Tim Babiak’s entry into digital photography was typical – he simply wanted better pictures of his kids playing soccer. When he purchased his first digital SLR, he was hooked. Before long, he was reading everything about photography he could get his hands on and shooting everything and anyone who would let him.
Before long, Tim's images were winning awards and appearing on magazine covers and billboards. Wanting to share his knowledge of shooting people, Tim has taught hundreds of people locally as well as internationally various aspects of photography and post-production.
People who attend Tim's workshops discover his passion for photographing people as well as his desire to help everyone become a better photographer.
Doug has educated photographers in seminars and conventions in all 50 states in the U.S. plus Canada, Mexico, Scotland, Wales, England, China, Ireland, Denmark and on 5 cruise ships. He has taught at Professional Photographers of America and Wedding and Portrait Photographers International conventions several times. He is an invited member of the prestigious CameraCraftsmen of America group. His articles and images have graced the pages of most professional photographic publications. He is the author of six photography books published by Amherst Media.
He is Past President of Texas Professional Photographers Assoc. and currently the Executive Director of TPPA. He is co founder of the Texas Photo Fest and is an award winning photographer who has owned studios in Houston, Brenham and Caldwell and celebrates his 40th year as a professional Photographer. He has helped thousands of photographers become better photographers and make more money with their camera!
Mark Heaps snapped his first picture at the age of four. Then he picked up a guitar, a skateboard, and a can of spray paint, and kickflipped his way into the world of art. Today, he's a professional photographer, an Adobe Certified Professional, an Adobe Community Professional, and a Senior Development Specialist at Duarte Inc, where he works with some of the world's most recognized brands. He's a sucker for good tattoos, live music, and ketchup on most everything. Mark currently snaps pictures in Austin, where he lives with his wife, daughter, son, two dogs, and a pantry full of ketchup.
Mark is a contributing author to many publishers and websites including PSDTuts, AdobePress, Peachpit and has lectured for Adobe's "Ask A Pro" series of webinars. His work has been used by Guitar Player magazine, Texas Music Magazine, Apple Computer, Google, WalMart, Adobe and many others. Mark specializes in developing creative professionals working in commercial environments. With over 7 years experience teaching privately at colleges in Silicon Valley, writing more than 50 curriculums for various academia and private training institutions, his passion for digital imaging might only be surpassed by two things -- ketchup, and his kids. Not necessarily in that order.
Jerry Hughes is a professional photographer, author, inventor of patented photographic equipment, speaker, and world traveler. As a photographer his fashion work has been in Vogue magazine, corporate clients have included IBM, Proctor & Gamble, Ford, … as well as his award winning portrait and wedding photography. He is a fun and energetic speaker who creates a great learning experience. He has taught photography workshops for people from United Nations ambassadors and diplomats, to high school students at national journalism conventions. Jerry spent a year traveling around the world to 34 countries photographing their different cultures.
Randy has photographed Texas and national public servants along with grand opening of events such as The National Wildflower Research Center, The Bob Bullock State history museum of Texas history, The Austin Convention center along with many Texas families and friends. Randy’s photographs hang in 27 countries around the world and have seen on ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings along with NBC Today Show and the History Channel. In 1996 while digital photography was changing the face of how the masses take photographs, Randy decided to go another direction while digital gear was being perfected, changed his lifestyle and moving into a army tent in the Bastrop forest of Texas to study light for three years. He began interfacing with light by clearing 11 meadows that have a visual relationship with the earth, light and the lens of a camera. Randy Kerr wrote the Game of Light and developed the global award winning Westway Method of Photography and was encourage to teach thismethodology for four years at The Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas by Dr Steven Windhanger. His unique form of teaching and personal way with words convey simplicity and clarity to the sometimes confusing photographic terminologies.
“It is about how you walk into light and evaluate what is present”
Randy’s focus is to educate film-makers and photographers on how to achieve quality light in image capture, while exposing meaningful humanitarian topics and the environmental necessity of green living. Recent work include the Light of Congo documentary and book. This product was created in partnership with the village of Luebo Congo and the Luebo Partnership of University Presbyterian Church of Austin Texas and serves as a fundraiser to restore the historic First Presbyterian church of Luebo.
Ian McEnroe holds a Fine Arts degree from The University of Texas where he studied various media including painting and photography. He has been teaching photography at Precision Camera for the last 10 years where his first classes offered were based on the use of film cameras. His main interest in teaching these days is getting students to grasp primary conceptsand overcoming their fears from the often intimidating design of modern digital cameras.Ianworks full time in Precision's sales department and teaches Beginner and Intermediate level photography classes and individual tutoring at PCU.
Dustin Meyer is a internationally recognized wedding and portrait photographer based inAustin Texas with over 10 years experience in the wedding and portrait photographyindustry. His work has been displayed by Kodak in Times Square NYC and featured inUSA Today. Published in numerous magazines including Style Me Pretty, Tribeza,Austin Bride, the Knot, Edible Austin, Austin Monthly, Rangefinder Magazine, PDNOnline and more, Dustin's work has earned him acclaim from clients all across thecountry.
Also an experienced speaker and instructor, Dustin has taught at internationalprofessional photographer conventions including WPPI in Las Vegas. Hisstraightforward and down-to-earth teaching style makes him very approachable andprovides a refreshing learning environment for photographers wanting to take theirbusiness to the next level.
Scott is a photographer based out of Cedar Park, TX. He has a studio in his home and runs the photography business, Scott D Photography, with his wife, Jennifer. He fell in love with photography about ten years ago while working in Chicago and began the long journey of voraciously learning all that he could about lighting, the technical aspects of the camera, and the composition of the subject. His favorite subject continues to be the concept of "urban decay" and his business focuses on family and children portraiture. He loves two things about photography. First, you can never learn it all. Second, the industry is brimming with other professionals willing and enthusiastic about guiding you through your next photographic adventure. Teaching has always been a passion for Scott and he's thrilled to be able to teach about photography.
Joseph Sims was born into a family of artists and creative thinkers. From the innate creativity that was inherited, he honed a technical expertise that represents a lifetime of passion, research, continued education, and demonstrated accomplishments across a myriad of industries. Joseph, always a selfless artist, translates that to teaching at every opportunity ensuring success in the next generation of forward thinking, accurate, and imaginative creative professionals by serving as a Guest Speaker for Bellvue College Photography and Graphic Design courses communicating perspective as a working industry professional, serving as Guest Teacher at Texas State University instructing capstone level class on lighting techniques, and directing the production broadcast for Cable 8 productions at the prestigious Edward R. Murrow School of Communications at Washington State University.
With a high profile client list including T-Mobile USA, Prada International, and National Geographic, Joseph brings a deep perspective to each shoot. Joseph sharpened his lighting and equipment expertise interning with T-Mobile executing shoots and retouching for future product prototypes, supporting full production and editing of “adcepts”.