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Using Lightpads to Create Magical Floral Images

Using Lightpads to Create Magical Floral Images

Join Lori Lankford and learn hands-on how to creatively photograph using a light pad or lightbox. 

Lori will share her techniques for floral displays, shooting techniques and post-processing. The course will be a combination of presentation, hands-on shooting, and demonstrations of post-processing techniques. 

Lightpads will be provided and two people will share one, students are welcome to bring their own lightpad or lightbox if they have one.  We will have plenty of flowers to photograph. 

Participants should be familiar with their camera and have some familiarity with Photoshop. Lori will demonstrate photoshop editing steps and participants can follow along and then do on their own after the class.

Recommended Gear:
Any camera with exposure controls, lenses in the range of 24-105mm. Tripods are required.

Class Limit: 8

COVID-19 Safety Practices: We ask that you please wear a mask for this indoor class.

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: February 12 2022

Time: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM




1616 H St NW Washington, DC 20006

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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.