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
502-485-1500

View our class schedule below!
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.

Date
Time

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

April 6, 2024
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
April 6, 2024
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Louisville Ballet Romeo & Juliet

Join us as we have the exclusive opportunity to photograph the Louisville Ballet's Romeo and Juliet! We will attend the final dress rehearsal before the big performance. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!

Admission is $40 per person.

Date
Time

This event takes place at The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts in Louisville, KY.

February 29, 2024
2:00 PM - 5:00 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 $85 per person.

Date
Time

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

March 8, 2024
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cave Hill Cemetery Photography Tour

Join us for a very special tour of Cave Hill Cemetery!

We will receive a brief overview of the cemetery, then take a three-hour guided golf cart tour stopping along the way to photograph the unsurpassed beauty of the 300-acre historic burial grounds. We will make stops on a pre-planned tour of the exquisite monuments, historic markers and various sculptures on the way. You will have the freedom to explore as you’d like after the tour. Murphy’s Camera staff will be on hand for your photography questions.

This tour will be limited to 12 guests so get your tickets early!

Tickets are $40 per person.

Date
Time

This event takes place at Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville, KY

April 13, 2024
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Castle & Key Photo Tour

Join us for an exclusive photography tour of Castle & Key Distillery and Ruins in Frankfort, Kentucky. Castle & Key was built in 1887 and became the birthplace of bourbon hospitality and tourism. The property features a Castle inspired by European architecture, a classical Springhouse, and a Sunken Garden. Join us as we explore and photograph this beautiful property. Our tour will end with a charcuterie board and a drink of your choice! All attendees must be 21+ years old.

Tickets are $100 per person.

Date
Time

This event takes place at Castle & Key Distillery in Frankfort, KY.

April 17, 2024
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Garden Photography Workshop at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens

Murphy’s Camera will be at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens for another Garden Photography Basics workshop. We will have the opportunity to photograph Yew Dell’s gorgeous spring flowers. We’ll start with an overview of camera basics such as framing and lighting, then take a walking tour of the gardens with docents spotlighting Yew Dell’s history and highlighting their favorite garden spots. You’ll see the gardens in a whole new way while capturing amazing images!

Admission is $30 for Yew Dell members, or $40 for non-members.

Date
Time

This event takes place at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood, KY

May 18, 2024
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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 (Lr) and Lightroom Classic (LrC) installed prior to class so they are able to participate. We will explore both. Both programs are robust and will take a while to install.

Admission is $75 per person.

Date
Time

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

No classes scheduled.
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.

Date
Time

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

No classes scheduled.