Quality photos leave their subjects looking their best, unlike mouth-staining popsicles and confrontational Christmas shopping tussles. Learn to capture life from its best angle with today’s Groupon for a class from McKay Photography Academy at the Mesa Convention Center. Choose from the following courses and dates:
- For $49, you get a five-hour Beginning Digital Photography course (a $424 value) and a $25 voucher for printing from One Click Pix. Choose from the following dates:
- Saturday, February 11, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Saturday, February 11, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Sunday, March 4, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.<p>
- For $89, you get a four-hour Beginning Photoshop course (a $599 value). Choose between the following class times:
- Monday, March 26, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, March 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.<p>
McKay Photography Academy trains eyes, fingers, and imaginations to work in tandem as a snapshooting dream machine during any one of its classes. The beginners’ photography course instructs 1,000-word wannabes in the relatively new fine art of digital photography, helping camera clutchers understand the intricacies of their instruments and showing them how to utilize a device’s capabilities to produce the desired effects, such as leaving the cap on to simulate nighttime. This intro to image capturing include a $25 voucher for prints at One Click Pix, allowing students to immediately reap the benefits of their lessons. Otherwise, the beginning Photoshop course covers the basics of image manipulation, from covering up cosmetic blemishes and reducing glare to layer-masking and adding unicorn horns to everyone. In addition to the $25 voucher from One Click Pix, Groupon holders will also receive a special offer from Canvas by Blossom.
David and Ally McKay, an award-winning duo recognized by Professional Photographers of America, guide the photography class, and the president of the New Hampshire Professional Photographer’s Association, Jeffrey Dachowski, leads the Beginning Photoshop class. Up to 400 pupils may attend these workshops, ensuring adequate photographic coverage in the event a sasquatch lumbers by the convention center’s doors.
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.