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.
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
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!
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!
"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
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"
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!
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!
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.
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 or our Photographers Weekend Boot Camp, this is a great next step!
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."
"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."
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!
Plus, our registered students get great discounts, door prizes, and even free software! Scroll down to learn more! Many thanks to Color Inc Pro Labs, HDRsoft, Topaz Labs, ThinkTank Photo, HeliconSoft, Alien Skin Software, and Macphun!