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 Sep 20, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 10 per person, may buy 10 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Registration required at least 14 days in advance. 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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Choose Between Two Options

  • $59 for a beginners' digital-photography course for one on Saturday, July 19 or Saturday, September 20 ($399 value)
  • $99 for a beginners' digital-photography course for two on Saturday, July 19 or Saturday, September 20 ($798 value)

The five-hour beginners' digital-photography courses takes place on Saturday, July 19 and Saturday, September 20 from 1 p.m.–6 p.m. at Norris Conference Center. Here, developing shutterbugs master the manual settings of their cameras and discover firsthand how a change in shutter speed, aperture, or ISO affects images. 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 Mckay's are great instructors. I look forward to more classes
Brooke C. · May 5, 2017
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
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    Norris Conference Centers - Austin

    2525 West Anderson Lane

    Austin, TX 78757

    +19164582897

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