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Emily Carter Mitchell

Emily Mitchell is a outdoor photography enthusiast well known for her bird, wildlife and nature photography. As an award winning and published photojournalist her work can be seen in a variety of publications, book covers and smart device apps. Her blog, Hoof Beats and Foot Prints blog is internationally recognized and showcases her beautiful images and insights on nature.

Building Trust

Being a wildlife photographer requires one to have infinite patience and to become a behaviorist and naturalist. Certainly one of the first lessons is to understand the habitats, seasons and habits of the species you are wanting to photography. Where will they be? When will they be there? […]

Work the Scene

There is a charming farmette that I know of down a dead-end road for years that I’ve visited now and then. It has a classic International Farm truck staged in front of a historic barn and nothing could be more picture perfect. I’ve seen it spring, summer and […]

Suet Loving Birds

For those that have followed me for some time now, they may have remembered a blog post about creating a bird photography studio at home. Wintertime is a wonderful time to create your own bird photography studio as the birds are busy looking for sustenance in difficult weather […]

Trumpeter Swans

The Trumpeter swan is the largest native waterfowl species in North America with wing spans of over six-feet and weighing more than 25 pounds. One of North America’s heaviest flying birds the Trumpeter swan need a 100-foot runway to lift off from waterways Beginning in the 1700’s and […]

How Slow Can You Go?

How slow can you go? That is with your shutter speed and how you can make something different than what it appears. There is a difference between Slow Exposures or Slow Shutter Speeds and Long Exposures and the beach is a fabulous place to try both techniques. Someone […]

Every Day Anew

Life is like a box of chocolates and you never know what you might get. This month I’ve had the time and opportunity to travel out to Cambridge, Maryland and visit Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge several times. It’s an expansive place and I’ve only just begun exploring some […]

Oopsy Daisy !

Ah winter. Winter can be so much fun when there are below freezing temperatures for several days in a row. We had an arctic blast blow through Maryland this past weekend and following behind were arctic winds that blew for two solid days with wind gusts up to […]