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60 Minutes to Better Portraits
with Tim Babiak

To keep everyone safe, this class is currently online only! We are using a website that requires no software download, full access to class handouts and the ability to chat and ask questions with your class. More information will be sent upon purchase.

Most of us love taking photos of people but sometimes things don’t turn out quite as we hoped. In this workshop, you'll learn a range of tips and tricks to get better portraits in just about any situation.

Topics Covered

•  Camera settings to make things easy
•  How to use light – the simple way
•  Choosing the right lens
•  How to get great skin tones
•  Simple focus techniques for stationary and moving subjects
•  How to direct a subject to look their best and extract great expressions


This class is targeted for all levels of photographers who wish to improve the focus and sharpness of their images in a variety of shooting situations.


We will the topics described above by lecture and demonstration.

Schedule and Format

This one-hour class is delivered via live web teleconference. The instructor will cover the topics listed above via lecture and demonstration. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions during the class. 

About the Instructor 

Tim Babiak is a full-time professional photographer and a long-time instructor at Precision Camera. Tim serves on the board of directors 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. Tim is a PPA Photographic Craftsman (recognized for photographic instruction) and Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) and serves as a PPA CPP Liaison. Tim has taught hundreds of people locally as well as internationally various aspects of photography and post-production.

Please review our class cancellation policy below. 

Class Cancellations

Tier 1: Standard Classes
You can cancel a class registration up to two business days before the class begins and receive a full refund for standard classes. If you register for a tier 1 class and do not show up, your payment will be forfeited. You may reschedule a class only if notice is given before the start time of the class. Unless otherwise stated, class refunds are only issued to customers that provide notice to the store that they would like a refund no later than two business days prior to the class. Refunds will not be issued to customers who sign up for a class but fail to attend.

Minimum Enrollment
Each class needs a minimum number of students to enroll before the class can “make.” If the minimum enrollment has not been met two business days before the class begins, the class will be cancelled. All students who enrolled in the class will be notified by telephone or email, and may transfer to a different class or be issued a refund (see refund procedure). We encourage all students to enroll as soon as registration begins. Please check your phone and email messages, including your SPAM.

How to Reschedule or Cancel a Class
Please contact the store at 512-467-7676 or email to cancel a class. Class cancellations or requests to be rescheduled that are sent through other channels, such as Facebook or messages, will not be honored.


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