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Exploring Manassas Battlefield Park

Exploring Manassas Battlefield Park

Join us on the historic grounds of Manassas Battlefield Park and the historic Battle of Bull Run for a morning field shoot. Learn composition techniques to take thoughtful compelling pictures of historic structures, grasslands, and Bull Run creek.  

We will visit different sections of this historic area including the Stone Bridge (built in 1825) that crosses Bull Run Creek, the Henry House, Sudley Springs and a few other choice locations.  

Walking will be about a mile and a half split between all locations. We will be walking through the grasslands and beside the creek.  We will drive and park at each location. All students will travel in their own car to each site. 

The live Zoom session will be held on Sunday, Feb 28 at 9-10am. Lori will review creative editing techniques for historical places. Learn how to add light, atmosphere, and overall enhance your images in a creative manner. The zoom session will include a live editing demonstration using Lightroom, Photoshop or Luminar AI. Students will have time for Q/A throughout the session.  

For best results, we recommend a digital SLR or Mirrorless camera, a zoom lens from wide-angle to telephoto (18-200mm) and a tripod with a cable release or remote.

NOte - For this class, students should be familiar with their cameras and exposure settings. 

Class limit: 6

NOTE - Students will be required to follow COVID-19 Safety Practices, conduct a Self-Screening Health Assessment, and sign a Waiver of Liability prior to attending a class. These items can be reviewed on the class registration page.

What People Are Saying About Lori

"Lori has opened a new door for me!! I am so excited. I hope to learn more from her in the future. Looking forward to the next class." 

"I've taken two photography classes with Lori and both were exceptional.  Her classes have a great mix of both lecture and practical exercises which really enhances the learning experience. Lori is an outstanding teacher who is passionate about her craft and passionate about teaching others the art of photography."

“Lori's classes were exceptional in every respect - her enthusiasm was contagious; her preparation always exceeded expectations; class activities and assignments were challenging and motivating; and, her feedback was constructive and right on target. I certainly plan on attending any upcoming workshops that Lori conducts.”

Instructor: Lori Lankford

Lori Lankford

Lori Lankford is a photographer specializing in macro, flower and landscape photography. Her passion for photography began as a way to capture her personal travel adventures. Over the years she dived into the fine details of macro and flower photography.  She loves to escape so deeply into the details of a tiny object. Lori spends her free time in local gardens across the country shooting in the natural light and capturing its beauty.  Lori’s work has been exhibited in local and national gallery exhibits as well as in printed calendars and catalogs. 

Lori has a love for teaching and sharing her passion for nature. She leads workshops in the Virginia/DC area. You can learn more about Lori on her website,

Lori teaches the following classes for Capital Photography Center:

  • Creative Close-ups
  • Creative Editing with Photoshop
  • iPad/iOS Creative Editing Course
  • And many others

Date: February 21 2021

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM




Sudley Rd, Manassas, VA 20109

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Cancellation Policy for registrations after June 1, 2020

  • When canceling a class, we would prefer and appreciate as much notice as possible.
  • If you are feeling ill, are exposed to a person who has COVID-19, or answer yes to any of the questions on the Self Screening Health Assessment, we ask that you stay home. Our policy for these situations is that you can choose a credit code for the full amount of your purchase which can be applied toward the purchase of any future in-person class.
  • If there is another shutdown due to the Pandemic and a class is canceled due to that, we will issue a credit code for the full amount of your purchase which can be applied toward the purchase of any future class.
  • If we cancel a class due to low registration, you can choose a credit toward a future class or a full refund.
  • Students wishing to switch classes or dates will need to give 5 days notice. At this time there will be no fee to change.