Welcome Dena and Martin Bez, Beth Manalac, Jennifer Brosnan, and Christina Olson to the /trībe/

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We have NEW /TRĪBE/ Members and we would like to Welcome them!!!

This new crop of enthusiastic members have combined for 19 trips to various locations. That is incredible considering we are only talking about a few people. Either they really enjoy the MPA experience or they love the punishment. We prefer to think they just LOVE the MPA team as a whole.

  • 2 to Italy
  • 3 to San Francisco Urban Safari
  • 2 to San Francisco Marin Headlands Day Safari
  • 2 to Pro Academy
  • 1 to Yosemite
  • 5 to Bozeman
  • 3 to Moab
  • 1 to Pt. Lobos

Either way, let’s give these folks a warm welcome to the MPA /TRĪBE/!!!! We are happy to have them on board.

Dena and Martin Bez

Beth Manalac

Jennifer Brosnan

Christina Olson

Welcome Gail Renard to the /trībe/

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Well it’s official, with the launch of our Tribe just weeks behind us we have our very first Globetrotter.


It feels as though Gail has been with us since the beginning of time and it is great to look back at how far she has come with McKay Photography Academy. Many of you may know Gail as she has joined us on many adventures throughout our time here and she is not shy about making her presence felt on our Facebook page too. Gail is a joy to have around and no matter the challenge to spend long days shooting or long walks to get to the most amazing locations, she is always up for the challenge.

She has been on International Safaris including Our very first to Italy trip as well as upcoming Ireland and AGAIN with us to Italy next year. She has has accompanied us on many domestic trips such as Alcatraz (better known as “The Rock”), Pt. Lobos and Yosemite a whopping 3 times. She has even attended the Pro Academy. WOW, pretty soon we just might have to add her to the payroll. In the meanwhile, we will just enjoy her company on our upcoming #McKaytion.

Again, let’s give a warm congratulatory welcome to Gail Rinard.

Sincerely, ~ Dave, Ally and the Team

Welcome Marriela Durandegui to the /trībe/

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MPA would like to formally announce Marriela Durandegui to our Tribe.


With attendance to Domestic Safaris such as our Old Sacramento Night Safari, the full day San Francisco Safari and Portland as well as others Marriela has begun the journey with us.

Now set to attend Safaris in Iceland and Italy at the end of the year, she has achieved the Trail Blazer Status in our MPA Tribe.


Welcome to the /trībe/