Standard Classes

Gallery Web shot 6Y8A1632 McKay Photography Academy offers a wide variety of photography classes to teach you how to take digital photos, process them in Photoshop or Lightroom and then to print!

Each course is in a small intimate setting and we have loads of fun learning as well!

MPA Master Camera 1-088


11344 Coloma Rd Suite 346 Gold River, CA 95670

Course Schedule

NEW Dates and Classes are added all the time!

We usually only post 1-2 months out as we are constantly striving to bring you new courses, and materials and we have to work around our Photographic Tour schedule as well!

Throughout 2019, a wide variety of course and content will be available. Dates will be posted as classes are announced.

Please keep in mind that due to our travel schedule, we have to choose dates according to our photographic tours. With that in mind, if you do not see a date that works for you, we are consistently adding new dates and courses.

If you do not see a date that works, no problem, just keep checking as new dates are posted periodically!

These courses are priced at $225 each. However, we are currently offering several ways to purchase classes at a reduced rate. See below!


Step 1: Purchase a Voucher

Vouchers are good for any course except our specialty courses (ie. Portrait Academy, Immersion Courses)

We are currently offering specials through:

Our best source of new clients are referrals from wonderful clients and friends like you. Our second best source is getting in front of new clients via our introductory classes. We know that taking a class can be intimidating and possibly a big money commitment.   Ally and I know, that once people meet us and our team, the next steps naturally follow.  That’s why we are making this special offer for our classes at such an incredibly low price.   It may be a treat for yourself. It may be your way to get friend on the road to better photography.  It is our way of thanking you and having you join us and learn how fun photography education can be! 

Be sure to purchase as many vouchers as you like for the various courses offered!

Step 2: Schedule Your Course

Simply fill out the information, choose your dealer, redeem your voucher code and then select any class you wish to attend. If you have multiple vouchers, simply add them and choose a class. You can attend as many classes as you have vouchers for.

After you register, you will be given a confirmation at the bottom of this page. You will NOT receive an email confirmation so PLEASE calendar the event! 

  • One voucher used per course. Place your code in the above box. At class, we check you off on your usage.
  • Not sure where to start? This is the course! Learn manual settings and how to take your camera from Auto to Manual to get the results you want!
  • In this next course, learn all about lenses and when and how to use. Composition techniques and guidelines are included!
  • An excellent course to learn how to use your flash, histograms , white balance and so much more! A must for the next level!
  • This is a great first Photoshop course to get you started with this powerful software! Learning to process your images after capture is vital. Taught by David McKay
  • Light- Without, photographs do not exist. Learn about various types of light, when to shoot, how to work in different types such as twilight, the golden hour and more!
  • Take your images from your computer to your wall! Learn the correct foundation to getting a good print and where and how to do it!
  • Ready to re touch faces, whiten teeth, and make people thinner! Maybe even swap a head out? This course is for you!
  • Learn to capture action and sports! Hands on live shooting in this course!
  • Learn the ins and outs and some secrets to making sure you come away with great travel photographs from your next trip!
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Things you might want to know:

+ Click on the class description link to learn about the class content.

+ Vouchers from Groupon etc are good for ONLY ONE class per voucher.

+ Feature promo prices are not valid for Photographic excursions, trips or specialty courses.

+ IF you’ve purchased a Voucher from any of the following providers (Groupon, Living Social) the Voucher Code will be accepted at sign-up.

+ For a list of Courses or FAQ’s click here