Creative Close Ups

Instructor: Lori Lankford

Open Registration

Explore how to add creative, artistic elements to your nature photography with instructor Lori Lankford in this self paced learning class.

Create magical photos with the techniques you will learn in Creative Close Ups.

In this four week class, you will learn creative techniques to enhance your close up photography. Simple creative techniques that will help you create a stronger image, break through creative boundaries, and create images that showcase the fine details of your subject.

Course Content

Each unit includes PDF lessons with audio from the instructor, videos, and handouts.

  • Lesson 1: Creative Close Up Intro/Creative Compositions

  • Lesson 2: Creative techniques using water and light

  • Lesson 3: Shooting Through

  • Lesson 4: Editing techniques and putting it all together

Required Gear

What materials are needed for this class?

  • A DSLR, Mirrorless or Point and Shoot camera ( macro or close up lens preferred, but not required).

  • Access to a computer or tablet for the course content, live zoom calls

  • Creative tools for practicing lessons: water spray bottle, things around the house ( lace, tissue paper, mesh items, circular tubes, string lights).

Capital Photography Center Instructor


Lori Lankford

Lori Lankford is 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. She has a love for teaching and sharing her passion for nature and leads workshops in the Virginia/DC area.