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Kevin Gourley Photography Workshops - Austin, TX 

5-Star Rated by Students! Offering the best school of photography in Austin and Central Texas.
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  • Photography 101 - Fundamentals of Great Photography
    Start your photography learning with this in-person class!
    • Tuesday Evenings July 30 - Sept 3, 2024
    • Want us to add a DAYTIME (morning) class? Let us know!
  • Photography 201 - Expand Your Photography Skills
    Ready to take the next step in advancing your photography skills? This is a great class to take after taking Photography 101 class!
    • Wed/Thurs Evenings Aug 21 - Sept 4, 2024
  • Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers Workshop
    Learn this essential powerful tool for editing photographs.
    Very comprehensive hands-on learning in a small class environment.
    PLUS: Learn some of the new AMAZING AI features added to the latest version!
    • Wednesday/Thursday September 4th & 5th, 2024
    • Register by August 1, 2024 and SAVE $20!
  • Online Learning Session: Lightroom Classic CC - Learn the Amazing Editing Features!
    You've started using Adobe Lightroom Classic CC and now you are ready to get the most out of the powerful features offered in Lightroom Classic's Develop Module including the absolutely amazing new AI editing capabilities! This is the class for you!!
    • Registration Ends December 31, 2024
    • BONUS! Students can also then email Kevin with additional questions about the Lightroom Classic Develop Module any time after they watch the session. :-)
  • Private Studio Photography Learning Session!
    So much fun!
    Studio Photography Private Teaching Session + Using our Studio + Using your own camera + With the assistance and guidance of experienced Pro Photographer, Kevin Gourley!
    Share the session with up to 3 photographers and save $$! THIS IS SO MUCH FUN!
  • Free Group
    Check out our Life Insights Group

    We meet intermittently on Monday nights, for book discussions, TED talk watch parties, dinner outings, occasional hikes, and fascinating guest speakers! All are invited (you don't have to be a photographer). This is just a fun way to connect with others, hear and share different life perspectives and make new friends. It's totally free to attend!

Individual and Custom Learning Options


Fun Destination Photography Workshops

  • Texas Bird Photography Ranch Workshop
    Sharpen your photography skills in bird photography at a ranch near Uvalde, TX in this wonderful adventure! Space is VERY limited! Register soon!
    • Two Options:
      • October 18-20, 2024 SOLD OUT!
      • October 20-22, 2024 SOLD OUT!
  • 2025 Texas Hill Country Spring Photography Retreat

    Relax and have fun on this 3-day weekend photography retreat in the beautiful Texas Hill Country!
    • March 27-30, 2025
    • Register by December 25, 2024 and SAVE $40!
  • Rocky Mountain Photography Adventures
    A fabulous photographic adventure in beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado.

    • 2024 Rocky Mountain Photography Adventures
      Our Encore FINAL YEAR
      SOLD OUT!

    • Participant Comment:
      "Having attended Kevin Gourley's Rocky Mountain Workshop, I can assure you that it was one of the best Wildlife Photography experiences I have ever had. Importantly, not only are the photo ops incredible, Kevin makes the entire trip seamlessly smooth from accommodations, restaurant choices and reservations, to travel to the various locations. To top off the experience, Kevin also provides excellent instruction in photography enabling even the most amateur photographer the ability to learn and to come away with excellent images that anyone would treasure for a lifetime. I cannot recommend this trip in particular or any of Kevin's workshops in general more highly." Dr. S. Hurwitz

Other Classes Offered Throughout the Year

  • Adobe Lightroom Classic CC Workshop
    A very "hands on" in-person 12-hour learning experience. Learn how to organize and enhance your photographs with this powerful program! Explore the new powerful editing features that have been added with the latest version! Bring your own computer. Class size is very limited.
    • Let us know if you'd like us to add another session!
  • 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! We end our course photographing two professional models with studio lighting. It is a lot of fun plus you might be surprised by the great images you'll be creating using the skills learned in this class! If you have taken Photography 101 or our Photographers Weekend Boot Camp, this is a great next step!
    • Let us know if you'd like us to add another session!
  • Flash / Speedlight Photography Workshop
    Learn how to most effectively use electronic flashes / speedlights to expand your photographic skills.
    • Monday June 10, 2024 6pm-9pm
    • Many people are frustrated in figuring out how to use their flash effectively (or at all)! This class will take the mystery out of this topic!
    • If you have taken any of these classes, this would be another great step we'd recommend: Photography 101 or Photographers Weekend Bootcamp or Photography Essentials Online Class
  • Photographers Weekend Boot Camp
    Learn the important fundamentals of photography in one weekend!
    • Let us know if you'd like us to add another session!
    • Student Comment: "FANTASTIC - completely exceeded my expectations. Content was fabulous, teaching at just the right level, and Kevin was so credible and explained things in ways I could understand - and he made it fun too, easy to learn."

  • Photography: Finding Your Way - Creativity and Inspiration Workshop
    Whether you are just starting out in photography or you have years of experience, this class will meet you where you are and help you find new directions to head to discover your unique artistic expression in photography! Fall in love with photography, all over again! Regardless of the type of camera you use, even if it's just an iPhone/Smartphone, you'll find this class worthwhile!
    • Let us know if you'd like us to add another session!
  • Online Course: Nature Essentials Photography Class
    Let's explore how YOU can create better nature / wildlife / landscape photographs! Kevin Gourley has years of experience leading many photographers on workshops in stunning Rocky Mountain National Park and other locales.
    • Let us know if you'd like us to add another session!
  • 2023 Texas Hill Country Fall Photography Retreat

    Escape daily life on this fun 3-day weekend photography retreat in the beautiful Texas Hill Country!
    October 26-29, 2023

     

    • Let us know if you'd like us to offer this again in 2024!
    • A fun 3-day photography weekend at the beautiful 500 acre Mo Ranch in the Texas Hill Country
    • Arrive on a Thursday evening, depart on Sunday
    • It’s a photographer’s paradise on the North Fork of the Guadalupe River with hiking trails and habitats including aquatic, riparian areas, grasslands, oak-juniper woodlands and limestone hills
    • Don’t think of it as a workshop.  Think of this as a fun photographers “retreat” to get away and have fun exploring with other photographers, PLUS you will gain some new photography skills (focused on YOUR needs).
    • Student Comment: "I highly recommend this fun weekend applying and improving your photography techniques in a beautiful setting. Kevin provides opportunities for creative exploration of the grounds and the variety of photography techniques needed; instruction is tailored to an individual's needs, and all will leave having gained some new skill and improved confidence."

  • Online Interactive Short Course:
    Photography Essentials Class

    Start your photography learning here in the comfort of your own home! Or take this course as a refresher on the important fundamentals of photography. 4.5 hours of learning in this interactive online webinar course!
    • Let us know if you'd like us to add another session!
  • Fall Photography Fundamentals Workshop

    Learn the important fundamentals of photography in this wonderful 4-day educational workshop at a beautiful ranch retreat center in the Texas Hill Country!

    Stay tuned for 2024 info...

  • Online Course: Wildlife Photography Essentials Class
    Let's explore ways YOU can create better wildlife photographs! Kevin Gourley has years of experience leading many photographers on workshops in stunning Rocky Mountain National Park and other locales. This is an online class over Zoom videoconferencing. Join from anywhere!
    • Contact us and help us pick dates for our next session!
  • Photography Painting with Light
    The most fun photography class you'll ever take!
    • Contact us and help us pick dates for our next session!

  • Online Class:
    iPhone Wildflower Photography Class

    Afternoon Online Interactive Class
    Spring is wildflower time in Texas! Be prepared in this short online class on wildflower photography using the wonderful built-in iPhone camera!
    • Contact us and help us pick dates for our next session!

  • Studio Lighting Workshop
    You'll complete this comprehensive workshop on studio lighting creating your own amazing images with your own camera, shot with our studio lighting and expert guidance, and gain a better understanding of the entire process involved.
    • We provide it all! Instruction, studio, lighting, and 2 models for the workshop!
  • Studio Photography Workshop with Model Morgan Lee O'Hair
    A special fundraiser for the Spina Bifida Association!
    • Wednesday January 25, 2023 6:30pm - 9pm SOLD OUT!

  • In-Person Class:
    Adobe Lightroom Classic CC's Develop Module

    A very "hands on" 3-hour learning experience. Bring your own computer. Class size is very limited. Learn important editing capabilities, specifically focusing on the Lightroom Classic CC Develop Module and its latest (and greatest) new features!
    • Contact us and help us pick dates for our next session!

  • Online Interactive Course:
    Photography Essentials Levels 1+2 Class

    Start your photography learning here! Or take this course as a refresher on the important fundamentals of photography.
    Learn important photography essentials! Up to 9 hours of learning in this interactive online webinar course!
    • Contact us and help us pick dates for our next session!
  • Online Interactive Class: Lightroom Classic CC Class
    Learn how to organize and enhance your photographs with this powerful program! Learn about the new powerful editing features that have been added with the latest version!
    • Contact us and help us pick dates for our next session!

  • Online Course: Black and White Photography
    Explore the wonderful world of black & white digital photography!
    • Let us know if you'd like us to add another session!
  • Online Class: Photoshop for Photographers Class Series
    Learn important Photoshop skills and features all photographers need to know in these interactive online classes. Let us know if you'd like us to add another session of any of these classes!
    • Photoshop Level 1+2 : Now offered as a combined course!
    • "How Do I Do That in Photoshop?" Class
    • Photoshop - Composite Photo Editing Class
  • Online Course: Photography Essentials of LIGHT Class
    Learn how you can use various qualities of LIGHT to improve your photographs
    If you have taken my Photography Essentials Class or Photography 101, this is another great next step we'd recommend!
    • Let us know if you'd like us to add another session!
  • Online Course: Lightroom Classic CC Tips & Techniques Class
    If you have already learned the basics in our Lightroom Classic CC Class, take your learning one step further in this online class covering 30 tips and techniques that will help you get more out of Adobe Lightroom Classic!
    • Let us know if you'd like us to add another session soon.
  • Need Specific Immediate Help with Lightroom Classic CC?
    In private one-on-one online sessions where you can share your computer screen, working directly with YOUR computer (remotely), I can help you with the many questions Lightroom Classic CC users encounter. I can do this online via Zoom video conferencing. It's easy to set up!
  • Online Course: Flash Photography Essentials Class
    Learn the Important Essentials of Flash Photography in this Online Class!
    If you have taken my Photography Essentials Class or Photography 101, this is another great next step we'd recommend!
    • Let us know if you'd like us to add another session soon.
  • We Are Not Broken – A wonderful photography volunteer opportunity!

  • I Also Do Website Design/Development!

Austin, TX Photography Classes

Conveniently Located Austin / Central Texas Photography Classes / Workshops - Classroom and Hands-On Learning

Destination Classes / Workshops

Fun photographic adventures in Texas, Colorado, and Oklahoma!

Private Instruction

Individual or small group private instruction on any photographic topic. Coaching to make YOU a great photographer!


KEVIN'S BOOK IS AVAILABLE ON AMAZON

30 Practical Tips for Better Photographs

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!"


Why Take Our Classes?

Five Star Rating by Students

5-Star Rated! Offering  private teaching of photography in Austin, 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...

Classroom Environment

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

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.

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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?

 

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Kevin Gourley is an experienced full time professional photographer with a full-service studio in Austin, Texas and is a member of the Professional Photographers of America. Kevin has also been a popular instructor of photography for many years, teaching photographers ranging from beginner/hobbyists to advanced professionals.

 

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