Discover The Best Nature Photography In Pittsburgh

Nature Photography Show at Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Now through Oct you can discover the best nature photography in Pittsburgh on display at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. I'm so excited to announce the opening of POV: Approaches to Nature Photography a group show of nature photographers including myself and 4 others.

This show juxtaposes the different approaches that each of the 5 of us take to photographing nature. My work, including the image above, focuses on the systems that surround us and how we are intertwined with natural systems, how we use and create interactive systems with the natural world, and how those relationships shift and change over time.

Here is the write up from the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden about the show and the 5 nature photographers who are exhibiting our work.

The next exhibition on display in the Garden's Welcome Center, entitled POV: Approaches to Nature Photography, brings together five photographers and showcases their unique and varied approaches to nature photography. The exhibition opens July 7 in the Welcome Center. Read about the photographers in the show below:

POV: Approaches to Nature Photography

Scott Goldsmith Scott’s career had a jump start at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he won the College Photographer of the year Hearst Competition. His work has taken him to the jungles of Costa Rica, the swamps of Jamaica, the slums of Haiti, caves, deserts, and several rides on Air Force One with the president. He has worked in 49 of the 50 US states and 19 countries.

Doris Dumrauf Doris Dumrauf is an award-winning photographer, author and public speaker. A graduate of the New York Institute of Photography, she specializes in bird, wildlife, and nature photos. She is a regular contributor to Pennsylvania Magazine and has also been published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Pennsylvania Pursuits, among others.

W. Don Orkoskey II  Don (he/him) is a neurodivergent artist, photographer, designer, and teacher living in Pittsburgh, PA. Don attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Point Park University, and the University of Pittsburgh. He has photographed two presidents, taught thousands of students, and created portraits for people from all walks of life.

Tim Anderson Timothy R. Anderson's lifelong passion has been photography, specifically black and white photography. He became a member of the Photographic Section of the Academy of Science and Art in 1978. In 2020, Tim became interested in alternate processes, i.e., camera-less photography, and has become skilled at the art of lumen photography, wet cyanotypes and the salt print process.

Jimmy Fike Jimmy Fike was born in Birmingham, Alabama. He earned a BA in Art from Auburn University and an MFA in Photography from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. His photographic work on wild edible plants has been exhibited extensively across the United States, featured in the L.A. Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Mother Jones, and the Eastman House Museum.

Meet The Photographers

The Pittsburgh Botanic Garden is planning a reception for the public to meet the photographers. Don't miss this chance to discover the best nature photography in Pittsburgh!

Tentatively this is scheduled for Aug. 18th but I will be out of town. I'm working to arrange another possible time when I could come and do an artist talk/meet and greet. When I have more information on that I will share it widely here.

Nature Photography Classes

Are you looking for nature photography classes or any other type of photography classes near you? Check out my photography classes page for a list of what photo classes I'm currently teaching. If you love to take photos with your phone I teach phone photography classes as well as more advanced classes for mirrorless or DSLR cameras. If you're local check out my in person Pittsburgh photography classes. If you'd like to learn from me but are not in the Pittsburgh area or prefer online classes check out my virtual photography classes. I also lead free monthly walks through Pittsburgh area parks, most often Frick Park. You can find out more about those walk by signing up for my mailing list. My mailing list also includes great tips and tricks to help you learn photography.

July 6, 2022 | Don Orkoskey
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