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Creative Garden Photography - Exploring Light with Fall Color

Creative Garden Photography - Exploring Light with Fall Color

Join instructor Lori Lankford exploring light and creatively capturing color in the fall garden.

We will explore how to find and create bokeh, how to modify the light, and how to use light to enhance our images. Using the fall gardens as our studio, we’ll find beautiful natural light to enhance our images in a creative way. 

Topics include: 
- Types of natural light 
- How to manage the light that you have available
- What is bokeh and how to find it in a natural setting
- How to use light to enhance your images in a creative way

This is a hands-on outdoor class where we will explore in the gardens. Students will come away with techniques to use in any natural setting. 

All camera types welcome, students should be familiar with their cameras and how to control the exposure settings. 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. Tripods are recommended for this class.

Class limit: 6

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

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: September 26 2021

Time: 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM




1000 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, DC 20560

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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.
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  • 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.