About Global Photography School
Thank you for reading more about Global Photography School (GPS). GPS is a photography learning platform created for everyone who loves photography, values community, learning, and growing both in their photography skills and in their personhood. GPS is all about sharing and developing a love not only of photography but also of our world and everyone who inhabits it.
GPS is a platform for the sharing of photography skills and for learning about ourselves and each other. This sense of community is at the core of Global Photography School. We're not interested in being casual observers, outsiders looking in, we're interested in what is happening, why it's happening, and in who is making it happen. GPS is a place for people with a passion and love of the world around them, of the people, creatures, and everything else in it, and we're committed to building a community of like-minded people who respect each other, value cultural learning, diversity, and the stories that we each have to share.
Mission: The Global Photography School is committed to helping students of all ages all around the globe learn to take better photographs while celebrating the beauty and diversity of our natural world and all who call it home.
Vision: The Global Photography School is increasing knowledge of and love for photography while building a global community of photographers and photography lovers.
The Global Photography School is an online photography skills platform building a world of classes for people of all ages all around the world to teach, learn, and grow together. Everyone from beginner to intermediate students learn valuable photography skills through online synchronous classes, free online videos taught by experienced photography teachers, and virtual and in-person meetings. Classes cover a range of topics from phone photography and beginner digital photography to advanced classes on a variety of subjects and photographic techniques.
About Our Founder
Thank you for wanting to learn more about our founder. GPS was established in late 2020 by Don Orkoskey of WDO Photography as an international online learning platform for photography. Don's vision of GPS was to create a platform to connect teachers and students all around the world sharing, learning, and increasing their love and understanding of photography.
Don is a working professional photographer with more than 2 decades of experience and has been teaching photography for over 10 years. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic Don refocused his efforts on teaching. He established GPS as a way to separate his photography business from his teaching but plans to grow GPS by adding an international team of instructors teaching in multiple languages with the goal of celebrating the universal language of photography with people who love the medium all around the world. To find out more about Don, his work, and WDO Photography visit his business website at WDOphoto.com. For more about GPS continue reading below. If you are a photographer looking to help others learn photography please visit our contact page and let us know you're interested in being part of the team.