Saturday Nature Photo Walk

Don Orkoskey | November 8, 2021
Nature Photography by Don Orkoskey

I photographed this whitetail deer in Frick Park on one of my Saturday nature photography walks. We often encounter deer on our walks along with lots of birds, insects, and beautiful plants.

There will be no Saturday nature photography walk in Frick Park on Nov 13th as I have an early wedding to photography. I will be back out for the Saturday nature photography walk Nov 20th and encourage you to join me.

Next Saturday

Join me next Saturday, Nov 20th at the fountain just beyond the Frick Environmental Center at 9:30 am when I resume my walks. These walks are a really fun way to practice your photography skills, to see nature at all times of year, to photography nature, and to get a little bit of exercise and socialization.

Everyone Is Welcome

I adjust my walks to whomever comes because everyone is welcome. All ages, all skill levels, all types of camera equipment from phones to professional cameras.

Mobility Friendly

Because I tailor my walks to who shows up they're always mobility friendly. There are areas of the park along paved paths that are perfect for photographing birds and plants. Most of the flowers have died by this time of year but the dead flowers are often just as interesting. If you're able to walk on uneven surfaces there are some gentle paths through the meadow that we can take. If you're able to do steps there are some great spots behind the Frick Environmental Center to sit and photograph birds as they visit the bird feeders. Even if you're not able to do steps there are feeders at the top of them where we can see a variety of song birds and even some hawks. My walks are for everyone regardless of mobility.

Family Friendly

My walks are always family friendly. Bring your kids, bring the dog, bring the whole family. These Saturday nature photography walks are designed to accomidate everyone including the kiddos. I've taught kids photography and done other arts education. I have my clearances to work with kids have a current background check through the PA State Police that is available upon request. I'm always happy to introduce or encourage kids to explore nature and photography. These walks are a great way to teach your kids how to use their phones as creative tools and how to express themselves creatively and how to document their world and to tell stories.

Other Opportunities

Even though my Saturday nature photography walk is not happening this Saturday you've still got the chance to join me for some fun this Friday at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden where I'm teaching my phone photography course from 9:30am to 12:30pm. Sign up for the class here. This is a great class for anyone looking to gain a better understanding of how to use their phone to capture better photos and to feel more confident while doing so.

If you would like to join me on any other nature photography walks such as my North Park photography walks or accompany me on any local trips to other nature photography hot-spots please use my contact form to reach me so we can discuss it in more detail.

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