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!

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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
Class: HDR, Pano’s and HDR Pano’s in Lightroom and Styling in Photoshop

Class: HDR, Pano’s and HDR Pano’s in Lightroom and Styling in Photoshop

**This is a BRAND NEW class - one we've never done before.** Just like disco, HDR isn't going away. But.....gone are the days of over-processed HDR images with the glowing edges, funky colors and washed out look. Lightroom Classic has automated the process for creating realistic HDR,Panorama and HDR Pano images. We'll start by showing […]

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13 June 2020
Virtual Event: 9th Annual Fix Joe’s Busted Images

Virtual Event: 9th Annual Fix Joe’s Busted Images

It's that time of year again! Part of our Beat The Heat (and stay at home) events is our Annual Fix Joe's Busted Images challenge. The theme for this year's challenge are photos from our group visits to Hawaii arranged by Photowalk Organizer Steve. NEW THIS YEAR! Since Charles will soon be teaching an HDR […]

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14 June 2020
Movie Night: Abstract, The Art of Design | Platon: Photography

Movie Night: Abstract, The Art of Design | Platon: Photography

If you haven't checked out the Netflix series Abstract: The Art of Design, you really should! Step inside the minds of the most innovative designers in a variety of disciplines and learn how design impacts every aspect of life. In this episode: Platon’s fearless portraits capture the souls of world leaders and ordinary people. A […]

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27 June 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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25 July 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

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