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Snow Geese Photo Workshop

Snow Geese Photo Workshop

This is a WORKSHOP not a class and is NOT eligible for the Thanksgiving Holiday Sale.

Each year in early spring, thousands of migrating Snow Geese arrive 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 Carter Mitchell in this overnight photography workshop to capture the thousands of Snow Geese on their migratory route. 

There will be a pre-workshop presentation via Zoom on Thursday evening, 2/24. This will cover techniques are used to photograph birds and birds in flight in a variety of settings.

We'll begin our workshop at 2:00pm on 2/26. We will head out to the wildlife area and search for the flock and spend our time observing and capturing the geese staying through sunset. 
On Sunday morning, we will 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 at 10:00. 

On March 2, we will hold a post-workshop image review via Zoom. This will allow  time to review your images and present them for the review.

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.
We hope you can join Emily for this special workshop!

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!"

"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: February 26 2022

Time: Multi-day WORKSHOP - Feb 26 and Feb 27




Lititz, Pennsylvania 17543

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  • 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.
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