Techniques for Sharper Photos


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Techniques for Sharper Photos
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Techniques for Sharper Photos

with Tim Babiak

Photography is great fun but nothing can be more frustrating that photos that are not in sharp focus. In this workshop, you'll learn how to consistently get sharper photos in just about any situation.

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

Topics Covered

• Understanding focus, focal plane and depth of field
• Settings to use and avoid
• Camera technique and self-evaluation
• Evaluating potential camera and lens problems
• Working with stationary and moving subjects
• Back-button focus for dynamic situations
• Trap focus and hyperfocal distance


This class is targeted for all levels of photographers who wish to improve the focus and sharpness of their images in a variety of shooting situations.


We will cover the topics described above by lecture and demonstration.

Schedule and Format

The instructor will cover the topics listed above via lecture and demonstration. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions during the class. 

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 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.