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 2021

photographer setting up a shot at Carrie furnaces

Photo Safari at the Carrie Blast Furnaces

(One-day workshop)
This program is offered four times in 2021, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on April 18, May 16, July 11, August 8, September 12, and October 10.
Sunset Photo Safari is being offered one day on June 6, 2021 from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

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 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!

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