Perks & Sponsors

HoustonPhotowalks maintains partnerships with some great people who offer Perks and Sponsorships.

Sponsorships are companies that pay to advertise. This typically takes the form of a small commission made on sales after you click on their links.

A Member Perk is a nice bonus or discount for members. In order to qualify for discounts under the Member Perks program, you must be a registered member of our Meetup group. You can join for free:

Active Perks & Sponsors

  • When you click Amazon links on this website, a portion of your purchase is donated back to the HoustonPhotowalks budget! Its a free and easy way to contribute to help fund-the-fun!
  • Not only does ThinkTank Photo purchases help fund-the-fun, but if you spend $50 or more, they will include a free gift with your purchase. This can be anything from a CF/SD Card Holder, a Gear Pouch, or a AA Battery Holder FREE! Click our ThinkTank Photo link before putting items in your shopping card to qualify.

  • Adorama sells more than just cameras. But it's the cameras that have us shopping there. 🙂
    • Backblaze Cloud Backup System. Never lose a file to theft, fire, flood or accidental deletion!
    • Udemy has some great photography courses, and even design and business too. One of my favorite classes is The Art of Black and White Photography.
    • Academy Award-winning visual effects are now available in Photoshop and Lightroom! HoustonPhotowalks members receive 15% off Boris FX Optics! Use coupon code houstonphotowalks-2020 at checkout.
    • Skylum Photography Software, makers of Luminar and Aurora HDR, offer HPW Members a special discount of $10 off their software. Use promo code HPW when you check out.
    • Aurora HDR is said to be teh world's most advanced HDR photo editor. From the SKYLUM, the makers of Luminar and AirMagic. Receive a discount of $10 using coupon/promo code HPW when you check out.
    • Photoshop Artistry Fine-Art Course , go From Merely Editing Your Photos To CreatingAwesome Photo-Art Compositions Fit For Print & Canvas.
    • Photo Rental Source has been one of our longest running partners, providing our members a rental discount since 2010. Rent lenses, bodies and more with a Houston-area pickup and dropoff location. Ask for your HoustonPhotowalks 15% discount on equipment rentals when you arrive to pick up your gear.
    • Get a 25% discount for all HoustonPhotowalk Members from Focal Press Books . Discount can be applied to any books, not just photography. Use coupon code FOC25 at checkout!
    • High quality photography vests and equipment bags, made in USA. The Vest Guy provides members with a 15% discount with coupon code houstonphotowalks.
    • PhotoFly Travel Club is free to join. Travel the world and take amazing pictures in exotic places! Steve Juba at PhotoFly will occasionally send out updates to new destinations via email, be looking for them!
    • has been a Photowalk supporter since 2012. They sell high quality flash bounce equipment, and provides HPW members with a great discount when using the coupon code HOUSTONPW.
    • HoustonPhotowalks Members can use the Corporate Discount when visiting The Houston Museum of Natural Science. Use passcode dino to log in.
    • Speed up your portrait photography workflow with PortraitProfessional's advanced AI photo editing.Skin smoothing, hair color adjustments, reposition lighting, and more! 10% off the purchase of PortraitProfessional! Use coupon code HP0715.
    • Ok, so Zazzle isn't really a sponsor, but they have some great HoustonPhotowalk merch for you to wear. And here's a little something for the ladies in our audience: Joe's face on a pillow.

Specials, Deals, One-Time-Offers and Affiliate Partners

  • HoustonPhotowalks members qualify for one free photography class at CreativeLIVE! You can also watch live broadcasts of photography classes for free! If you find a class you want to keep and rewatch later, you can purchase the class without paying a monthly or yearly fee.
  • KEH Photo, The photographer's buy-and-sale marketplace since 1979. See what camera gear is in the spotlight by browsing the Featured Products and overstock pages.
  • High quality, beautiful canvas prints for your home, office or clients. Canvas prints are stabalized with corner and center brackets and include hanging hardware. Check out a complete review on three canvas print companies -- CanvasHQ came out on top:
  • Insta360 is that little 360-degree camera you see me walking around with at Photowalks. They make high quiality 360 and 180 3D cameras at very reasonable prices. I love my Insta360, especially for taking "tiny planet" photos!
  • 40 Free Photo PrintsReceive 40 free prints from York Photo processing for trying out their photography printing services. Available for first time purchase only.
  • Color Effects CC: Adobe Photoshop panel with more than 120 premium color effects and endless possibilities. The perfect tool for your images.

    Color Effects CC is the #1 Photoshop Panel for stunning images, built right into your Photoshop workflow. Color Effects CC integrates perfectly into Photoshop by using built-in adjustment layers. You will love the 120+ color effects. Ideal for photographers & photo editors. All looks are nondestructive and 100% customizable. No filters!

  • $20 off annual membership. KelbyOne Online Photography, Photoshop, and Lightroom Classes.Kelby One Photography - Get a special discount on your first year's membership with KelbyOne photography training.
  • Print on Metal CanvasChaps is offering 70% a metal print or 80% off on a canvas print. Offer good after clicking this link and only on your first order with CanvasChamps.
  • has beautiful Lightroom Presets and Brushes, Photoshop Actions, Templates and Textures, Luminar and Aurora Looks, and LUT files.
  • Get your first year at 10% off at Animoto video services.
  • Belkin Technology, makers of USB, video and Thunderbolt adapters, is offering 15% off your first order if you sign up for their mailing list. Check out their full line of power banks, chargers, travel accessories, cables and computer accessories.
  • Gemini is an ultra-fast duplicate file detector for Mac. If you are sorting, combining and cleaning up your hard drives, Gemini will help you reduce your clutter.
  • The SCOTTeVEST line of photographer vets provide you with a wide range of pockets for gear and accessories, while still looking professional and comfortable on your shoot.
  • Snapfish Photo Books
  • HoustonPhotowalk members get $40 off their first booking at AirBnB!

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