Capital Photography Center | Photography Classes in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia

Ducks On The Mall In DC

Ducks On The Mall In DC

Constitution Gardens is a lesser known memorial and a living legacy to honor the U.S. Constitution and past Presidents.

There are several varieties of ducks that enjoy this pond including Northern Shovelers, Gadwalls, Ring-necked ducks, Mallards, and Canada Geese. A natural area within the busy monument area, many additional bird species can be found surrounding the park.

These ducks are accustomed to visitors and are cooperative subjects. We will spend time along the water patiently awaiting the ducks to glide closer for low perspectives and creative views.

Suitable for photographers of all levels, you will improve your skills in bird and nature photography. Becoming more aware of how light availability affects your camera setting choices, you’ll become more confident in quickly knowing what works depending on the scene.

Topics include:

  • The essentials of bird photography including field behavior and technical aspects.
  • Creative compelling compositions in nature photography
  • Improve confidence when selecting camera settings to create the desired effect.

This class is suitable for photographers of all levels, you will develop your skills in bird and nature photography and develop better confidence in choosing camera settings to create compelling images based on available light.

Recommended Equipment: DSLR with focal range of 24-300 mm lens. A sturdy tripod.

Class Limit: 8

What People Are Saying About Emily
“I had a great time at the class learning to photograph eagles.  Emily was the consummate professional instructor with just the right touch of technical, hands-on and encouragement. Her pleasant and relaxed manner made everyone there at ease and eager to get some great shots and spend more time in the future birding.” 

“Thoroughly enjoyed the class, Emily is a wonderful instructor and I learned a lot! I really appreciate her taking the time working with me on lighting and composition even though I had a smaller compact camera. I'll look forward to taking other classes she teaches!"

"Emily was terrific.  She gave explicit details re: camera settings, light, composition, and point of view.  She was very patient and gave individual attention.  I appreciated the opportunity to learn from her."
 

What People Are Saying About Emily

“Thoroughly enjoyed the class, Emily is a wonderful instructor and I learned a lot! I really appreciate her taking the time working with me on lighting and composition even though I had a smaller compact camera. I'll look forward to taking other classes she teaches!"

"Emily was terrific.  She gave explicit details re: camera settings, light, composition, and point of view.  She was very patient and gave individual attention.  I appreciated the opportunity to learn from her."

Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell

Emily Carter Mitchell

Emily Carter Mitchell is an outdoor photography enthusiast well known for her bird, nature and wildlife photography. With over 20 years in the travel and hospitality industry, the sense of adventure and discovering lesser known destinations continue to inspire Emily’s photographic endeavors.

As a gifted photographer and avid birder in the DELMARVA area, time and patience has given her the insight in understanding the behaviors and characteristics of the avian world. Capturing a moment that expresses personality and a sense of humanity within the natural world brings one closer to nature.

Emily is a published photojournalist and her work can be seen in the Bay Weekly, on numerous book covers and smart device apps. Her blog, Hoof Beats and Foot Prints blog is internationally recognized and showcases her beautiful images and insights on nature.

Emily teaches the birding, wildlife and the Adventures On The Trails classes for Capital Photography Center.

Date: December 28 2017

Time: 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Fee:

$79

Location:

Constitution Avenue near 19th St, 20006

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Cancellation Policy:

  • A refund or a credit towards another class (less a $20 processing fee) can be given if cancellation notice is given more than 5 business days from the scheduled class.
  • If there is no cancellation notice, or it is given 5 business days or less, no refund or credit will be given.
  • Requests to reschedule a class will incur a $20 processing fee provided notice is given more than 5 business days prior to the class. If request to reschedule is given less than business 5 days prior to the class, no refund or credit will be given.
  • If Capital Photography Center cancels or postpones a class due to weather or low enrollment, you can choose a full refund or a credit towards a future class.