I’m Lee Varis, photographer, educator and digital imaging artist. I have maintained a website at this domain for over 15 years. I have divided my 40 years of experience almost equally between traditional film-based and digital imaging photography. This gives me a unique perspective on the evolution of photographic technology grounded in the tradition of old school craft.
Upcoming Seminars, Workshops & Appearances
Hunts Photo – Posing & Directing and The Simple Headshot Hunt’s Camera
Melrose, Massachusetts Buy TicketsJoin photographers Bobbi Lane and Lee Varis (“The Mistress of Light” and “The Sultan of Skin”) for one or two days of their exciting workshops that will get you more involved with your subjects and give you more of a mastery of technique! You may register for the first day, the second day, or both to receive a discounted rate! Lunch will be provided both days. The “Posing and Directing” workshop is designed for those wishing to establish a better rapport with their subject and is open to any skill level. We will shoot models so the participants have reference photos and experience directing. The “Simple Haedshot workshop will cover lighting, both flattering and effective, posing for maximum impact, choosing color or black and white, and how to set the mood, communication skills for helping your subject relax and be authentic, and also for guiding them to expressions that match the mood and lighting are explored in detail. These valuable skills help you raise your level of portraiture for all purposes. There is a lot of detail to attend to, so the truth is, there is no such thing as a simple headshot! More information