Outdoor Off-Camera Flash Photography


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Outdoor Off-Camera Flash Photography
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Outdoor Off-Camera Flash Photography
with Tim Babiak

Off-camera flash (OCF) is one of the hottest topics in outdoor portrait photography yet many people struggle to get good results. This workshop will get you well on your way to making beautiful portraits using OCF. You’ll study light at multiple location and practice with a professional model.

Please register early, within 5 days of the start date, to reduce the likelihood of course cancellation.

Topics Covered

- Location scouting with good light and surroundings

- Understanding focal length for portraits

- Light quality and direction

- Equipment considerations

- Blending flash with available light

- How to separate a subject from the background

- Posing and how to make it work outdoors


This class is targeted for beginner to advanced photographers who would like to improve their outdoor portrait photography. Students should bring their camera and lenses as they will be photographing a professional model during the workshop.


This workshop serves as a great starting point for those seeking to create more compelling and creative outdoor portraits using off-camera flash. Students will work with a professional model in multiple locations in a public park setting. Students will leave the class with greater insight into the necessary elements to create compelling portrait photography outdoors.

Schedule and Format

This two-hour class consists of outdoor lecture, demonstration and practice. Students will see the instructor demonstrate techniques then students will photograph a professional model using what they’ve learned. The instructor will provide continuing feedback to students during the workshop to help improve their results. A non-commercial model release will be provided as part of this class.


Brushy Creek Lake Park
3300 Brushy Creek Rd, Cedar Park, TX 78613
We will meet near the restrooms and splash pads near the second parking lot.

Equipment Required

Camera, lenses, memory cards and charged batteries.

Tim will have Godox flash for students to use with Nikon, Canon, Sony, Olympus, Fuji. If you have questions about gear compatibility, contact us.

Plan on wearing comfortable walking shoes for this workshop. At times, we may walk on uneven, gravel surfaces.

Please check your camera's firmware to ensure it is up-to-date. We've had a few people have technical issues at past workshops due to out-of-date firmware.

About the Instructor

Tim Babiak is a full-time photographer and a long-time instructor at PCU. Tim is a PPA Master Photographer, Photographic Craftsman and Certified Professional Photographer. Tim has served for many years 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.

Please review our class cancellation policy below. 

Class Cancellations

Tier 1: Standard Classes

If you register for a tier 1 class and do not show up, your payment will be forfeited. You can reschedule a class only if notice is given 24 hours 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 48 hours before 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 classes@precision-camera.com 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.