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

Preparing for an African Safari

Preparing for an African Safari

Going on an African Safari is everyone’s dream and as a photographer a lot of planning is needed to have the trip of a lifetime. As a life-long international traveler, Emily Carter Mitchell has experience in preparing and planning for travel overseas as well as photographing the wildlife in various areas in Africa.

Emily will cover all aspects of travel related to an African Safari, from choosing where and when to go, how to select a tour operator and the unique requirements needed as a photographer in Africa.

Additionally, she will cover tips for photographing wildlife from gear recommendations, to camera settings, to an in-field backup plan.

Topics include:

  • Trip planning from air to land.
  • Trip preparation including packing and health and safety.
  • The type of equipment best suited for wildlife photography.
  • Photographic strategies in the field
  • Field tips for camera gear
  • Camera settings best suited for a variety of wildlife.

There is nothing you need to bring to the class other than something to take notes with.

Class Limit: 12

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 award winning and published nature and wildlife photographer based in Annapolis, Maryland. Through her work Nature as Art she brings a creative interpretation of the natural world around us bringing a sense of serenity in a world increasingly filled with chaos. There is a sense of stillness and ethereal attributes in her images that has one see beyond what is first obvious.

Emily holds a Master’s Degree in Global Management, with a corporate background in Human Resources and extensive years in the travel and hospitality industry. Her photographic journey began when she was a teenager and she has always enjoyed photography as a way to capture the world around her.

Emily’s passion of photography is shared with others through her nature and wildlife photography classes for Capital Photography Center based in the Metro DC area.

To enjoy her creative work, please visit Emily’s website at: www.emilymitchellphotographycom

Emily teaches the following classes for Capital Photography Center:

* Getting Started in Bird Photography
* Photo Adventures and to various parks and waterfalls
* A wide variety of In-The-Field Shooting classes 
* Editing with Topaz

Date: April 25 2020

Time: 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM




1616 H St NW Washington, DC 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.