Great Photography Locations In Houston

Houston, Texas
Houston, Texas | Photo by CY on Unsplash
Melody Landry

Houston is one of the largest cities in the nation. It is quickly becoming a thriving, hip place for young and old people to enjoy all that city life has to offer. Houston is home to many institutions, exhibits, and events, and there is a burgeoning art culture throughout the city. It offers a variety of cool architecture and art sculptures. As a result, there are many places downtown that are great settings for photography.
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Discovery Green

Houston, Texas

Discovery Green is a vibrant and colorful 12-acre park located in downtown Houston. It hosts a wide variety of weekly events. There are many features throughout the park that make it a great, visually appealing setting for photography. Prominent features include a one-acre lake, a children’s playground, interactive water features, an amphitheater stage and slope, and public art works. There is a great wall with a variety of colored squares that also makes for an exciting backdrop.

Downtown Houston

Skyline of Houston, Texas

Downtown Houston is a wonderful place for photography. All the architecture, and the shapes and lines it creates, offers a visually dynamic backdrop. Residents and visitors are encouraged to explore this area and to find random spots to snap photos. There is a bayou that runs through the city that makes a great subject for photography.

Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park

One of Houston’s most photographed sites is the 64-foot, U-shaped that has water rushing down it’s inside and outside walls. It was designed and created by Philip Johnson and John Burgee in 1985 as part of an international architectural team. The Waterwall pumps 78,500 gallons of recycled water every three hours and 20 minutes. Many engagement photos have been photographed in front of this large, watery backdrop.

Houston Graffiti Art in Midtown

If you are looking for an urban setting or just a great place for a portrait, there is a spot just off the north corner of Baldwin Park that is full of colorful graffiti. This spot has attracted many skaters to the area, as well as many photographers looking to shoot in a more hip, edgy style.

Buffalo Bayou Park

Buffalo Bayou Park offers 160 acres of beautiful scenery and skyline views, artwork, a nature play area, a dog park, hike and bike trails, and gathering places for visitors to enjoy outdoor activities as well as live, artistic performances. This park is a perfect spot for photos because it offers dynamic backgrounds. The area is a 2.3-mile stretch of Buffalo Bayou, from Shepherd Drive to Sabine Street. The Grand Opening is on October 3rd, 2015.

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