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Creative Close-Up Photography in the Gardens

Creative Close-Up Photography in the Gardens

Join instructor Lori Lankford for Creative Close Up Photography in the Gardens. Lori will share creative techniques and tools to create more compelling images.  We will use the garden as our studio and explore close-up nature, flower, garden photography. 

Lori will cover: 
How to compose an image creatively in outdoor settings, 
How to navigate natural light, 
Tips on incorporating water 
Shooting through objects for creativity. 

This is a hands-on outdoor class where we will explore in the gardens, learning how to focus on small details to create beautiful creative images. Students will come away with techniques to use in any natural setting. 

All camera types and skill levels are welcome. If using an interchangeable lens camera, lenses in the range of 50mm-150mm would work well. A macro lens is ideal but is not required. We will work without tripods for this class. 

Our location for this class is the beautiful gardens at Green Spring Gardens.

Class limit: 8

The class fee includes a supply bag (for you to keep) with tools, such as spray water bottles and shoot-through materials (lace, metal tubing, and fabric) to add creativity while photographing. 

COVID-19 Safety Practices: We are following the CDC Guidelines; masks are optional for those who are vaccinated, they should be worn by those who are not.

Questions can be directed to Marie Joabar at info@capitalphotographycenter.com.

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, www.lorilankford.com

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: September 12 2021

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Fee:

$109

Location:

4603 Green Spring Rd, Alexandria, VA 22312

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Class Cancellation Policy

  • A refund or a credit towards another class (less a $20 processing fee) can be given if cancellation notice is given more than 5 business days from the scheduled class.
  • If there is no cancellation notice, or it is given 5 business days or less, no refund or credit will be given.
  • Please check the name and date of the class carefully. Requests to reschedule a class will incur a $20 processing fee provided notice is given more than 5 business days prior to the class. If request to reschedule is given less than business 5 days prior to the class, no refund or credit will be given.
  • If Capital Photography Center cancels or postpones a class due to weather or low enrollment, you can choose a full refund or a credit towards a future class.