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

View our class schedule below!

Please note we are taking extra precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. For the safety of our staff and every one in attendance, we ask that you follow these new guidelines.

All classes are currently limited to only 10 people. We normally allow up to 40, but have chosen to limit attendance to allow extra room for social distancing.

All class attendees will be required to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth during the entire class. If you do not have a mask, we can provide you with one when you arrive.

All class attendees must have their temperature checked upon arrival, and anyone with a fever will be asked to leave.

When registering for a class, you will be required to answer two questions about your health. If you answer "yes" to either of these questions you will not be allowed to attend classes until you have tested negative for COVID-19.
    1. Have you, or anyone you've been in close contact with, had any symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
    2. Have you, or anyone you've been in close contact with, tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days?

Thank you for your patience as we work through these difficult times.
We look forward to seeing you again soon!

This introductory class is geared for the Interchangeable Lens Camera beginner. This class covers both DSLR 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.

Saturday, January 9, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday, January 9, 2021
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Saturday, January 16, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 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.

Start to take more control of your Digital Interchangeable Lens Camera (DSLR or Mirrorless). This in-depth 4-hour course with a 1-hour break for lunch 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.

Saturday, January 23, 2021
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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.

Do you enjoy photographing flowers in your garden and can’t wait for spring to come? Then come join us here at Murphy’s Camera on Bardstown Rd for this 3 hour, hands on floral photography workshop. Join professional nature photographer Mike Matthews where he will teach you some of his favorite tips on how to capture great floral images from your garden. He will also cover some other interesting artistic tricks you can use to take a good image and make it into a GREAT image. At this workshop, there will be multiple shooting stations where you will have the opportunity to photograph a lot of different flowers. A light table will be used to get some beautiful “high key” images. We will cover the use of flash and even the macro aspect of floral photography.

So, with spring on its way, this is a great way to beat cabin fever and learn new tips to take your flower photography to the next level.

Things you will learn:
1.) Composition of floral photography
2.) Soft focus for an artistic look
3.) High Key flower photography
4.) Macro photography of flowers
5.) Artistic filters to create your own style.

To see more of Mike's work, visit his web site at

Admission is $89 per person.