Up Coming Events
Hollywood Lighting in the Hurrell Style
Start date: April 5, 2019
End date: April 7, 2019
Time: 9:00 - 17:00
Location: Hollywood, CA
Join the dynamic duo of Bobbi Lane and Lee Varis to explore the world of Hollywood glamour, and learn the photographic style of George Hurrell.
Bobbi & Lee will teach you how to achieve the look of the classic Hollywood glamour images of the 1930’s & 40’s using modern lighting tools and digital retouching techniques. George Hurrell spent the last 12 years of his life shooting in Bobbi’s studio, during which he experienced a revival of popularity for his classic style. You will be learning from her first-hand experience with George’s creative approach to lighting, styling, and posing!
After hands-on shooting, Lee Varis will teach Lightroom and Photoshop retouching techniques that allow you to replicate Hurrell’s classic creamy B&W tones and smooth skin, without the hours of tedious re-illustration that George was famous for.
In addition, we will have special guest, Richard Settle, George Hurrell’s personal photographic assistant for the last 10 years of his life. Richard will share his insights into George’s creative process at our Friday evening introduction. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to learn from the masters!
Florida Birding & Photo Festival
Start date: April 24, 2019
End date: April 26, 2019
Location: St. Augustine Florida
Bobbi Lane & Lee Varis will be teaching multiple workshops at the festival
The 2019 Birding & Photo Fest will feature the return of festival favorites, world-class photographers along with new professionals and instructors who will offer technical training opportunities and more birding in-field programs than ever before. As always, festival participants will benefit from insights and instruction from a collection of upper echelon international nature and wildlife photographers — a group that continues to solidify Florida’s Birding & Photo Fest as one of the premier events in North America. And of course, the community of St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and all of Florida’s Historic Coast is welcoming bird lovers and photography aficionados with the friendly hospitality you’ve come to expect
Tanzania VIP Photo Safari
Start date: August 17, 2019
End date: August 26, 2019
Travel Photo Tours
On this luxury safari photo tour, you will be in a very select group of four guests that will be paired with Bobbi and Lee and your local guide/driver who will treat you to all the inside knowledge that they have of the culture and wildlife of Tanzania. Along the way, you’ll take countless photos and hours of video that will become life-long memories of this epic journey.
Learn from professional photographers in the field During our 11-day trip VIP tour, we are allowing a select 4 guests to join us per vehicle. Together we will capture African wildlife in all its glory and experience the incredible wildebeest migration and so much more. Animal highlights include… Witness thousands of wildebeest and zebra in a frenzied stampede across the celebrated Mara river! Photograph the BIG FIVE in their natural habitat – Lions, Elephants, Cape Buffalo, Rhino, and Leopards! Countless beautiful birds of all colors and sizes Antelope, Hyenas, Jackals, Warthogs, Giraffe, Cheetahs, Mongoose, Gazelles, Hippos, Crocodiles, Impala, Baboons, and many more! Hold on to your safari hats… You’re in for a ride you’ll never forget, for all the best reasons.
Iceland Photo Tour
Start date: September 15, 2019
End date: September 22, 2019
Travel Photo Tours
Join Bobbi and Lee for a luxury tour of Iceland with Focus on Nature.
Iceland is truly the land of fire and ice—one of the reasons it was used for many of the locations in the hit HBO series “The Game of Thrones!” Iceland reaches down into your soul and touches you in a profound and subtle way. There is a quiet drama besides the spectacular glaciers, mountain, and seashore. The soft green cliffs and fields that stretch to the water are speckled with sheep and the multitude of waterfalls adds to the visual delight. This is pristine and primal Earth, fueled by geothermal and absolutely pure water, and is a reminder of the strength and beauty of the planet.
Myanmar Photo Tour
Start date: January 8, 2020
End date: January 19, 2020
Travel Photo Tours
Join Bobbi Lae & Lee Varis on an amazing adventure in the land of ancient temples and spectacular landscapes
This trip is geared to the photographer/ traveller that enjoys capturing images in a slow paced manner. It is not a rigorous trip and all ages can easily handle this excursion. With a focus on the culture, people, arts and sights of Myanmar, we will capture images of fairy-tale pagodas, fascinating architecture and lively street life. For those that enjoy landscape photography, and architecture this trip is ideal. Those interested in Asian culture will be immersed in the spiritual aspects of Myanmar. The hot air balloon ride will be a once in a life time event.
January is an ideal time of the year to visit this area, with near perfect weather. This trip is exciting, exotic and fun. .