I have been making memorable portraits for more than 20 years. Trust me and my team to walk you through the process and explain how I create portraits that you will love and teach you how to pose for future photo shoots, snapshots, and selfies. From couples and family photos to headshots for your business my portraits, both posed and journalistic styled always stand out.


I love photographing weddings! My wedding photography partner Sarah Colligan and I do wedding photography throughout the Greater Pittsburgh area, Western Pennsylvania, Northern and Eastern West Virginia, and Eastern Ohio as well as destination wedding services. Visit weddings.WDOphoto.com.


I photograph events of all types. Serving the Greater Pittsburgh area, Western Pennsylvania, Northern and Eastern West Virginia, Eastern Ohio. I provide destination services for those outside of the local area. Call me to photograph your corporate, non-profits, educational, or private family events.


As an editorial focused photojournalist I perfected capturing people in memorable and moving ways. Hire me to provide commercial photography for your business that tells your story. I am a story-teller and educator. Let me use my knowledge to share what's important for you and your brand.


I love nature photography. I'm out in nature whenever possible. I lead nature walks for all ages and skill levels that include bird photography, large mammal, macro photography, landscape photography, and other topics. If you want to learn how to photography anything from birds, large game like deer and elk, to flowers, insects, or large landscapes join me every Sat. on my nature walks.

Fine Art

I've been called to create fine art since I was a teenager. In college I was discouraged. As a photographer, I was told, I was a craftsman. After many years I realized I could be both. I've explored difficult concepts, my own traumas and questions about life, and more. I'm still putting my fine art gallery together on the website but you can see some of my work at my Zenfolio account.

Photo Classes

I love to share my knowledge so I host both virtual and in-person photography classes on my own and with a variety of partners including Phipps Conservatory and Pittsburgh Botanical Garden. Classes range from intro to photography to advanced and specialized classes in macro, wildlife, portraiture, lighting, editing, and more. If you want to learn photography or add to your skills now is the perfect time.

Don Orkoskey

Hi, I'm professional photographer Don Orkoskey, the owner of WDO Photography. Thank you for visiting my website and looking at my work. I've been a working professional photographer for over 20 years. I specialize in portraits, events, nature, and fine art. I also teach a variety of photography classes. Visit the about page for more info.

Latest Blog Posts

From the Desk of Professional Photographer Don Orkoskey

I blog about my latest classes, post valuable tips, and tricks to help you improve your photography and to get the most out of your photography session with me, professional photographer Don Orkoskey. I love to post information that helps you understand lights, cameras, how to pose, how to dress, how to deal with kids who don't want to have their pictures taken, how to take better photos of all sorts of things, products that you'll appriciate, and a lot more. Check out the latest below or visit the blog to read more. You can also sign up for my mailing list so you don't miss any blog posts. I share what I post to the blog as well as exclusive content that I promise you'll find worthwhile.

Terminal Art Market

I am very excited to let you all know that I’m participating in the Terminal Art Market this Sunday, Sept 19th at the Terminal in the Strip District. Come see me and 19 other artists and artisans along with the great full

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Digital Photography at Phipps

I’m once again teaching introduction to digital photography at Phipps Conservatory. This is an in-person class and I’m so happy to get back into the classroom with students at Phipps! You’ll need to register on Phipps website here. Learn How to Use

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Fall Phone Photography at Phipps

I’m happy to announce that I’m teaching two phone photography classes at Phipps Conservatory this fall. Both classes are an introduction to phone photography and both will be taught virtually. What will you learn? What will you learn from these phone photography

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Dream Land Gallery

I’m really happy to share the Dream Land Gallery with you all. This is a collection of photos produced with a vintage Soviet made lens, the Helios 44-2. Check out the full Dream Land gallery on Zenfolio here. These photos evoke a

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Bird Photography Gallery

I’m really happy to announce that I’ve just published my Bird Photography galleries on my print ordering website at Zenfolio. Check it out here! A lot of you have asked about buying prints of my nature photos, especially my bird photos. I’ve

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Bees, Butterflies, and More

I’m really happy to announce that I’ve published my Bees, Butterflies, and more gallery over on my print ordering website hosted by Zenfolio. Check it out here! Below are some examples from the gallery. Visit my Bees, Butterflies, and more gallery on

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Pittsburgh Photographer Don Orkoskey

Don Orkoskey, Photographer

Thank you once more for visiting WDO Photography. For more than twenty years I've worked and studied photography, mastering my craft and assisting clients like you with a wide variety of photography needs. I am a teacher, a community builder, a problem solver, and a passionate advocate for the things I believe in.

I invite you to view more of my work throughout my website, get to know me and how I work, then contact me to talk about how we can work together to meet your needs.

I look forward to working with you. Thank you again for visiting. I can't wait to meet you!

Don Orkoskey, owner of WDO Photography

Contact WDO Photography

Contact me today to talk about your portrait, wedding, event, or any other photography needs, to ask questions, or to talk about the classes I teach.

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