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Annapolis At Twilight

Annapolis At Twilight

Historic Annapolis is glorious in the summer months and a wonderful town for a photography walkabout. Join Emily Carter Mitchell and let’s walk the cobblestone streets of Annapolis together and capture this historic town. 

Starting in the afternoon we will photograph historic homes, lively streets, and the Annapolis Harbor filled with a variety of boats. As the light dims, we will work on creating slow exposures to create car trails. As the sun sets, the city lights brighten the dark sky and the charm of the city really shines through, perfect for night photography.  

This class is suitable for anyone interested in improving their photography skills, and any camera will do. We’ll discuss the concept of purposeful photography and essential compositional design in your images. 

Topics include:
•    Essential compositional design
•    How to have proper exposure, sharpness through your images and understanding the histogram. 
•    Slow exposures for blurring movement and camera settings for night photography.

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
  • Tripod for long exposures

COVID Safety Practices:  Please bring a mask and wear it anytime we are gathered close together or when the instructor is working with you. When we are spread out you can remove your mask if you'd like.

Questions can be directed to Marie Joabar at

Class 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 

Date: June 25 2022

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM




Annapolis Waterfront

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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.