Upcoming Events

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 09 December
Market Square of Downtown Pittsburgh - 10am - 3 Hours
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       4 places left
Headshot Photography Class

Headshot Photography Class

Saturday 16 December
Southside of Pittsburgh PA - 10am - 3 Hours
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       5 places left
50mm Lens Meetup

50mm Lens Meetup

Saturday 30 December
Market Square - 11am - 2 Hours
Discover the versatility and charm of the 50mm lens, a quintessential tool for photographers aiming to capture the world as it appears to the naked eye. Suitable for a myriad of photographic genres, from sweeping landscapes and vibrant street scenes to intimate portraits and detailed product shots, the 50mm lens is a cornerstone in the art of photography.

Join us for an insightful session where you'll dive into the fundamentals of camera settings, unlocking the full potential of this prime lens. Explore the benefits of shooting with a lens that encourages creativity and precision.

Throughout the event, you'll have the opportunity to exercise your skills, applying the techniques and knowledge shared to enhance your photographic prowess. Whether you're a seasoned photographer or just beginning to explore the possibilities of your camera, this is the perfect occasion to refine your craft and connect with your passion for photography.
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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.

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    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: 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
    Pittsburgh Photography Group
    Title or Location: Footbridge over 279
    A photo I've wanted to take for a long time, a long exposure capturing the traffic to and from the city at night. Finally I was there at the right time.
    Credit: Austin Barnes
    Instagram: @beers_and_bandos

    Pittsburgh Photography Group
    Title or Location: Church of God Lower Burrell Pa.
    I'm always looking for interesting locations to shoot the moon in what ever phase. In western Pa we don't alway get good clear nights. This one was good so I chose a church with a steeple I've never used. I stacked my photos exposed about 4 min apart.
    Credit: R Davis
    Facebook: Bob Davis

    Pittsburgh Photography Group
    Title or Location: Utah Lake Provo Marina
    Every winter at Utah Lake the lake freezes over and when it starts to get warmer the ice is usually pushed up to the rocks by the wind forming ice stacks.
    Credit: Lauree Pezel
    Pittsburgh Photography Group
    Title or Location: North Shore
    The cherry blossom trees in front of the Alcoa Building on the North Shore are already blooming. Spring has sprung early in Pittsburgh.
    Credit: Carolyn Doyle Photography
    Instagram: Carolyn_doyle2010

    Swindon Photography Group
    Title or Location: Swindon Designer Outlet
    It's feeling very festive at Swindon Designer Outlet &127876&127877&127882
    Credit: Rimpy Sharma
    Instagram: @rimpysharma19
    San Bernardino Photography Group
    Title or Location: Fossil Falls, California
    This image was created at Fossil Falls in the Mojave Desert California. The location was selected a few months before during a site selection trip to the desert. I asked a local model if she would be interested in a concept shoot, and she agreed. Whitney Sather, my model is from southern Kentucky and is a wonderful model to work with. We based for the shoot out of Randsburg, CA. The hospitality shown to Me, my model, assistant and Guide (my brother that lives there) by the locals at each locatio
    Credit: Patrick O'Donnell
    Facebook: Patrick O'Donnell
    Springfield Photography Group
    Title or Location: Butterflies at work - Luken Lake Yosemite
    Hiking into Luken Lake in the summer, the wildflowers were in bloom and the butterflies were active.
    Credit: Ilo Gassoway
    Instagram: Gr8purple1

    Sunshine Coast Photography Group
    Title or Location: Outback SA
    Saw these beautiful flowers on the side of the road while traveling in South Australia outback 2022. Thought I would try a little creative work with them, using Adobe Photo Elements 2023, plastic wrap. You either like photo art or you don't, I love looking at other people's work, there's a lot of creative people out there.
    Credit: Deb Johnson
    Facebook: Deb Johnson Photography
    Wollongong Photography Group
    Title or Location: Bauld Hill, Stanwell Park
    I was on my way home when I saw the paragliders hovering ahead. So even though I thought I would try to get a few photos of them. The storm was getting closer & we all thought we would get wet, but just before it hit, it threw out a quick burst of colour. Sometimes it?s all about timing. iPhone 12 Pro Max & Snapseed.
    Credit: Rosalie zbtady
    Portland Photography Group
    Title or Location: This was shot in my back yard in Felida Washington
    There had been a frost and most of the flowers in the garden stopped blooming but early one morning after a rain shower I found this blossom and decided to photograph it. Canon 90D, Sigma 105 f2.8, sturdy tripod, cable release.
    Credit: Joe Allen
    Facebook: Joe Allen Sr

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