Murphy's Camera Learning Center

Murphy's Camera has been helping photographers of all skill levels get the right gear for over 60 years. Our photo classes are a great way for photographers to expand their knowledge base and take their photography to the next level. Every digital camera purchased from Murphy's Camera includes free admission for two to one of our introductory classes. Murphy's Camera offers photography related classes from beginner to advanced, covering everything from basic composition to professional studio lighting. We limit class sizes to ensure the best learning experience possible, so be sure to check out our class schedule and reserve your spot today.

Most classes are held at our main Louisville location: 1440 Bardstown Rd Louisville, KY 40204

View our class schedule below!
Louisville Bats Photo Outing at Louisville Slugger Field

Join us for a Louisville Bats baseball game at Louisville Slugger Field to photograph baseball like a pro! You will have the best seats in the house for action packed photography, and a $10 voucher for concessions.

You will be able to bring your equipment to photograph the game from the on-deck right behind home plate!

Our last Bat's event sold out very quickly.
Attendance is limited to 10 so register now!

Rental lenses are available for the occasion.

We will have staff from Murphy’s Camera on hand to help you with your camera settings.

Tickets are $75 per person.


This event takes place at Louisville Slugger Field in Louisville, KY.

September 22, 2023
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Intro to Interchangeable Lens Cameras

This introductory class is geared for the Digital Interchangeable Lens Camera beginner. This class covers both Digital SLR and Mirrorless cameras. Go beyond the basic auto settings and begin to explore the functions your camera offers you to help you create and achieve the results that you want. We'll discuss exposure modes, metering and other camera options that will help you capture more creative images.

Admission for two is FREE with purchase of a camera from Murphy's Camera or $50.00 per person.


All Intro to ILC classes are held at our Louisville location at 1440 Bardstown Road

September 30, 2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
September 30, 2023
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
October 14, 2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
October 21, 2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract Photography with Joe Edelman 9/28/23

Abstract photography is Art with no boundaries. It is an opportunity to ignore the rules and have complete creative freedom with your images.

We will begin by creating a new understanding of the endless possibilities of abstract photography and how it can help you improve your photography regardless of the genre you shoot.

Joe will help you break down the gear he uses to create his abstract images, and we will lay the foundation for you to develop more creative skills and become a better, more creative photographer.

He will share tips that will help you see and think about your subjects in ways you never have before.

This class is an online webinar, presented via Zoom.

Admission is FREE, courtesy of Tamron.
Everyone who attends will also receive a bonus Tamron rebate.


This class is presented as an online webinar via Zoom.

September 28, 2023
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Spendthrift Farm Photo Tour

Join us for an Exclusive Photography Tour of Spendthrift Farm!

Spendthrift Farm, in Lexington Kentucky, is the largest stallion farm in the world! Spendthrift is home to the 2020 Kentucky Derby Winner, Authentic, and the most expensive animal in the world, Into Mischief, who is the reigning 4-time leading sire. We will have the opportunity to see many more stallions as well as mares and foals. This is an exclusive event for photographers only. An interchangeable lens camera is recommended.

There are only 12 spots available! This event will sell out fast! Get your tickets today!

Murphy's Camera staff will be on hand to help with your camera settings.

Admission is $75 per person.


This event takes place at Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, KY.

October 20, 2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Macro Photography with Mike Matthews

Join us at Murphy’s Camera for a hands-on workshop as Mike Matthews demonstrates some great ways to get amazing macro/close up photos of amazing subjects.

Macro photography is Mike's passion, and he teaches on this topic all over the US. To him the greatest thing about macro photography is the subject matter is endless, and you can photograph 24/7 365 days of the year. Mike will teach you how to get tack sharp images every time with the use of flash, and how to approach your subject to get award winning images.

Topics we cover are including but not limited to...
- How to use flash perfectly when only inches from your subject.
- How to get maximum depth of field and sharpness for small subjects.
- How to protect the highlights from blowing out in your pictures.

We suggest a Macro lens or some way of focusing very close, such as extension tubes used with a telephoto lens. Some sort of flash system, ring flash, speed light flash or twin flash. Memory cards, and extra batteries for flashes. Tripods are not needed but feel free to bring one if you would like. An Interchangable lens camera is ideal but not required for this class.

This workshop is open to people of all skill levels and experience.

Admission is $79 per person

Advanced Interchangeable Lens Cameras

Start to take more control of your Interchangeable Lens Camera (DSLR or Mirrorless) in this in-depth 3-hour course. You will learn how to master your camera's light meter, use apertures and shutter speeds and ISO settings to your advantage, how and when to use exposure compensation, selecting the right lens for your needs, and start to explore shooting with flash. File formats and filters will also be discussed.

Admission is $75 per person.


All Advanced ILC classes are held at our Louisville location at 1440 Bardstown Road

No classes scheduled.
Intro to Adobe Lightroom

Adobe's Lightroom combines powerful tools for organizing, editing, and sharing your images into one program. This three-hour course explores how to get the most out of each of these facets of Lightroom, as well as the unique characteristics of the RAW file, and how Lightroom offers seamless integration with Adobe's Photoshop products. Click here to purchase software.

Topics will include:
- Importing and exporting images
- Managing catalogs
- How to use metadata
- Understanding the Develop module
- Sharing your images as prints, books, and slideshows

Students are required to bring their computers with Lightroom Classic installed. If you would like to explore both Adobe Lightroom (mobile version) and Adobe Lightroom Classic (desktop version), please have both programs installed on your computer prior to coming to class.

Admission is $75 per person.


All Intro to Adobe Lightroom classes are held at our Louisville location at 1440 Bardstown Road

November 18, 2023
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM