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January 23, 2021: Wildlife Photography Field Practice

Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

Becoming successful as a wildlife photographer requires practice and time in the field. Join Emily Carter Mitchell in a park near Joppa, Maryland that has an abundance of cooperative wildlife.

On a paved walkway, you’ll have the opportunity to photograph a variety of bird species including Tufted Titmouse, Carolina Chickadee, Northern Cardinals and more. Both Eastern Gray squirrels and Black squirrels will run up to you asking for a peanut, which you’ll happily offer from your goody bag that is provided.

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January 28, 2021: Sunset and Moonrise Over The Capitol Columns at the National Arboretum

Time: 4:15pm - 6:45pm
Fee: $109
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 2

Join us for this exclusive and exciting opportunity to photograph the full moon rising over the lighted Capitol Columns. 

We’ll start the class by capturing the Capital Columns bathed in the warm afternoon light. Then when the moon rises, we'll photograph it famed through the columns and then above them. 

A per person donation to the National Arboretum is included in the price of the class.

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January 30, 2021: Wildlife Photography Field Practice

Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 1

Becoming successful as a wildlife photographer requires practice and time in the field. Join Emily Carter Mitchell in a park near Joppa, Maryland that has an abundance of cooperative wildlife.

On a paved walkway, you’ll have the opportunity to photograph a variety of bird species including Tufted Titmouse, Carolina Chickadee, Northern Cardinals and more. Both Eastern Gray squirrels and Black squirrels will run up to you asking for a peanut, which you’ll happily offer from your goody bag that is provided.

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January 31, 2021: Composition in Nature

Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

In this course, you’ll learn the wide variety of compositions that can be discovered out in nature. From sweeping landscapes and intimate scenes to close-ups and abstracts. With a creative eye, one can come home from an outing with unique images.

Join Emily Carter Mitchell at the National Wildlife Refuge center and develop your artistic eye for nature photography. You’ll learn how your composition choice conveys your interpretation of the natural world. We’ll look at nature’s smaller scenes, including intimate landscapes, portraits of trees and plants, and abstracts from textures and patterns.

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February 7, 2021: Composition Field Shoot In Baltimore’s Harbor Area

Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 1

The composition of a photograph is the single most important element a photographer uses to convey an artistic statement.  What’s included, excluded and the arrangement of elements within the frame is all part of composition.  

In this field shoot class, you will learn techniques to improve a photograph’s composition in Baltimore’s iconic harbor area. We’ll have expansive views of the harbor, see weathered industrial machinery, and an incredible view of the Domino Sugar factory.  On the water, we'll see sailboats, tugboats, and cargo ships gliding by as they go about their daily work.

We’ll be shooting during the late afternoon light as well as for about an hour after sunset so we’ll capture beautiful shots of the lit harbor scenes against a beautiful blue twilight sky.  

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February 13, 2021: Painting with Light

Time: 5:45 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 5

Join instructor Marie Joabar and learn the tips and tricks to create lighting masterpieces. With special access to the historic Ivy Hill Cemetery at nighttime, we’ll light paint some of the older tombstones, some dating back to the 1800s, as well as the old vault.

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February 21, 2021: Exploring Manassas Battlefield Park

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee: $125
Instructor: Lori Lankford
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 6

Join instructor Lori Lankford for this 2 part class. Explore Battlefield Park in-person and learn tips for creative captures of historic landmark sights. The following week, join Lori for a live 1 hour Zoom session as she demonstrates and offers tips for creatively editing the images from the shoot.  

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March 6, 2021: Eastern Shore’s Wintering Ducks

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Fee: $109
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 7

Each winter, thousands of ducks call the Chesapeake Bay their home. One of their favorite places to visit is in Cambridge, Maryland where they are easily accessible for photography. Join us on the Choptank River and enjoy several different species of ducks. Spend time with this cooperative flock and improve your bird photography skills.

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March 6, 2021: Painting With Light at National Arboretum

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee: $109
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 3

Come explore some hidden gems at the Arboretum after the light of day is gone. Using our flashlights, we’ll ‘paint’ our subjects with light for unique and creative images.  Join us for this special access to the National Arboretum at nighttime class and learn the techniques to create lighting masterpieces. 

A per person donation to the Arboertum is included in the fee for this class. 

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April 17, 2021: Waterfalls of The Patapsco Adventure

Time: 9:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 7

Maryland offers a variety of beautiful waterfalls that are just waiting to be discovered.  Join us for this “Adventure” hike through Cascade Falls in Patapsco Valley State Park and enjoy the meandering path along a babbling brook. Expand your creative nature photography by getting off the beaten track and find the hidden treasures on the trail.

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