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:

Photowalk: Caffeine and Chrome – Gateway Classic Cars

Photowalk: Caffeine and Chrome – Gateway Classic Cars

The fourth Saturday of each month, Gateway Classic Cars has their classic car show. This show features classic, exotic, and muscle cars, and provides multiple photo opportunities. We'll be joining lots of other care enthusiasts at this event. Tripods, monopods and platypods are welcome. Just keep one thing in mind - follow the "Please Do […]

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26 June 2021
Lunch: After Caffeine and Chrome – Gateway Classic Cars

Lunch: After Caffeine and Chrome – Gateway Classic Cars

Join us after Caffeine and Chrome for BBQ at Rudy's Country Store an BBQ. Here's the link for their menu - https://rudysbbq.com The address is - 20806 I-45 N, Spring (take the Louetta exit)

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26 June 2021
Free Webinar: Photoshop for Beginners, Essential Training

Free Webinar: Photoshop for Beginners, Essential Training

Each year, we use the summer months to help boost our skill levels with online classes and links to webinars. This class is Photoshop For Beginners, essential skills for photography editing. This class is hosted by CreativeLive. The class is usually $99, but will be broadcast for free on their streaming channel. There may be […]

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29 June 2021
Lunch: El Sol before visiting Seismique

Lunch: El Sol before visiting Seismique

Before we invade the Seismique Art Installation on Hwy6, let's have lunch! El Sol is right across the street from the building. Note, they currently still require masks when entering and ordering. Here's a link to the restaurant and their menu: http://elsolrestaurants.com/ The address is: 14510 Piping Rock LaneHouston, TX 77077

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30 June 2021
Photowalk: Seismique Art Installation

Photowalk: Seismique Art Installation

Beat the heat with a fun indoor art installation! We have permission to photograph inside Seismique, a new art installation that took over an old Bed, Bath and Beyond store on Hwy6. It's located just south of Katy Fwy/i-10. This is a one-of-a-kind interactive art installation with lots of creative photography and portrait opportunities. My […]

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30 June 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
Photowalk: A Visit to Aunique Ranch

Photowalk: A Visit to Aunique Ranch

Due to weather, we have to move the date to July 24, 2021. Please see follow up email for details. Aunique Ranch, LLC1954 FM 1375 Rd EHuntsville, Texas 77340 We have an opportunity to visit Aunique Ranch. "Aunique Ranch is home to some of the most exquisite and friendly Gypsy Cob/Vanner Horses in the US, […]

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24 July 2021
Lunch after Aunique Ranch

Lunch after Aunique Ranch

Due to weather, we have to move the date to Due to weather, we have to move the date to July 24, 2021. All other details ere the same After our trip to Aunique Ranch, please join us at Fish Pond Cafe, 17091 TX-75, Willis, TX 77378. It's down home cooking and it's where the […]

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24 July 2021
Fantastic Fiji

Fantastic Fiji

Our friends at Photofly Travel Club ( https://www.photoflytravel.com/ ) have planned an exotic adventure to Fiji to keep warm this winter & experience the best of the South Pacific! Feb. 27th - March 5th 2022 Go here to sign up: https://photoflytravel.org/tour/fiji-small-group-tours/ E-mail us at joinus@photoflytravel.com for the daily itinerary! • 6 nights/7 days in Luxury […]

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27 February 2022

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About HoustonPhotowalks

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