Pittsburgh Photography Blog

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The Best Retro Film Cameras To Buy in 2023

Find out about the best retro film cameras to buy in 2023 from me, Pittsburgh photographer Don Orkoskey of WDO Photography.
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What Camera You’ll Want To Buy Now Or In 2023

I’m Pittsburgh photographer Don Orkoskey and here is how to choose what camera you’ll want to buy now or in 2023 for yourself or as a gift.
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The Great Big List of Important Photography Terms

I’m Pittsburgh photographer and photography teacher Don Orkoskey and here is my great big list of important photography terms you should know.
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The One Setting You Need To Learn To Master Photography

Pro photographer Don Orkoskey tells you all about the one setting you need to learn to master photography exposure.
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Fantastic Kids Portraits 10 Tips For Parent’s Perfect Photos

Pro photographer Don Orkoskey’s 10 tips for parent’s perfect photos, a guide to creating fantastic kids portraits that everyone will love!
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The Best Local Camera Shops Near Pittsburgh

Pro photographer Don Orkoskey tells you all about the best local camera shops near Pittsburgh. Learn where to buy everything locally.
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Using Macro Lenses for Portraits

Pittsburgh PA based professional photographer Don Orkoskey of WDO Photography talks about using macro lenses for portraits, events, and more.
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What’s the difference Between Branding Photos and Headshots

Do you want to learn the difference between headshots and branding portraits? Pittsburgh photographer Don Orkoskey answers your questions.
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10 Nature Photography Tips

Professional photographer Don Orkoskey of WDO Photography offers his 10 Nature Photography Tips to help you take better nature photographs.
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Family Portrait Process

Pittsburgh PA based professional photographer Don Orkoskey helps you understand the family portrait process to prepare you for your photos.
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Waterproof Phone Case

Here is a small sample video shot with my Galaxy S20 in one of these waterproof phone cases.Before my wife and I set out to visit the incredible city of Savannah GA for a late summer vacation I bought this two pack of waterproof phone case for $10 on Amazon. Before we go any further I want to make it clear that I’m not being paid to write this. These very inexpensive cases worked amazingly! I’ve posted a video below of myself playing in the Atlantic Ocean waves on Tybee Island. The most important thing is obviously that they don’t leak. They passed that test with flying colors which is great because so much of what we do these days is phone dependent and while I could have found my way back to the apartment we are renting it would have been really upsetting if I needed to get a new phone and to have had to explain it to the sales person why. One other measure that I think is important if you’re looking for a waterproof phone case is it’s ability to function. While I did have some issues double-clicking my power button (how I typically turn on
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Pittsburgh’s Best Photo Locations

You’re looking for Pittsburgh’s best photo locations for family portraits, senior pictures, engagement photos, or any other type of outdoor photography from nature photography to people photography. You came to the right place because this list has got you covered! No matter where you’re located or what you want for your background this guide will tell you the best place to create your perfect Pittsburgh photographs. I’ve broken down Pittsburgh’s best photography locations by type and location below. If you’re looking for an urban background in the North Hills we’ve got you covered. If you’re looking for a nature background in the East End you’re all set. Best Photography Locations The following are the best photography locations in and around Pittsburgh by location from natural to urban. If you’re looking for natural areas check out the first list. If you’re looking for urban backgrounds check the second list. Pittsburgh’s Best All-around Nature Photo Backgrounds If you’re looking for Pittsburgh’s best all-around nature photo backgrounds no matter where in or around the city you are then this list is for you. Phipps Conservatory – Phipps is one of the most beautiful places in Pittsburgh for photography. The only catch is that
Read photography guides from me, pro photographer Don Orkoskey, of WDO Photography. These articles offer advice on how to improve your skills as a photographer.See a full list of current photography classes here.I’m the owner of WDO Photography, professional photographer and photography teacher Don Orkoskey. I love teaching and have done so for more than 15 years. If you are looking for a formal photography class either in person or online please see my full list of classes. I also happily offer private photography lessons and online classes. Please enjoy these photography guides as a way to help you improve your photography skills either before or after taking a class from me.I’ve been photographing events and people around Pittsburgh for more than 25 years. I’m a Pittsburgh photographer through-and-through. My commercialeventportrait, and family photography work is loved and well respected. Since 2007 I’ve taught people just like you how to create photos you love. From learning how your camera works to advanced lighting or editing techniques, if you want to learn photography then you’re in the right place. I teach classes to all ages from kids and teens to adults. Let me help you improve your photography.When it comes to improving your photography trust me to help you been more confident, less frustrated, and to see results that you’ll love! Contact me today to discuss any questions or to find out more about my classes.
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