Photography Classes For Beginners

Private Photography Classes

Become more comfortable, confident, and creative.

In Person &
Virtual Private Photography Classes

Photography Classes For Beginners
In Person Private Photography Class
Virtual Private Photography Class

Personalized Targeted Lessons

Master Technical Photography Skills

Master Photography Composition

Direct one-on-one Q&A

Practical Hands On Learning Time

Private Lessons Start at $150/lesson

Ask about discounts for bulk lessons or for lessons with more than one student.

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Use the form below to sign up for lessons or to ask any questions you may have about private photography lessons for yourself, your partner, your child, or whomever else you'd like to sign up for private photography lessons.

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Private Photography Classes

All virtual and local private 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 my private one-on-one photography classes.

Private Photography Classes for Kids and Teens

I have my PA clearances to work with children and has taught children 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. Parents or guardians are welcome and in fact encouraged to attend the class/classes and to participate if they and their kids wish. Photography is a great way to strengthen your relationship.

My teen and kids classes are engaging, interactive, and fun. We learn a lot by harnessing the innate creativity inside of all of us. We practice problem solving, and focus on creating the 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.

Private Photography Classes For Adults

My private 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 and personal, private classes are a great way to ensure that the learning is tailored to your specific needs and wants.

My practical instruction will help you master your camera, know 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.

Do you want to be a professional photographer or to grow your practice and add new skills such as understanding lighting, marketing, or post production? Or do you just want to learn to create better photos as a hobby or source of enjoyment? No matter what you're looking for I will create a class that meets your needs and expectations. Learn exactly what you want in my private photography classes.

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 can learn to master your camera without frustration, solve complex problems when photos don't turn out the way you want, and meet with me quickly at a time that works for you. From the technical to the creative aspects that make photography so fascinating my private photography classes make learning photography easy, frustration free, and practical.

In Person Photography Classes Near Pittsburgh

I offer in person private 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.

My in person private photography classes are available anywhere in the greater Pittsburgh area. They feature more time dedicated to your learning in beautiful setting such as North Park, Frick Park, the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, Phipps Conservatory, or a number of convenient locations close to you. Take your photography skills to the next level with my hands-on instruction and guidance.

More Information

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