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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 (4+)

Photowalk: Sunset + Hunter's Full Moon, Ed Wulfe Grove (SATURDAY)

Needs a location

$2.54

LOCATION CHANGE DETAILS:
Due to the Bayou City Art Festival, the streets near our previous meetup location will be blocked off, leaving us with no parking.

I have changed the Photowalk location to Ed Wulfe Grove, at the corner of Allen Pkwy and Gillette St. *MAKE SURE* you are using a GPS nav system that updates with road closures so you will find the best route to Allen Pkwy and Gillette without getting stuck on blocked streets!!

I posted pictures of the new location on our FB group (you don't have to be logged into facebook to see the pictures):
https://www.facebook.com/groups/houstonphotowalks/permalink/5676526525703065/

DETAILS:

The Sunday Night photowalk filled up really fast, so we are opening up a 2nd event the next evening! Technically it's still a full moon. 🙂

The "Hunter's Full Moon" will be October 9th. It will be very unique this year because the moonrise will be directly over downtown, and will happen less than 1 hour after sunset.

So within the span of a couple of hours, you can photograph Downtown buildings reflecting Golden hour as the sun goes down behind your back ... and then capture a full moon rising over downtown buildings!

DETAILS

We will meet at Ed Wulfe Grove, on the corner of Allen Pkway and Gillette St. Feel free to arrive early if you want to photograph downtown and the bayou before it starts getting dark. As the sun goes down behind your back, the orange "Golden Hour" will light up the downtown buildings while still maintaining a deep blue sky. You can use your wide-angle lens to capture iconic downtown Houston panos.

Then the moon will rise directly behind the downtown buildings at about 7:15pm. Using your telephoto lens, you can take pictures of a bright full moon hanging behind the backdrop of downtown buildings.

If you have an account with TPE (free), you can view the sun and moon transit for this day at the following link:

https://app.photoephemeris.com/?center=29.762257,-95.367141&ch=0&cw=100&dt=20221009171020-0500&ll=29.761708,-95.379260&sh=1.524&sw=100&z=15

NOTE

To keep us from having a bunch of photographers in our pictures, we will keep the group small, and limited to photographers only. We will stand on the hill. If you want to get more pictures of the bayou or of the park, we will do that after everyone gets their moon shots.

PARKING
Note that the Bayou City Art Festival is downtown at the same time, making some access to the location more difficult than usual. Be sure you are using GPS that takes road closures into account.

Parking is $1.20 and you can pay with the ParkHouston app on your phone. If you don't have the ParkHouston app, look for it on your app store for your phone.

Allen Parkway now has a convenient area for parking. We no longer have to park near Sabine and walk the rest of the way.

WHAT TO BRING

For wide shots of downtown, bring your wide-angle lens. For large photographs of the full moon, bring your long zoom lens, and a teleconverter if you have one. For this shoot, a tripod is a must!

I also strongly suggest bringing wipe-on bug spray. Also, there is no covered area, so if there appears to be any rain in the forecast, bring your all-weather gear. This includes a cover for your camera gear and towel(s) for your person.

RSVP AND PAYMENT INFORMATION

Please see our Payment FAQ: https://24mov.es/2D4idaE
Please see our RSVP FAQ: https://24mov.es/2SP1wFB

Rain or shine, no refunds, no transfers.

This site contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links.

Have a question? PRIVATELY contact the organizer BEFORE posting comments. The organizer may not be available online (email/texts/comments) during and prior to the event. So get any questions to the organizer early.

Photowalk: Sunset + Hunter's Full Moon, Ed Wulfe Grove (SUNDAY)

Needs a location

$2.54

LOCATION CHANGE DETAILS:
Due to the Bayou City Art Festival, the streets near our previous meetup location will be blocked off, leaving us with no parking.

I have changed the Photowalk location to Ed Wulfe Grove, at the corner of Allen Pkwy and Gillette St. *MAKE SURE* you are using a GPS nav system that updates with road closures so you will find the best route to Allen Pkwy and Gillette without getting stuck on blocked streets!!

I posted pictures of the new location on our FB group (you don't have to be logged into facebook to see the pictures):
https://www.facebook.com/groups/houstonphotowalks/permalink/5676526525703065/

DETAILS:

The Sunday Night photowalk filled up really fast, so we are opening up a 2nd event! Technically it's still a full moon. 🙂

The "Hunter's Full Moon" will be October 9th. It will be very unique this year because the moonrise will be directly over downtown, and will happen less than 1 hour after sunset.

So within the span of a couple of hours, you can photograph Downtown buildings reflecting Golden hour as the sun goes down behind your back ... and then capture a full moon rising over downtown buildings!

DETAILS

We will meet at Ed Wulfe Grove, on the corner of Allen Pkway and Gillette St. Feel free to arrive early if you want to photograph downtown and the bayou before it starts getting dark. As the sun goes down behind your back, the orange "Golden Hour" will light up the downtown buildings while still maintaining a deep blue sky. You can use your wide-angle lens to capture iconic downtown Houston panos.

Then the moon will rise directly behind the downtown buildings at about 7:15pm. Using your telephoto lens, you can take pictures of a bright full moon hanging behind the backdrop of downtown buildings.

If you have an account with TPE (free), you can view the sun and moon transit for this day at the following link:

https://app.photoephemeris.com/?center=29.762257,-95.367141&ch=0&cw=100&dt=20221009171020-0500&ll=29.761708,-95.379260&sh=1.524&sw=100&z=15

NOTE

To keep us from having a bunch of photographers in our pictures, we will keep the group small, and limited to photographers only. We will stand on the hill. If you want to get more pictures of the bayou or of the park, we will do that after everyone gets their moon shots.

PARKING
Note that the Bayou City Art Festival is downtown at the same time, making some access to the location more difficult than usual. Be sure you are using GPS that takes road closures into account.

Parking is $1.20 and you can pay with the ParkHouston app on your phone. If you don't have the ParkHouston app, look for it on your app store for your phone.

Allen Parkway now has a convenient area for parking. We no longer have to park near Sabine and walk the rest of the way.

WHAT TO BRING

For wide shots of downtown, bring your wide-angle lens. For large photographs of the full moon, bring your long zoom lens, and a teleconverter if you have one. For this shoot, a tripod is a must!

I also strongly suggest bringing wipe-on bug spray. Also, there is no covered area, so if there appears to be any rain in the forecast, bring your all-weather gear. This includes a cover for your camera gear and towel(s) for your person.

RSVP AND PAYMENT INFORMATION

Please see our Payment FAQ: https://24mov.es/2D4idaE
Please see our RSVP FAQ: https://24mov.es/2SP1wFB

Rain or shine, no refunds, no transfers.

This site contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links.

Have a question? PRIVATELY contact the organizer BEFORE posting comments. The organizer may not be available online (email/texts/comments) during and prior to the event. So get any questions to the organizer early.

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Photowalk: Sunset + Hunter's Full Moon, Ed Wulfe Grove (MONDAY)

Needs a location

$2.54

LOCATION CHANGE DETAILS:
Due to the Bayou City Art Festival, the streets near our previous meetup location will be blocked off, leaving us with no parking.

I have changed the Photowalk location to Ed Wulfe Grove, at the corner of Allen Pkwy and Gillette St. *MAKE SURE* you are using a GPS nav system that updates with road closures so you will find the best route to Allen Pkwy and Gillette without getting stuck on blocked streets!!

I posted pictures of the new location on our FB group (you don't have to be logged into facebook to see the pictures):
https://www.facebook.com/groups/houstonphotowalks/permalink/5676526525703065/

DETAILS:

The Sunday Night photowalk filled up really fast, so we are opening up a 2nd event! Technically it's still a full moon. 🙂

The "Hunter's Full Moon" will be October 9th. It will be very unique this year because the moonrise will be directly over downtown, and will happen less than 1 hour after sunset.

So within the span of a couple of hours, you can photograph Downtown buildings reflecting Golden hour as the sun goes down behind your back ... and then capture a full moon rising over downtown buildings!

DETAILS

We will meet at Ed Wulfe Grove, on the corner of Allen Pkway and Gillette St. Feel free to arrive early if you want to photograph downtown and the bayou before it starts getting dark. As the sun goes down behind your back, the orange "Golden Hour" will light up the downtown buildings while still maintaining a deep blue sky. You can use your wide-angle lens to capture iconic downtown Houston panos.

Then the moon will rise directly behind the downtown buildings at about 7:15pm. Using your telephoto lens, you can take pictures of a bright full moon hanging behind the backdrop of downtown buildings.

If you have an account with TPE (free), you can view the sun and moon transit for this day at the following link:

https://app.photoephemeris.com/?center=29.762257,-95.367141&ch=0&cw=100&dt=20221009171020-0500&ll=29.761708,-95.379260&sh=1.524&sw=100&z=15

NOTE

To keep us from having a bunch of photographers in our pictures, we will keep the group small, and limited to photographers only. We will stand on the hill. If you want to get more pictures of the bayou or of the park, we will do that after everyone gets their moon shots.

PARKING
Note that the Bayou City Art Festival is downtown at the same time, making some access to the location more difficult than usual. Be sure you are using GPS that takes road closures into account.

Parking is $1.20 and you can pay with the ParkHouston app on your phone. If you don't have the ParkHouston app, look for it on your app store for your phone.

Allen Parkway now has a convenient area for parking. We no longer have to park near Sabine and walk the rest of the way.

WHAT TO BRING

For wide shots of downtown, bring your wide-angle lens. For large photographs of the full moon, bring your long zoom lens, and a teleconverter if you have one. For this shoot, a tripod is a must!

I also strongly suggest bringing wipe-on bug spray. Also, there is no covered area, so if there appears to be any rain in the forecast, bring your all-weather gear. This includes a cover for your camera gear and towel(s) for your person.

RSVP AND PAYMENT INFORMATION

Please see our Payment FAQ: https://24mov.es/2D4idaE
Please see our RSVP FAQ: https://24mov.es/2SP1wFB

Rain or shine, no refunds, no transfers.

This site contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links.

Have a question? PRIVATELY contact the organizer BEFORE posting comments. The organizer may not be available online (email/texts/comments) during and prior to the event. So get any questions to the organizer early.

Photowalk: Glenwood Cemetery

Needs a location

$2.50

PHOTOWALK GLENWOOD CEMETERY
It's been a while since we visited the Glenwood Cemetery and it was one of our most popular events. Time for another trip!

Glenwood Cemetery is located at 2525 Washington Ave. on the northern bank of Buffalo Bayou. Parts of the property afford views of the downtown Houston skyline, of Memorial Drive, and of Allen Parkway.

ENTRANCE INFORMATION
The entrance to Glenwood Cemetery is on the south side of Washington Avenue between Studemont and Sawyer Street. Due to construction you will need to enter the property from Sawyer St. Signs will be posted. Check out the map below.
https://www.glenwoodcemetery.org/visit/getting-here/

MEET UP AND PARKING
Once inside let's meet by the office for a quick get together and go over some basic information for our time on the property. Please park near the office. Do not block streets and access to burial sites.

NOTE
If your questioned by security please let them know you are here with the HOUSTON PHOTOWALKS GROUP with the approval from Carmen in the office. I will be there early enough to talk to them to let them know.

The folks at Glenwood would like us to review some basic guidelines for the visit, you can read the information at their web site under the heading “While at Glenwood”: https://www.glenwoodcemetery.org/visit/while-at-glenwood/
Please note that Glenwood has asked that we DO NOT publish any photos for publication other than within our own Photowalks group and personal web pages.

RESTROOMS
There are no public restrooms on the property.

WHAT TO BRING
For wide shots of downtown, bring your wide angle lens. For shots around the cemetery bring your walking zoom lens, tripods are allowed. There is very little covered area, so if there appears to be any rain in the forecast, bring your all-weather gear. This includes a cover for your camera gear and towel(s) for your person.

RSVP AND PAYMENT INFORMATION
Please see our Payment FAQ: https://24mov.es/2D4idaE
Please see our RSVP FAQ: https://24mov.es/2SP1wFB

Rain or shine, no refunds, no transfers.
This site contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links.

Have a question? PRIVATELY contact the organizer BEFORE posting comments. The organizer may not be available online (email/texts/comments) during and prior to the event. So get any questions to the organizer early.

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