Light and Photography Workshop Austin Texas

Photography Beyond the Basics

Light & Photography Workshop - Austin, Texas

"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." - Jon Leatherwood

This workshop is highly recommended for all photographers.
Mastering your camera is essential in photography, but also essential is your mastery of LIGHT. 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 take advantage of, control, and manipulate light to create great photographs!

You have 6 months to pay, if you use PayPal Credit!

We have a few spaces available in this special workshop session, so we're opening this up to anyone who has taken any of our previous Light & Photography or Studio Lighting Workshop!


Studio Lighting Workshop Session w/Model

  • This is normally just an add-on to our current Light & Photography Workshop, but we are opening this to you! Space is limited!
  • Open to anyone who is currently in, or has ever taken, my Light & Photography Workshop or Studio Lighting Workshop!
  • Fun Session with Our Studio Lighting and a Profesional Model
  • We'll demonstrate various lighting techniques, but you'll be shooting with your own camera to create your own great images!
  • Thursday Feb 28 10am-12:30pm
  • $99


Light & Photography Workshop

  • We highly recommend this!
  • Mondays/Wednesdays 10am-Noon(ish)
  • Feb 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20 2019
  • Includes Photo Session with Model Feb 28, 2019 10am-12:30pm
  • $469

IMPORTANT: Students who register for this class are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to sign up for the option above! This gives you a great chance to put into practice everything you learned in class with great studio lighting and a professional model.


Light & Photography Workshop
(NO session w/ model)

  • Mondays/Wednesdays 10am-Noon(ish)
  • Feb 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20 2019
  • $349

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LIGHT - The Essential Ingredient

Photography is all about capturing images, and the key ingredient is LIGHT. In fact, the word "photography" is derived from the Greek words "photos" (light) and "graphos" (drawing).   This class is devoted to exploring all of the ways you can use and manipulate light to create excellent images.
Improve the Light, 
Improve the Photograph

If you want to improve a photograph, the answer is often to improve the light. I've seen many photographs that are good but fall short of being "great" simply because the lighting could have been better.   There are many ways to improve the light, and we'll cover them all in this intensive class on light!

Over the course of this workshop, we explore many aspects of light and its use in creating beautiful photographs, plus we'll have some fun as well!

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Class Format

Come prepared to learn with camera and notebook in hand!   Please make sure to bring your camera's manual, if you have it.  All sessions will be at my photography studio in NW Austin.  

This course is offered in three different formats at various times throughout each year. It is offered as an evening or daytime class, as 6 weekday sessions, or as a weekend class spanning all day Saturday and part of Sunday.

The classes are a mix of lecture and live demonstrations plus homework assignments (weekday classes only) to help you further practice what we cover in class.  The homework is optional, but to get the most out of the class, I encourage you to do the homework! You can send your results by email or upload via this website.  There will be question / answer times throughout.  Plus, I'm happy to meet with you before or after class if you're needing extra help. I will be demonstrating the many techniques covered.  All live demos will be done with Canon or Photogenic brand equipment (but the same concepts apply regardless of what brand digital SLR you may own).  

Studio Lighting Session w/Model(s):

As a student of my Light & Photography Workshop, you may also include this fun session to further your hands-on learning experience.
You will be using your cameras with our studio lighting and one or two models for a fun and exciting photo session. You'll be amazed with the photos you'll be taking in this workshop! Even if you're not really ever planning on doing your own studio lighting, this class will help reinforce the many concepts taught in this course.

Don't worry if you have concerns about how to "pose" the model(s). This class is focused on lighting techniques. The models we use are experienced with posing without requiring much instruction, allowing you to focus on important lighting techniques!

We HIGHLY recommend you take advantage of this option as it really reinforces the concepts taught in the class.

Keep in Touch!

As a former student, you are welcome to email me any time with any other photography questions.

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 for the appropriate class, 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! :-)

If You Have to Miss a Session

If you can't make it to all of the classes due to a business trip, or illness, etc. I can offer a private makeup session to catch you up on the missed 2 hour session.  The price for redoing the class session just for you is only $120.  This offer only applies for doing one makeup session per person.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made more than 21 days prior to the class start date, will receive a refund of the workshop fee minus a $50 cancellation fee. Cancellations made 7 to 20 days prior to the class start date, will receive a refund of the workshop fee minus a $120 cancellation fee.  Sorry, no refunds will be made for cancellations made less than 7 days prior to the class start date. Your registration for this class indicates your agreement with these terms and conditions.


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