Intro to On-Camera Flash

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Intro to On-Camera Flash

Learn intermediate techniques for using speedlight flash on-camera indoors. While many photographers avoid using on-camera flash, some situations like event photography call for it. Use of on-camera flash typically yields unflattering results. This two-hour class will cover key topics to get you using on-camera flash in an unconventional manner to get beautiful results. You’ll practice what you learn with other members of the class to ensure you’ve mastered this new technique.

Topics Covered

  • Understanding battery options and why they’re important
  • Typical approaches to using on-camera flash and their shortcomings
  • Understanding how TTL works
  • Evaluating ambient light
  • Blending flash with ambient light
  • Camera and flash settings
  • How to light large groups evenly
  • Creating directional portrait light


This class is targeted for all levels of photographers who have a speedlight flash with a rotating flash head who want to improve their indoor portrait and event photography.


This workshop provides a great, non-intuitive approach to using on-camera flash indoors. Students will work with one another to practice and master the technique they’ve learned. Students will leave the class with a new approach to using on-camera flash they can put to use immediately.

Schedule and Format

This two-hour class consists of lecture, demonstration and practice. Students will see the instructor demonstrate all camera settings and techniques then practice the technique with other students. The instructor will review student work and provide suggestions for improvement. Students need to bring their camera, lens and a speedlight flash with rotating flash head.

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.

Please review our class cancellation policy below. 

Class Cancellations

Standard Classes
You can cancel a class registration up to two business days before the class begins and receive a full refund except for with some special classes and events such as the Mock Wedding and excursions. See below for more information.

If you register for a class that we hold on a regular basis, and do not show up for the class, you will be rescheduled one time. Once rescheduled, if you do not show up for a class, your payment will be forfeited.

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.

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.

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. Please note that class refunds are only issued during business hours, Monday through Friday.


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