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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 (4+)

Big Bend Summer Storms & Starry Skies Photography Workshop with Lee Hoy

Needs a location

$799.00

Join Olympus Educator, Lee Hoy, in Big Bend National Park during the peak time of summer storms and great starry nights. We will explore how to capture lightning and create amazing star trails, use focus stacking to maximize the depth-of-field in landscape images, creating long lens panoramics, planning for and capturing awesome black and white images during mid-day, and using exposure bracketing to create realistic HDR images. This is also a great time for macro photography as Big Bend is home to an incredible diversity of insect life!
The skies will be dark and/or the storms will be amazing! You never know what spectacular experience Big Bend National Park brings during Monsoon season! We will also spend some time discussing post-processing and offer an image critique.

Topics Covered

  • Photographic techniques for landscape images including composition, exposure, long lens panoramics, focus stacking for enhanced depth of field, and proper HDR techniques.
  • A variety of techniques for photographing lightning and storms. A variable or regular neutral density filter will be very helpful for capturing lightning unless you have Olympus where you can use the Live Composite mode.
  • The importance of contrast and texture for making outstanding black-and-white images in mid-day light.
  • How and when to use a tripod to ensure tack sharp landscape images.
  • How to effectively select the proper focal length for landscape images.
  • How to focus, expose, compose, and edit night sky images.

Post Processing for Landscape/Night Sky Images (Lightroom & Photoshop)

  • Setting the proper white balance
  • Adjusting basic settings to make your images their best
  • Sharpening and noise reduction for your landscape images
  • Making sure your colors are realistic
  • Mass editing made easy
  • Making the Milky Way pop in your images
  • How and when to use custom masks in Lightroom

Learn more and Register Here

Macro Photography Workshop with Nikon

Needs a location

Join us along with Nikon Representative Terrance Campbell for a FREE afternoon of Macro photography at our brand new Woodlands store! There will be three exciting scenes set up for shooting and the latest Macro lenses that Nikon has to offer will be on hand to test and try.
SAVE THE TAX on all Nikon macro lenses purchased at the time of the event! (Exclusions Apply)
Learn more Here!
RSVP Here!

Floral Photography Artistry

Needs a location

$99.00

Floral photography is something that can be enjoyed year-round either on location in a garden or indoors with flowers from a local shop. In this workshop, you'll learn several different approaches to floral photography using different light methods.

Topics Covered
• Camera gear and operation considerations
• Understanding focal length and depth of field for floral photography
• Light quality and direction
• Multiple lighting approaches – light panels, continuous lights, speed lights and studio lights
• Use of reflectors and bounce cards
• Creating beautiful sets using inexpensive materials
• Techniques for getting sharp images
• Composition and color

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Bird Photography Basics With Kathy Adams Clark

Needs a location

$39.00

Birds are all around us but photographing them can be a challenge. Join Kathy Adams Clark for this class where you’ll learn camera settings needed for bird photography, camera equipment that helps, where to find birds, and how to get close to birds. This class is designed for basic to more advanced photographers. Feel free to bring your camera so you can learn settings and features that work when photographing birds.

Learn more and Register Here!

Past events (1,666)

60 Minutes to Better Portraits With Tim Babiak

Needs a location

$49.00

Photos (3,228)