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Snow Geese at Middle Creek - 2 Day Photo Workshop

Snow Geese at Middle Creek - 2 Day Photo Workshop

Each year in early spring, thousands of migrating Snow Geese arrive to Middle Creek Wildlife area in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Spending their days foraging on the corn fields, and roosting at night on the lake, these geese refuel before heading out on their last push north.

Join Emily Mitchell in this overnight photography workshop in Pennsylvania. We'll head up to Lancaster County to capture the thousands of Snow Geese on their migratory route in Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area.

Beginning with a presentation and orientation of the Snow Geese in the Area and what techniques are used to photograph birds and birds in flight in a variety of settings.

We will then heading out to together and search for the flock and spend our time observing and capturing the geese. Staying through sunset, we'll return to our hotel for dinner and downloading of our images.

The next morning, we will leave to arrive just at dawn to capture the geese roosting on the lake before they flush up to forage on the fields. Following the morning shoot, we'll return to the hotel for check out and an image review before heading home.

Topics include:

  • The type of equipment best suited for wildlife photography
  • The selection of ISO and shutter speeds to maximizing your camera’s ability to capture birds in action.
  • How to observe wildlife in action and discover their patterns and habits.
  • How to pan and shoot with a moving subject.

Note: The exact location of hotel is listed in confirmation letter. Room rates for the group are $121plus tax and are not included in the price of this workshop.

Class Limit: 10

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."

"Emily provided great instruction ahead of time, with tips and ideas. She was wonderful at making sure that everyone got the attention they needed and got real time feedback and help. Emily is awesome!"

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: March 02 2019

Time: 1:00 PM Saturday to 1:00 PM Sunday




Lititz, Pennsylvania 17543
Rooms have been set aside for our group at a hotel in Lititz and you'll find all the details in confirmation letter.

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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.