Children’s Photo Class

Kid's Photo ClassDo your kids love to take photos? I'm professional photographer Don Orkoskey, and I'm teaching an in-person children's photo class: Photo Explorer's Club at the amazingly beautiful Pittsburgh Botanic Garden on Tuesday Aug. 10th from 9:30 to 12:30 am.

Event Details

Don Orkoskey Photography TeacherEncourage your child’s love of exploring nature and taking photos! This one-day workshop with professional photographer and teacher, Don Orkoskey, will examine how to use everything from a cell phone camera to a mirrorless and DSLR camera in order to document the world around them. Don will cover how to solve problems with exposure, blur & focus, and competition while exploring parts of the Pittsburg Botanic Garden to look for and photograph everything from bugs and flowers to landscapes and scenery. All you need is a sense of adventure, a love for exploring and learning, a pocket-sized notebook and pens, and a digital camera.


Participants in this Children's photo class are encouraged to bring their own cameras, if possible. Nearly any cameras, ranging from smartphone cameras or compact point-and-shoot to mirrorless or DSLR, will work for this program. Don will also have a few DSLR and one mirrorless camera that your child will have the chance to use on a tripod, allowing them access and experience with these fun, advanced cameras. Students will receive a certificate for completing this course.

Program Fee

$45 Member | $60 Nonmember

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden Members: To receive your discount, make sure that you have registered for our website. Then Sign In (located in the upper right-hand corner) so that you receive your Membership discount when you check out.

For your safety and the safety of our instructors, class sizes are limited and physical distancing and other precautions will be taken during all education programs.

PA Clearances

As this is a class for kids ages 7 to 12 I have renewed my PA clearances to work with children as of July 10th 2021. A copy of these will be provided per the request of any parent wishing to verify them before signing their kids up. It's of the upmost importance for me and the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden that you and your children feel and are safe. Both of my clear child abuse history and criminal background check clearances are available for your review.

Register Nowat the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden Website

About Don Orkoskey

Don-Orkoskey-PhotographerThank you for visiting, I hope you will sign up and take my class. You can read more about the classes I offer on the Classes page.

I'm a full time professional photographer. I've owned my own business for nearly 15 years and have worked as a professional photographer for more than 20. I have taught photography for nearly 15 years and teach classes in partnership with a number of amazing organizations including Phipps Conservatory and the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. I teach classes for both adults and children and lead a free nature photography walk each week.

When I'm not working I spend a lot of time with my wonderful and amazing wife Zhanna and our adventurous shelter cat Glasha who loves to travel with us and watches birds from our windows when we're not traveling.

I'm also an advocate for a number of causes that are near and dear to me. To learn more about my advocacy and the things I care about visit the About page.

I can't wait to meet you and share my knowledge about photography with you!