Patapsco Valley State Park, Ellicott City, MD, Ellicott City, United States
Waterfalls of the Patapsco
THIS CLASS IS BEING OFFERED THROUGH CAPITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CENTER
Patapsco Valley State Park offers over 16,000 acres over 32 miles along the Patapsco River and includes eight different recreational areas for a variety of outdoor activities. This "adventure" will bring us to a small section of this beautiful park and we’ll explore the hiking trails for some of the best highlights in the area beginning with Cascade Falls.
Cascade Falls is within the Orange Grove area of the park. Considered one of the more scenic sections of the park, Orange Grove was once home to a flour mill village. There is now a swinging bridge that crosses the river leading to the paved Grist Mill Trail along the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad tracks.
Designed for any level of adventurous photographer, we will concentrate on making thoughtful choices for compelling compositions. Any lightweight camera is suitable for this class. Traveling light and learning how to make the most of what we have in hand is the focus.
Cascade Falls offers a wonderful opportunity for slowing down those shutter speeds and creating smooth waters with the use of filters. A circular polarizing filter and a neutral density filter are helpful to bring (if you have them).
- 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.
- Utilizing Neutral Density filters for slow exposures for blurring waterfalls.
- Preparation for photography for trail and travel.
Total estimated hiking distance is half a mile on unpaved and rocky trails.
About The Host: Nature and wildlife photographer located on the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland. Photography classes offered through Capital Photography Center in the Metro DC area.
Website Link: http://emilymitchellphotography.com
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