$59 for a Beginning Digital Photography Course on Saturday, January 5 from McKay Photography Academy ($424 Value)

Mesa Convention Center Theatre Room

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Award-winning instructors teach basics of camera settings and photo composition

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Expires Jan 5th, 2013. Limit 10 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Must be 15 or older or accompanied by a paying adult. Digital camera with manual modes recommended. Course must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Quality photos leave their subjects looking their best, unlike mouth-staining popsicles and confrontational Christmas-shopping tussles. Learn to capture life from its best angle with this Groupon.

$59 for a Five-Hour Beginning Digital Photography Course ($424 Total Value)

The Beginning Digital Photography course instructs 1,000-word wannabes in the art of digital photography. The class helps camera clutchers understand the intricacies of their instruments and shows them how to utilize their devices' capabilities to produce the desired effects. Groupon holders receive a $25 voucher to One Click Pix.

The course takes place at the Mesa Convention Center on Saturday, January 5, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

McKay Photography Academy

Bearing the titles of Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman from Professional Photographers of America, David and Ally McKay embody the keen vision and aesthetic prowess that separated good photographers from great ones. They share these skills during classes at McKay Photography Academy, where they train eyes, fingers, and imaginations to work in tandem as a snapshooting dream machine. Their classes help aspiring photographers progress from neophytes to seasoned pros; the Beginning Digital Photography course teaches students to harness the intricacies of their instruments, and the Pro Academy offers inside tips on how to successfully snap wedding portraits, pose recent grads, or tease out candid emotions. When not busy instructing the next generation of shutterbugs, David and Ally also devise photo safaris, which send small teams of photographers to capture shots of famed landmarks including San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge; the Lincoln Memorial of Washington, DC; or Yosemite's 60-foot statue of Yogi Bear.

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