Meet Your Meter

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Meet Your Meter
Unleash the immense potential packed into your light meter
Your camera has a built-in light meter that can do a remarkable job. However, in a host of situations this light meter can be fooled and your images won’t turn out as expected.
Working professional photographers often use a handheld “incident” light meter. These handheld light meters are different than the light meter in your camera because they measure the light falling on the subject (incident) instead of the light reaching your camera (reflected).
The result is that the handheld light meter allows for more accurate, reliable and repeatable results compared with the camera’s light meter. 
In this beginner’s class, you’ll learn everything you need to know about using a handheld light meter to make better photos. This class is oriented for beginners. Feel free to bring a handheld light meter if you have one. If not, feel free to listen and learn.

Topics Covered

• Understand how your camera sees 
• Understand how your camera can be tricked 
• Functions and modes of the handheld light meter 
• Using a handheld light meter for ambient exposure 
• Using a handheld light meter to improve image contrast 
• Using a handheld light meter for flash photography 
• Using a handheld light meter for blended ambient plus flash exposures

What to Bring

• Camera and lens
• Memory Card
• Fully-charged battery 
• Light meter is optional

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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