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: Making Great Bird Photos with Matt Kloskowski

Class: Making Great Bird Photos with Matt Kloskowski

I received an invite from Matt Kloskowski for our photowalk group to participate in one of his online classes on bird photography. These are free classes - sponsored by Sony. I've set us up for the Tuesday, April 27th at 11am Central Time. If this time doesn't work for you, you can sign up for […]

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27 April 2021
Lunch: Serengeti 2021 Trip Discussion, Questions Answered, Signup Opportunity

Lunch: Serengeti 2021 Trip Discussion, Questions Answered, Signup Opportunity

Brambleberry Tours is offering 4 HoustonPhotowalks members a $1,000 discount on this year's Northern Serengeti tour, and some of you have questions. So Taha, Debi and I will be at Pacific Coast Tacos on Washington Ave for a couple of hours, enjoying lunch with fellow interested travelers, answering all your questions. This is going to […]

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01 May 2021
Trip: The Great Migration of Northern Serengeti 2021, HoustonPhotowalks discount

Trip: The Great Migration of Northern Serengeti 2021, HoustonPhotowalks discount

Welcome to Tanzania! Escape Houston's brutal heat, take advantage of the extremely low air fairs, and come photograph some of the planet's most interesting and beautiful animals as we follow the migration in Northern Serengeti! Brambleberry Tours is offering 4 Houston Photowalks members a $1,000 discount on their next Serengeti Safari Photography Tour. Timing is […]

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07 July 2021

Recent Posts

10 Years of Fun, Photography and a Positive Impact

10 Years of Fun, Photography and a Positive Impact

10 Years of Fun, Photography and a Positive Impact Although "photography" is the subject we all have in common, it is the friendships and social aspect of HPW that binds us.   On May 18th, 2019, we will celebrate 10 years of photography, friendship, and fun with a...

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Special Speaker at HPW10: Karen Butts!

Special Speaker at HPW10: Karen Butts!

Karen Butts Master of Photography Certified Professional Photographer http://www.naturalimagesbykaren.com PPA Five time MEDALIST - PPAWe are very honored to have Karen Butts of Natural Images By Karen Photography as our speaker. She will be doing a presentation based...

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Abandoned Yorktowm Memorial Hospital

Abandoned Yorktowm Memorial Hospital

Location:  Near Downtown of Yorktown, TexasHours: By appointment only.  Contact them on their FB page for appointments.Private/Public: Private Location, closed and "abandoned", but managed locally for tours.Parking: Available outsideContact Info:...

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Newman’s Castle

Newman’s Castle

Address:  (Meet at Newman's Bakery) 504 East Main St · Bellville, TX Hours: Call the bakery today at 979-865-9804 to check availability and reserve your date. Private/Public: Private Home Parking: Available outside the castle Contact Info: ...

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How Photowalks are Organized

How Photowalks are Organized

This is the nitty-gritty roadmap details on how Houston Photowalk (HPW) Organizers and Hosts plan events. Sit bag and dig in. This is what our volunteers do to make sure you have a great Photowalk! Why Does It Take So Many Words To Explain How Houston Photowalk Events...

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New iPhotography Composition Video Course, With Discount

New iPhotography Composition Video Course, With Discount

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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For the Casual Camping Photographer – A Shopping List

For the Casual Camping Photographer – A Shopping List

Ok, I'll admit it ... Taking folks to places they would otherwise never visit, or even know about, is a huge kick for me. It is one of the biggest parts of running HoustonPhotowalks that I enjoy the most. Quite often, people attending these tours are provided a...

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The “Nice Shot” Comment Myth

The “Nice Shot” Comment Myth

Comments on Photos, good or bad? Most people appreciate and maybe even crave feedback, especially positive. When it comes to photography, there are those who are very comfortable providing constructive, well-crafted critiques. These paragraphs of personal opinions are...

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Using an iPhone / iPad for Document Storage

Using an iPhone / iPad for Document Storage

The iBooks App Many folks know that their iPhone and iPad can read books using the iBook App from the App Store. Its free and very simple to install. What many folks don't know is, it can be used to store things other than just ebooks. My iPad is full of PDFs I've...

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Low Light Photography Class – Products Discussed

Low Light Photography Class – Products Discussed

In Part 1 of our photography class, “A Focus On Gear”, we discussed many different products and how to evaluate what will work best for your needs. As promised, here are a list of products and brands that I’ve used over the years, and some comments on each. A Good...

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Working with Large File Repositories and Backups

Working with Large File Repositories and Backups

We shift files back and forth trying to find the best backup strategy. But the activity of moving files around only increases our chance of loosing important data. At one point or another, we've all lost a file forever. Maybe it wasn't a significant tragedy, or maybe...

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Sharing Images on Facebook Groups (most bang per share)

Sharing Images on Facebook Groups (most bang per share)

Get the most out of your Facebook Image Posts (and keep from getting ignored) As a member and admin of several Facebook groups, I see a lot (a LOT) of posted images. This often includes unintentional pitfalls, missed opportunities and non-preferred behavior by members...

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Photography Travel Packing List

Photography Travel Packing List

Checklists are lifesavers. Checking a list can make sure you don't arrive in Belize with a perfectly good camera and tripod -- but no tripod quick release plate. The 24Moves Photography Travel Packing List About once a year, I update my photography checklist just...

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Safer Lightroom Catalog Backups

Safer Lightroom Catalog Backups

Backups are crazy important. No matter how "good" hardware gets, nothing is 100% reliable. So everyone should have two backup strategies -- a backup medium and an off-line backup (even if it is just a USB drive you keep in your desk at work!). Workflows and Backups...

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Galveston’s The Strand

Galveston’s The Strand

Address: 502 20th St, Galveston, TX 77550, USA Hours: Most businesses open during regular business hours.  The street is available 24/7 except during special events. Private/Public: Public roadway Parking: See...

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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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