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Winona School of Professional Photography
Professional Photogr
Professional Photographers of America, Inc
Master's
Triangle School of Professional Photography
Other

Education

Winona School of Professional Photography (Professional Photogr)

Professional Photographers of America, Inc (Master's)

Triangle School of Professional Photography (Other)

About Don

I started in Photography in 1985 and quickly built a successful studio specializing in weddings, high school seniors and families. Along the way, I continued to take classes and entered into competitions to enhance my education and skill. I have earned my Master's degree in photography and have been certified by the Professional Photographers of America. I have been chosen a winner five times for the best wedding album in Pennsylvania and six times for the best wedding album in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. I have also been the only photographer in Pennsylvania to score a perfect '100' in the state's wedding album competition.

After receiving my Master's degree, I began working the teaching circuit among the professional photographers' organization. I traveled to many states to teach wedding styles and techniques along with a comprehensive business model I created to enhance sales and the customer experience. I am currently photographing weddings only and look forward to sharing the knowledge I have amassed over the years!

I am a graduate of the Winona School of Professional Photography and a graduate of the Triangle School of Professional Photography. I have received my Masters degree through the Professional Photographers of America, Inc. I have received my degree of Photographic Craftsmen through the Professional Photographers of America, Inc. I also have earned the degree of Certified Master Craftsman which is considered to be the highest attainable in professional photography.

I have been an instructor for the Triangle School of Professional Photographers Association and the Professional Photographers of America, Inc. My work has been published in the Professional Photographers of America coffee table book illustrating the work of the top photographers in the world. I have judged photographic competitions on a state and national level. I am a six-time recipient of the Fuji Masterpiece Award for Outstanding Achievement in the field of Professional Photography and a two-time recipient of the Kodak Gallery Award for Outstanding Achievement in the field of Professioanl Photography.

Professional Photography is an art...there are techniques and skills that are age old and road tested. I have noticed through the digital era and the cell phone cameras that everyone thinks they are a photographer. I have also watched the trends in wedding photography change from a portrait style to a journalistic style and "take it as it happens" mindset. I now see a shift in this thinking and a turning back to the time when the art of professional photography is making a resurgence. I encourage you to reach out and contact me if you have an interest in learning the art of wedding photography. It has served me well. I look forward to meeting you!
I started in Photography in 1985 and quickly built a successful studio specializing in weddings, high school seniors and families. Along the way, I continued to take classes and entered into competitions to enhance my education and skill. I have earned my Master's degree in photography and have been certified by the Professional Photographers of Read more

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Travels within 20 miles of Pittsburgh, PA 15236
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Winona School of Professional Photography
Professional Photogr
Professional Photographers of America, Inc
Master's
Triangle School of Professional Photography
Other

Education

Winona School of Professional Photography (Professional Photogr)

Professional Photographers of America, Inc (Master's)

Triangle School of Professional Photography (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Don will travel within 20 miles of Pittsburgh, PA 15236.