McKay Photography Academy

Santa Clara

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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

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Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 10 per person, may buy 10 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. 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.

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.

$59 for a Beginner's Digital Photography Course ($424 Value)

During the five-hour Beginning Digital Photography course, instructors help larval shutterbugs understand the intricate features of their digital instruments and use them to capture artful compositions. Though 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. Choose between the following dates:

  • Saturday, January 12, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 2, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Groupon holders also receive a $25 voucher to One Click Pix.

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

Good Introductory class
Jaya · January 17, 2013
David & Ally are fantastic instructors. Not only are they masters of their craft, they are masters at instilling confidence and enthusiasm in their students through instruction in a fun and supportive environment. I've hesitated moving from Auto mode to Manual mode on my DSLR, but after taking the beginning class and learning so much about the mechanics of the camera and lens, the various settings and how all of this affects exposure, I now have the confidence to shoot in Manual. Highly recommend their classes!
David Y. · 6 days ago
The Mckay's are great instructors. I look forward to more classes
Brooke C. · May 5, 2017

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