McKay Photography Academy

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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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Promotional value expires Feb 24, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. 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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  • $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—which takes place from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, February 23—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

    The class was amazing. I learned so much and had a lot of fun. I was engaged the entire time (normally I would have slept through most of a 5hour class) and the couple played off of each other well which enhanced the entertainment value as well.
    Jessica S. · February 24, 2014
    Very good class. Very informative. The instructors were very nice and really interacted with everybody during the class!
    David P. · February 24, 2014
    The Mckay's are great instructors. I look forward to more classes
    Brooke C. · May 5, 2017

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