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Autumn Along Gunpowder River

Autumn Along Gunpowder River

Autumn is a Landscape photographer’s dream and what better than to enjoy it in scenic Maryland. Join Emily Carter Mitchell along the flowing waters of Gunpowder Falls State Park and improve your skills in Landscape photography.

In this adventure, you’ll be stepping back in time at a historic village, and then with a short walk, our highlight will be one of the few remaining Covered Bridges found in Maryland. Along with in-field image review and feedback, you will learn the concepts of Landscape photography and the tools used to enhance your landscape images.

To round out the session, you will learn how to achieve slow exposures using filters to smooth the river’s waters with the covered bridge as a backdrop.

Topics include:

·       Concepts of Landscape Photography.
·       Equipment used frequently in landscape photography.
·       Getting the right exposure in high contrast scenes.
·       Understanding the use of filters for slow exposures in landscape photography.
·       Elements of Composition and creative imagery.

Recommended  Equipment:
·       A DSLR or mirrorless camera with a focal range of 24 – 200mm will offer a variety of captures.
·       A circular polarizing filter, neutral density and graduated neutral density filters
·       Tripod

Questions can be directed to Marie Joabar at

NOTE - Students will be required to follow COVID-19 Safety Practices, conduct a Self-Screening Health Assessment and sign a Waiver of Liability prior to attending a class. These items can be reviewed on the class registration page.     

Class limit: 8

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: October 11 2020

Time: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM




Kingsville, MD 21087

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Cancellation Policy for registrations after June 1, 2020

  • When canceling a class, we would prefer and appreciate as much notice as possible.
  • If you are feeling ill, are exposed to a person who has COVID-19, or answer yes to any of the questions on the Self Screening Health Assessment, we ask that you stay home. Our policy for these situations is that you can choose a credit code for the full amount of your purchase which can be applied toward the purchase of any future in-person class.
  • If there is another shutdown due to the Pandemic and a class is canceled due to that, we will issue a credit code for the full amount of your purchase which can be applied toward the purchase of any future class.
  • If we cancel a class due to low registration, you can choose a credit toward a future class or a full refund.
  • Students wishing to switch classes or dates will need to give 5 days notice. At this time there will be no fee to change.