Five-Hour Beginners' Digital-Photography Course for One or Two from McKay Photography Academy (Up to 89% Off)

Santa Clara 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.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $49 for a five-hour beginners' digital-photography course for one ($399 value)
  • $89 for a five-hour beginners' digital-photography course for two ($798 value)

Each student receives one $25 voucher for printing services.

During the course—taking place from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, January 4, at Santa Clara Convention 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.


Tips from Groupon Customers

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  • “Easy to follow, great and fun!!”


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    Santa Clara Convention Center

    5201 Great America Parkway

    Santa Clara, California 95054

    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 Jan 4th, 2014. Limit 1 per person, may buy 10 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. 14 and younger must be accompanied by paying adult. Must provide your own digital camera, with manual modes recommended. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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