McKay Photography Academy

Norris Conference Centers - Austin

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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 Feb 15, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 9 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Must be 15 or older or accompanied by paying adult. Digital camera with manual modes recommended. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Digital photography has eliminated the need for darkrooms, making the profession a lot less spooky. Get frightfully good photos with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $49 for a five-hour beginners’ digital-photography course for one ($399 value)
  • $89 for a five-hour beginners’ digital-photography course for two ($798 value)

Each student receives one $25 voucher for printing services.

During the course—taking place from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, at Norris 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

Great class! Highly recommend for anyone who owns a camera and wants to take smarter pictures.
Raquel C. · February 16, 2014
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. · 7 days ago
The Mckay's are great instructors. I look forward to more classes
Brooke C. · May 5, 2017

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