$49 for Beginner Course from McKay Photography Academy and $50 Worth of Printing Services ($449 Value). Two Dates Available.

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535 Ratings

I had a great experience, and I learned a lot about photography that I probably would never have figured out as easily on my own. I don't get to spend a lot of time with my camera right now, but when I do, knowing the techniques we learned from McKay Photography really comes in handy. :-) Thank you!
Megan M. · September 23, 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. · August 17, 2017
The Mckay's are great instructors. I look forward to more classes
Brooke C. · May 5, 2017

What You'll Get


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 this Groupon: for $49, you get a five-hour digital-photography course for beginners from McKay Photography Academy at the Museum of Flight, plus a $25 voucher for printing services from One Click Pix and a special offer from Canvas by Blossom (a $449 total value).

Choose between the following dates:

  • Sunday, April 22, 1 p.m.–6 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 2, 8 a.m.–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 five-hour course for beginners instructs students in the relatively new fine art of digital photography, helping them 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 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. In addition to the $25 voucher from One Click Pix, Groupon holders will also receive a special offer from Canvas by Blossom.

The Fine Print


Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 10 per person per option, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 15 or older or be accompanied by a paying adult. Digital camera with manual modes recommended. Courses are 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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