McKay Photography Academy

Rancho Cordova

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Customer Reviews

535 Ratings

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. · August 17, 2017
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

What You'll Get


Though photographs were once considered indisputable proof of past events, contemporary editing software makes it impossible to trust that The Beatles ever crossed a road single file. Learn the art of truth-tailoring with today's Groupon: for $89, you get the four-hour Beginning Photoshop course (a $599 value) from McKay Photography Academy. The classes take place at the Sunrise Event Center in Rancho Cordova. Choose between the following class times:

  • From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on September 20
  • From 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on September 20

Award-winning photographer and esteemed instructor Jeffrey Dachowski shows digital sharpshooters how to enhance their images with the dynamic power of Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. Working with the program (not included) on his or her own computer, each student will glean expert tips in a range of editing basics, such as cropping, color adjustment, and playing with light levels. Polish portraits of loved ones with subtle teeth whitening and wrinkle reduction, or enhance the drama of Bigfoot photos through precise contrast-ratio adjustments around his big, manicured toes. Once photos are perfected, the cursor conjuror teaches students how to fashion eye-catching creations such as custom invitations, creative collages, and politically subversive lolcats.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Sep 21, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Valid only for date and time purchased. Must be 16 or older or be accompanied by guardian. Valid only for Photoshop or Photoshop elements. Computers not provided. Course is non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About 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.

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