Not long after returning from a trip to Thailand, my little sister told me that I had changed the trajectory of our family.
She said that my travels, the pictures, and stories that I’d shared, had motivated people to think beyond borders and start traveling.
I was flattered and surprised that the simple act of living life to the fullest had encouraged others to do the same.
Now, when I travel locally or abroad, I take pictures that will excite, entice, and encourage others to see the world.
Here are some of the best places to get pictures when you travel to and stay in Houston, Texas.
Make your shots epic. You never know who you’ll inspire.
The key to taking unbelievable pictures is to get beyond the norm.
Uncover those special places that most people walk past without a second thought, then turn those unassuming backdrops into something fabulous.
Colorful Paint Wall
The Biscuit Home store, a place that specializes in custom bedding and decor, is one of those places that’s easy to walk past.
While the building seems like nothing special, they have a fantastic and colorful paint wall that forms a great back splash for pictures. Wear complementary colors or all white for a popping contrast that is sure to get lots of Instagram likes.
Black and White Contrast
Another wall that you shouldn’t just pass by is The Secret Group black and white wall.
Snap a few photos in front of this fun optical illusion for pictures that will gain lots of attention from friends and fans alike. Don’t forget to stop into The Secret Group for a show after your photo shoot.
This place features bands, comedians, and parties for a guaranteed good time any day of the week.
Graffiti Wall Buffet
Image via Flickr by BPPrice
Next head over to the Houston Graffiti Building where amazing graffiti artwork awaits.
Choose from several walls showcasing the best talent from Houston and beyond. With such expansive background scenes, you have plenty of room to attempt an epic pose.
Try doing a handstand, yoga pose, or huge jump to give your picture tons of personality and a one-of-a-kind feel.
Wildflowers and Skylines
Stude Park boasts a bright red art installation that creates a unique prop for your next photo opportunity.
When you’re finished with the red structure, explore other places in the park to score nice shots. Head along the White Oak Bayou Trail for bright wildflower fields and a jaw-dropping Houston skyline.
Dawn or dusk are excellent times to get skyline photos especially if you want unique lighting.
Funky Mosaic Murals
Stude Park isn’t the only photo-friendly green space.
Smither Park, located on Munger Street, is a fun stop on your photo tour of Houston. Get ready to find hundreds of feet of whimsical mosaic murals to add to your picture collection. These sparkling depictions of folk art are a definite must for your trip and Instagram page.
If you’re taking a trip to Houston or spending some time as a resident tourist, you can find hidden and not-so-hidden gems to add to your personal photo albums and share with loved ones on social media.
Don’t be shy about snapping photos until you find the perfect one or about sharing different poses on Instagram.
You never know who you could be motivating and influencing to get out and travel!