$49 for a Five-Hour Course from McKay Photography Academy in Rancho Cordova ($424 Value). Three Dates Available.

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Award-winning instructors teach camera basics from manual settings to composition & exposure control in five-hour digital-photo workshop

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Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 10 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 15 or older or be accompanied by paying adult. Digital camera with manual modes recommended. Course is non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Quality photos make subjects look their best, unlike mouth-staining popsicles and confrontational Christmas-shopping tussles. Learn to capture life from its best angle with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get a five-hour digital-photography course for beginners (a $399 value) from McKay Photography Academy and a $25 voucher for printing services from One Click Pix (a $424 total value). Instruction will take place at the Sunrise Event Center in Rancho Cordova. Choose from the following dates:

  • Sunday, January 29, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 4, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 4, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.<p>

Additionally, Groupon customers receive a complimentary $25 gift voucher from Blossom Publishing for products such as photo albums and Christmas cards.

McKay Photography Academy trains eyes, fingers, and imaginations to work in tandem as a snap-shooting dream machine during any one of its classes. After students prep at home by decoding their camera manual to locate key buttons, the 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.

David and Ally McKay, an award-winning duo recognized by the Professional Photographers of America, guide the class through basics such as manual settings, composition, and downloading before progressing to more advanced aspects, such as lenses and perspective, exposure control, shutter speeds, and hosting parties in abandoned darkrooms.

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

I have attended several workshops and so far this is the best. I highly recommend this class to anyone starting out in photography.
Doug A. · February 20, 2012
The class I took was informative and entertaining
Kelly B. · February 13, 2012
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. · 3 days ago

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