Join a group class with other photographers and aspiring photographers. Improve your skills, grow as a photographer, and learn to take better photos. Group photo classes are available throughout the year covering a variety of subjects. Find a complete list of classes below.

In Person &
Virtual Digital Photography Classes

Advanced Photography Classes
In Person Photography Classes
digital photography students
Virtual Photography Classes

Supportive Collaborative Group Classes

Learn Technical Photography Skills

Learn Creative Photography Composition

Group Critique & Supportive Feedback

Practical Hands On Learning Time

Current Classes

The following are current classes which you can register for. Click on each class for more information and to register. Please be aware that some classes may be hosted by community partners. In those cases you may need to visit their website in order to register.

Dec 18
Free Nature Photography Walk
Frick Environmental Center - 2005 Beechwood Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Digital Photography Classes

All virtual and local digital photography classes are lead by me, professional photographer Don Orkoskey, the owner of WDO Photography. With more than 15 years experience I promise that you will feel more confident, more creative, and have more fun creating photos after taking one of my photography classes.

Digital Photography Classes for Kids and Teens

I have my PA clearances to work with children and has taught kids at a variety of settings including through the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, the Andy Warhol Museum, the Homeless Children's Education Fund, The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, and more. My teen and kids classes are engaging, interactive, and fun. We learn a lot by harnessing our innate creativity. We practice problem solving, and focus on creating photos we envision through focusing on the solution. My process is grounded in the most up-to-date educational methodologies to maximize learning in ways that are positive and joyous.

Digital Photography Classes For Adults

My digital photography classes for adults help people of all ages to improve their photography skills and creativity while reducing frustration, increasing confidence, and adding joy to the experience of creating and capturing photos. Every student is different but my group digital photo classes are a great way to ensure that you get a full experience with supportive peers that are also looking to improve their digital photography skills and knowledge.

My practical instruction will help you master your camera, learn how to solve problems, explain concepts key to understanding photography, and will help you unlock your creative potential. That last bit is so important to taking our photos from technically correct to amazing pictures that we want to show off and everyone wants to look at.

No matter what you're looking to learn the digital photography class I offer will exceed your expectations. From beginners to advanced classes you can expect easy-to-understand lessons that break down difficult concepts into clear lessons.

Virtual Photography Classes

The pandemic made virtual photography classes and online learning in general much more accessible and popular. In 2020 I adapted my in-person photography classes to the virtual environment to ensure that all students received a rewarding and full experience. In my virtual photography classes you learn how to master your camera without frustration and how to solve complex problems when photos don't turn out the way you want. From the technical to the creative aspects that make photography so fascinating my digital photography classes make learning photography easy, frustration free, and practical.

In Person Digital Photography Classes Near Pittsburgh

I offer in person digital photography classes near Pittsburgh and beyond. The difference between my virtual and in person photography classes is the practical time we spend together. Both classes offer incredible information that will make you more confident and will help you tap into your creative side as a photographer. When you take an in person class you get additional time in one of a variety of amazing settings where we can work together and troubleshoot issues along with applying what we just learned to help turn those lessons into long-term knowledge.

My in person digital photography classes are available throughout the greater Pittsburgh area. I partner with amazing community groups and institutions such as the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden and Phipps Conservatory. Take your digital photography skills to the next level in one of these amazing settings.

More Information

For more information about both my virtual and in person photography classes contact me or sign up for my class mailing list. I look forward to working with you to improve your skills as a photographer, help you feel more comfortable, confident, and creative.