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McKay Photography Academy

Santa Clara

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Rolling Stone-featured photographer teaches the basics of Photoshop

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Promotional value expires Oct 21, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Must be 16 or older or accompanied by paying adult. Must have Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. 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.

$89 for a Beginning Photoshop Course on Saturday, October 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ($599 Value)

Jeffrey Dachowski, an award-winning photographer who has had work featured in Rolling Stone, teaches pupils how to make smiles brighter and colors more vivid over the course of this four-hour class. He’ll guide students through a number of techniques, including matting, retouching blemishes, and 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.

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. 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.

Customer Reviews

Learning at McKay Photography Academy is nothing short of wonderful! I have always been interested in photography but never found the right class or environment. Dave and Ally tag-team classes which are very educational, respectful (of knowledge and ability) and fun! I understand how to use my camera now with more confidence and continue to take classes from them to further my ability to understand photography as an art. I just returned from my first tour with MPA to Yellowstone National Park - there are no words to describe the experience except phenominal! I am living my dream learning to create pictures I am proud of!! Thank you MPA!!
Lori L. · January 21, 2017
I thought they were professional and caring...They are definitely passionate about what they do. Would recommend. Would also take another class..
Joyce O. · December 29, 2016
I loved my two day class and learned so much about my camera. The class was fun and the Dave and ally were amazing; they were both very friendly and had great knowledge. I would love to talk more classes with them in the future.
Ladi S. · September 2, 2016
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