$59 for an Intro Digital-Photography Course from McKay Photography Academy ($424 Value)

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

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Expires Sep 29th, 2012. Limit 10 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Must be 15 or older or be accompanied by paying adult. Digital camera with manual modes recommended. 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 to McKay Photography Academy: for $59, you get a five-hour Beginning Digital Photography course at Norris Conference Centers on Saturday, September 29 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. (a $399 value) and a $25 voucher for printing services from One Click Pix (a $424 total value).

McKay Photography Academy trains eyes, fingers, and imaginations to work in tandem as a snapshooting dream machine during any one of its classes. The Beginning Digital Photography course instructs 1,000-word wannabes in the relatively new fine art of digital photography, helping camera clutchers understand the intricacies of their instruments and showing them how to utilize a device's capabilities to produce the desired effects. David and Ally McKay, an award-winning duo recognized by Professional Photographers of America, guide the class through basics such as manual settings, composition, and downloading before progressing to more advanced aspects. In addition to the $25 voucher from One Click Pix, Groupon holders will also receive a special offer from Canvas by Blossom.

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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