Who’s in charge?

The most important members are you, the people that make HPW awesome. To keep the fun going, we have a group of organizers and volunteers who help keep things safe and organized. Here is the current HoustonPhotowalks.com leadership team:

Joe Lippeatt

Group Organizer, Event Leader, Class Instructor

Joe is a life-long Canon shooter, starting with the AE-1. He enjoys shooting interesting subjects and using unusual cameras and techniques. He also enjoys organizing events, tours and photography travel experiences. If you have a question, feel free to ask Joe, if he doesn’t know the answer, he’ll help you find someone that does!

Charles Putnam

Assistant Event Organizer, Class Instructor

Charles has been with HoustonPhotowalks since 2013. Originally from California, he has brought his photography and photo editing expertise to Houston leading several photowalks each year. Charles is our Adobe guru, helping members learn Adobe Lightroom skills with his beginner and intermediate level classes. Charles also teaches photography classes with off-camera flash techniques.

Angel Houghton

Assistant Organizer

Angel got her first camera at age 9 and has been shooting on and off ever since. She loves natural light photography and traveling the world with her camera gear. Angel’s favorite way to express herself is with mix-media art, using photography as an editorial backdrop for her compositions.

Betty Gaw

Assistant Organizer

Betty is a native Houstonian who enjoys photographing in a group of friendly people. She’s a great bird photographer and has a keen and ear for locating and identifying birds to photograph.

Krys Westfield

Assistant Organizer

Krys started photography with a Minolta x700 in high school and has loved photography ever since. She serves as our West-most event organizer, living in beautiful Brenham, Texas. When not scouting photowalk and wildflower locations for us to visit, she’s teaching painting classes.

Kathy Marquardt

Facebook Group Administrator

Kathy has been with HoustonPhotowalks since 2014 and is our head of all things Facebook. Kathy helps cultivate conversation and keep out the spammers, making our facebook conversations fun and safe. When not photowalking, traveling or kicking out spammers, you can find Kathy taking amazing images of basketball and baseball games.

About HoustonPhotowalks

We are a friendly group of camera enthusiasts!  Our events include Photowalks, classes, and trips.  Anyone with a camera is welcome, no specific gear requirements.


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Upcoming Events

Jun 2024
21 June 2024

Dinner before Fireworks Photowalk

Come join us for a bite to eat prior to preparing to photograph the fireworks. We will meet at Mario's Pizza & Pasta, 2100 E NASA Pkwy #100, Seabrook, TX […]

21 June 2024

Photowalk: Fireworks

Let's practice some fireworks photography! Kemah Boardwalk has a fireworks display every Friday night at 9 pm, during June and July. I have permission for us to be at a […]

22 June 2024

Class: Camera Flash Basics

Beat the heat! Come join us for breakfast at the air conditioned Bluestone Lane in The Heights, and learn the basics of using a flash with your camera. This class […]

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