Portrait Academy

2019 Dates Announced!

The MPA Portrait Academy returns after 
a year off!

June 8th – 10th 2019

Sacramento, CA
 

ONLY ONE TIME IN 2019!  ONLY 10 SPOTS!
This course will sell out so do not miss your opportunity to learn how to photograph portraits both indoors and out!

Have you always wanted to know how to photograph people?

How about children, families or High School Seniors?

Have you considered trying photography for extra income?

Have you wanted to learn lighting techniques?

THIS IS YOUR ONE and ONLY OPPORTUNITY THIS YEAR from MPA!

 Learn indoor AND outdoor portrait photography AND LIGHTING at the McKay’s personal studio in CA with David and Ally personally instructing you!You personally photograph subjects AND are able to use
these images for your own portfolio!There is NO BETTER way to start photographing people then this course.  
 
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Learn to photograph High School Seniors!

June 8th – 10th, 2019

You are invited to join David and Ally McKay in their personal studio, and on location, as they teach you the keys to portrait photography AND help you with business techniques!

If you are serious about desiring a career or additional income through photographing Portraits, OR just want to increase your ability to photograph families, children or more, this THREE full day, intensive learning event is your opportunity!  

Learn from two of the most sought-after professional industry market teachers in the US. All at an incredible price 1/3 of what others charge for less personalized instruction!

David and Ally teach hundreds at a time on the professional level for pro photographers. Now is YOUR opportunity to spend three exclusive days with them personally and USE THEIR private studio equipment! 

You will be photographing actual portraits with both David and Ally as your personal instructors. PLUS, you can use any of the portraits you take in your own portfolio!

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 LEARN TO CREATE BEAUTIFUL OUTDOOR PORTRAITS!

Learn to photograph AND pose! 
If you are a beginner or novice, and you think you are not able to learn this, THINK AGAIN!
David and Ally work DIRECTLY with you, teaching you how to take great portraits in this awesome 3-day course!
You will be amazed at how much you learn in this hands-on, non-intimidating, FUN environment.
Two full days of shooting and learning portrait techniques. One full day of image review and portrait business learning. 
Learn outdoor posing and lighting techniques! 

 LEARN TO CREATE STUDIO PORTRAITS!

You do NOT need experience! We will show you what to do and how to do it, in a very fun and exciting learning environment! 

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We have designed this course to be the most immersive portrait learning experience available!  Designed to get you the most knowledge possible in learning photography in a fun, hands-on, experiential way! This course will give you the hands-on practical teaching you need in order to get the most out of your cameras and learning.

THE DETAILS:

  • Dates:
    • June 8th -10th 2019
    • 10am to 5pm each day
  • Price: $1295
    • Early Bird Rate! – $1095 (If paid in full at registration) 
    • Payment Plan Option Available! – $1295 (Divided over 6 months!) 
  • Location:
    • Sacramento area, CA 
    • The McKay’s Personal Studio and Gallery
  • Airport:
    • The Sacramento International Airport (SMF) is the closest airport to the course location. 
  • Lodging:
    • Lodging is not included in the course price. There are several hotels in the area. A list of recommended properties will be sent out after registration. We will assist with finding roommates for those who request it.
  • Does Not Include:
    • Lodging, Transportation or Travelers Insurance (Recommended)
    • Personal expenses such as meals or beverages

This price is much less than most of our colleague’s charge and they usually include groups of 20 or more per instructor.

We really want this to be a special intimate trip for everyone and give an experience of a lifetime that you cannot get with anyone else. That is an intimate group with only 10 people, with personal instruction.

The course is not confirmed until payment or a deposit is placed due to the extremely limited nature of this course. 

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Questions? Contact David, Ally & the McKay Photography Academy team!

”I have attended the McKay Pro Academy. It changed my views and practices immediately. David and Ally share many of the pitfalls that plague photographers when they decide to become professional or begin a business. David and Ally have “Been There Done That!” and very freely share their experiences during this class. Two Master photographers who walk the talk and live the life … how can you miss this? It is well WORTH the investment in your future as you think about and venture out into the business side of being a photographer. This course is PACKED with hands-on practice and experience using indoor & outdoor portrait lighting … plus … techniques for getting the best images of your subjects. Remember, you are not just watching … you are doing it! Being a teacher, I know how valuable this type of learning environment is … Even if going pro is not your goal … just imagine how much better your family photos will become. ~ Lori S. R., CA”


The McKay Pro Academy cannot and does not guarantee you full-time success as a pro photographer. If you follow the teaching, you will be on your way. There are many factors the McKay’s cannot control outside of their own hands. For this reason, students realize, that in becoming a working Pro, they must continue to work hard, persevere and continue their own education following a McKay course. This is the beginning of a career. However, because of the many factors involved, McKay Academy cannot guarantee your success. YOU MUST guarantee your success! It can take years of work to attain full-time status. Although the McKay’s desire all students to attain their dreams, they cannot guarantee a person’s total success. However, they sure plan on kicking you in the butt to go for it. For any questions on any guarantees, you must submit in writing.
Note:

Due to the nature of our classes and for several reasons and commitments we must make, all sales are final and no refunds will be given for missed classes.