers force their car to slide sideways through a turn, and professional drifters can accomplish a true driving contradiction: They can control what happens when their tires no longer […]

Breakfast: Photograph some Denny’s Food before Critters and Birds Meetup

Denny's 925 N Wilcrest Dr, Houston, TX

Before we visit the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, let's grab some food and coffee while chatting with fellow photog friends!  And we can walk away with some fun food photography too. This is a great opportunity to get to know some fellow HoustonPhotowalks family members right before a big photowalk!  Denny's is located really close […]

Photowalk: Morning Critters and Birds at Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary

west parking lot of Memorial Drive United Methodist Church 12955 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX

The Houston Audubon Society and the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary provide a wonderful (and very local) opportunity to witness nature.  HoustonPhotowalks has been given permission to visit as a group on April 1st in the morning (with some restrictions, see below).   As part of our ongoing commitment to help fund the maintenance and […]

Annual Cruise: Tampa to Toronto, the Long-Way-Around

Tampa International Airport Tampa, Tampa, FL

Annual Cruise: Tampa to Toronto, the Long-Way-Around! Smash that bucket list with this amazing photography trip!  Houston Photowalk's Annual Cruise for 2018 is going to be so epic, you will need a month's vacation!  I finally get to combine my love of cruises and my interest in traveling by rail!  We start off in Tampa […]

Photowalk: Barn Raising and Traditional Farm in Houston’s Amish Community

NorthWest Park and Ride 18502 Northwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77065, Houston, TX

Recently I was very privileged to photograph a wedding and a barn raising inside the very reclusive and secretive Houston Amish Community, just north of Katy.  While there, I spoke to a church elder who gave me permission to invite a small number of friends to photograph an authentic Amish Barn Raising. After the raising, […]

Photowalk: Mid-Week Bluebonnet Photowalk

From the Ground Up 6507 Hwy 290 E, Brenham, TX

Surprise! Mid-week photowalk for all of you die-hards that just HAVE to get your bluebonnet photos in!   First, we'll meet at From the Ground Up, a great little coffee shop on 290 between Brenham and Chappell Hill. From there, we'll consolidate vehicles and follow the back roads, taking our time to stop and smell […]

Photowalk: Bluebonnets near Brenham

From the Ground Up 6507 Hwy 290 E, Brenham, TX

Let's take a jaunt through the Brenham area to shoot wildflowers! There's some gorgeous displays going on right now in the Brenham area, and they won't last much longer!  First, we'll meet at From the Ground Up, a great little coffee shop on 290 between Brenham and Chappell Hill. From there, we'll consolidate vehicles and […]

Dinner: Celebrating HoustonPhotowalk’­s 8th Anniversary

Grafitti's at Union Square 2003 Union Street, Houston, TX

How far we have come since our first photowalk!! After 382 events and thousands and thousands of images, its time to step back and take a good look at how far we've come over the years.  We will get to know new friends, make fun of old friends with new gray hair, and remember those […]

Class: Camera Basics – 12 Ways to Improve your Photography (Part 1)

Becks Prime 115 West 19th Street, Houston, TX

SORRY, THERE WAS AN ISSUE WITH THE FIRST POSTING, HAD TO RECREATE THIS EVENT, SORRY GUYS.   This is HoustonPhotowalks' version of Camera 101.  This class is great forNEW CAMERA OWNERSas well as those struggling with camera settings and exposure.   ABOUT THIS CLASS The "12 Ways To Improve Your Photography Series" walks you through 12 important photography […]

Photowalk: Worldwide Pinhole Day & Retro-Photography in Old Town Spring

Puffabellys 100 Main St, Spring, TX

(Photo by Krys Westfield) Starting in 2010, HoustonPhotowalks has been doing Retro-Photo day about once a year.  And Old Town Spring is one of our favorite places to go to shoot old-style photography. Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day (pinholeday.org) is celebrated every year on the last Sunday in April.  Pinhole photography takes us to the very […]

Webinar: Build your Lighting Knowledge Class, Peter Hurley at CreativeLive

At Your House Some place in Houston, Houston, TX

https://mm.creativelive.com/fit/https%3A%2F%2Fagc.creativelive.com%2Fagc%2F201612-HURLEYSIMPLE%2FPeter_Hurley_Simplifying_Portrait_Lighting_WEB_1600x900.jpg/1600 Create Dynamic Portraits When You Know The Fundamentals Of Lighting FREE ON AIR Broadcast:  RSVP AT THIS LINK: https://24mov.es/2p6t1uj Monday May 8th - Tuesday May 9th11:00am - 10:50am CDT Understanding how and where light is found when taking a photograph is one of the most essential learnings when taking a portrait. It's easy to spend a lot of […]

Photowalk: Sam Houston Park

Sam Houston Park 1100 Bagby Street, Houston, TX

Sam Houston Park - located in downtown Houston - contains a number of historic homes and buildings from Houston's past, along with walking trails, and offers a variety of photo opportunities.   We'll meet near St. John Church in the park for roll call. There is parking along both Allen Parkway next to the park, and […]

Class: Photoshop Tips/Tricks & Temerity with Designer Ben Pruitt

Becks Prime 115 West 19th Street, Houston, TX

ABOUT THIS CLASS Tips/Tricks & Temerity is a fun 2-hour course that will help you create beautiful artistic images from your photographs -- and learn tips and tricks to speed up your workflow. Ben Pruitt, a graphic designer with over 20 years of working experience using Adobe Photoshop, will show you how to quickly upgrade […]

Virtual Event: 2017 Houston Scavenger Hunt, win a photography gear bag!

Becks Prime 115 West 19th Street, Houston, TX

Time for us to shift into our Summer schedule of beat-the-heat events!  Let's keep in practice with our cameras, even if it's too hot to photowalk during the day.  For this event, we will do a 2-week long scavenger hunt using the GooseChase phone app! About the 2017 Scavenger Hunt Just like with previous scavenger […]

Photowalk: Sunrise at the Kemah Boardwalk

Starbucks Kemah 305 Kipp Ave, Kemah, TX

Let's go shoot the sunrise over the Kemah Boardwalk!  The Kemah Boardwalk is known for it's daytime activity and great night photography opportunities, but it's also a great place to shoot sunrise, especially in the  summer.  The sun rises over the water when you shoot East off the boardwalk. The early morning boat activity creates […]

DEADLINE REMINDER for the 2017 Houston Scavenger Hunt

At Your House Some place in Houston, Houston, TX

REMINDER EVENT! The HoustonPhotowalk GooseChase Scavenger Hunt ends on June 24th at 6pm!!  So get those challenges DONE -- and make some awesome images so you get bonus points! :)

Class: Photoshop Basics, Masking, Layers and Selections

Becks Prime 115 West 19th Street, Houston, TX

ABOUT THIS CLASS To continue our 2017 "Beat The Heat" Summer Schedule, we have another photoshop class.  In our last class, we covered "Tips & Tricks" about Photoshop navigation, brush options, customizing your workspace, applying masks across multiple layers, using frequently-needed keyboard shortcuts, as well as a few masking, cloning and content-aware fill options. Some […]

Virtual Event: ROUND 2! 2017 Houston Scavenger Hunt, win a photography gear bag!

Becks Prime 115 West 19th Street, Houston, TX

By Popular Request, we are making a 2nd schedule of our Summer Scavenger Hunt ... for those who can't sign up for the first one due to previous commitments. Time for us to shift into our Summer schedule of beat-the-heat events!  Let's keep in practice with our cameras, even if it's too hot to photowalk […]

Lightroom Training – Updated

Becks Prime 115 West 19th Street, Houston, TX

ABOUT THIS CLASS  To continue our 2017 "Beat The Heat" Summer Schedule, we're providing a revised and updated class on Lightroom from the one we did last year. The emphasis will be on simplifying Lightroom's management and organization of images, and on an easier image editing workflow. We'll meet for lunch, and then start the […]

6th Annual Fix Joe’s Busted Images Contest

At Your House Some place in Houston, Houston, TX

This annual contest is part of our "Beat The Heat" schedule, to keep us busy even when its too hot outside to Photowalk.  Again, I'm posting some of my WORST personal images -- and challenging YOU to fix them!   <a>WIN A $50 AMAZON.COM GIFT CERTIFICATE!</a> <a>2017 Images posted at this link:</a> https://www.dropbox.com/sh/axadq1fw4eb5u32/AACXT6zEbJSi7vVcdcNePGI5a?dl=0 HOW IT WORKS […]

Hurricane Harvey Donation Collection for a $500 Diaper Drop to the BBVA Shelter

At Your House Some place in Houston, Houston, TX

Wow, you guys did it!  I'm truly blessed to be part of such an awesome photography club.  In less than 3 hours, we totally made our goal!!  THANKS Photowalkers for pulling together and exceeding our goal of a $500 Diaper Drop!   Diapers and formula have been purchased and delivered, thanks to you guys. Here's how you […]

Photo Tour: Photography Day at BBVA Compass Stadium and Dynamos Game

BBVA Compass Stadium 2200 Texas Avenue, Houston

Final Updates: Meetup Location - Let's meet at the south side of the stadium.  Check the map, I have rotated it to face North, the meeting location is indicated on the map.  Meet location will be near the corner of Walker Street and Emancipation Ave (Dowling Street on older maps). Meetup Time - Tickets and wristbands will […]

Class: Photoshop Basics, Masking, Layers and Selections

Becks Prime 115 West 19th Street, Houston, TX

Several folks were not able to attend our Photoshop 101 class in June due to it filling up and schedule conflicts, so we are offering it again August! UPDATE: Due to weather and possible street flooding, we are moving the class to September 10th. ABOUT THIS CLASS To continue our 2017 "Beat The Heat" Summer […]

Dinner: Meet before Downtown At Night Trial Run

Barnaby's 801 Congress, Houston, TX

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C9zvMdOXYAE-A4U.jpg:large Image via Fusion Taco on Twitter ( @fusiontaco )  Before our Trial Run of Downtown At Night, let's go a little Taco Crazy at Fusion Taco. They've hosted us several times over the years and its always been a great experience.   Feel free to join us for dinner even if you aren't participating in the […]

Photowalk: Downtown at Night (Trial Run)

University of Houston Downtown One Main Street, Houston, TX

FINAL UPDATES: Hi Folks, here's the Final Updates for Photowalk: Downtown at Night (Trial Run) (and dinner for those joining us). The Map: https://24mov.es/2hntytQ The map is marked "" because it's the trial run of what we may do next month.  Don't let that confuse you. PARKING:  Your best bet for parking is near the corner of […]

Webinar: (FREE) Introduction to Black & White Film Photography

At Your House Some place in Houston, Houston, TX

Next week, CreativeLive is doing a free webinar class for those interested in trying out (or getting acquainted with) Black & White Film Photography.   Click the link below, and then click the black "RSVP" button to sign up for the live version of the class: https://24mov.es/2fn9vLr  To take the class for free, you have to watch […]

Photowalk: The Heights – 19th Street near Yale

Sand Dollar 1903 Yale Street, Houston, TX

This is the tenth year for the Worldwide Photowalk.  This year, we’ll be walking down 19th Street in The Heights.  This area features an eclectic selection of stores, people and sights.  We’ll meet in the parking lot next to Sand Dollar Thrift Store and walk down 19th Street to Ashland St.  We’ll turn right and […]

Class: Low Light, Long Exposure and Night Photography

Becks Prime 115 West 19th Street, Houston, TX

Taking pictures at night can be tough. The role of the camera is to "capture light". But what if there isn't enough light to capture? There are several important techniques for capturing amazing low-light photographs! This class runs about 2 hours.  Order some lunch downstairs and then come grab a table upstairs. Typically, taking a […]

Photowalk: Downtown At Night

University of Houston Downtown One Main Street, Houston, TX

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS PHOTOWALK!  Our annual Downtown At Night Photowalk is part of Scott Kelby's Worldwide Photo Walk event on October 7th.  Come early and join us for a pre-walk meal at Fusion Taco.  After taking some sunset pictures, we will walk downtown and shoot some of the local interests.   CLICK […]

Photowalk: Pinball and Arcade Expo of Houston

Houston Northwest Crowne Plaza 12801 Northwest Freeway, Houston, TX

UPDATE: Our friends at ArcadeExpo are extending a special group discount offer for HPW members!  If you pre-purchase your tickets online, you will receive an additional $10 discount!  This offer is available for pre-sale only, which ends on 10/12/17. Here is the link to the HPW Group Discount page:  https://www.arcadecenter.com/index.php/houstonphotowalks/ This is a very rare […]

Photowalk: Early entry to The Museum of Funeral History & Halloween Car Show

National Museum of Funeral History 415 Barren Springs Drive, Houston, TX

ABOUT THIS PHOTOWALK: The National Museum of Funeral History will be opening their doors two hours early for us to photowalk the museum prior to the general public.  After our photowalk, there will be a Halloween-themed classic car show in the parking lot, about 100 cars are scheduled to attend. (Lead Photo by Joe Lippeatt) […]

Class: Lighroom Classic CC vs. Lightroom CC – Coke Classic vs. New Coke?

Becks Prime 115 West 19th Street, Houston, TX

Adobe released a major overhaul and two different versions of Lightroom on October 18th - Lightroom Classic CC and Lightroom CC.  ABOUT THIS CLASS We'll sort through the differences between the two, which one is best for what and how you shoot, and go over both the new features in Lightroom Classic CC along with […]

Photowalk: East End

El Tiempo Cantina - Navigation 2814 Navigation Boulevard, Houston

https://www.google.com/maps/d/embed?mid=1q3E6knJHCH3SLXsG7qCtsZsaeyw&hl=en Last minute updates:  I am having a fight with google maps.  As soon as I get the link to work I will post the map here.  If you don't get access to it don't worry - it's not complicated and I can easily explain the route to you in the morning!!!  I will also […]

Breakfast: after East End Photowalk

El Tiempo Cantina - Navigation 2814 Navigation Boulevard, Houston

El Tiempo Cantina is owned and operated by the Laurenzo Family (as in Ninfa Laurenzo). The breakfast menu is varied and delicious. Come take a few minutes off your feet and spend some quality time with your fellow photowalkers. Check out the menu here <a>https://eltiempocantina.com/wp-content/uploads//ETC-Brunch-NAVIGATION-August-2017.pdf</a&gt;

Civil War Re-enactment at Liendo Plantation

Liendo Plantation 38653 Wyatt Chapel Road, Hempstead, TX

I realize this might be short notice, but those of us who went last year, had a blast.  Although there will not be a tactical as last year, it should still be fun. From the website:  " Liendo Plantation was built in 1853. Originally a Spanish land grant of 67,000 acres and one of Texas’ […]

Photowalk: Rice University – Lovett Hall

Lovett Hall, Rice University, Houston, TX 77005 Lovett Hall, Rice University, Houston, TX 77005, Houston, Te

We've worked with Rice University to have the opportunity to host a first-ever Photowalk there.   While there are many beautiful structures at Rice, we're limiting the first one to Lovett Hall.  Please note that we'll be photographing the exteriors only.  Rice University has asked that we shoot outside only (i.e. do NOT enter the buildings). […]

FREE Webinar: Photoshop Dodging and Burning for Beauty Retouching

At Your House Some place in Houston, Houston, TX

FREE WEBINAR (if you view it live) about Photoshop CC Photo Retouching.  The class is also available for download for $39 bucks.  But watch it LIVE and it's free! CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE CLASS ON THE CREATIVELIVE WEBSITE. After you take the class, post your portrait retouches to our album for this meetup […]

Virtual Event: 8th Annual Shoot The Bird!

Your Home or Gather with Friends A Comfy Chair, Houston, TX

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 8 years now! Food photography can be a blast -- and a challenge.  It makes us focus on close subjects and watch our white balance really […]

Lunch: For those going (or thinking about going) on our Vancouver BC Photo trip

Becks Prime 115 West 19th Street, Houston, TX

We are getting down to the wire on signing people up for our Pacific Coast by Land & Sea Adventure.  May 2018 may seem like a long ways away, but we have folks that want to commit but need more details ... and some folks looking for roommates. The cruise line and hotel are going […]

Free Webinar: Speedlight Photography Basics / CreativeLive.com

Your Home or Gather with Friends A Comfy Chair, Houston, TX

• What we'll doCreativeLive is hosting a 21-Video lesson, broadcast in HD, about the wonderful artistic tool called the speedlight, or off-camera flash. If this is something you are interested in, you can watch the class LIVE for FREE. Or purchase the class to watch on-demand for $99. To watch live, YOU MUST SIGN UP/RSVP […]

Class – Just One Flash

Becks Prime 115 West 19th Street, Houston, TX

If you have a flash, and really don't know what to do with it -If you're thinking of getting a flash, and want to know how to get more out of it -If you want to produce great portraits with just one flash - this class is for you. The class will go for about […]

Dinner: Get-To-Know you meal for those going to Kauai, Hawaii on Feb 19th

Becks Prime 115 West 19th Street, Houston, TX

• What we'll doOur Hawaii trip is right around the corner! Many of us are long-time members, some of us are brand new. Let's get together and get to know fellow travelers. Beck's Prime is a great place for us to get together and make fun of each other's table manners ... so we will […]