Learn how to effectively use your camera to achieve consistently better photographs.
Rated 5-Stars ***** by readers!
Review: "The only thing better than this book is taking one of Kevin's workshops or trips, but whether or not you've done that, or can do it, and whether or not you are an experienced or a novice photographer, this book should always be in your camera bag for quick reference. Kevin gives you all the tips you'll need to help you get the photograph you can see in your mind's eye but may have trouble capturing. It's like having Kevin at your shoulder on every shoot, quietly saying 'Did you remember to--?' An excellent resource!"
Want to LEARN PHOTOGRAPHY? You have come to the right place!
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5-Star Rated by Students! Offering the best school of photography in Austin and Central Texas.
"Kevin is a fantastic instructor" - Kevin's classes rise above all the rest" - "Surpasses everyone else." - "His classes are fun and challenging! Kevin goes the extra mile to teach students photography using hands-on techniques." - "His sense of humor and deep understanding of all things photographic have inspired me to get better with my camera." - "Kevin's class was amazing." - "I've been to several workshops and Kevin's is by far the best in terms of practical learning and experience you can use every day." - More...
Our classes are intentionally kept small, encouraging an environment where you can ask questions and share insights. We want you to learn in a fun and enjoyable setting. If you need extra help, no problem! Come to class early. We're here to help you learn!
Improve Your Photography
Learn how to more effectively use your camera and equipment. Don't be hindered by the limitations of your camera's "AUTO" exposure mode. Advance in your photographic skills and the result is consistently better photographs!
Have fun learning with other photographers! Especially in our destination workshops, we go to some beautiful places and you'll have a chance to create your own great images. As a shared adventure with other photographers like you, the experience is even more fun.
Stay Connected Online
We offer online resources to enhance your learning experience even more, including blog articles, submit homework, and we are happy to answer questions any time by email.
Other Classes We Offer Intermittently Throughout the Year
Light & Photography Workshop
Highly recommended for anyone serious about wanting to improve their photography!
This course is a comprehensive look at light in its various forms, both natural and artificial and we look at the many ways we photographers can control and manipulate light to create great photographs! If you have taken Photography 101, this is great next step!
'Rekindle' Workshop A unique and inspiring workshop for photographers. Rekindle your love of photography!
5 Weekday Daytime Sessions: May 29, 31 June 5, 7, 21 2018
Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers Workshop
April 23-May 9, 2018 Learn this essential powerful tool for editing photographs.
Split into Basics and Advanced options! Total class time is a full 18 hours of very hands-on learning!
Adobe Lightroom Classic CC Workshop
Tues/Thurs 10am-1pm May 8, 10, 15, 17 2018
Learn Adobe Lightroom! This is an excellent tool for helping photographers organize and create outstanding photographs!
'Learn by Doing' Workshops So you know a bit about photography but you want to get out there and practice while you learn more? These workshops are FOR YOU!
Studio Lighting Workshop
You'll complete this workshop with your own amazing images shot with studio lighting using your own camera, and gain a better understanding of the entire process involved.
Electronic Flash / Speedlight Clinic
Learn how to operate and more effectively use your electronic flash / speedlights, blend flash with existing light for more natural looking photographs. Professional model provided.
Kevin Gourley Photography Workshops is an Austin based school of photography that has been rated "best photography classes in Austin Texas" by many of his students. Kevin is a full-time pro photographer with a studio in NW Austin, Texas. In addition to his years of experience in photography, Kevin has taught countless numbers of photographers, both beginner and advanced students.
Regardless of your current knowledge of photography, Kevin can help you grow in your skills in a non-intimidating environment. Want to know more reasons to choose our photography classes? Click Here Kevin's popular classes attract students from the Austin area, plus neighboring communities such as Cedar Park, Leander, Liberty Hill, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Georgetown, Lake Travis, Lakeway, Killeen, Waco, Kyle, Buda, San Marcos, and the Texas Hill Country area. For his full day classes and occasional weekend classes, students come from as far as Houston, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Waco, Dallas, and even Southern Oklahoma. Wherever you are coming from, we welcome you!
What do people say about Kevin's photography?
"Kevin is one of the very best portrait photographers I have encountered in my 40+ years around the Austin photo scene. When you see his work it's obvious that his clients have a ball working with him; he's a great guy and he knows his stuff. Five stars for sure."
What do people say about Kevin's teaching?
"You are one of the best instructors I have had the privilege of finding."
"I've taken several intro-level photography classes in the Austin area and while I gained some new knowledge from each class, Kevin is a great "teacher" whereas the others are good presenters. I feel like the class was time and money well spent and am already studying to figure out which class to take next."
"Kevin is a fantastic teacher. He has an interest and a passion for photography and it shows in his teaching. I've taken 4 classes with Kevin and have benefited from each one!"
"Kevin's classes offer new photographers the opportunity to dive deeper into the fundamentals of photography and the tools and techniques to improve your skills. I have taken two classes now and enjoyed them both tremendously!"
"I have taken all of Kevin's classes. When I started with him I did not know what aperture or ISO were. Now I know how to use them. I have placed in a some photo contests, I have even sold some of my photos. None of this would have been possible without Kevin. He has the patience it takes to teach those of us who came in with only the desire to learn to take good photos."
"Kevin has taught me so much about photography. His classes are both fun and challenging! Kevin goes the extra mile to teach students photography using hands-on techniques. He encourages the class to ask questions and he takes the time to be certain that you understand the answer. I have taken five of Kevin's classes (so far) plus multiple private tutoring sessions! I also attended his Rocky Mountain workshop in Estes Park, CO. I highly recommend Kevin regardless of your skill level. Looking forward to my next class!"
"I have taken photography classes elsewhere, but Kevin's classes rise above all the rest. He explains things in a way that is easily understood. He limits his class sizes so you aren't just a number in his class and you get more personalized attention. And he uses live demos and hands on experience to help his students further grasp the information. You won't find a better instructor anywhere!" - Sheila C.
"I have looked at several photography classes in central Texas and what you offer surpasses everyone else."
"You are one of the best instructors I have had the privilege of finding."
"I have taken 3 courses with Kevin and plan to take everything he offers! His sense of humor and deep understanding of all things photographic have inspired me to get better with my camera. Highly recommend "Mr. Kevin" to anyone of any level who wants to know more about photography."
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Plus, our registered students get great discounts, door prizes, and even free software! Scroll down to learn more! Many thanks to Photodex, Color Inc Pro Labs, HDRsoft, Topaz Labs, ThinkTank Photo, HeliconSoft, Alien Skin Software, and Macphun!