The Twelve Elements
of a Gallery Worthy Image

March 11 - April 15

Discover the twelve elements of a gallery worthy image and how you can apply them to dramatically improve your imagery.
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell

Live Zoom Sessions:
Thursdays at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15

Course Content

This course offers six interactive zoom sessions. Emily will guide you through the aspects and features of what makes an image stand out from all the rest and gain acceptance in juried art exhibits.

Students will submit images for review and Emily will conduct this using Lightroom. She may at times briefly demonstrate with additional editing programs such as; Topaz Studio 2, Nik Collection and Luminar 4. (Students are not required to have this software, if Emily demonstrates with them, it would be as an overview, not an in-depth tutorial.)

  • Covering two elements of a gallery worthy image each week, topics include:

  • Image Impact

  • Clarity of Subject

  • Individual Style

  • Printing Your Work

  • Presentation Considerations

  • And Much More

Required Gear

What materials are needed for this class?

  • Emily will be using Lightroom Classic, it would be helpful if you had a basic understanding of this program.

  • Although any camera will do, the best options will be cameras that allow one to control exposure such as most DSLR or Mirrorless cameras.

Capital Photography Center Instructor


Emily 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.
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 for photography is shared with others through her nature and wildlife photography classes for Capital Photography Center based in the Metro DC area.