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 to McKay Photography Academy in Mesa. Choose from the following options:
- For $49, you get a five-hour Beginning Digital Photography course (a $424 value), a $25 voucher for printing from One Click Pix, and $25 for printing from Blossom Publishing. 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 from the following dates:
- 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’s veteran shutterbugs guide students through one-day courses that open the mind’s aperture to all things photographic. During the Beginning Digital Photography course, attendees snap through a five-hour boot camp of digital-camera basics, including composition, shutter-speed setting, lenses, exposure, and sizing images for the web. In addition, Groupon customers receive a $25 voucher for printing services from One Click Pix and a $25 voucher to apply toward cards, photo albums, and interactive holograms from Blossom Publishing.
During the Beginning Photoshop course, 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
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 16 or older or be accompanied by a paying adult. Valid only for Photoshop or Photoshop elements. Computers not provided. Digital camera with manual modes recommended for digital photography course. 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.