Beginning Photoshop Course from McKay Photography Academy. Three Sessions Available.

Santa Clara

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In a Nutshell

  • One-day Photoshop class
  • Experienced, friendly instructors
  • No experience necessary

The Fine Print

Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for date and time purchased. Must be 16 or older or be accompanied by guardian. Must have Photoshop or Photoshop elements. Computers not provided. Non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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 $89, you get a four-hour Photoshop course from McKay Photography Academy (a $599 value). Courses take place at the Network Meeting Center in Santa Clara. Choose from the following options:

•Friday, July 29 at 5:30 p.m.
•Saturday, July 30 at 9 a.m.
•Saturday, July 30 at 3:30 p.m.

McKay Photography Academy trains eyes, fingers, and imaginations to work in tandem as a snap-shooting dream machine during any one of its courses. The four-hour beginning Photoshop course instructs 1,000-word wannabes in the fine art of retouching and digitally manipulating photography, helping camera-clutchers and pixel-polishers understand the intricacies of image-editing software and showing them how to tap into the program’s potential to achieve dramatic results. Whether creating collages and invitations or learning how to adjust light levels to provide iron-clad electromagnetic alibis, students leave armed with the ability to make photographic faux pas bend to their will.

Master photographer Jeff Dachowski guides the class through basics such as retouching blemishes and glass glare before progressing to more advanced aspects, such as contrast ratios, layer masking, cropping, 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

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

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