2017, June 24: Flower and Garden Photography at the National Cathedral

Hidden behind the beautiful Washington National Cathedral is the Bishop’s Garden. Designed by Frederick Law Olmstead Jr., the 59 acre garden and grounds was completed in 1928 and includes Olmstead woods.

The summer garden is full with greenery and summer blossoms, beautiful stonework, statuary and hidden nooks and with the National Cathedral as a backdrop it offers the perfect place for garden and flower photography. The Bishop’s Garden is lovingly cared for by the All Hallows Guild and was recently restored with three years of work completing in 2013. We'll find it now in its full splendor.

Join us and learn about garden photography. From landscape scenes and intimate settings to getting close and focusing on the details and beauty of the garden plantings.

Topics included:

 - Garden photography and how to create depth and meaning to your images
 - Apply the selection of apertures and ISO settings to maximize composition and exposure.
 - Developing an eye for creative compositions from broad views to small details in the scene.
 - Macro photography for details of plants and flowers.

While any camera is appropriate for this class, a DSLR camera with a variety of lenses will be beneficial. It is recommended to bring your camera manual, extra battery and memory card. 

Class limit: 10

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."

Instructor: 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.