PITTSBURGH
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Black & White Photography

Black & White Photography

Saturday the 28th of May
Point State Park - Downtown Pittsburgh - 9am - 2 hours
In this class, we will test our artistic ability to create high contrasting images, that will translate into stunning and compelling grayscale images when we're done. The instructor will help guide you and inspire you on how to capture an aesthetic photo, as well as share her professional tips and opinions. This meet up is so photographers can challenge themselves within photographic restrictions, as well as contribute more images to their portfolios outside of these events.
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$35pp     9 places left
Camera Settings Refresher Session/Beginners Guide to Composition

Camera Settings Refresher Session/Beginners Guide to Composition

Sunday the 5th of June
Point State Park, Pittsburgh, PA - 12.00pm - 2 hours
Want to see just how far you can push the limits of your camera and your photographic eye? Then that is what this refresher session is for! We will be going over what it means to get out of the auto settings and getting comfortable in the manual settings of your camera to understand all of the bells and whistles that comes with shooting with a camera as opposed to your phone. This session will also serve as a means of getting comfortable having a camera in your hands as well as how different compositions can completely alter the way you think about framing a scene.
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$69pp     only 5 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Long Exposure Photography Session

Long Exposure Photography Session

Saturday the 11th of June
Downtown Pittsburgh - 8.00pm - 2 hours
Ever wonder how people are able to get those slick night time photos with the light lines? This is how! Only made possible at night and in low light situations, long exposure shows how different a scene can be when we utilize slower shutter speeds and have a mastery of aperture control to find that perfect balance. This method within photography turns the medium on it's head in order to produce some of the most visually engaging spectacles of light you could ever see. Think of how when the Millennium Falcon goes to hyperspace and the stars stretch into those long, bright lines of light, that is what we are accomplishing here.
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$35pp     11 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
ABOUT PITTSBURGH
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP
Come along to our photo sessions to dust off your camera and get snap-happy with a professional photography instructor.

Brush up on your camera skills and learn new photography techniques whilst on a photo walk class with other local keen photographers!

We run two hour photography sessions based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations around Pittsburgh.

New to photography? We also run a popular 3 hour Beginners Guide to Photography Class once a month. And once in a while we will run special niche 3 hour classes, for example, Astrophotography - so do subscribe to our newsletter to know when the next one is!

Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to keen amateurs. The photography instructor is there to help you with camera settings and provide any advice you need.

What to bring? We recommend bringing a camera that has full manual mode or semi-manual modes (Aperture or Shutter Priority). Compact cameras and smartphones also welcome!

The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

Join the Pittsburgh Photography Facebook Group here to share your photos after the session.


We ask that everyone attending a meetup follows social distancing guidelines:

Stay home if you have any symptoms of COVID.
Keep 6 feet away from others.
Wear a suitable face mask or show a valid vaccination card indicating that you are vaccinated.
Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others.
Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based sanitizer.

REVIEWS
Great event and learning opportunity to take pictures and improve a little in the craft
5/5
Terron Adkins
May 22nd 2022
Great learning experience and also a chance to meet new people.
5/5
Emily Lamantia
April 25th 2022
Teacher was very good. She gave attention to the class and to the individual
5/5
Travis
April 25th 2022
It was a good intro class. I look forward to more in the future!
5/5
Valarie Bennett
April 24th 2022
I really enjoyed it. The information was helpful and the instructor was very nice!
5/5
Marci Minear
April 23rd 2022
The location was great and the instructor was knowledgeable
4/5
Raymond Freeman
April 16th 2022
Great event. Hands on experience was fantastic!! She did well taking a multitude of questions. Very personable. Really enjoyed. The models were a lovely addition.
5/5
Jennifer Rosko
April 16th 2022
Teacher was great. She was able to manage helping each individual and teach as a group very well
5/5
Travis haberjak
March 5th 2022
Nice to take photos in the park.
5/5
Eileen Ross
March 5th 2022
instructor was great 10/10 very informative. very excited and passionate about the topic of photography. he enjoyed teaching and explaining. flexible for what i was interested in. answered all of my questions.
5/5
Travis
February 7th 2022
Wonderful instructor
5/5
Betty Arenth
September 11th 2021
Wonderful instructor
5/5
Betty Arenth
September 11th 2021
INSTRUCTORS
Nathaniel Holzer
Nathaniel Holzer is professional freelance photographer, specializing in capturing landscapes, sports, portraits, street, long exposure, and urban. But, at the end of the day, the most important thing being captured is life as it happens all around us. Having earned a Bachelor's of Fine Arts with a major in Screenwriting and a minor in Photography, Nathaniel has come to learn more from what it means to be placed head first into the realm of creative expression and how instrumental it can be to a person in realizing what they are capable of and more importantly, who they are. Feel free to see samplings of Nathaniel's work at either his instagram (@than_takes_pics) or his website (nathanielholzerphotography.squarespace.com)
Kira V Passey
Kira Passey has been in the professional photography business since 2018. She Specializes in engagement, elopement, and maternity photography. Kira started off as a hobbyist in nature photography; practicing mainly on insects, plants, and beautiful nature scenes. After the birth of her first daughter, Kira fell in love with portrait photography. Setting the scene, coordinating outfits, capturing the joy and emotion of a child in her imagery. Because of this she pursued a career in family portraits and has grown tremendously as an artist and business owner since. Now, she is eager to share her love and passion for this art- with you!
Shannon McKenzie
Shannon McKenzie
Award-winning certified professional photographer. Specializing in wildlife nature and birds but also experienced in portrait photography. Gallery featured work of abandoned places and industrial photography. I believe in always practicing. I rarely go anywhere without a camera or at least my cell phone camera. I belong to the Pittsburgh section of the Academy of arts and sciences photographic section, And I love sharing my work and passion with other photographers and those interested in Photography.