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Morning On The Meadows

Morning On The Meadows

Howard County Conservancy was created in 1993 through a generous land donation by Ruth and Frances Brown. With over 232 acres of meandering fields, rolling hills, varied habitats and gardens, this land is home of the 300 year old farm known as Mount Pleasant.

Along with the natural treasures the conservancy holds, many historical buildings of Mount Pleasant Farm remains including the farmhouse, a carriage house, and several smaller structures. The property originated in 1703, when  Patuxent Ranger, Thomas Browne received the land grant known as Ranter’s Ridge. This farm remained in the family for eight generations and became known as Mount Pleasant Farm, until the death of the two remaining Brown sisters.

With a wide variety of subjects to capture, we will begin early on the misty meadow. Continuing on, we will capture the historical farm and gardens. Landscape and macro perspectives will allow us to think through our compositions and become artistic with our camera.

While any camera is suitable for this class, a DSLR or Mirrorless camera with lens choices can offer additional creativity.

Join us on this creative photographic outing and come away with a better understanding of your camera, and well composed nature photographs.

Topics Include:

  • Emphasis will be on keeping things simple with Camera settings, while developing a fresh eye for compelling nature compositions.
  • Selecting apertures, shutter speeds and ISO’s for proper exposure.
  • Learning how to think more like an artist when creating photographic compositions.

COVID-19 Safety Practices: We are following the CDC Guidelines; masks are optional for those who are vaccinated, they should be worn by those who are not.

Class Limiit: 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!"

"The instructor is a very good teacher and talented photographer. She takes us to interesting locations, gives a short briefing and technical review, then leads the class through the landscape ensuring that we students see all the photo possibilities, while checking that we keep our camera settings adjusted for the changing light. I get introduced to something new in every class. Things I could never have seen alone. With her instruction, I am now producing images that I enjoy to keep and enjoy to share with my family and friends."

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:

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: August 28 2021

Time: 6:00 AM - 9:00 AM




Old Frederick Road, Woodstock, Maryland

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Class 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.
  • Please check the name and date of the class carefully. 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.