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Annapolis At Twilight

Annapolis At Twilight

Let’s walk the cobblestone streets of Annapolis and capture this historic town. Annapolis has an eighteenth century feel as you wander past buildings from the mid 1700’s, and as home of the United States Naval Academy, don’t be surprised to see midshipmen in their uniforms walking past you.

Starting in the afternoon we will photograph historic homes, lively streets and Naval Academy Cadets walking the streets in their whites. As the light dims, we’ll enjoy the blue hour just after sunset and capture car light trails with long exposures. The city lights brighten the dark sky and the charm of the city really shines through for night photography. 

This class is suitable for anyone interested in improving their photography skills. We’ll discuss the concept of purposeful photography and how to come home with wonderful travel related images that you’ll be proud of. We will also learn the concepts of slow shutter speeds in low light.

Topics include:

  • Travel photography and how to keep things simple.
  • Technical settings for proper exposure and getting off of the automatic mode.
  • Slow exposures for blurring movement and camera settings for night photography.
  • Compositional elements for capturing a beautiful image.

Recommended Gear:

  • A digital SLR or mirrorless camera with manual exposure controls
  • Lenses in the range of 24-200 will work fine for this class.
  • A sturdy tripods is a must. 

Class Limit: 8

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.

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: September 12 2020

Time: 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM




Annapolis Waterfront

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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.