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.


  • Exceptional access to 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.


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.


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

Program Sessions

Photography Workshop: Fallingwater In Context with Andrew Pielage

May 26 - May 27, 2023

Tuition: $600 includes lodging, meals, tour, photography access, and special event, Sacred Spaces: Dinner and Artist Talk.

Required Equipment: Participants must bring a manual camera with full manual control of aperture and shutter speed.

Frank Lloyd Wright first visited Bear Run in 1934 to gather inspiration for what would become his masterpiece of organic architecture. During this two-day workshop, explore Fallingwater and its site with a Wright-eye-view. Use photography to capture Wright’s sources of inspiration in the landscape and the house itself. Explore historic, vernacular architecture of Southwestern Pennsylvania, including our 1850’s log cabin, historic barns and farmhouses, located on Fallingwater’s campus, as further context for the cultural landscape that inspired Wright’s innovative design.

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 to Fallingwater and its site in early morning and evening hours. Workshop includes a special night photography session (weather permitting).

This workshop includes a special event, Sacred Spaces: Dinner and Artist Talk, in celebration of Pielage’s solo exhibition, on view at Fallingwater.

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Cancellation and Refund Policy

If you cancel your registration for a one-day workshop any time up to 30 days before the day of the program, you will receive a refund minus a $25 processing fee.

If you cancel your registration for a multi-day program (residencies, Insight/Onsite, etc.) any time up to 30 days before the first day of the program, you will receive a refund minus a $50 processing fee and a $150 cancellation fee.

If you cancel less than 30 days before the first day of a Fallingwater Institute program, refunds are not available.

COVID-19 Update: Masking is optional but always welcome. Complimentary masks are available to all participants. We will carefully and continually monitor the situation in our region and make adjustments to our COVID-19 requirements as needed. Any changes to the requirements will be shared with you prior to the date of the program.