Photowalk: Sunrise On The Strand – Sunday

The Strand

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, […]

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: 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 […]

Photowalk: Family Photo Day at Binder’s Gardens

Binders Gardens

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

<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

(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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*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

*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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

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

NorthWest Park and Ride

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, […]

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

Tampa International Airport

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: Mid-Week Bluebonnet Photowalk

From the Ground Up

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

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

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

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

(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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

Class: Photoshop Basics, Masking, Layers and Selections

Becks Prime

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

• 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

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

• 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 […]

Photowalk: The Strand’s Back Door – RESCHEDULED

Starbucks

• What we'll doYes - we're rescheduling this Photowalk that we had to cancel for February 11th (due to Galveston's camera restrictions). To reiterate what Joe wrote: "I know what you're thinking, why are we walking down an ally street where they toss the trash? Believe it or not, the back streets of Galveston have […]

Lunch: Hubcap Grill Galveston after The Strand

Hubcap Grill Galveston

• What we'll doThis is the same day as our RESCHEDULED Strand Photowalk in Galveston. Let's meet for some after-walk grub at Hubcap Grill, about 2 blocks away from our starting location. We will get there about 11am when they open to carve out a space for us to sit together. Here is their website […]

Special Event: Kauai Hawaii Revealed Photography Adventure

HoustonPhotowalks and PhotoFly Travel Club is joining up for another Hawaii Photography Workshop Tour and Retreat! ** This event limited to 10-people max! ** We will spend 7 days in a beautiful retreat home, with our own chef and full-day photography tours of the beautiful Hawaii island of Kauai. This 7 day all inclusive Kauai […]

Free Webinar: Animal Photography at CreativeLive

At Your House

CreativeLive will be streaming their Animal Photography class FOR FREE on February 21-22!  Click the following link, then click the BLACK RSVP button to sign up for the free version of the class.  Watch the intro video at this link for details: https://24mov.es/2HeI1kp If you can't make the free class, it's also available on-demand for […]

Photowalk: Long Shadows at City Hall, Tranquility Park and The Library

City Hall and Tranquility Park

Late afternoon is a wonderful time to shoot long shadows and watch as the afternoon turns to golden light. We will photowalk the restored and now-working fountains at Tranquility Park, then make our way to shoot the 1930's architecture of the City Hall building, and then the Library. The more adventurous can make their way […]

Breakfast Before Buffalo Bayou Regatta

Barnaby's Cafe

• What we'll doThe 46th Annual Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta is the largest canoe and kayak race in Texas, with dozens of colorful water craft making their way down Houston's mini-river. The race starts at San Felipe and Voss and ends at a finishing line festival at Sesquicentennial Park in Downtown. Let's have a breakfast […]

Free Webinar (and Special Product Discount): Speed Things Up With Photo Mechanic

At Your House

UPDATE: The following is the information for tonight's webinar: First, make sure you're ready to watch gotomeeting webinars with this check:https://link.gotomeeting.com/system-check Webinar link:https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/268059485 You can also dial in using your phone.United States: +1 (872) 240-3311 Access Code: 268-059-485 ------------------------------------------ Photo Mechanic is a pro app for your desktop that helps you quickly organize and cull […]

Photowalk: 5th Annual Hermann Park Conservancy Kite Festival

Miller Outdoor Theatre

LAST MINUTE DETAILS!!!!!!!!!!!Hello everyone! Since there is not a good place to meet for breakfast near the venue we will plan to have a picnic lunch at noon at the end of the event. You can either bring your meal with you or some cash to buy something to eat at the venue. I will […]

Photowalk: Mid-week Bluebonnets!

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS FULL. DUE TO MEETUP.COM SETTING RESTRICTIONS WITH THE NEW MEETUP PAGES, THERE IS NO WAITING LIST. THIS FRUSTRATES US AS MUCH AS EVERYONE. IF YOU WANT TO SEE WAITING LISTS ADDED BACK TO PAID EVENTS, CONTACT MEETUP AT [email protected] SENDING EMAILS TO ORGANIZERS OR POSTING COMMENTS WILL NOT FIX IT, […]

Webinar: Introduction to Night Photography Freebinar from StarCircleAcademy

Your Home

Last minute? There may be space available via: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/9315222013202/WN_o3twTsx8R2CFyfGVvLdE4Q Or watch on Facebook LIVE at https://facebook.com/StarCircleAcademy.com ==================================== Steven Christenson of StarCircleAcademy.com has invited HoustonPhotowalks to attend his April Night Photography Webinar FOR FREE! Steven has taught several classes for our group and has helped many photographers take their night photography to the next level with […]

Special Event: 2-Day Galveston Retreat, Tall Ships and Low Light Workshops

Galveston, Texas

• What we'll doGalveston Photography Retreat: Tall Ships and Low Light Workshop Join us for a SPECIAL 2-DAY EVENT in Galveston, including 2-HOURS EARLY ENTRY into the Galveston Tall Ships Festival and HANDS-ON Low Light Photography Workshops! * Weekend includes 2 nights in a beach house near Galveston* Exclusive 2-Hour early Entry into Galveston's Tall […]

Photowalk: 2018 Bluebonnets in Chappell Hill

Chappell Hill Cafe & Meat Market

• What we'll doIt's that time of year again! Bluebonnets are popping up all over central Texas. Come experience the draw of wide-open fields full of bluebonnets, Indian paintbrush, and other wildflowers. If we're lucky, you might even find a longhorn to get that classic Texas-themed shot. We'll start by meeting at the newly renovated […]

Early Entry to Tall Ships Festival Galveston

Several people asked for early entry into the Tall Ships Galveston Festival and I am happy to announce that we now have early entry. We will meet at a place TBD before 8 am, April 7. (This is because we will meet up with a representative from the Galveston Historical Foundation in order to enter […]

Free Webinar: 20-Lesson Course on Adobe Lightroom Classic by Ben Willmore

At Your House

• What we'll doAutomate Your Editing. Streamline Your Workflow. Save More Time. This is a multi-week course, 20 classes in all. Its available for sale, however, you can stream it live for FREE by signing up at the Creative Live website! https://24mov.es/2GAjTvB Welcome to CreativeLive’s comprehensive Adobe® Lightroom® Classic workshop! Join well-known software instructor Ben […]

Photowalk: Alief Kite Festival & Farmer’s Market

• What we'll doThe International District has invited us to come enjoy the 2018 Kite Festival in Alief on April 14th, 10am-1pm. There were over 100 kit participants last year. Bring the family and enter your kite to win, the first 250 get free kites! More details updated here: https://imdhouston.org/2018/03/free-family-fun-2018-kite-festival-farmers-market/ Meetup.com will not allow me […]

Photowalk: Brenham Murals

Downtown Brenham Parking Lot

Brenham has a wealth of murals painted throughout downtown, and have added new ones in recent years during their Texas Arts and Music Festival. We'll start at 9:00 AM for a brief welcome and chat in the downtown Brenham parking area on Commerce Street (next to Home Sweet Farm and Ant Street Inn). From there, […]

Lunch: After Brenham Mural Photowalk

Yumm Sweets and Eats

After wandering the streets of Brenham, come join us for lunch at local favorite, Yumm Sweets and Eats. Stone oven pizzas, wraps, sandwiches, salads, and more. When you arrive, you order up front individually, and we'll have a private room reserved in the back where our meals will be brought to us.

Post Brenham Fun: Paint a Camera

Palettes and Pairings

Let's turn art around, and try your hand at painting a camera! If you're still up for artistic adventure, we'll be doing a classic "paint and sip" class at Palettes and Pairings taught by yours truly. Of course we'll be doing an exclusive painting of a camera. Price includes all supplies, and you get to […]

Free Webinar: Photoshop Week 2018 on CreativeLive.com

Your Home

• What we'll doCreativeLive is holding "Photoshop Week 2018" all next week from 9am to 3pm, and will be broadcasting FOR FREE! To sign up, click the following link and click the black "RSVP" button. https://24mov.es/PSWeek2018 If you aren't available during the day, it is currently on pre-order sale for $299, it will be $1,278 […]

Photowalk: Sunrise Over Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier

Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier

The beautiful pano by Srini Sundarrajan (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8710873647/) is a wonderful example of a "Must Have" portfolio photo for Houston Photographers: Sunrise over the Galveston Pleasure Pier. About This Photowalk This is a GREAT time of year for the Sun's angle behind the pier. There are two sets of breakers that are perfect for getting a […]

Breakfast after Galveston Sunrise Shoot – IHOP

IHOP

• What we'll doAfter getting some sunrise shots, come join us for breakfast at IHOP. We will start invading the IHOP on Seawall Blvd as folks start to peal off from the photowalk. Some folks will want to leave sooner than 8, or stay later. That's ok, come hang out with camera friends as soon […]

7th Annual Fix Joe’s Busted Images Contest

At Your House

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! This helps you practice some Photoshop / Lightroom / MSPaint / etc. photo editing skills on […]

Photowalk: (Do-Over) Sunrise Over Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier

Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier

About This Photowalk Last month, we all got some beautiful images of the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure pier under cloudy skies. We all hoped to get a few shots of the sun rising, but the weather just didn't play nice. So let's give it a 2nd try! This is a GREAT time of year for […]

Breakfast after Galveston Sunrise Shoot – IHOP

IHOP

After getting some sunrise shots, come join us for breakfast at IHOP. We will start invading the IHOP on Seawall Blvd as folks start to peal off from the photowalk. Some folks will want to leave sooner than 8, or stay later. That's ok, come hang out with camera friends as soon as you're ready […]

CLASS: Lightroom Classic CC 7.4 – Profile-based Workflow

Becks Prime

Adobe released major changes to Lightroom Classic CC in April 2018. Foremost of which was to move Profiles under the Basic panel. We'll explore these changes, and review how the expanded Profiles that are part of Lr 7.3.* provide additional creative flexibility, and provide you with a usable workflow to help speed up your post-processing. […]

Free Webinar: Speedlights and Flash Photography 101 with Mark Wallace

Your Home

Creative Live will be broadcasting their $129 Speedlights 101 class all day on July 2 and 3 for FREE. You can tune in any time and watch the video. To RSVP for the broadcast, click the following link, and look for the black RSVP button at the top of the page: https://24mov.es/2tn5sl4 If you're not […]

Free Webinar: Composition-Beyond the Rule of Thirds

Your Home

Our "Beat The Heat" summer events provide you a way to keep the creative juices flowing, even when it's insane hot outside. Creative Live will be broadcasting their $39 Composition - Beyond the Rule of Thirds class all day on August 13 & 14 for FREE. You can tune in any time and watch the […]

Free Webinar: Exploring Low-Key Portraiture

Your Home

Our "Beat The Heat" summer events provide you a way to keep the creative juices flowing, even when it's insane hot outside. Creative Live will be broadcasting their $49 Exploring Low-Key Portraiture class all day on August 15 & 16 for FREE. You can tune in any time and watch the 15 lessons on live […]

Photowalk: Lone Star Flight Museum

Lone Star Flight Museum

Lone Star Flight Museum relocated to their new facility last September 2017. Their new 130,000 square foot facility houses one of the most renowned collection of historic aircraft. We've arranged early access to the museum - starting at 8am. So...please be there before then for roll call. Depending upon the weather and the museum's schedule, […]

Lunch After Photowalk: Lone Star Flight Museum

Join us for an early lunch after visiting the Lone Star Flight Museum. Burger House is located just outside Ellington Airport and is one of the favorites of the employees and military at Ellington.

Class: Low Light, Long Exposure and Night Photography + Photowalk Workshop

Becks Prime

We will have a low-light photography class, and setup at a single location on 19th Street to practice some of the techniques we learned. I'll be there to help you apply the techniques we learned in class! Because this is a "hands-on" workshop, it will be limited to a small group - 20 people only. […]

Class: Low Light, Long Exposure and Night Photography + Photowalk Workshop

Becks Prime

Several people have expressed interest in attending our low light photography class and photowalk, but couldn't attend on Saturday either because it filled up or schedule conflicts. So we are opening up a 2nd class this Sunday afternoon! It is identical to the Saturday class. We will have a low-light photography class, and setup at […]

Dinner before Downtown At Night (Saturday, Sept 29th)

Barnaby's

For those joining us on Saturday, Sept 29th evening photowalk downtown, come join us for a quick bite to eat too. Breaking bread with fellow photographers will help you get to know other folks, and find other folks with the same camera gear and interests as you. If you haven't signed up for the photowalk […]

Houston, Downtown @ Night

University of Houston Downtown

This is our yearly "Trial Run" of the Downtown @ Night photowalk. If you weren't able to join us for the Scott Kelby Downtown @ Night photowalk, you can join this one instead! Here are the details: PHOTOWALK MAP: https://24mov.es/2hntytQ For those interested, you can join us at 6pm for a bite to eat before […]

Free Webinar: Street Photography, The Art of Photographing Strangers

Your Home

Creative Live will be broadcasting their $79 Street Photography: The Art of Photographing Strangers class all day for **FREE**. YOU MUST RSVP AT THIS LINK TO WATCH THE LIVE TAPING OF THE CLASS! **** https://24mov.es/2ORA3Rx **** REMINDER ABOUT CREATIVE LIVE VIDEOS: YOU *MUST* RSVP ON THE CREATIVE LIVE WEBSITE BEFORE THE BROADCAST BEGINS! Just click […]

Dinner before October 6th Downtown At Night Photowalk

Barnaby's

For those joining us on The Scott Kelby evening photowalk downtown on October 6th, come join us for a quick bite to eat too. Breaking bread with fellow photographers will help you get to know other folks, and find other folks with the same camera gear and interests as you. We will meet at Barnaby's […]

Houston, Downtown @ Night, Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk Day

University of Houston Downtown

It's that time of year again! Scott Kelby's World Wide Photowalk is happening in October, and we will be doing our 8th yearly Downtown at Night Photowalk. IMPORTANT: You *MUST* sign up at the Scott Kelby website in order to participate. They will not let us use Meetup to take RSVPs. That's how Scott wants […]

Class: On-Camera Flash – Or….Avoiding the “Studio 54” Look

Becks Prime

The inspiration for this class started when someone in the group asked "what do you do when you can't take your flash off the camera?". The motivation behind the question was "how to avoid the drivers license or mug shot look" We'll discuss the various techniques of how to get better on-camera flash images, flash […]

Fall Photography Contest and Review at the Woodlands Photography Club

South County Community Center

The Woodlands Photography Club has invited us to join them for their Annual Fall Photo Contest. The event takes place at the South County Community Center, next to the library. Contest winners are announced at 1pm including a live Q&A Feedback with the judges. I am honored to be invited as a judge this year, […]

Photowalk: Pinball and Arcade Expo of Houston

Houston Marriott Westchase

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 […]

Photowalk: Private Miniature Trains Event

Zube Park

Houston Photowalks has been invited to photograph at a private event of miniature train enthusiasts hosted by Houston Area Live Steamers (HALS). Six groups from five states in and around Texas meet annually for a private event to show off their trains and use the extensive track layouts in Zube (pronounced: zoo-bee) Park in Tomball. […]

Photowalk: Alt-Photography in Old Town Spring (Film, Toy Camera, iPhone, etc!)

Puffabellys

It's been over a year since our last Retro- and Alt-photography day, time to break out those old 35mm cameras, pinhole cameras, instamatics, toy 35mm cameras, and iPhones with nifty photo apps! Your DSLR with DIY lenses (or Lensbaby lenses) are welcome too! :) We will start our day at Old Town Spring with lunch […]

Movie Screening: “The Low Turn Row: A Journey in Time”

Moody Center for The Arts, Rice University

HoustonPhotowalk members have been invited to attend a special screening of "The Low Turn Row" during the Houston Cinema Arts Festival. The film is about two photographers who documented the stories of African American farming families in Grimes County, Texas. You can buy tickets for just this screening, or for the entire Houston Cinema Arts […]

Free Webinar: Posing Couples, Weddings and Families, with Lindsay Adler

Your Home

CreativeLive will be broadcasting this class for FREE during the hours listed above. The class will broadcast multiple times. In order to view the entire class, you must click the link below, and then click the black "RSVP" button before the class starts. To view the entire class for free, you must be logged into […]

Breakfast Before Liendo Plantation

Waller County Line BBQ

Sorry this is last minute. Hope y'all can make it. Let's get together for breakfast and meet each other before heading to Liendo Plantation. And if you aren't sure how to get out there, we can all arrive at the plantation at the same time. Yes, it's a BBQ joint. but they also serve breakfast. […]

Photowalk: 6:30 AM Early Entry to Civil War Re-enactment at Liendo Plantation

Liendo Plantation

Boys and Girls, it is that time again! Time for the Civil War Re-Enactment at Liendo Plantation. This year, we will have exclusive early morning access to the grounds. We will arrive at 6:30 am to wander among the camps as people wake up and prepare for the day. Hopefully we will catch early morning […]

3 Free Webinars: In time for Thanksgiving, 3 Food Photography classes!

Your Home

Just in time for our Shoot The Bird photography meetup, 3 free webinars for shooting food photography! CreativeLive will be broadcasting these classes for FREE multiple times during the hours listed above INCLUDING AT NIGHT. These class will broadcast multiple times. In order to view the entire classes, you must click the links below, and […]

Virtual Event: 9th Annual Shoot The Bird!

Your Home or Gather with Friends

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

Breakfast: Christmas Day Picnic at Market Square Park, Downtown Houston

Market Square Park

(Lead photo credit: Debi Beauregard, 2016) Join us on Christmas Morning for a Bring-Your-Own-Breakfast picnic at Market Square Park. After some munchies, we'll do a photowalk around downtown. Sorry, no restaurants were open this year near downtown. Usually we have a meal at a nearby eatery, but every place I called in the downtown area […]

Photowalk: 4th Annual Abandoned Downtown on Christmas Day

Market Square Park

Downtown Houston will be pretty much abandoned on Christmas Day. It's 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 the Abandoned Downtown Photowalk! We will start at Market Street Square Park, photographing the art installations, murals and historic buildings. […]

3 Free Webinars: Intro to Photography, Photo 101 and iPhone Photography

Your Home

CreativeLive will be broadcasting these classes for FREE multiple times INCLUDING AT NIGHT. In order to view the entire classes, you must click the links below, and then click the black "RSVP" buttons before the class starts. To view the entire class for free, you must be logged into CreativeLive. Here's are the links: CLASS […]

Tour 3 Historic Homes in Washington County (Brenham, Texas)

Giddings Stone Mansion

Debi Meschwitz, the VP of Tours for Heritage Society of Washington County, will be taking us on a private tour of their three 1800's homes. We will visit The Ross Carroll Bennett House, The Giddings Wilkin House Museum and The Giddings Stone Mansion. Photography is allowed and encouraged, as are flash and tripods. We will […]

Breakfast: Don Carlos Mexican Restaurant before 1940 Air Terminal Museum

Don Carlos Mexican Restaurant

Before we photowalk the Air Terminal Museum, let's enjoy a few minutes with tacos and friendly chat! We will pile into Don Carlos Mexican Restaurant around 9:30 AM. That gives us about an hour and a half to chat and eat. We need an accurate count for this one, so when you arrive to breakfast, […]

Greater Houston Train Show

10505 Cash Rd

(Excuse the photo of Thomas the Train. It's the only photo I had of a train model. LOL!)Charles forgot he signed up for the 1940 Air Terminal Museum photowalk so I will lead this one. Sorry for the confusion, Y'all! The Greater Houston Train Show will be held at Stafford Centre (10505 Cash Road @ […]

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

1940 Air Terminal Museum

The 1940 Air Terminal Museum is a beautiful view into Houston's aviation history. The museum has artifacts from several airlines on display, including luggage, uniforms, art and equipment. And right outside, you can watch (and photograph) as jets arrive at Hobby Airport. For Wings and Wheels weekends, the museum members display their aircraft for an […]

Free Webinar: Wedding Photojournalism with Joe Buissink / CreativeLive

Your House

CreativeLive will be broadcasting these classes for FREE multiple times INCLUDING AT NIGHT. In order to view the entire classes, you must click the links below, and then click the black "RSVP" buttons before the class starts. To view the entire class for free, you must be logged into CreativeLive and RSVP prior to the […]

Photowalk: Sundown and Night Photography at Fred Hartman Bridge

Bayland Marina

The Fred Hartman Bridge and nearby marina make for some very interesting shots as the sun goes down and after dark when the bridge lights up. Join us for some sundown photography practice! Lead Photo Credit: Darby Donaho We haven't been out to photograph the Fred Hartman in several years. Here's what you need to […]

Dinner: Yelp invades El Toro Mexican Restaurant in Baytown

El Toro Mexican Restaurant

El Toro Mexican Restaurant has fairly good reviews, but their Yelp photos are pretty lacking, we can do better. Let's meet for dinner around 7:30pm, after we are done shooting at Fred Hartman Bridge. We'll order up some tasty TexMex and post some friendly reviews and pro-level phone photography shots. :) You can check out […]

Class: White Balance Made Easy (Free Custom BW Tool Provided!)

Becks Prime

Its time to improve your photography by avoiding the AWB (Auto White Balance) and harness the power of CUSTOM White Balance Settings! Everyone will receive a FREE WHITE BALANCE CAP, and we will discuss how to use it. These are sold on Amazon for $9.50 ( https://amzn.to/2XLSSdT ) Everyone who requests a copy will receive […]

Overnight Saturday, Salvage, Texas: Tiny Homes Architecture, Stars, Wildflowers

Love's Travel Stop

Salvage Texas explores the creative possibilities with what most people consider trash. Salvage Texas Tiny House village was lovingly constructed entirely with up-cycled and reclaimed materials. Their entire property is dedicated to sustainable living, salvage art, and an outdoor salvage market. All of the houses are made with re-purposed materials from homes and barns throughout […]

Overnight SUNDAY, Salvage, Texas: Tiny Homes Architecture, Stars, Wildflowers

Zedler Mill Museum

This is the 2nd opportunity to visit Salvage Texas for those who weren't able to sign up for the first trip. Salvage Texas explores the creative possibilities with what most people consider trash. Salvage Texas Tiny House village was lovingly constructed entirely with up-cycled and reclaimed materials. Their entire property is dedicated to sustainable living, […]

Free Webinar: Fundamentals of Photography – Repeats for 2 Days

Creative Live will be broadcasting their $99 Fundamentals of Photography class all day for **FREE**. The class is divided into sections and repeats over and over for 2 days. If you can't view during the day, it repeats in the evening. YOU MUST RSVP AT THIS LINK TO WATCH THE FREE VIEW OF THE CLASS! […]

Photowalk: Mid-week Bluebonnets on a Private Ranch!

Want to avoid the crowds for shooting wildflowers? Then this photowalk is for you! Come join us in Chappell Hill. Houston Photowalks Member Cheryl Noland has kindly opened her family's property again this year to shoot wildflowers. • What we'll do We'll start our day by exploring Cheryl's family's property, where there will be abundant […]

Photowalk: Weekend Bluebonnets on a Private Ranch!

Want to avoid the crowds for shooting wildflowers? Then this photowalk is for you! Come join us in Chappell Hill. Houston Photowalks Member Cheryl Noland has kindly opened her family's property again this year to shoot wildflowers. • What we'll do We'll start our day by exploring Cheryl's family's property, where there will be abundant […]

Several Free Webinar: Photography Portrait and Business Classes

Your House

Creative Live will be broadcasting several photography business classes for **FREE** next week, including during the evening hours. They are trying to push their new subscription service, and we benefit with some cool free classes! Each class is divided into sections and repeats over and over for 2 days. If you can't view during the […]

Retreat: Camping in a Texas Castle, Photowalks, Stars, and a Low Light Class!

Newmans Bakery

This weekend-long event will include Low Light Photography classes, two photowalks, a Night shoot with stars, a nature walk, dinner and breakfast, an optional Sunrise shoot, and overnight sleeping bag accommodations in an extremely unusual camp site ( https://newmanscastle.com/castle ) -- all for less than the cost of a hotel room! NOTE: Event is limited […]

Photowalk: Backroads and Bluebonnets

Starbucks

• What we'll do It's that time of year again! Bluebonnets are popping up all over central Texas. Come experience the draw of wide-open fields full of bluebonnets, Indian paintbrush, and other wildflowers. If we're lucky, you might even find a longhorn to get that classic Texas-themed shot. We'll start by meeting at the Brenham […]

Photowalk: Breakfast and Bricks near Downtown Houston

Toasters Cafe

*Oops, event updated with the correct start time* 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 […]

Dinner for those attending or interested in our Antarctica Cruise, Feb 2020

Becks Prime

HoustonPhotowalks will be taking an epic 14-day trip with some amazing sights to photograph. Mary Ellen Heinly will be providing complete details and answering your specific questions during a dinner meetup at Beck's Prime. Calvin will be there to help answer any travel, trip or photography-packing-related questions. This will be a great opportunity to meet […]

Photowalk: Jesse Jones Park

Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center

Jesse H. Jones Park has invited Houston Photowalks to participate in their annual photo contest.....which ends on May 1st. Jesse H. Jones Park offers a number of hiking trails and and photo opportunities. The proposed walk is to first take the Cypress Boardwalk Trail to the first (large) pond, then walk back and go up […]