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

Lotus and Lilies at Kenilworth Gardens

Lotus and Lilies at Kenilworth Gardens

Enjoy the graceful beauty of the Lotus blossoms and water lilies in their full glory at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens.  We will visit the gardens for the early morning light, capturing dew laden lotus and other aquatic flowers.

Join Emily Carter Mitchell and learn how to develop an artistic eye with nature as your subject. Improve your floral and nature photography by learning the concepts of subject framing and background selection that influences your compositional choices.  Gain a deeper understanding in your camera settings and how they influence the level of focus in your images and how to make the right adjustments for proper exposure.

Additional tools for floral and nature photography will be shared including reflectors, diffusers and other creative techniques.

Recommended Equipment:
· Camera with a zoom lens of 16-300mm focal range
· Tripod and shutter release cable
· Macro gear and reflectors or diffusers (if you have them)
· Circular Polarizing filter will come in handy (bring it along if you have one)

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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: July 13 2019

Time: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM




Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, 1550 Anacostia Ave NE, Washington, DC 20019

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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.