LifeInsights Group – Join our free group - book discussions, guest speakers, fun activities, open to anyone! This isn't about photography. This is about LIFE! We meet at our studio on Monday nights and you are invited to join us! Bring a friend!
Photography 101 - Fundamentals of Great Photography Tuesday Daytime Classes Begin January 21, 2020 10am-Noon(ish) Tuesday Evening Classes Begin January 21, 2020 7pm-9:10pm
Start your photography learning with this class! Register by December 25th and SAVE $50!
Photographers Weekend Boot Camp
Learn the important fundamentals of photography in one weekend!
All day Saturday + Sunday afternoon
Register by December 25th and SAVE $40!
Texas Bird Photography Ranch Workshop Weekend Class Friday-Sunday March 13-15, 2020 Only 2 spaces left! Weekday Class Tues-Thurs Dec 3-5, 2019 SOLD OUT!
Sharpen your photography skills in bird photography at a fantastic wildlife ranch.
Adobe Lightroom Classic CC Weekend Workshop
Weekend Workshop Feb 8-9, 2020
Learn Adobe Lightroom Classic! This is an excellent program for helping photographers organize and create outstanding photographs! Register by January 1st and SAVE $$!
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 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.
Finding Your Way - Photography Workshop Daytime Class Tues/Thurs Nov 12-21, 2019 10am-Noon
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 improve your photography! Participants in this workshop are saying: "Great inspiration and offerings to stretch my thinking ..." -- "a rousing, creative program that really enabled me to visualize a host of new directions for me move that will give me more joy in my photography" -- "He helped me 'take my blinders off.' Now it's apparent that there is a universe of new ways to help make my photos more meaningful TO ME!" -- "I like the stimulation to get out of my photographic rut(s)" -- "I have been on a number of workshops with Kevin, which were all amazing, but this was exceptionally different."
Light & Photography Workshop Weekday Daytime Class Mon/Tues Nov 4-5, 2019 9am-5pm TOO LATE TO REGISTER Weekend Class Sat/Sun Nov 16-17, 2019 9am-5pm SOLD OUT! 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 or our Photographers Weekend Boot Camp, this is great next step! Too late to register! Let us know if you'd like us to add another!
Electronic Flash / Speedlight Clinic Evening Class Oct 9, 2019 6:30-9:30pm
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.
Studio Lighting Photography Workshop w/model Camille Khali Using your own camera, learn creative lighting techniques in this studio session with model Camille Khali! We provide the studio, the lights, the instruction and the model. Not only is this a wonderful very hands-on learning opportunity, you'll be creating your own beautiful images with Kevin's guidance in a fun collaborative creative environment!
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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