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Headshot Photography Class

Headshot Photography Class

Saturday 09 March
Southside of Pittsburgh PA - 5pm - 3 Hours
Dominique Murray
Capture the perfect headshot that embodies professionalism, personality, and branding. In our focused class, you'll learn the art of crafting an impeccable headshot, designed from the chest up to highlight your model's features with exceptional lighting. Elevate your photography skills and master the subtleties of facial portraiture that speaks volumes. Join us to discover how you can transform a simple photograph into a powerful professional statement.
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$84       3 places left
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 23 March
Downtown Pittsburgh - 10am - 3 Hours
Paul Vladuchick
Unlock the full potential of your photography skills by mastering manual settings on your camera. Our workshop offers comprehensive guidance on understanding shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, allowing you to take complete creative control over exposure. With the expert tutelage of a professional photographer, you will apply what you've learned in a practical setting, ensuring that you leave with the confidence to capture stunning images in any situation. Join us for an enlightening experience that will elevate your photographic journey.
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 06 April
Downtown Pittsburgh - 10am - 3 Hours
Paul Vladuchick
Master the art of manual photography with our expert-led event designed for enthusiasts eager to take control of their camera settings. Dive into an immersive session where we demystify the nuances of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, and discover how these crucial elements combine to impact your photographs.

After absorbing the essentials, you'll have the opportunity to apply your newfound skills in a practical setting, guided by a seasoned professional photographer. Elevate your craft and capture images with the confidence and finesse that manual exposure affords. Join us in stepping beyond automatic exposure and unlocking the full potential of your camera.
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$84       5 places left

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 in 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 on 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 Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
    Very good. Learned alot. Teacher set up alot of examples before arriving. Spent alot of time teaching individuals.
    Great event! Learned a ton and able to contact with questions. Really enjoyed the fact that all items/links were shared so can know what we worked with to purchase.
    Very good. The instructor was flexible for each student. showed alot of passion and excitement for photography.

    It was wonderful. I learned a lot and enjoyed the opportunity to practice what I learned right on the spot.
    I thought that the event was great!
    Great workshop, enjoyed it.

    This was a great time! The instructor was very friendly and knowledgeable. I would sign up with his events again.
    Very thorough, given to the opportunity to ask questions, time to take photos to demonstrate what I learned & given constructive criticism
    Paul Vladuchick
    Paul Vladuchick is a Pittsburgh based photographic artist born outside of Detroit, Michigan. Self-taught in the fundamentals of photography in the time before the internet, he relied on his public library and their many books on photography, composition, lighting and exposure, significant amounts of experimentation and trips to the Detroit Institute of Art Museum where he had a particular interest in sculpture.

    Paul's images are typically an exploration of the contrast between the artificial lights of the city of Pittsburgh and the darkness of the night. His modern artistic vision started in the mid 2010s after moving back to Pittsburgh from California. Wanting to explore and photograph the city and only having time in the evening to do so, he started to experiment with various techniques in low and artificial light.

    Paul Vladuchick is available for private bookings

    Available most weekends before 5 PM
    Available most weekdays after 7 PM.

    Private tutoring in portraits, events, travel photography.
    Private tutoring in post processing using either Lightroom and Skylum Luminar

    Dominique Murray
    Dominique Murray, a proud alumna of Robert Morris University, stands at the intersection of artistry and innovation. After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Media Arts, specializing in photography, Dominique has artfully woven her passion for photography into the very fabric of her life.

    From a young age, Dominique's heart has been entwined with the art of photography, and her journey has been nothing short of captivating. Her work has graced the pages of local and national publications, leaving an indelible mark in visual storytelling. Her compelling imagery is found in esteemed publications such as Canvas Rebel, The Gazette 2.0, Upper St. Clair Today, SouthPointe Neighbor, and many more.

    Dominique's photographic prowess extends far beyond the ordinary. Her lens captures the essence of people and moments, breathing life into portraits and events like no other. Her goal is simple yet profound: to create an immersive and unforgettable experience, allowing you to see yourself in a way you never thought possible.

    With Dominique Murray, every image is a masterpiece, every event is an unforgettable memory, and every endeavor is a testament to the profound impact of art. Join her on this extraordinary journey, where creativity knows no bounds and community comes first. Explore, experience, and engage with a true artist who believes in the transformative power of the visual medium and the boundless potential of a caring community.

    Dominique Murray is available for private bookings

    Availability varies by week

    Private tutoring for portraits, headshots, and events.

    Pittsburgh Photography Group
    Title or Location: Ohiopyle State Park
    February 17, 2024 didn't seem like a great day to be outdoors, let alone a great day for outdoor photography. The sky was gray, snow was piling up in the mountains, and the Yough was churning. The weather had driven the usual crowds at Ohiopyle away, though, turning the park into a true sleepy winter town. Kit: FujiFilm XS10 body with a Sigma 10-18mm lensFocal length: 18mmSS: 1/800Aperture: f/8ISO: 800Editing: The edits on this photo were designed to emphasize the highs and lows
    Credit: Lindsey Morgan

    Pittsburgh Photography Group
    Title or Location: Squirrel Hill South, Pittsburgh, PA
    The neon signs of a shoe repair shop along historic Murray Avenue in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill Neighborhood add some vibrant color to a dark winter night. Although the shop was closed for the day, the interior still felt full of life, with the shelves lined with cobbling tools and other materials that aren't commonly seen in modern shoe stores.
    Credit: Elias Shingleton
    Facebook: Eli Shingleton
    Instagram: @therealelishingleton
    Pittsburgh Photography Group
    Title or Location: Along the Three Rivers Heritage Trail
    I enjoy photographing the skyline alongside our beautiful bridges. Tonight I wanted to capture the Highmark lit for Heart Health Month accented by the yellow Roberto Clemente Bridge.
    Credit: Christine Montgomery
    Facebook: Christine Montgomery
    Instagram: Redhead15014

    Pittsburgh Photography Group
    Title or Location: West end overlook park
    Just have fun and take some shotMake me feeling so goodAnd i hope people like to see my pictureThank you so much
    Credit: Dony crische
    Facebook: Don chrische
    Instagram: Donny_chrische

    Pittsburgh Photography Group
    Title or Location: Allegheny Commons Park West, Pittsburgh, PA
    A Norfolk Southern freight train travels toward Downtown Pittsburgh through the city's Allegheny Commons West Park at Noon on Nov. 11th, 2023. This spot on Pittsburgh's North Side is a popular railroad line, so I set out to capture a passing train with the fall foliage at its peak. The park was quiet because of the cold weather and the Veterans Day holiday, so the train caused some excitement for the photographers and train-spotters waiting to catch a glimpse. This image was shot using a Nikon D
    Credit: Elias Shingleton
    Facebook: Eli Shingleton
    Instagram: @therealelishingleton
    Pittsburgh Photography Group
    Title or Location: Pittsburgh, Locate not 100 sure.
    I'm not from the area. However every couple of weeks I drop my son off at the train station., so he can return to Franklin and Marshall. His drop off time is 630am, which means we leave the house in Hudson Ohio at 430am. I do not mind I get 2 hours of one on one time. Also I get a take picture of your beautiful city. Over the past couple of months I have fallen in love with Pittsburgh. The picture was take as the sun began to illuminate the downtown area . I look forward to take more photos.
    Credit: Charles Bauck
    Facebook: Charles Bauck

    Spokane Photography Group
    Title or Location: In my basement office/studio
    Working on trying new things! Plucked this Puff out of my front yard flower bed. Used a small compact mirror to create the shot using natural daylight thorough the window. The black and white spoke drama with such a simple subject. Taken with Canon rebel t7 and efs 18-55mm f/3.5-6.6Settings 1/60 f5.6
    Credit: Aleisha Jones
    Westchester Photography Group
    Title or Location: At a farm outside of Ponce, PR
    This was a shot among a field of beautiful pineapples in all different stages of growth. I loved the vibrancy of the coloriPhone 13 Pro
    Credit: Ellie K
    Facebook: Ellie Krolian
    Central Coast Photography Group
    Title or Location: Catherine Hill Bay NSW Australia
    I always love this location to capture the Milky Way. Its very peaceful at 3am. I wanted to get in early for the Milky Way season and was very happy with the way it turned out.
    Credit: Ben Stewart
    Facebook: Beautiful Blue Images Photography
    Instagram: beautifulblueimagesinc

    Hertfordshire Photography Group
    Title or Location: My back garden in Hemel Hempstead
    As a deep space photographer, I like to take photos of outer space targets that our eyes cannot see. These photos require a lot of patience and a lot of clear nights reason why my telescopes are working almost every night when it isn't cloudy. Astrophotography is very different from all the other types of photography, a single photo sometimes requires tens of hours under the clear night sky but the result is very satisfying.In this photo, I would like to present to you the California Nebula
    Credit: Emil Andronic
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Emil.Andronic.Photography
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ancient_light_by_emilandronic/
    Leeds Photography Club
    Title or Location: Under the Arches, Leeds
    This is part of a huge street art display, a real gem in Leeds. I loved the different displays of hands walking, creates a real sense of movement and intrigue. Photo was taken around 11am. The light you see shining on the hand is from a wall light. Camera setting - F4.2, 1/400 shutter and ISO 200.
    Credit: Ruth Rushton
    Victoria Photography Group
    Title or Location: Cape Breton

    Credit: Leah Gray (Spirithills.ca)
    Facebook: Spirithills.ca
    Instagram: Spirithills.ca

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