Photo Arts Workshops

One of Rivers of Steel Arts’ most in-demand programs, Photo Safaris inspire novice and experienced photographers alike!

For photographers craving an “open” shooting experience, a variety of different Photo Safari options allow for unique access to Rivers of Steel’s attractions. The interplay of light and seasonality at the Carrie Furnaces offer endless perspectives of this industrial muse. Views of Pittsburgh’s majestic skyline and its renewed riverbanks are unparalleled from the vantage point of Rivers of Steel’s Explorer riverboat.

For photographers looking to explore analogue processes and in-depth instruction in specific techniques, guided workshops are available. Team-building exercises recreate the camaraderie felt between fellow workers on the job.

Private photos sessions are available by appointment. Email info@riversofsteel.com for information.

Upcoming Events for 2020

photographer setting up a shot at Carrie furnaces

Photo Safari at the Carrie Blast Furnaces

(One-day workshop)
This program is offered six times in 2020, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm on April 19, May 17, June 14 (sunset safari 6:30 pm), July 19, August 9, September 6 and October 11

One of Rivers of Steel’s most in-demand programs, the Photo Safari at the Carrie Blast Furnaces inspires novice and experienced photographers alike!

The interplay of light and seasonality at the Carrie Furnaces offer endless perspectives of this industrial muse. These three-hour photo safaris are appropriate for both novice and experienced photographers alike who crave an “open” shooting experience with very little interruption, guidance, or interference.  Take your time and line up the perfect image of the historic Carrie Furnaces!

Register for a photo safari
Carrie furnaces photo at dusk by Kevin Scanlon

Sunset Safari at the Carrie Blast Furnaces

(One-day workshop)
Sunday, June 14
6:30 – 9:30 pm

Join Rivers of Steel Arts at dusk for a unique photo safari that explores the Carrie Furnaces in twilight. Witness the beauty and subtlety of the site as only seen through half-light, and capture your own piece of the drama to take home. This safari is recommended for those with prior experience shooting low-light subject matter, but it is open to novice and experienced photographers alike.

Register for a sunset safari

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such as tours, workshops, and festivals happening at each unique attraction.