Available Light Portrait Secrets

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Price: $89.00 /per person

Bull Creek Park

6701 Lakewood dr · Austin, TX

How to find us

The class will meet at the main parking lot with the official City of Austin sign and public restrooms.

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Before you can attend this Meetup, you must first pay and register here. (http://www.precision-camera.com/available-light-portrait-secrets/)

Available Light Portrait Secrets

Learn introductory creative outdoor portrait photography techniques using available light. This two-hour class covers key topics to help you shoot better outdoor portraits using only available light. You’ll study light at multiple location and practice shooting with a professional model.

Topics Covered

• Location scouting to identify good light and surroundings
• Understanding the best focal lengths for portraits
• Understanding light quality
• Assessing light direction
• How to make a subject stand out from the background
• How to leverage a compelling situation into multiple looks
• How to find undiscovered variations of the portrait
• How to pose the subject in a flattering manner


This class is targeted for beginner to advanced photographers who would like to improve their outdoor portrait photography. Students should bring their camera and lenses as they will be photographing a professional model during the workshop.


This workshop serves as a great starting point for those seeking to create more compelling and creative outdoor portraits using only available light. Students will work with a professional model in multiple locations in a public park setting. Students will leave the class with greater insight into the necessary elements to create compelling portrait photography outdoors.

Meeting Location

We will meet and shoot at Bull Creek Park. The street address for Bull Creek Park is 6701 Lakewood Drive, Austin. The class will meet at the main parking lot with the official City of Austin sign and public restrooms.

Schedule and Format

This two-hour class consists of outdoor lecture, demonstration and practice. Students will see the instructor demonstrate techniques then students will photograph a professional model using what they’ve learned. The instructor will provide continuing feedback to students during the workshop to help improve their results. A non-commercial model release will be provided as part of this class.

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.