Precision Camera University Weekend 2023

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Precision Camera University

March 25 & 26 2023

For more information about PCU Instructors and Workshops

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All photo levels are invited, staff will be on hand to ensure a great experience

What is PCU?

PCU, short for Precision Camera University, is our education and community outreach program. This PCU Weekend is a two-day, hands-on photography workshop getaway. We're bringing in some of the best instructors from around the country so that you can spend the weekend knee deep in photography!

We have 4 great instructors coming into town, and you will spend 4 hours with all four of them. Each instructor's teaching style will vary, but each day will feature a mix of seminar and shooting time. The workshops will include access to models and the images you capture will be yours to use for portfolio and promotional purposes.

The weekend is a great opportunity to add to your portfolio, network with other photographers and have an amazing, memorable time.

If you have any questions regarding the event or your registration, please email



Precision Camera University is targeted for students of all levels of photography who wish improve their skills.

What is included with my Registration?

  • Two full days of education with top professionals
  • Access to FREE loaner Equipment to use during the workshops from all the industry's top dealers         
  • Model Releases (for promotional use only)
  • Networking opportunities with fellow photographers
  • Access to the industries hottest vendors
  • Exclusive Save the Tax promotion on Canon, Nikon and Sony camera gear*
  • Free on-site printing provided by Canon
  • Discounts on photography gear from Sigma, Westcott, Tamron, Fujifilm and Panasonic Lumix

Free PCU Kick off lecture

Friday March 24th from 6pm to 8pm 

Breath Taking: A Brief Description of Timelessness

Sponsored by Nikon: Vincent Versace

The greatest photographs are ones that have the feel of a breath held expectant. When the photographer was so taken by the moment the gasp of moment caused the shutter to be released and that breath of a moment is forever held in an image. In Vincent’s keynote we will have a brief discussion about the gift of giving the echo of time, showing a moment of the past in the future to be the present every time it is seen.

Precision Camera University invites you to join celebrated photographer and Nikon Ambassador Vincent Versace as he kick-starts our weekend of photography workshops. Vincent, an internationally recognized pioneer in the art and science of digital photography, will speak on the importance of understanding the technical side of photography and how that understanding will help to expand your creative reach. His presentation will prime your mind for the weekend of hands-on learning ahead. “More than providing simple answers,” Vincent says, “my goal is to help participants understand which questions should be asked."

Vincent Versace is an internationally recognized pioneer in the art and science of digital photography. His passion for natural light photography is manifest not only in his work but also through his role as a creative and technical leader, contributing to innovative breakthroughs across the entire digital image value chain. Vincent is one of Nikon’s founding Nikon Ambassadors and is considered by Nikon to be “one of the top photography artists and visual storytellers of this era. ” Vincent is a recipient of the Computerworld Smithsonian Award in Media Arts & Entertainment, the Shellenberg fine art award and is a member of the International Guild of Cinematographers. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American History. He is the photographer of Immediate Assistants Medical Rescue Go Team. He was commissioned by the San Francisco Presidio Trust to create a body of photographic work to permanently capture this National Park and Historic Landmark.

Click here to sign up for Free Lecture



About the instructors and their workshops: 

Julie is well versed in a number of photography genres and enjoys tinkering with light to achieve creative results. Her goal with photography is to bridge the gap between fine art and cinematic style portraits. Besides working on commissioned projects, Julie regularly travels the country to teach off-camera lighting to other photographers. She has taught over 50 seminars to date, and hundreds of students. As an instructor, Julie meets her students at their level of ability and does everything she can to help them realize their creative potential. She’s always prepared with a bag full of Westcott gear to help someone’s idea come into focus.

The recipient of over 30 international photography awards, including a prestigious Black and White Spider Award in the fashion category, as well as a Photography Masters Cup Nomination 2013 in the fashion category, Hernan Rodriguez operates a successful studio in the heart of Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. There, he juggles a steady roster of commercial, product, and celebrity photography, along with corporate and family portraiture. He has photographed Luminaries in the music and entertainment arena in both the American and Latin market including Mario Reyes from the Gipsy Kings, Former Ms. Universe – Alycia Machado and Latin music legion, Cristian Castro as well as sports and public figures including five time world champion, Evander Holyfield, Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, Gabe Pruitt from the Boston Celtics and DeSean Jackson from the Philadelphia Eagles.

Austin is home but, It's Aloha at heart! I lived in Hawaii for 15 years before making the move to Austin. I will tell you right now the Hawaii is as beautiful as it seems and more. I felt drawn and compelled to capture every bit of it, and that's how I fell in love with photography.  Snapping photos of beaches and flowers soon turned into wedding photography. I fell in love with love, and there is no better medium to capture it with than photography. 12 years later and I’m still excited every time I walk into a new wedding. 

Heather Larkin is a portrait photographer located in Athens near Atlanta, Georgia. Heather has been shooting professionally since 2003, and is internationally known for creating colorful, authentic images for clients around the world. Her business, Fairyography, has been featured on The Today Show, Professional Photographer Magazine, Canon Cameras, Clickin Moms, Scary Mommy, Online Athens, Southern Distinction Magazine, and more. In addition, Heather specializes in nature macro photography, and has exhibited her work at various botanical gardens in her home state of Georgia.


Accommodations and Schedule:


Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center Located at 1101 Woodlawn St, Georgetown, TX 78628

You do not have to stay at the Hotel unless of course, you wish to. If you wish to book at room at the Sheraton Hotel at their special price of $189 per night CLICK HERE to take advantage of their special offer!


Saturday and Sunday are the same:

  • First class start promptly at 8am and goes till noon.
  • Lunch on your own from noon to 1:30pm There are many places to eat inside the resort.
  • Second class starts at 1:30 and ends at 5:30pm

 You will spend 4 hours in the first class, then after lunch you will switch rooms and spend the rest of the day with a different instructor.

You get to spend time with all four instructors over the two days.

We are emphasizing more shooting time than seminar this year. So bring extra batteries and memory cards.


PCU Cancellation Policy

You have up until 14 days before PCU Weekend (March. 11 2023) to cancel and receive a half refund.
We will issue full refunds to anyone who requests one before March 11 2023. After that date, we will retain a $100 fee. If you do not show up for PCU Weekend, your class registration will be forfeited and you will not be permitted a refund of any amount or to reschedule. 





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