Fall 2022 Pittsburgh Photography Class For Beginners

Don Orkoskey | August 31, 2022

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Join me, pro photographer Don Orkoskey for my fall 2022 Pittsburgh photography class for beginners at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. This four week class starts Sept. 28th and will teach you everything you need to know about your camera, how to create the photos you want, and how to feel more confident doing so. Learn about all of your camera's features and what they do, about exposure, composition, and more. This class is fun and informative and you don't want to miss it!

Fall 2022 Pittsburgh Beginners Photography Class Details

Where: Pittsburgh Botanic Garden 
When: Sept 28th, Oct. 5th, 12th, & 19th from 4 until 7 pm
Cost: $150 (members) $200 (non-members)
Details: This is your opportunity to learn exactly what you need to create incredible photographs. Learn what every button on your camera does, how to capture what you see how you want, and how to make photos that will wow everyone.

What You'll Learn

Here are some examples of what you'll learn in this class:

  • Master your camera - learn what all the buttons do and all of the features of your camera. You'll leave the class feeling comfortable knowing how to use all the features your camera comes with.
  • Technical Aspects of Photography - learn exposure, focusing, white balance, and all of the technical aspects of photography. At the end of this class you'll feel confident in setting your exposure, finding focus and thinking about the technical aspects of photography.
  • The Aesthetics of Photography - from the principles of design to story telling you'll learn how to make more visually appealing photos.

Class Structure

Each class is structured to help you learn and retain everything you need in order to grow and feel more confident as a beginning photographer. Each class will begin with an informative classroom session featuring a lecture and discussion, Q&A, and critique of homework.

After this you will have practical time in the amazing gardens around the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden to work hands-on with Don to apply what you've just learned. Between class there will also be a small assignment to help you practice at home.

Register Now

Visit the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden's website to register for my fall 2022 Beginners photography class. Members of the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden receive a discounted rate of $150 and non-members pay $200. This is still an incredible price considering everything you'll learn in this class. Whereas some classes teach you the latest trends this class provides you with a solid foundation of photographic knowledge that you can build on no matter what trends come and go.

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As an added bonus you can will receive  four (4) FREE e-books with all of the information that I presented to you. There's no obligation and you won't be automatically added to my mailing list nor will I sell your info to any third parties. This e-book is a great reference tool that I promise will come in handy when you need to remember something from the class.


What makes this the best beginner's photography class in Pittsburgh? Other classes offer tips and tricks to help you follow the latest trends. This class is the best beginner's photography class in Pittsburgh because you'll receive a solid understanding of the principles of photography. I'll teach you why and how. As trends change you'll be able to continue growing as a photographer and not be stuck in the past.

I've been teaching people just like you to use their cameras to create amazing photos for more than 15 years. I've taught people just like you all types of photography. I make a point of listened to my student's feedback to improve my class each time. Plus I understand how to help you get the most out of this photography class.


To read more about your teacher visit my about page or visit my artist website at Orkoskey.com. If you have questions about the class you can reach me through my contact page here. Be the first to learn about new classes and receive expert photography information in your inbox monthly sign up for my mailing list. You can view examples of my nature photography and other photography services to learn more about my work.

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Aside from the nice discount for my class there are a lot of other great reasons to join the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. I'm a member because I love and support their mission. I love visiting whenever I want and participating in their programs and classes.

When you join the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden you get access to member's only events, free admission, discounts on classes, at their shop, and reciprocal access to over 320 other botanic gardens around the country. Not only that but you get to support a really great local organization run and staffed by wonderful people that have built, care for, and preserve a true local treasure.

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7120 Harrison Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
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