MPA Portrait Academy

Nov 4th - 6th, 2017


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 ?


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 for your own portfolio!
There is NO BETTER way to start photographing people then this course.

Nov 4th, 5th 6th 
Learn to photograph High School Seniors
Offered only ONE TIME in 2017!
Nov 4th, 5th, 6th. 
You are invited to join David and Ally McKay in their personal home studio, and on location, as they teach you the keys to portrait photography!

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 to 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!!  

Learn to photograph Families and Children

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.

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  • Attendee to Instructor Ratio: SMALL GROUP
  • Price: 1095 (Payment plan available- Just ask!)
  • Price includes:
    • David & Ally personally educating and photographing ACTUAL SUBJECTS with you.
    • All photographs CAN be used in your personal portfolio!
    • Small hands on group size
    • 2  full days of shooting with instruction
    • Indoor AND outdoor lighting and sessions
    • 1 day image critique, business instruction, and idea planning
    • Image review session
  • Price DOES NOT include:
    • Transportation
    • Hotel
    • Recommended trip insurance

This price is much less than most of our colleagues 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.

Course is not confirmed until payment or a deposit is place due to the  extreme limited nature of this course. 

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“This last weekend I had the opportunity to participate in the Portrait Academy Workshop offered by David and Ally McKay at McKay Photography in El Dorado Hills, CA.  From the moment I walked into their studio and learning environment, I could tell that the atmosphere was far superior to any other learning environment in my recent experience.  Dave and Ally take the time to assure that each participant feels comfortable, assessing their current level of photographic skill, and then integrating this knowledge into an individualized plan and teaching approach. This level of attention allows each participant to significantly improve their technical and artistic skills within a non-competitive and non-threatening environment.  The amount of technical and business information shared with us far surpassed my expectations for the course, as both Dave and Ally work to assure that all students have as much information as possible by the end of the 3rd day.  The course materials are complete, extensive, and invaluable, as they have included information that would honestly take many years of experience and costly mistakes to replicate. The Portrait Academy course is well worth the cost, and the monetary value of the information combined with hands-on experience far exceeds what they are charging for the three-day class. Having just completed this course, I personally cannot recommend it highly enough to anyone seeking an amazing opportunity to develop portraiture skills while improving their overall photographic portfolio. The McKays’ slogan should be “Making you better at what you love to do.” Thank you to David and Ally for providing this opportunity for others to learn from your extensive experience, and in essence generously giving back to the photographic community!”

Paul Gregor