Five-Hour Beginners' Digital-Photography Course for One or Two on July 21 from McKay Photography Academy (Up to 88% Off)

Hilton Scotts Valley

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Photographs provide the only evidence that the past existed, aside from the outdated swear words used by grandparents, such as "huckster" and "aw, chestnuts." Make history with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $99 for a beginners' digital-photography course for two on Sunday, July 21 (a $798 value)
  • $59 for a beginners' digital-photography course for one on Sunday, July 21 (a $399 value)

The five-hour beginners' digital-photography course takes place from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, at Hilton Scotts Valley. Here, developing shutterbugs master the manual settings of their cameras and discover firsthand how a change in shutter speed, aperture, or ISO affects images. 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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    Hilton Scotts Valley

    6001 La Madrona Dr.

    Scotts Valley, California 95060

    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 21st, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 10 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Must be 15 or older or be accompanied by paying adult. Digital camera with manual modes recommended. Course must be completed 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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