Next Meetup

Indoor "Studio" Portraiture
Many of our members have a small area in their homes that they'd like to use for portrait photography while others want to use a rental studio. All of these people have expressed interest in understanding more about how to light and pose portraits in these situations as well as equipment considerations. In this three-hour, highly-interactive workshop you'll learn the fundamentals of studio portrait photography including the following: - How studio lights work - Quality of light and how to use it to your advantage - Light modifiers (umbrellas, softboxes, beauty dishes and more) how they affect the look of your images - Proper use of reflectors - How to properly use a light meter to get predictable results - Understand different lighting patterns and how to create them - Understand kickers, hair lights, grids and colored gels - How to approach images with white or black backgrounds You’ll work hands-on with top studio equipment to develop a solid foundation of studio lighting fundamentals. We will start with simple single-light setups and simple poses then move to multi-light setups and more complex poses. You’ll leave this class with a solid understanding of studio lighting opening up a world of creative possibilities. We will be joined by a professional model so you'll have the opportunity to practice what you learn. Your enrollment includes photo release for promotional/portfolio use so you'll not only learn about studio but you'll also have the opportunity to add to your portfolio.

Tim's Place

3434 Oxsheer Drive · Austin, TX

1 comment

What we're about

Welcome to the top-rated photography Meetup group in the country! I started this group over eight years ago with the goal of helping others learn people photography while inspiring them on their photographic journey.

This group is for photographers of all skill levels who like to shoot people. Our meetups are on a variety of topics including portraiture, editorial and themed. Some of these meetups are educational while others focus mainly on shooting - all are a lot of fun! If you're a beginner looking to learn or an experienced photographer looking for new opportunities to shoot people, this is the group for you!

Every event you attend will be well-organized with friendly people and you'll never find yourself "lost and alone" - I'm always there to help you learn and get your best images. You'll get to work with the latest professional equipment as well as professional models and stylists. I look forward to seeing you at one of our many events!

Tim Babiak

Exquisite Photography (

2014 & 2015 Photographer of the Year - Austin Professional Photographers Association

Bronze Medalist – 2015 & 2016 PPA International Print Competitions

Nikon Sponsored - Nikon Fellowship

Members (2,232)

Photos (5,446)