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Austin, Texas Photography Classes  + Fun DESTINATION WORKSHOPS!

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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Austin Photography Classes / Workshops

Austin and Central Texas - In-Person and Online Classes!

A Personal Thank You Message to You All

  • COVID-19 UPDATE: Your safety and the safety of our community are important to us.
    • We are following the City of Austin Stage 5 Risk Based COVID-19 Guidelines. We encourage you to wear a mask, as described in the guidelines. We do not require proof of a negative COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination. Just be wise. If you are sick, stay home, get tested. Let's make the best of this challenging situation.
    • We have arranged our studio indoor class space to help with "social distancing" and we clean all table surfaces prior to each class.
  • In-Person Class:
    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!
    • Mid-January Weekday Morning or Weekend Options Available!
      • Feb 14,15,16,18 + March 14, 2022 10am-Noon Followup Meeting (optional)
        This weekday class is sold out but we encourage you to sign up for the Saturday class !
      • Saturday April 9, 2022 9am-6pm + Mon April 25 6:30pm Followup Meeting (optional)
        Register by March 1st SAVE $30!
  • In-Person Class:
    Photography 101 - Fundamentals of Great Photography

    Start your photography learning with this in-person class!
    • Wednesday Evenings 7pm-9:10pm
      January 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 9 2022 SOLD OUT!
    • Tuesday Mornings 10am-Noon(ish)
      February 22, March 1,8,15,22,29 2022
    • Tuesday Evenings 7pm-9:10pm
      March 22, 29 April 5, 12, 19, 26 2022
      Register by March 1st and SAVE $20!

  • In-Person Class:
    Flash / Speedlight Photography Workshop

    Learn how to most effectively use electronic flashes / speedlights to expand your photographic skills.
    If you have taken my Photography Essentials Class or Photography 101, this is another great next step we'd recommend!
    • Morning or Evening Options
      • Thurs Morning Feb 17, 2022 9:30am-12:30pm
      • Thurs Evening Feb 17, 2022 6:00pm-9:00pm
    • Register by February 1st and SAVE $30!
  • Online Class:
    iPhone Wildflower Photography Class

    Evening Online Interactive Class Thurs March 3, 2022 7pm
    Spring is wildflower time in Texas! Be prepared in this short class on wildflower photography using the wonderful built-in iPhone camera!
    • Evening Online Class
      • Thurs March 3, 2022 7pm
    • Register by February 24th and SAVE $10!

  • In-Person Weekend Class:
    Adobe Lightroom Classic CC Workshop

    A very "hands on" 12-hour learning experience. Bring your own computer. Class size is very limited. 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!
    • Saturday/Sunday Feb 5-6, 2022

  • 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!
    • Thursday February 24, 2022 6pm-9pm

  • In-Person Weekend Class:
    Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers Workshop

    Learn this essential powerful tool for editing photographs.
    Very hands-on learning in a small class environment.
    • Saturday/Sunday Feb 19-20, 2022
    • Register by February 1st and SAVE $40!

Individual and Custom Learning Options

  • Online or In-Person Private Instruction
    • Focused on: Your specific photography needs + Your schedule
    • We can do this in person or online via Zoom video conferencing.
    • Also we can arrange special custom small group sessions at a much reduced per-person price! Share a series of sessions with your photographer friends!

  • 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!

Fun Destination Photography Workshops

  • Rocky Mountain Photography Workshops
    A fabulous photographic adventure in beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado.
    • 2022 Rocky Mountain Summer Photography Workshops
      More than 50% full! Only 2 spaces left in Group A and B!
    • 2022 Rocky Mountain Fall Photography Workshops
      Almost 50% full!
    • Also find us at:
    • 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
  • Texas Bird Photography Ranch Workshop
    Wednesday-Friday April 13-15, 2022
    Sharpen your photography skills in bird photography at a wildlife ranch near Uvalde, TX.
  • 2022 Texas Hill Country Spring Photography Retreat

    Relax and have fun on this 3-day weekend photography retreat in the beautiful Texas Hill Country!
    March 31 - April 3, 2022

    Register by Feb 1st and SAVE $20!

    Don’t think of this as a workshop. Think of this as a fun photographers “retreat” to get away and just have fun exploring with other photographers.

    This year's participants said: "highly recommend this fun weekend" - "I loved the time in nature, and I really enjoyed interacting with the other participants" - "Thank you so much, Kevin, for giving us the opportunity to attend such an awesome workshop." - "The best thing, though, was you as a leader, you were so patient and kind, and so helpful, whether it was a small thing or if a participant needed a lot of help. Your love of photography and helping others to love it, too, was so evident - not just a job." - "The retreat was pure joy--beautiful landscapes, comfortable rooms, good food, and the enjoying benefit of Kevin's extensive knowledge and exceptional teaching skills." - "fun learning environment with ultimate flexibility and a superb location"- "Enjoyed the weekend in the idyllic location and gained important skills in photography in the process. Kevin is a passionate and energetic teacher." - "fun learning environment"

  • 2022 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!
    October 26-30, 2022

    Early Registration Discount Extended!
    Register by June 1st and SAVE $50!

    • PERFECT for beginner and intermediate level photographers
    • Learn the important fundamentals of photography and camera operation
    • A perfect mix of classroom learning and exploring the ranch to put into practice what you learn in class, discover what you need help with, ask questions, then learn more in class
    • The venue is a photographer's paradise on the North Fork of the Guadalupe River
    • If you have been shooting in 'Auto' mode, you have been missing out on so many other great features in your camera. This class takes you beyond 'automatic'
    • Have you tried reading your camera manual and found it was no help? You're not alone! This class will help more than any camera user's manual.

Other Classes Offered Throughout the Year

  • In-Person Class:
    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 or my Photography Essentials class!
    • Tuesdays/Thursday Evenings 7pm-9pm
      January 25,27 Feb 1,3,8 2022

  • 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.
    Especially if you have taken my Photography Essentials Class or Photography 101, this is another great next step we'd recommend!
    • Wed January 12, 2022 6-9pm CST
  • 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!


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 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...

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?
  • "You are one of the best instructors I have had the privilege of finding."
  • "Outstanding teacher!"
  • "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."
  • "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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Special Benefits For Our Students and Email List Subscribers

Some of our classes offer discounts for early registration! Make sure you subscribe to our email list so you will know when we add new classes! Also, members of our email list occasionally get special offers or pre-registration options not available to the general public. It pays to subscribe!

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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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  • 11740 Jollyville Road, Suite 400
  • Austin, TX USA 78759