McKay Photography Academy

Downtown Tucson

523 Ratings

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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 Jan 13, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. 14 and younger must be accompanied by paying adult. Must provide your own digital camera, with manual modes recommended. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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 Sunday, January 12, at Tucson Convention 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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