Teen Photography Class

teen photography class Does your teen have an interest in photography? Do they want to know how to take better photos and to understand the art and science of photography?

I'm professional photographer Don Orkoskey, and I'm teaching an in-person teen photography class called the: Future Photographer's Bootcamp at the amazingly beautiful Pittsburgh Botanic Garden on Tuesday Aug. 17th from 9:30 to 12:30 am.

Event Details

Don Orkoskey Photography Teacher

If your teen is interested in photography and wants to understand how to take better photos, sign up for this one-day workshop lead by professional photographer and teacher, Don Orkoskey. Students will receive a thorough description of how to create incredible photos of any subject through examining exposure, framing and composition, all the rules and when to break them, and much more. This is a practical class where we’ll explore the grounds of the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden and apply what we’ve learned with Don’s guidance. Your teen will need a small, pocket-sized notebook, pens, and their own camera. Smartphone cameras will work fine and there will be a few DSLR and mirrorless cameras for students to try out during class.

Equipment

Participants in this Teen photography 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 teen will have the chance to use on a tripod, allowing them access and experience with these more 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 teens I have renewed my PA clearances to work with children and teens as of July 10th 2021. A copy of these will be provided by request to any parent wishing to verify them before signing their children 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-Photographer Thank 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!