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Jug Bay Wetlands Field Shoot

Jug Bay Wetlands Field Shoot

Located on the Patuxent River, the sanctuary encompasses over 1,700 acres of a unique landscape including tidal marshes, forests, creeks, meadows and more which attracts a variety of wildlife including mammals, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and fish. 

Join Kim Kelly, as she leads you on an exploratory walk capturing nature’s intimate details and living species that inhabit Jug Bay.

Learn how to study the landscape to see patterns and textures along with the play of light on the scene. Come away with skills for capturing pleasing images of wildlife.

Topics include:
               Intimate Compositions in Nature
               Dealing with variable lighting situations
               Technical aspects of wildlife photography
               Packing and preparing for nature trail photography

Please note that we will be walking a couple of miles or so on easy to moderate nature trails.

Recommended Gear: Camera and lenses ranging from 24-105mm, telephoto in the range of 100-400mm (if you have that length), and optional macro lens. A circular polarizer filter and a sturdy tripod.

ote - there is a $6 per car fee that is not included in the price of the class.

Questions can be directed to Marie Joabar at

Class limit: 8

What People Are Saying About Kim

“Kim showed us different techniques, angles and backgrounds to display in the photos, which made the photos a lot more interesting than the photos that I normally take.”

“What made this class, was the knowledge of the event and backstory that was given throughout this workshop. Kudos to Kim for putting up with us moving around on a hot summer day.”  

“Kim is a great instructor and I learned so much at the class.” 

"Kim’s class exceeded my expectations and I love her teaching style."

"Great workshop with Kim! I learned so much from her and had fun in the process!"

Instructor: Kim Kelly

Kim Kelly

Kim’s interest in photography took root when she received her first camera, a Canon AT-1 (film) as a college graduation gift and she has continued to shoot ever since. She eventually migrated over to digital technology and her passion for capturing images continued to grow. Kim served as the Field Trip Director for three years for the Digital Photography Club of Annapolis and serves as the club’s liaison to the Maryland Photography Alliance. 

She currently makes her home near Annapolis and considers the Chesapeake Bay region, with its extensive shorelines and historic maritime richness, her playground. Through her images, she hopes to invoke a curiosity in the viewer to ask questions about her subjects. She enjoys taking them places they would not normally go themselves. Many of her works feature old workboats or nautical treasures found in and around the tributaries of the Bay. She is also passionate about photographing nature, wildlife, landscapes, travel, and architecture, etc. 

Kim’s works have been displayed in local Annapolis businesses, been in juried shows and have been in print in several publications including Chesapeake Bay Magazine, Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources 2019 Calendar, MarinaLife and the cover of the Tidewater Times. She has had several solo exhibitions in the area as well. You can see her images adorning the walls of several commercial & residential properties in the area.

Date: September 07 2024

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM




1361 Wrighton Rd, Lothian MD 20711

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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.
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