Mentorships with Lee Varis for the Emerging Photographer/Retoucher
In a competitive market, commercial photographers and retouchers must possess the information that is essential to setting up and growing their business as well as
a comprehensive knowledge of creative techniques. If
you are looking to make a full or part-time transition to photography and/or retouching, or if you’re just getting into the business, my mentoring program will provide you with the skills needed for digital photography, post processing, and retouching, along with the practical
understanding of sound business practices.
Use my experience to your benefit!
I take my mentoring relationships seriously, focusing on your particular needs
including: your identity/logo and marketing collateral materials, creating a
great website, developing a solid business and marketing plan, understanding
job pricing, copyrights, and client negotiations. Together, we will cover all the
business basics: setting up bank accounts, bookkeeping, accounting, insurance,
advertising, equipment needs, and more.
I will custom make a program to suit your needs. It can take shape as individual sessions, a series of five or ten, or a full year unlimited access.
Please contact me for more information about private, in-person mentoring.
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I am also available for one-on-one, live video, online tutoring through Google Helpouts so you can access my expertise from anywhere through your computer. This is especially useful for computer & software training, as we can share out screens, and I can actually use your computer to show you how to do things in Photoshop, Bridge, and Lightroom. Sign up for a Helpout today :
Upcoming Seminars, Workshops & Appearances
This weekend workshop provides the photographer with a solid foundation of studio lighting. This foundation course teaches essential and creative lighting techniques so that the photographer can use the light effectively to describe the subject and set the mood to create stronger and more meaningful portraits. It will be taught with studio strobes, but the techniques apply to portable flash and natural light as well. Students can take either or both days. They may enroll in the second day only if they have the experience that is covered in the first day. Each day is limited to 12 students. More information
Florida Birding & Photo Festival GTM Research Reserve Environmental Education Center
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida Buy TicketsLee Varis will be presenting seminars and workshops each day of the festival, including: Portrait Retouching for the Artistically Challenged, The 10-Channel Workflow, 21st Century Lighting Techniques, and Creative Table Top Photography More information
LACP- Hollywood Lighting in the Hurrell Style Los Angeles Center for Photography
Los Angeles, CA Buy TicketsJoin 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. More information
Join us on an amazing photo adventure of a lifetime! This is a cultural and educational exchange geared toward directly experiencing the people and places of Cuba. See history-making changes taking place, learn the history, and enjoy the beauty all around you. We will provide photography instruction before, during and after your daily photo shoots and cultural exchange activities. The package includes round trip airfare from Tampa to Havana, Cuba visa, land travel in Cuba, hotel, airport and program transfers, entry fees/admissions, and most meals. More information