The Richard Kelly Experience Photography Workshops are based in the Bloomfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

At the Richard Kelly experience, we focus our teaching on our students and their practicing skills and techniques to make their photography better. These experiences are for both the teenager and the lifelong student. Some classes will ease the beginner into their photography and others expanding for the master. We believe concentrated time on a project or technique is while others are geared more for the advanced photographer.

Workshops may be one session for a few hours and others may meet for several sessions. 

Our mission is to help enthusiasts and artists achieve personal growth and satisfaction through lifelong learning and contributing to a creative community through photography.



Silver Lake Films


RIchard KElly -Photographer/Founder

Richard Kelly creates photographs and motion picture projects of the most exciting people for publications and marketing campaigns. My practice also includes consulting and creating mission image strategy for non-profits and corporate marketers.

For over 15 years Richard has taught photography courses at the Pittsburgh Filmmakers School. In 2018, he launched the Richard Kelly Experience photography workshops for the curious, the enthusiasts, artists and professionals with an interest in Photography.

As the former President of ASMP - American Society of Media Photographers Richard met professional artists and photographers though-out the world with an opportunity to learn from their experiences how to live and thrive in as a creative artist.

In 2009 I received the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship for my Artists and Scientists project which has been published and exhibited in numerous venues.

My photographs are in private and public collections including the collection at the Carnegie Museum of Art, The Gallery for the Foundation for Autoimmunity Institute at West Penn Hospital, Tri-State Capital Bank, The Senator John Heinz History Center and the Photography Museum of Lishui, China.

I live in the South Hills of Pittsburgh with my wife Jennifer and daughter Grace and pug Clementine.

Stephen Seliy -Photographer/Filmmaker

Stephen Seliy, a Croatian-American, has been involved in filmmaking and photography for more than forty years.

As the CEO of a marketing and communications design firm that represented economic development agencies and major corporations Seliy has produced commercials, documentary films and worked in the development of programming for public television.

He has partnered with major foundations and authored a 21st Century Grant for 1.5 million dollars to create a model career pathways project for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

In addition to holding degrees and certifications from the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, Seliy holds an Associate in Applied Science degree in Culinary Arts from the Community College of Allegheny County.

Since 2014 Seliy has worked in Western Africa and Eastern Europe on education and refugee issues as a documentarian. Recently Seliy has volunteered for the Center for Peace Studies documenting the stories of refugees that have been trafficked by corrupt law enforcement regimes in Serbia, Bosnia and Croatia.

Seliy is a principal in Silver Lake Films.