Welcome to HoustonPhotowalks!

At least once a month, we visit a place to socialize and practice our photo techniques. We even meetup up for meals. We're a fun bunch, no pressure, no stress. Any camera owner welcome, mirrorless, DSLR, or camera phone. Come ready to practice, learn and share what you know among other friendly photographers!

Upcoming events:

Class: Mike Kubeisy – Motion Picture and Television Stills Photographer

Class: Mike Kubeisy – Motion Picture and Television Stills Photographer

Mike is a Motion Picture and Television Stills Photographer with over 35 years experience. From being the photo assistant for the Purple Rain album cover to doing the stills work since 2003 for NCIS, he's also a trainer for KelbyOne, a Photoflex Light Leader, and a member of The International Cinematographers Guild I.A.T.S.E. Local 600. […]

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15 August 2020
Movie Night: A Tour Through the History of Photography (Chemist Andrew Szydlo)

Movie Night: A Tour Through the History of Photography (Chemist Andrew Szydlo)

The Royal Institute has some of the most interesting YouTube videos about science, and one of my favorite speakers is Andrew Szydlo. He has a very unique delivery style and makes science entertaining (especially the explosions). This video doesn't blow anything up, but he does spend about 30 minutes walking us through his camera collection […]

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22 August 2020
HoustonPhotowalks 11th Anniversary Party (on zoom)

HoustonPhotowalks 11th Anniversary Party (on zoom)

It seems like we JUST finished planning our 10th-anniversary party -- time really flies! Let's take a few minutes to say hello and chat about fun times. We'll even take a few minutes to discuss possible ideas for future events, so if you have any, keep them in mind when you attend. A zoom party […]

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29 August 2020
Photowalk: Dynamo Stadium Tour, Ground Level Pre-game Warmups + Game

Photowalk: Dynamo Stadium Tour, Ground Level Pre-game Warmups + Game

**** PLEASE NOTE *** THIS HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED, BUT WE DON'T KNOW THE DATE/TIME YET. WE WILL NOT KNOW THE EXACT DATE/TIME UNTIL THE SEASON RESUMES. I WILL UPDATE EVERYONE WHEN WE GET A SOLID DATE FROM THE TEAM. HoustonPhotowalks has arranged another BBVA Stadium Tour and group game event! Last year, they wouldn't let […]

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31 August 2020
Dinner: Hermann Park at Pinewood Cafe

Dinner: Hermann Park at Pinewood Cafe

Pinewood Cafe is a nice burger joint inside the park. Here's a link to their menu: https://www.hermannpark.org/visit/pinewood-cafe/ Start time is very flexible, arrive when you can. If you plan to order food, give yourself plenty of time before the photowalk. The location is a bit small on the inside, but there is plenty of overflow […]

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17 October 2020

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NOTE: This post originally appeared on the "Good Stuff" portion of our old website. The links in this article are affiliate links, purchases you make from these links may generate revenue for this website. New iPhotography Composition Video Course, With Discount Many...

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Shooting in the Rain (on a Budget)

Shooting in the Rain (on a Budget)

The conversation of canceling a shoot due to the rain came up recently, and I always remind folks how much money production crews spend bringing in a fake-rain setup. So its pretty awesome when Mother Nature provides rain for free. Shooting in the rain can be a lot of...

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The “Nice Shot” Comment Myth

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Using an iPhone / iPad for Document Storage

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Working with Large File Repositories and Backups

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Sharing Images on Facebook Groups (most bang per share)

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Why Do We Walk?

Why Do We Walk?

Please note: This was originally published on our former website The "Three Reasons" We occasionally talk about the "Three Reasons" we photowalk. This page provides a bit of depth to the subject. In brief, the "Three Reasons" are Fun and Safety (we hang out together...

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Photowalk Checklist

There's nothing worse than getting to an event and realize you forgot something. Event photographers usually (religiously) use checklists to make sure everything is ready on event day. Here is a version of my Event Checklist, modified for photowalks (and includes a...

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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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