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Sherry L. ·
Reviewed March 22, 2012
Awesome. Fantastic. Enlightening. Inspiring! Thanks for such a great class...we're looking forward to the next one!

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Chris B. · 5 reviews TOP REVIEWER
· Reviewed March 12, 2018
Well organized and thorough presentation including written manual. Instructors have a long and rich background not only their photographic craft but in the evolution camera technology/features. They showed a constant strong care factor every student in the class, making sure everyone in the group was not left behind even though there was a wide range of experience levels and camera makes/styles.

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David Y. · 1 reviews
· Reviewed August 17, 2017
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!

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 to McKay Photography Academy. Choose between the following options:

  • For $49, you get a five-hour Beginning Digital Photography course at Marina Village Conference Center (a $399 value) and a $25 voucher for printing services from One Click Pix (a $424 total value). Choose from the following dates and times:
  • Sunday, March 11, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 11, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 15, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.<p>

  • For $89, you get a four-hour Beginning Photoshop course on Wednesday, March 28, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., at Marina Village Conference Center (a $599 value).

McKay Photography Academy trains eyes, fingers, and imaginations to work as a snapshooting team during classes led by professional studio and magazine photographers. The Beginning Digital Photography course helps pupils understand the intricacies of their personal cameras and use the device’s capabilities to produce the desired effects. David and Ally McKay, who have received awards from the Professional Photographers of America, guide the class through basics such as manual settings, composition, and downloading. The instructors then progress to more advanced skill sets, such as lenses and perspective, exposure control, shutter speeds, and how to win games of hide-and-seek in darkrooms. In addition to the $25 voucher from One Click Pix, Groupon holders will also receive a special offer from Canvas by Blossom.

With work that has graced the pages of publications including Rolling Stone, master photographer Jeffrey Dachowski guides students through the basic of retouching and enhancing shots during the four-hour Beginning Photoshop course. Patrons begin to grasp the powerful application’s most commonly used tools and tricks in order to remove wrinkles, mask layers, create collages, and adjust the colors on bleach-splotched rainbows.

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. 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.

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