Pittsburgh Nature Photography Walk

Join me every Saturday at 9:30 AM for my Pittsburgh Nature Photography Walk. We meet at the fountain by the Frick Environmental Center near the meadow. I’ve been conducting these walks since March of 2021 and inviting anyone who wants to join me. It doesn’t matter how old or young you are, what type of equipment you have, or how skilled as a photographer you are. The Pittsburgh Nature Photography Walk is for everyone!

Digital Photography at Phipps

I’m once again teaching introduction to digital photography at Phipps Conservatory. This is an in-person class and I’m so happy to get back into the classroom with students at Phipps! You’ll need to register on Phipps website. Learn How to Use Your Digital Camera Learn how to use your digital camera to create exciting photos that you’ll love to show off. Camera settings including modes, exposure, and focus will all be explained. You’ll learn how to frame, compose, and process your photos. Enjoy fun and engaging assignments that you can complete during class under the guidance of your teacher throughout the beautiful gardens and halls of Phipps Conservatory. Students with all types of digital cameras, skill levels, and interest in photography are welcome. Class Info Wednesdays: Sept. 15, 22, 29 and Oct. 6 | 6:30 – 9 p.m. $120 members | $140 nonmembers In-person program at Botany Hall Lecture Level: Beginner to intermediate COVID Prevention  Class sizes will be limited to allow for adequate social distancing for covid prevention during class. Currently masks are required for any unvaccinated guests, and strongly encouraged for vaccinated guests. Phipps closely monitors changing guidelines and may need to make adjustments to this class or our …

Fall Phone Photography at Phipps

I’m happy to announce that I’m teaching two phone photography classes at Phipps Conservatory this fall. Both classes are an introduction to phone photography and both will be taught virtually. What will you learn? What will you learn from these phone photography classes at Phipps? I’ll be teaching the you how to use your phone to take better photos. If you’ve ever been frustrated by your phone’s camera or wanted to understand how to take photos like some you’ve seen online this class will help you understand everything you need to know in order to make better photos. You’ll learn technical skills that will help you change your exposure and to understand when to do so and why. I’ll teach you how to use focus, add-on lenses, and other tools you can use to take your photography to the next level. We’ll also discuss composition and design to help you make your photos look more interesting. Understanding both the aesthetic and technical aspects of phone photography will give you the tools to solve problems that prevent you from taking the photos you want. Wednesday September 8 6:30 PM  –  8:30 PM You must register for this class on Phipps website. $25 members …

Smarter Phone Photography Class

Join me, professional photographer Don Orkoskey, for my in-person Phone Photography Class: Smarter Phone Photography at the amazing Pittsburgh Botanic Garden Sunday July 18th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm You’ll learn everything you need to know to improve your skills as a photographer. Learn how your phone’s camera works, how to control exposure, how to compose photos, edit pictures, and tell incredible stories with your new photography skills. If you want to take better photos with your phone this is the perfect class for you. Read more about the class and click the link below to register. Event Details Smarter Phone Photography: If you love taking pictures with your phone but want to learn how to take even better photos, join professional photographer and teacher Don Orkoskey as he details the fundamentals. Learn to apply traditional photography principles to your phone photography in order to create awe-inspiring images of people, nature and more that your friends and family won’t believe you were able to create! Explore the limitations and advantages of your phone’s camera, and how to exploit both of those to make pictures you and everyone who sees them will adore. Program fee: $50 Member | $75 Nonmember Pittsburgh …

Beginner’s Photography Course

Join me, Don Orkoskey, for an in-person Beginner’s Photography Course titled: Picture Perfect: A Beginner’s Photography Course at the amazingly beautiful Pittsburgh Botanic Garden starting at 3:30 pm  on Wednesday July 28th. I will teach you everything you need to know to improve your skills as a photographer. Learn how your camera works, how to control exposure, how to compose photos, edit pictures, and tell incredible stories with your new photography skills. If you are frustrated with your camera and want to take better photos this is the perfect class for you. Read more about the class and click the link below to register. Event Details This 4-week beginner’s photography class is the perfect opportunity to learn how to use your camera to create incredible images that you will love showing off! Join professional photographer and teacher, Don Orkoskey, as he covers technical aspects of photography including exposure, camera settings and focus, as well as how to compose more interesting photos of your favorite subjects by understanding framing, composition, and design. You will spend time in the classroom as well as practical time taking photos in the beautiful gardens and stunning woodlands of Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. Course Dates & Times: …