Photography Workshops with Andrew Pielage

By the time he designed Fallingwater in 1934, Frank Lloyd Wright had become a master of light and space. Photography also requires a mastery of light, especially when photographing a structure like Fallingwater. Join Andrew Pielage, an artist-in-residence at the Fallingwater Institute who has photographed more than 100 Frank Lloyd Wright sites around the country and whose work has been internationally published and featured on Architectural Digest magazine, Vanity magazine, Lonely Planet, Curbed, PBS and NPR.

Learn the best shutter speed, aperture and ISO settings for exterior and interior spaces. Join a small group of photographers and benefit from an intimate group size with direct instruction and feedback from Pielage while learning ways to improve your photographs. Enjoy full photographic access of Fallingwater and its site in early morning and evening hours. Workshop includes a special night photography session (weather permitting).

Features

  • Exceptional access Fallingwater, an international landmark included on the UNESCO World Heritage List, including special access for evening photography
  • Hands-on learning and scholarly discussions
  • Delicious meals provided

About the Instructors

Andrew Pielage

Andrew Pielage has photographed 108 Frank Lloyd Wright sites around the country and has been published in newspapers, magazines and websites from CNN to the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation’s quarterly magazine.

Born to an adventurous mother and a geologist father, his childhood was spent exploring the dusty backroads of the American Southwest. This constant desert travel rooted his artistic soul in landscape photography.

In his hometown, Pielage discovered the beautiful relationship of landscape and design in the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright inspired his passion for this relationship and his mission to photograph all of Wright’s remaining designs. With over 20 years of experience, including international ad campaigns and publications, television features, exhibitions and workshops, Pielage continues to do what he loves: capture the soul of his subjects and inspire imagination through photography and education.

Facilities

Participants will stay on the property in the newly constructed residence designed by AIA Gold Medalist architect Peter Bohlin, who is the founding principal of the firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson.  This property is situated adjacent to Fallingwater, and includes eight bedrooms, each with a private bath. This secluded site is surrounded by an amazing view of the Bear Run Nature Reserve – the 5,100-acre natural area that is home to Fallingwater.

Classes are held at the Hillman Education Pavilion, and on site at Fallingwater. This is a casual and natural learning environment, where daily activities can inspire great things! All meals are provided.

Eligibility

You must be at least 18 years old to participate. Enrollment is limited.

Program Sessions

Focus on Fallingwater: Architecture and Landscape Photography Workshop for Beginners

October 14 - October 16, 2022

Focus your lens on Fallingwater during this weekend workshop. Learn about ISO, shutter speed, and aperture as well as how to read natural light.

$850 Double Occupancy (Roommate may be requested or assigned.)
$1,700 Single Occupancy

Price includes instruction, tours, housing, and meals.

Participants must bring full manual camera, tripod.

Discount available for Fayette County residents.

Photography Tour: Fallingwater, Kentuck Knob and Polymath Park

October 19 - October 21, 2022

Spend three days practicing your photography skills with Andrew Pielage while exploring three Wright sites in the Laurel Highlands: Fallingwater, Kentuck Knob and the Duncan and Lindholm Houses at Polymath Park. Knowledge of ISO, shutter speed, and aperture required.

$1,275 Double Occupancy (Roommate may be requested or assigned.)
$2,550 Single Occupancy

Price includes instruction, tours, housing, meals, and shuttles to three sites.

Participants must bring full manual camera, tripod and laptop with Adobe Lightroom Classic CC installed prior to class.

Application

To register, contact Fallingwater Institute Program Manager Marie Woof at mwoof@paconserve.org.

COVID-19 Update: For the safety of students and staff, all participants in on-site residencies must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, as defined by the Centers of Disease Control, during the application process. All students and staff will adhere to the current WPC COVID-19 safety requirements, which will be provided to participants in advance of the course.