What we're about

At least once a month at HoustonPhotowalks.com, we drum up some crazy idea for a place to photograph and practice our photo techniques. We're a fun bunch, no pressure, no stress. Come ready to learn and share what you know among other photographers.

Check out our Member Discounts, Sponsors and other cool stuff on our Good Stuff page:

http://houstonphotowalks.com/ (http://goodstuff.houstonphotowalks.com/)

This group is perfect for new camera owners, novice hobby photographers, and old dogs that have been shooting photos for a long time.

Our group has 3 main principles that guide our way:

• Fun and Safe (we want you to have a great time, and not die).

• Honor the amateur photography clubs that came before us. Their enthusiastic interest in photography paved the way for the technology evolution that allows us to capture light today.

• Education, of ourselves, each other and the community. We learn our best techniques from each other, and we teach the community that photographers aren't jerks, criminals or terrorists.

Upcoming events (2)

Class: Updating Your Digital Darkroom

Online event

With the recent announcement of Windows 11 coming later this year, and Apple going into their second year of transitioning from Intel processors to their own Apple Silicon, we thought this would be a good time to give an overview of what changes are coming, how to make wise choices when it comes to selecting the right computer, how RAM you really need, how discrete GPU's factor in, which monitors are more color accurate - essentiality what to look for to run Lightroom/Photoshop and other photo and/or video editing applications smoothly, and to avoid 'buyers remorse'.

We'll also cover some of the new features coming in both Windows 11 and macOS Monterey. No - this won't be a Mac vs. PC discussion (well...not too much anyway). :). [yes - I'm actually impressed with some of the changes Microsoft is doing with Windows 11]

Yes - this sounds like geek-speak, but we'll try and simplify it for you.

This is an online class using Zoom, will last about 2 hours, plus any additional time for Q&A as needed. Class Keynote will be made available shortly before the class begins for taking notes.

When you sign up for the class, the Zoom link will be available to you on this class page.

If you know someone who might benefit from this class, please feel free to let them know about it.

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Fantastic Fiji

Nadi

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 [masked] for the daily itinerary!

• 6 nights/7 days in Luxury Boutique Resorts
• Breakfast Daily
• 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners (Including Welcome & Farewell Dinner)
• Locally Guided Adventures Throughout
• All Privately Guided Tours and Activities listed in itinerary
• All Ground/Water Transfers
• Taxes, Tickets, & Entrance Fees included listed in itinerary

This 300-island archipelago epitomizes the word paradise. Our travel club is thrilled to have created a unique journey to some of our favorite gems in Fiji, including enormous sand dunes, breathtaking waterfalls, world-class snorkeling, & hidden ocean caves tucked along dramatic coastlines with dazzling turquoise waters.

Part 1 – Viti Levu: The Coral Coast (2 nights)
"Viti Levu is the largest island in the Fijian archipelago, home to more than 70 percent of the country’s population, as well as the capital city. With rainforest, peaks, spectacular sand dunes, and waterfalls, it is also an island of outstanding natural beauty." - The Culture Trip

- Visit the Sigatoka Sand Dunes, a UNESCO nominated site and National Park in Fiji containing gigantic dunes and archaeological sites
- Enjoy Natadola Beach, one of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the county
- Optional EcoTrax adventure: riding an electric assisted bicycle mounted on an old sugar cane tram line that cruises gently throughout the beachy countryside (additional cost)
- Plenty of time to free time to explore on your own or sit and enjoy the boutique resort

Part 2 – Yasawa Islands (3 nights)
If ever your tropical island fantasies come true, this strand of 20 exquisite islands would fit the bill. Blessed with dramatic peaks and sun-drenched white sand beaches, the Yasawa Islands are the quintessential paradise that lie northwest of the main island of Viti Levu. The region is a haven for nature lovers and is definitely a mariner’s dream for an adventurous ocean escapade.

- Walk to nearby lookout points nearby our seaside bungalows
- Handful of activities included
- Relaxing boat ride for a day trip to Nacula island; explore hidden caverns of an ocean cave, swim through its secluded pools
- Visit to Fijian village to meet locals and learn about their way of life
- World-class snorkeling with dozens of species to be seen, scuba diving available (additional cost and requirements)

International airfare not included but we’re happy to help you find the best flights as always. (Flying into & out of Nadi International Airport (NAN)

*Don’t forget to e-mail us for the day by day itinerary of this Fiji small group tour ([masked])
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Join Us!

*For our solo travelers I will pair you up with someone of the same sex unless single occupancy is requested.

Price: $2,495
*Single Supplement: $769

OR

Deposit: $600.00

Go here to sign up: https://photoflytravel.org/tour/fiji-small-group-tours/

OPTIONAL EXTENSION
March 5th - March 9th 2022

Taveuni Island: Garden Island (4 nights)
• 4 Nights/5 Days
• Qamea Island Resort Accommodations
• Transportation Throughout
• Breakfast Daily
• Farwell Dinner Included
• Round Trip Domestic Flight Included
• All privately guided tours and activities as listed in itinerary
• All Entrance Fees, Transfers, & Taxes

Taveuni, known as the Garden Island of Fiji, is an iconically beautiful tropical island, thick with vegetation and resplendent with tropical flowers.

- Numerous activities at unrivaled Qamea Fiji Resort
- Explore waterfalls, hikes, and rainforest at Bouma National Heritage Park
- Join the Lavena Coastal Walk to view rock pools, craggy coastline, rivers, villages, and more

Price: $1,995
Single Supplement: $475

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