McKay Photography Academy

Lloyd District

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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 Jul 29, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 10 per person, may buy 10 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Must be 15 or older or accompanied by a paying adult. Digital camera with manual modes recommended. Course must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Photographs provide the only evidence that the past existed, aside from the outdated swear words used by grandparents, such as "huckster" and "aw, chestnuts." Make history with this Groupon.

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  • $59 for a five-hour beginners' digital-photography course for one with one $25 voucher toward ten 8"x10" prints from One Click Pix (a $424 value)
  • $118 for a five-hour beginners' digital-photography course for two with two $25 vouchers toward ten 8"x10" prints from One Click Pix (a $848 value)

During the course—taking place from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, at the Oregon Conference Center—beginning shutterbugs master the manual settings of their camera and discover firsthand how a change in shutter speed, aperture, or ISO affects the image. Instructors also cover compositional best practices such as the rule of thirds, lens choice, and the use of leading lines. Although 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

523 Ratings

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
Explained things so well and then put it all together at the end. I really enjoyed the class!
Debbie B. · March 30, 2016
It was a great class very informative Helped me figure my camera out and how to take the best pictures
Augusta R. · December 16, 2015
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