Orkoskey Nature Photography Blog

Welcome to the Orkoskey Nature Photography Blog. Here you'll find articles I've write mostly about a lot of stuff, including nature photography, other types of photography, ecological issues, social issues, fine art, design, and more. Oh I also write warnings about some truly terrible companies. Does this all relate to nature photography? No, maybe not, but I need some place to put some of it so here it is. Enjoy!

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Latest Posts

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2022 Natural Building Update

September 27, 2022: I’m pro photographer Don Orkoskey, here is my 2022 natural building update for those of you who are looking for information on my project.
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Brand New Nature Photography Website

September 19, 2022: Welcome to the brand new nature photography website of Pittsburgh photographer and nature photography teacher Don Orkoskey.
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Art, Humor, and Community

February 16, 2022: Pittsburgh photographer, artist, and designer Don Orkoskey shares some thoughts on art, humor, and community as well as personal responsibility.
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Summer 2013 straw bale house building update

August 23, 2013: Pittsburgh photographer and designer Don Orkoskey provides a summer 2013 straw bale house building update, a periodic check in on the project.
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Experimental Permaculture: Steep Slope Stabalization

June 23, 2013: Pittsburgh photographer and designer Don Orkoskey reports on his experimental permaculture project: steep slope stabilization in Pittsburgh.
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Western PA Permaculture Crop List

March 6, 2013: Pittsburgh photographer and designer talks about the plants that will be a part of his property in his western PA permaculture crop list.
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Straw Bale & Cob House An’at

January 19, 2013: Pittsburgh photographer and designer Don Orkoskey talks about his straw bale and cob house he plans to build near Pittsburgh.
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Certified Permaculture Designer

May 12, 2012: Pittsburgh photographer and designer is now a certified permaculture designer after passing his PDC through Phipps Conservatory.
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Laundry Hamper Design

December 17, 2011: Designer Don Orkoskey has created a better laundry hamper that provides a space for not quite yet dirty enough to wash clothes.
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Latest House Ideas

December 13, 2011: Designer Don Orkoskey is building a natural home in Pittsburgh from straw bales. Here are his latest house ideas in the project.
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The Amazing Benefits of Wattle Fences

December 6, 2011: Don Orkoskey talks about the amazing benefits of wattle fences. Both sustainable, and beautiful these are truly incredible antient tech.
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Cob House Progress

September 6, 2011: A cob house progress report from photographer and designer Don Orkoskey who is planning a natural home build in Pittsburgh, PA.