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Creative Garden Photography in Brandywine Valley

Creative Garden Photography in Brandywine Valley

DON'T MISS OUT- REGISTRATION CLOSES FRIDAY 9/24 or when there are no more entrance tickets available.

Join instructor Lori Lankford for a fall day spent in the beautiful Delaware Brandywine Valley visiting both the Mt Cuba Nature Center and Winterthur Gardens.

The day will start at Mt Cuba with a nature trail walk focused on capturing texture, fall colors and native plants. In the afternoon students will visit the spectacular gardens at Winterthur House and Gardens. 

Mt Cuba is a public garden dedicated to native plants and ecological gardening, it won the top spot in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards for “Best Botanical Garden” in North America. Winterthur is home to 1,000 acres of protected meadows, woodlands, ponds, and waterways. The 60-acre garden, designed by du Pont, is among America’s best, with magnificent plantings and massive displays of color throughout the year. 

Explore these beautuful locations with Lori and learn tips and techniques to creatively capture floral and garden images. 

Accessibility: Mt Cuba is composed of rolling terrain and mulched paths, access to even terrain is limited. At Winterthur, we’ll find of well-marked paths and trails.

Recommended Gear: All camera types are welcome but participants should be familiar with them and be able to control the settings. Lenses in the range of 18mm-150mm would work well.  A macro lens is ideal but is not required. Close up filters or extension tubes are also good to have on hand if you have them but they are not required.  Tripods are optional.

Participants should be familiar with camera and be able to control the exposure and focus settings.  

Fee includes entrance fees of for both locations.

Questions can be directed to Marie Joabar at

- A refund or a credit towards another workshop or class (less a $25 processing fee) can be given if cancellation notice is given more than 14 days from the scheduled workshop.
- If cancellation notice is given less than 14 days, no refund or credit will be given unless another person fills your spot. If so, we will give a refund or credit less 10%.
- If there is no cancellation notice, or it is given 14 days or less and no one fills the spot, no refund or credit will be given.
- If Capital Photography Center cancels or postpones a workshop due to weather or low enrollment, you can choose a full refund or a credit towards a future workshop or class.

COVID-19 Safety Practices: We are following whatever the CDC Guidelines are at the time of the class. We will communicate that as we get closer to the class date. 

Limit 6-7

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: October 10 2021

Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM




Hockessin, DE 19707

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