Photography Classes For Beginners

Private Photography Classes

Become more comfortable, confident, and creative.

Private Photography Classes

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

Personalized Targeted Lessons

Master Technical Photography Skills

Learn Photography Composition

Direct one-on-one Q&A

Practical Hands On Learning Time

Private Photography Lessons for less than $200

Sign up below for a private lesson for only $199.99 per lesson. Here is some more information about my private photography lessons:

  • Each lesson lasts approximately 2 hours
  • Includes an e-book with study materials
  • Lessons are customized to you and what you want to learn
  • Lessons are taught at locations convenient to you including your own home

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

Sign Up For Lessons

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 and legal guardians are 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. These classes give us practice solving problems and focus on creating what we envision through focusing on solutions. The process I follow is based in the most up-to-date educational methodologies. They're also a lot of fun.

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.

Practical Instruction

With my practical instruction you will master your camera. I teach you how to solve problems, explain concepts key to understanding photography, and help you unlock your creative potential. That last bit is so important to me. Together we will take your photos from technically correct to truly amazing works of art. You won't be able to wait to show off your work and everyone wants to look at.

Become a Professional

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.

I teach you to master your camera without frustration, solve complex problems when photos don't turn out, and meet with you at times that work 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

Sign up for an in person private photography class near Pittsburgh or 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.