$49 for a Morning or Afternoon Digital-Photography Class for Beginners from McKay Photography Academy ($424 Value)

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Customer Reviews

535 Ratings

The McKays are clearly knowledgeable in their field. They offer a complete package: instruction, humor, compassion. Highly recommend their classes.
Brianne G. · February 19, 2012
Great course and I'm looking forward to the Intermediate course!
Lori D. · February 19, 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

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 today’s Groupon for a five-hour digital-photography course for beginners (a $399 value) from McKay Photography Academy and a voucher for ten standard 8”x10” prints from One Click Pix (a $424 total value). Classes take place at the Sunrise Event Center in Rancho Cordova. Choose from the following times:

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

Additionally, Groupon customers receive a $25 gift voucher from Canvas by Blossom.

McKay Photography Academy trains eyes, fingers, and imaginations to work in tandem as a snapshooting dream machine during any one of its classes. The beginning 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 Professional Photographers of America, guide the class through basics such as manual settings, apertures, and shutter speed. Afterward, the seasoned flash dispatchers progress to more advanced aspects, such as lenses and perspective, exposure control, composition, and hosting parties in abandoned darkrooms.

The Fine Print


Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 10 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 15 or older or be accompanied by a 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.

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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