Aura McKay Biography

Aura McKay is an experienced instructor and workshop leader committed to sharing her passion for photography.

Her work includes creative weddings, unique intimate portraiture, fine art alternative process images and commercial interiors and decor. An active member of PPOC and professionally trained, Aura’s enthusiasm is matched only by her technical knowledge.

Expedia, Bermuda Tourism, World Natural Sports Organization, Marriott Pinnacle, Sofa So Good, North Star Properties and CheckUp Magazine are examples of the diversity of Aura’s client list.

In addition to continually pursuing challenging assignments, Aura is an avid and lifelong student herself, studying with internationally acclaimed photographers Tony Corbell, Ralph Gibson and Mary Ellen Mark among others.

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Auras Teaching Style
"I teach with enthusiasm and passion! Very much a 'hands on' style with a lot of camera handling and encouraged participation. I love wacky analogies, good stories and using images to illustrate ideas.
Most of the courses I teach are focused on learning how to optimize your camera’s functions and knowing when you need to be smarter than your tools. My greatest joy is seeing my students go from being photo takers to becoming image makers."

"After having taken many photography courses elsewhere I still was not comfortable using my flash - I learned more in a few short hours than over months taking other classes.

Thank you for a great course with lots of real life advice"

Aura Teaches

Introduction to Digital SLR Photography Course

Basic Photography Intensive Weekend Workshop

On-Camera External Flash Workshop

Contemporary Portraiture Workshop

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