with Tim Babiak
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.
• 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
This class is targeted for all levels of photographers who wish to create stunning floral photos in a home or studio setting.
We will go over the topics described above with a short lecture then get to shooting! There will be a variety of shooting stations and a wide variety of flowers from which to choose. Students will work in small groups with advice from the instructor.
Schedule and Format
This class consists of lecture, demonstration and practice. The instructor will provide a brief introductory lecture and demonstrate some fundamental approaches to floral photography. Students will then have the opportunity to photograph flowers of their choice while working in small groups. The instructor will review student work and provide suggestions for improvement.
Students need to bring their camera, lenses, memory cards and charged batteries. A sturdy tripod and remote shutter release are recommended but not necessary. Students may find this is an excellent opportunity to use a macro lens or extension tubes (not required).
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to cancel a class. Class cancellations or requests to be rescheduled that are sent through other channels, such as Facebook or Meetup.com messages, will not be honored.
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