$89 for a Beginning Photoshop Course from McKay Photography Academy at Embassy Suites in Lynnwood on July 8 (85% Off)

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Globetrotting photographer with a decade of Photoshop experience demonstrates how to retouch, enhance, and layer images

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Expires Jul 8th, 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. Must have own copy of Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. Must bring laptop or take notes without. 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.

Jeff Dachowski, President of the New Hampshire Professional Photographers Association, guides a classroom of image-makers through perfecting their photos at the Embassy Suites Seattle. Dachowski has worked with Photoshop for a decade, using it to enhance shots of everything from weddings in Jamaica to the Montana wilderness. Over the course of four hours, he'll demonstrate how to make smiles brighter and colors more vivid before guiding students through layering elements of different images to make collages. Students should bring a laptop with a working copy of Photoshop if they'd like to follow along with the instructor; otherwise, they're welcome to simply watch and take notes or quietly sing mnemonic songs to themselves during class. Click here for a list of class-preparation tips.

With work that has graced the pages of publications including Rolling Stone, master photographer Jeffrey Dachowski guides students through the basic of retouching and enhancing shots during the four-hour Beginning Photoshop course. Patrons begin to grasp the powerful application’s most commonly used tools and tricks in order to remove wrinkles, mask layers, create collages, and adjust the colors on bleach-splotched rainbows.

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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  • Embassy Suites Seattle (15.7 miles)

    20610 44th Ave. W

    Lynnwood, Washington 98036

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