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.
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.