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.

All classes are held at our main location: 1440 Bardstown Rd Louisville, KY 40204
502-485-1500

View our class schedule below!

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.

Date
Time
Saturday, July 17, 2021
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Saturday, August 7, 2021
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

Admission is $75 per person.

Date
Time
Saturday, July 31, 2021
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Point & shoot are only the first steps in understanding your compact digital camera. This class takes you through the basic controls found on every digital point & shoot camera, from controlling your flash, to taking better close-up photos. Along the way, we discuss the fundamentals of exposure control, as well as the best ways to store and share your images.

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

This two hour class is an introduction to the video functions of your camera. Learn the fundamentals of shooting video from the basic lighting techniques, creating dynamic visuals, audio monitoring, and uploading your work. We'll work through everything you need to start shooting the videos you want, whether its for a family event, your YouTube channel, or more!

Admission is $50 per person.

Adobe's Lightroom combines powerful tools for organizing, editing, and sharing your images into one program. This two-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 catalogsHow to use metadata
- Understanding the Develop module
- Sharing your images as prints, books, and slideshows

Students are required to bring their computers with a version of Lightroom 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.

Date
Time
Saturday, August 28, 2021
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Have you ever wanted to take better photos of the flowers in your garden, or maybe at a local botanical garden? Then this workshop is for you. Come join professional photographer Mike Matthews as he shows you different way to captures beautiful images of a variety of flowers for this 'hands on" workshop. Some of the topics he will cover include Composition, how to use soft focus for an artistic look, High Key flower photography, macro/close up "filling the frame," and the use of artistic elements using photoshop plugins.

This is going to be an exciting workshop and if this sounds of interest to you, then please sign up early for it is sure to sell out.

To see more of Mike's work, visit his web site at www.mikematthewsphotography.com

Admission is $99 per person.

Date
Time
Saturday, July 24, 2021
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Have you ever wanted to learn more about Macro photography? Then this workshop is for you. Come join professional photographer Mike Matthews as he shows you different ways to capture amazing images of a variety of subjects. This "hands on" workshop will cover topics like how to use flash just inches from your subject without having to use a tripod. How to get the maximum depth of field and sharpness for small subjects, and how to use flash compensation to keep from blowing out the highlights.

This is going to be an exciting workshop and Mike will have numerous interesting subjects for you to photograph.  So come join the fun as we explore this beautiful but small world through the lens of your camera. Sign up early for this workshop is sure to sell out.

To see more of Mike's work, visit his web site at www.mikematthewsphotography.com

Admission is $99 per person.

Date
Time
Saturday, August 21, 2021
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM