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: 12 Ways to Improve your Photography (Photography 101, Camera Settings)

Class: 12 Ways to Improve your Photography (Photography 101, Camera Settings)

ABOUT THIS CLASS The "12 Ways To Improve Your Photography Series" walks you through 12 important photography concepts that will help you create beautiful artistic images -- and master your camera. These concepts are not camera- or brand-specific, and do not require you to "buy new and expensive gear" to master. Some Camera 101 workshops […]

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03 April 2020
Photowalk: Flickr Global Photowalk Day, Hermann Park Reflection Pool at Night!

Photowalk: Flickr Global Photowalk Day, Hermann Park Reflection Pool at Night!

(Lead photo: Bob Kish) HoustonPhotowalk's 543rd event will be a late afternoon / early evening photowalk in Herman Park. We'll start near the zoo parking lot, making our way past the reflection pool and Sam Houston monument. Then photograph the fountains at Main St and Herman Drive. We invite all our Houston-area photography community friends […]

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04 April 2020
Photowalk: Caravan de Buc-ee’s, a full-day photography shopping journey!

Photowalk: Caravan de Buc-ee’s, a full-day photography shopping journey!

According to the shelter in place order, we can only leave our house if we are going to the store to buy food. So let's take a trip to all the Houston-area Buc-ee's! Each store is very unique and they are very camera/photography friendly. We can even do portrait practice standing with the Buc-ee statues. […]

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05 April 2020
Free Webinar: Drawing Hacks in Illustrator CC for Non-Artists

Free Webinar: Drawing Hacks in Illustrator CC for Non-Artists

Creative Live will be broadcasting their $29 "Drawing Hacks in Illustrator CC for Non-Artists" class all day for **FREE**. Now that Adobe is allowing students and teachers to have free access to Adobe CC -- and providing 2 months free to everyone else, now's a good time to learn and practice some Adobe Illustrator techniques! […]

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05 April 2020
Class: A Photographer’s Workflow – Automation Techniques for Photographers

Class: A Photographer’s Workflow – Automation Techniques for Photographers

CLASS INTRODUCTION What if you could post an image on one social media website, and it automatically show up in several other places too? You can with automation! Nothing can suck the creative spirit out of a person faster than a confusing workflow. After you've taken your images, you want to share them right? To […]

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05 April 2020
Photowalk: Wildflowers at Antiquity Texas Capitol Building

Photowalk: Wildflowers at Antiquity Texas Capitol Building

Spending weeks sheltered in our homes doesn't mean we can't enjoy photographing some beautiful flowers and amazing architecture. Let's meet at Antiquity Texas, near the Capitol Building inside the wildly popular Virtual Reality game, SecondLife! SecondLife is a game that runs on your computer. It is free to sign up and play. You can walk […]

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10 April 2020
Photowalk: Dynamo Stadium Tour, Ground Level Pre-game Warmups + Game

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

HoustonPhotowalks has arranged another BBVA Stadium Tour and group game event! Last year, they wouldn't let us shoot players at the ground level. But this year, I worked out press passes for a small group so we can shoot ground level during pre-game warmups! We will enjoy a tour of the stadium, photographing players in […]

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11 April 2020
Dinner: Hermann Park at Pinewood Cafe

Dinner: Hermann Park at Pinewood Cafe

Before we join our HoustonPhotowalks and Flickr friends for the Global Flickr Photowalk at Hermann Park, come join us for some grub and chat time! 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 […]

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16 May 2020
Tanzania Migration and Gorillas in The Mist – A Giving back Safari

Tanzania Migration and Gorillas in The Mist – A Giving back Safari

Our friends at Destination Earth have created a very special trip to share... TANZANIA SERENGETI MIGRATION SAFARI Have 55 seconds? SEE OUR VIDEO OF THIS ADVENTURE HERE (and please like the video):https://youtu.be/01rz9lYRtxQ Destination Earth curated this unique experience, working with over 8 different partners in Africa. Now you have options to create as long or […]

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10 June 2020

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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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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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