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McKay Photography Academy

Scotts Valley

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Award-winning instructors teach the basics of digital-camera settings and photo composition during a five-hour course

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Promotional value expires Jan 14, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 10 per person. 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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$59 for a Beginners' Digital-Photography Course ($424 Value)

During the five-hour beginners' digital-photography course—taking place on January 13 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley—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.

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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    Scotts Valley

    6001 La Madrona Dr.

    Scotts Valley, CA 95060

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