Alternative Learning Opportunities: This Photographers Weekend Boot Camp is an excellent option for people who want to get started quickly in learning how to best use their camera and take great photographs. We also offer a Photography 101 Workshop that has very similar content, but is held over 6 sessions, usually once per week. If you are like many people who want to take our classes but are coming from areas outside of Austin, the Boot Camp may be the perfect choice for you! Kevin also offers private instruction on almost all photographic topics.
"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."
"Kevin is a true professional with a passion for photography. Learning from someone with an expansive knowledge base coupled with the ability to translate the technical details in a way that is easy to understand makes this class fantastic. Don't spend money on new equipment to get better pictures... put it toward a class with Kevin; you'll be glad you did."
"This boot camp is for all levels of photographers wanting to better understand and improve their skills."
"Kevin is a fantastic instructor"
"I finally decided to go digital (got that memo late!!) and bought a digital camera last year. Needless to say I did not make the transition and was frustrated by having basic knowledge of photography through years of operating cameras manually but not being able to apply these skills digitally. Kevin is a master in teaching at a level that allowed us to understand the basics of photography and translate these to the many functions found on digital cameras. I am amazed at how easily my menus and settings have become second nature. I look forward to participating in future coursework!" - Rebecca Marburger
"LOVED the tips and videos you shared ... Your passion for photography is contagious and really helps cement in the important things to remember while shooting. Also, having the class over a 2-day boot camp was most helpful for the way I like to learn. Thank you so much."
"I had the most wonderful experience in Kevin's Photographers Boot Camp weekend class. His passion for photography is contagious. His broad and in-depth knowledge of not only equipment but also technique to get that great shot made me feel like I got every penny's worth out of the class, and then some. I couldn't be happier with the weekend boot camp and can't wait to learn more in the other classes Kevin offers."
An Excellent Class for Beginners and Intermediate Level Photographers
Whether you are just starting out with a brand new camera or have been a photographer for a while and want to improve your skills, this class will help! Even if you know photography and have taken a few classes or learned on your own, this can be a great "refresher" course!
You Will Learn How To
Use the right camera settings and modes to get the best shots possible
Select the right lens and equipment to use in various scenarios
Take photos with a "soft background" making the subject in the photo really stand out
Shoot images with more vibrant or accurate colors
Photograph waterfalls to get that soft water flow effect
Make your images "pop" through creative use of light
Compose your photographs to be more visually pleasing
Take consistently sharper photographs
Use an electronic flash to enhance lighting
We'll also discuss your best options for editing and managing photographs on your computer
Much much more...
This class is best suited for these types of cameras:
Digital SLR (DSLR)
Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera (MILC)
In other words, the fancy cameras that have interchangeable lenses.
If you don't know if your camera is right for this class, just ask Kevin!
OR: If you are thinking about buying a camera to use in this class, also ask Kevin! He is always happy to help people figure out what camera might best suit their needs!
Students Are Saying About Kevin's Workshops
"I have attended several classes with several teachers -all talented photographers. But Kevin is the best of all of them. Great and talented photographer PLUS great teacher."
"Kevin is truly an expert in his field. His breadth of knowledge is based on many years of fine tuning his craft and he does a great job of breaking down complex information into simple tips that even newbies can understand. I gained much more than I anticipated from this class and my expectations were pretty darned high! On top of all that, Kevin's a really nice guy too!" - Lydia
Perfect Gift for That Photographer in Your Life!
Give this class registration as a gift to your photographer loved-one or friend! I can provide a nice gift registration notice that you can give as a present! Just click to register and make sure you select the option that indicates that you are purchasing this as a gift for someone else. If YOU want someone to give this as a gift to YOU, start hinting now! :-)
Cancellation fees apply based on how soon you cancel. The full details about the Cancellation Policy are disclosed on the registration page, when you register. Your registration for this class indicates your agreement with these terms and conditions. Classes must have at least 3 registered students. If we have less than 3 registrations for a class, you will be given the option of transferring to a different class, or receiving a full refund.
Special Benefits for Our Students
Color Inc is an excellent professional photography lab specializing in photographic printing, press printing, gallery wrapped canvas, mounting, and much more! My students receive special discounts!
Bring your photos to life! All of my students receive 15% OFFTopaz Products, plus some of my classes offer a door prize for a FREETopaz product! Wide range of products for image enhancement and excellent artistic effects.
HDR (High Dynamic Range Photography) All of my students receive discounts off AuroraHDR! Great software for creating outstanding High Dynamic Range (HDR) images! (For Mac or PC)
Powerful image editing software! Noise reduction, black and white conversion, image enhancements and much more!
ThinkTank Photo - Inventive Camera Bags for All of Your Gear The Choice of Working Professionals For all friends of Kevin Gourley Photography Workshops, follow this link to their website and you will receive a free gift with your order of $50 or more!
Do MORE with your photography using these specialized programs from HeliconSoft! All of my students receive 20% OFFHeliconSoft Products! Achieve super depth-of-field images (Helicon Focus), remote control your camera (Helicon Remote), etc.
Alien Skin Software makes creative tools for photographers and graphic designers! All of my students receive 10% OFFAlien Skin Software Products! Powerful yet simple tools that render beautiful pictures.