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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.
  • Techniques for bird in flight photography.

Note: Fee includes instruction only. Accommodations are not included price of this workshop.
We have secured the hotel rooms but participants will need to phone hotel to reserve and pay. Room rates for the group are $94 plus tax. You'll find more information in the confirmation letter.

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 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: February 29 2020

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.