In this course, you’ll learn the wide variety of compositions that can be discovered out in nature. From sweeping landscapes and intimate scenes to close-ups and abstracts. With a creative eye, one can come home from an outing with unique images.
Join Emily Carter Mitchell at the National Wildlife Refuge center and develop your artistic eye for nature photography. You’ll learn how your composition choice conveys your interpretation of the natural world. We’ll look at nature’s smaller scenes, including intimate landscapes, portraits of trees and plants, and abstracts from textures and patterns.
Working with a variety of focal lengths and learning how to maximize photographic opportunities based on the light available, you’ll improve your understanding of composition in nature.
- How the Exposure triangle is used in composition.
- Understanding of light and how to use it to your advantage.
- Compositional elements in nature compositions.
- What additional tools are used in nature photography.
- A digital camera with a zoom lens with a focal range of 24-200mm and a wider-angle lens if you have one.
- Tripod for deep focus and sharp images.
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: 8-9
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 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.emilymitchellphotography.com
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