Home of the Digital Zone System & the 10-Channel Workflow for Digital Photography
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.
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Santa Fe Photo Workshops – Portrait Retouching Intensive Santa Fe Photographic Workshops
Santa Fe, New Mexico Buy TicketsDiscover new techniques for portrait retouching that leverage the powerful image-processing capabilities of Adobe Photoshop to enhance the average portrait subject, without the necessity of special artistic skills.
Santa Fe Photo Workshops – Image Enhancement Workflow Santa Fe Photographic Workshops
Santa Fe, New Mexico Buy TicketsIn this eye-opening workshop you learn how to find the “inner image” hiding inside the raw capture and reveal the full range of expression contained in the RGB file through a completely new approach to Adobe Photoshop. Daily field sessions in Santa Fe allow participants the opportunity to create images in different genres: landscape, still life, and portraiture. We follow up our photography sessions with a unique image-enhancement workflow in The Workshops state-of-the-art digital lab.
An intense exploration of photo-illustration techniques in the studio, on location, and in the digital lab. You will work on photographing various illustrative projects from still life, to glamour, and fine art conceptual imagery—then assemble multiple elements into a cohesive whole that goes beyond the sum of its parts. You will learn special lighting techniques that leverage the idiosyncrasies of digital capture to create compelling other-worldly images, and master Hollywood style special effects. Lee will guide you step-by-step in the digital lab to create several fantastic projects using material shot in class.