THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR MAY 2022.
This two-day off camera flash workshop includes sessions at the Precision Camera classroom and various locations in and around town. Some sessions will be lecture-based, while others will provide students with the opportunity to photograph professional models using professional flash equipment. Check out our weekend's jam-packed schedule below.
This workshop is lead by Lumix Ambassador, Todd White who specializes in fashion, commercial and portrait photography and videography and full-time photographer and long-time Precision Camera instructor, Tim Babiak.
Saturday, March 12 Schedule:
7:30am to 10:30am | Brushy Creek Lake Park | Basics - Available Light with Tim
Prior to using flash outdoors, we should have a good understanding of available light. We will head to Brushy Creek Lake Park and work with a professional model to learn about location scouting, light direction and light quality. We’ll also cover how to leverage a compelling location to create multiple looks as well as posing the subject relative to the available light. Students will have the opportunity to photograph a professional model to practice the material being covered.
Noon to 2pm | Classroom | Welcome & Equipment Basics with Todd and Tim
We will kick off this event by getting everyone acclimated to the gear. We will cover the range of lighting that is available today along with the advantages and applications for each type of equipment. We’ll then do a deep dive into the menus and modes of the gear to ensure you know exactly how everything works. Finally, we’ll cover information about transmitters including operation, modes and special functions.
4:30pm to 6:30pm | Brushy Creek Park | Off-Camera Flash Portraits - Themed Shoot with Todd and Tim
With the foundation that we’ve built on Friday, we will head back to Brushy Creek Lake Park to start shooting outdoors with off-camera flash (OCF). We will start to introduce modifiers (such as softboxes) and grip (such as a light stand) then evaluate locations and start covering light placement. Students will again work with a professional model exploring camera and light settings that yield a variety of results so different creative intents can be accomplished. All equipment will be supplied including flash and transmitters – students only need their cameras. By the end of this session, students will have taken the first steps to seeing how flash can improve their outdoor portraits as well as understanding how to manipulate light.
Sunday, March 13 Schedule:
9am to Noon | South Congress Ave. | Off-Camera Flash Portraits - Themed Shoot with Todd
To wrap up this event, for our final outing we will head to the South Congress area. Multiple models will be on-hand and students will take the lead to direct their own mini-sessions. Students may bring their own flash or use equipment supplied by Precision Camera. Instructors will be on-hand and students will assist one another. This will be a great culmination to start applying everything you’ve learned!
1:30pm to 4:30pm | East Austin | Bonus Model Access Shoot with Todd
We will gather in East Austin for a final model access shoot that is open to the general public. Multiple models will be on-hand and students will take the lead to direct their own mini-sessions. Attendees will be required to use their own equipment for this shoot. We will increase the number of models we have available based off our enrollments to ensure that there is no more than 6 photographers to every one model.