$59 for a Five-Hour Beginners' Digital-Photography Course from McKay Photography Academy on July 27 ($424 Value)

Oregon Convention Center

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Digital photography has eliminated the need for darkrooms, making the profession a lot less spooky. Get frightfully good photos with this Groupon.

The Deal

  • $59 for a five-hour beginners' digital-photography course for one with a $25 voucher toward prints from OneClickPix (a $424 value)

During the course—taking place from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, at the Oregon Conference Center—beginning shutterbugs master the manual settings of their camera and discover firsthand how a change in shutter speed, aperture, or ISO affects the image. Instructors also cover compositional best practices such as the rule of thirds, lens choice, and the use of leading lines. Although any digital camera may be used, students will get the most out of the class by bringing a high-quality camera with a manual mode.

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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    Oregon Convention Center

    777 NE Martin Luther King Junior Blvd.

    Room F151

    Portland, Oregon 97232

    916-458-2897

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In a Nutshell

Award-winning instructors teach the basics of digital-camera settings and photo composition during a five-hour course

The Fine Print

Expires Jul 27th, 2013. May buy multiple. 15 and younger must be accompanied by 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.

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