Charles J. Kozora Jr. // Photographer

Pittsburgh Workshop: Fall 2021

Reasons to Book

Creating a memorable and amazing image requires a combination of planning in advance, seeing the creative compositional possibilities on location, and applying your technical skills to execute the shot. Chuck will share with you his experience on these elements and apply the local knowledge that only comes from living and photographing in Pittsburgh for over 30 years.


Payment by check in full is required to secure space on this workshop, which is due 14 days prior to the start of your scheduled workshop date. Note on check the workshop name, date requested, and total time.


Price: 25.00 USD per hour per person
Dates: Custom, contact to schedule
Duration: 2-5 hours
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvannia USA
Max class size: 3


Downtown Pittsburgh, colloquially referred to as the Golden Triangle, and officially the Central Business District, is the urban downtown center of Pittsburgh. It is located at the confluence of the Allegheny River and the Monongahela River whose joining forms the Ohio River and the "triangle". Downtown Pittsburgh has 30 skyscrapers, nine of which top 500 feet (150 m), 10 bridges connecting to points north and south, and citywide another 436 bridges.

The workshop captilizes on the architecture and hilly terrain of Pittsburgh. Photographic gems are found downtown as well as the surrounding neighbors of West End, East End, Northside, North Shore, Station Square, and the well-known Mt. Washington. This is an amazing place for architecture photography anytime, but even more so during civil twilight when the city lights glow bright with color.

Let me take you on a journey to some of the best spots Pittsburgh has to offer.

Includes: Intensive photography instruction in the field, image lectures, image critiques, and optional post processing training in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.

Does Not Include: Airfare, transportation, and lodging & meals.

Itinerary: With class size kept very small, a high degree of workshop customization is available. In advance of our scheduled date(s), we will communicate often to finalize the itinerary to meet your goals for visiting specific locations and learning specific techniques

Physical Difficulty: There won’t be any long hikes nor extended walking on this workshop. You can anticipate mostly flat urban (paved) navigation.

Suggested Items to Bring

  • Camera (DSLR, Mirrorless, iPhone)
  • Your camera manual if you're unsure how to change settings
  • Variety of lens from ultra-wide to telephoto
  • Tripod required for evening and night shoots
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • Extra batteries and memory cards
  • Lens microfiber cloth for cleaning
  • Bottled water/snacks
  • Sturdy boots that protect your feet
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • A fully charged cell phone