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Precision Camera & Video is Texas' largest photographic store. We have joined Meetup.com to help promote photography classes in the Austin area. Here, you can post your photos and ask for tips on photography. You will also be able to check out our calendar for upcoming events sponsored by us. Welcome to our group!

Upcoming events (5+)

Mock Wedding Workshop

Neill-Cochran House Museum

$249.00

Before you can attend this Meetup, you must first pay and register here. (http://www.precision-camera.com/mock-wedding-workshop/) The Mock Wedding Workshop will be a full one-day workshop at the beautiful and historic Neill-Cochran House. Using stunning professional models as our bride and groom, acclaimed wedding photographer and instructor Dustin Meyer will teach the class how to shoot everything from getting ready to wedding details, wedding day portraits, posing, lighting, as well as setting up for stunning reception photos. This class will meet and take place at the Neill-Cochran House Museum, 2310 San Gabriel St. Shooting Topics Covered • Getting Ready • Hair and Makeup details • Cake Shots • Wedding Rings • Wedding Bouquet • Bride & Groom Portraits • Reception Lighting Add-On: The Business of Wedding Photography – Only $50 We will offer an additional class on the business of wedding photography at Precision Camera lead by instructor Dustin Meyer the week following the Mock Wedding. In this class, Dustin will go in-depth on running a successful studio business. Students will be granted access to Dustin’s contract and pricing structure. Add the class on to your Mock Wedding Workshop and save $49! Already a pro shooter? Take the business class alone for $99! Basic Topics Covered • Marketing • Pricing • Products • Contracts • Q&A Business Topics Covered • Marketing • Pricing • Products • Contracts • Q&A Audience This all-day workshop is perfect for photographers who are looking to get into the wedding photography industry, as well as established photographers wanting to expand their creativity and their business. This class is geared towards part-time and full-time photographers and is designed for people who want to learn how to get the “must-have” shots that will help them stand out from other professional photographers. This workshop is intended for people at an intermediate skill level who understand exposure, aperture, shutter and ISO settings to help maintain an informative and productive learning experience. What to Bring • Camera • Lenses • Fully charged battery • Memory Cards • Notebook/pen • Speedlights (optional) This workshop is limited to 15 participants only! Class fills quickly.** About the instructor This workshop will be led by acclaimed photographer Dustin Meyer. Dustin is an internationally recognized wedding and portrait photographer based in Austin. Sponsored by Nikon, his work has been displayed by Kodak in Times Square NYC and featured in USA Today. Featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, USA Today, Southern Weddings, the Knot, and more. Sponsored by Nikon.

Shooting Basic Video

Precision Camera and Video

$99.00

Before you can attend this Meetup, you must first pay & register here: (https://www.precision-camera.com/shooting-basic-video/) Video — your camera can shoot it but not sure where to start? Have you tried video but aren't happy with the results? Shutter, ISO, Aperture — don’t work the same as when taking photos. Need help making sense of it? In this course, we introduce beginner concepts and techniques necessary for shooting video with a DSLR or Mirrorless camera. Targeted at beginning videographers and anyone interested in shooting video, this course covers cinematography basics. Topics Covered • Choosing a Camera • Lens Selection • Basic Stabilization and Tripods • Basic Storytelling • Frame Rates • Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO in relation to video • Resolution • Basic Audio • Basic Lighting Considerations • Basic Concepts of Editing Required Equipment • Camera - DSLR or Mirrorless that records video • A freshly formatted memory card • A fully charged battery • Note-taking Supplies • A tripod (optional) Audience This course is geared towards beginners in videography. We also assume you are familiar with your camera and it’s use. The concepts covered assume you are a photographer and requires an understanding of intermediate photography concepts - shutter, ISO, aperture, composition. Schedule and Format This is a lecture and hands-on class. The first three hours of class are spent in the Precision Camera classroom covering the concepts outlined above. The last half hour will be spent using your camera to shoot short video clips, try different settings, ask questions and receive one-on-one guidance. About the Instructor Todd White specializes in fashion, portrait and commercial photography/videography. He has photographed with many country artists including Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and George Strait. A selection of these photos have been published in People and Country Weekly magazines. Other commercial work has been published in Vogue, British Vogue, the Wall Street Journal and Texas Highways. Other commercial clients include Altar'd State, Facebook, Pinterest and Neiman Marcus. Todd has videography and editing experience in fashion and commercial projects. He has shot/edited spots for Austin Area Chevy, The Alamo in San Antonio, City of Georgetown and Rudy's BBQ. He is the Director of Media for Fashion X and Producer and Videographer for the Daytripper TV show on PBS.

Meet Your Meter

Precision Camera and Video

$59.00

Before you can attend this Meetup, you must first pay & register here: https://www.precision-camera.com/meet-your-meter/ Your camera has a built-in light meter that can do a remarkable job. However, in a host of situations, this light meter can be fooled and your images won’t turn out as expected. Working professional photographers often use a handheld “incident” light meter. These handheld light meters are different than the light meter in your camera because they measure the light falling on the subject (incident) instead of the light reaching your camera (reflected). The result is that the handheld light meter allows for more accurate, reliable and repeatable results compared with the camera’s light meter. In this beginner’s class, you’ll learn everything you need to know about using a handheld light meter to make better photos. This class is oriented for beginners. Feel free to bring a handheld light meter if you have one. If not, feel free to listen and learn. Topics Covered • Understand how your camera sees • Understand how your camera can be tricked • Functions and modes of the handheld light meter • Using a handheld light meter for ambient exposure • Using a handheld light meter to improve image contrast • Using a handheld light meter for flash photography • Using a handheld light meter for blended ambient plus flash exposures What to Bring • Camera and lens • Memory Card • Fully-charged battery • Light meter is optional About the Instructor The instructor for this class is Austin photographer Tim Babiak. Tim is a full-time photographer and a long-time instructor at PCU. Tim serves as Chairman of the Austin Professional Photographers Association and is a two-time recipient of the Photographer of the Year award from the Austin Professional Photographers Association. Tim is also a two-time Bronze Medalist in PPA’s International Print Competition.

Fujifilm GFX Studio Shooting Experience

Precision Camera and Video

$15.00

Before you can attend this Meetup, you must first pay & register here: https://www.precision-camera.com/fujifilm-gfx-studio-shooting-experience/ Join Precision Camera and Fujifilm for a class on the Fujifilm GFX system and an awesome tethered shooting experience. Then come hike with us on Saturday morning to shoot sunrise at the legendary Austin 360 Overlook with a stunning view of the Pennybacker Bridge. Each session cost $15, or signup for both for $20 and save $10! This tips and tricks class will help you delve deeper into the Fujifilm GFX System and the Profoto ecosystem of studio lights and modifiers. We will also have Tether Tools on site to help you pixel peep your shots from the massive GFX sensors. This class will cover a variety of topics. So, no matter your skill level, you're sure to take something away from this session. We will have two hours of hands-on shooting following a short class presentation from Fujifilm. We'll have Fujifilm gear available to shoot with, just bring an SD Card. Shooting Bays We will have two shooting bays, one for portraits and one for floral and macro. We will use Profoto lighting and provide Fujifilm triggers. Add-On Hike and Sunrise Shoot The following Saturday, we'll meet for a sunrise hike up to the 360 Overlook to photography Austin's iconic Pennybacker bridge. Matt will be on hand to loan out GFX cameras to shoot the scene with. Come to just the class, just the hike or signup for both to save a little money! Package Pricing Class/Tethered Shooting Experience: $15 Austin 360 Photo Hike: $15 Both: $20 Schedule Friday, July 26 Class and Tethered Shooting Experience: 6 to 9 p.m. at Precision Camera Saturday, July 27 Photo Hike: 5:15 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Topics Covered • Focusing control and metering • Camera control and setting up your camera for you • Studio Lighting • Tethered Shooting • Off-Camera Flash • Much, much more. What to bring • Note taking supplies • SD Memory Card • Tripod (for photo hike only)

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Nikon User Group: 3000 & 5000 Series

Precision Camera and Video

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