Christmas Photography Workshop in Pittsburgh

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There are many beautiful cities and towns to photograph in Pennsylvania, but Pittsburgh might be my favorite for photos.

Come join me for this photography workshop that will cover both sunset and after dark photography around the city’s downtown core. This workshop is geared towards those just starting out with nighttime photography, but photographers of all skill levels are welcome. If you don’t need any instruction, but just want to photograph the city with a group, feel free to come along.

Pittsburgh Photography Workshop - Photo by Jeremy Jones

Since we will be shooting the city one night after Light Up Night, we will gear our after sunset time towards shooting the great holiday decorations in downtown Pittsburgh. This will create unique shots of Pittsburgh that you can only get this time of the year.

During the workshop, we’ll talk about the proper settings for both sunset and after dark photography, different techniques that you can use to get properly exposed images, how to photograph light trails, and much more. We’ll shoot the riverfront, the downtown core, and get some skyline shots as well.

Pittsburgh Photography Workshop

While we walk around, I’ll also point out a few historical structures, and give you a bit of information about the hidden stories of Pittsburgh. Not only will you get great photos, but you’ll also have a better appreciation for this amazing city.

Normally, I cap workshops at 8 people. However due to anticipated demand, I’m upping this workshop to 12 attendees. If the workshop exceeds 8 participants, a second instructor will be added.

Sunset in Pittsburgh Photography Workshop

While this is a workshop for beginners, you’ll get the most out of the workshop if you have a basic idea how to work your camera. At a minimum, I’d recommend having a camera that you can change the shutter speed on and knowing how to do so. Since all cameras are a bit different, I’d recommend bringing your manual in case we need to figure out how to change a setting on your camera. I also HIGHLY recommend a tripod as not having one will greatly limit your potential shots, though we can work around it if you don’t have one.

Generally speaking, tours will go on even if there is a threat of inclement weather. After all, you can get some great shots during poor weather. Should dangerous weather conditions or other conditions force a cancellation, the workshop’s rain date will be Sunday, November 18. Since the rain date is being announced in advance, no refunds will be given if the workshop is able to be held on one of those two dates. However, if you are unable to make the rain date, you may transfer your amount paid to another workshop of equal or lesser value anytime within the next 12 months.

PIttsburgh Photography Workshop - Photo by Jeremy Jones

There is no minimum age to participate in this photography workshop. All attendees who will be shooting during the workshop must purchase a ticket. If they will not be taking photos, children 16 and under can attend for free (Please let me know if you will be bringing a child). A ticket must be purchased for anyone over 16 regardless of whether they will be shooting or not.

If you have any other questions, read our FAQ page. You can also message me using the form below.

(Holiday photos on the page used courtesy of Jeremy Jones of Discover the Burgh.)


About the Instuctor

Jim Cheney of UncoveringPA is the instructor of these photo workshops. Jim Cheney is the writer, photographer, and creator of UncoveringPA. He is an award-winning photographer that has photographed all 67 counties in Pennsylvania. Jim’s photography focuses on creating unique images utilizing long-exposure shots of waterfalls, sunsets, sunrises, and cityscapes. He also has an interest in abandoned photography.

You can see more of his work on the UncoveringPA Instagram page or on his personal Instagram, JimCheneyPhotography.

Click here for a list of equipment used by Jim.

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