Private Mentoring

Lee Varis 2014

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

  • 06/08/18 - 06/10/18
    Bobbi and I will be shooting headshots for anyone who wants one at the Fuji booth —come by & get your headshot file + Fuji Frontier print
  • 06/23/18
    This lively and fun workshop teaches you the creative lighting techniques necessary to make beauty, fashion, and joyful images! The classic High Key is a pure white background with the subject well illuminated for a bright, happy and lively feeling. High Key is used for fashion, brides, children, cute animals, but can be dramatic, too. The morning consists of image presentations and demos, giving the participant the knowledge and tools to make beautiful portraits. The afternoon will be shooting models with a variety of lighting modifiers so that you can fine tune your lighting to get exactly the impact you want! This workshop will expand your array of lighting styles for beautiful portraits! More information
  • 06/24/18
    Low Key traditionally is a dark or black background, with side lighting and deeper shadows for a dramatic and evocative portrait. It works well for great moody portraits, as well as character and theatrical images. The light and shadow sculpt the subject, using soft boxes, grids, and strip lights, and bring out an assortment of feelings. Low Key can be done with one, two or three lights, each one carving out a story of your subject. The morning consists of image presentations and demos, giving the participant the knowledge and tools to make striking and effective portraits. The afternoon will be shooting models with a variety of lighting modifiers so that you can fine tune your lighting to get exactly the impact you want! This workshop will expand your array of lighting styles for more depth, more character and powerful portraits! More information
  • 07/23/18 - 07/27/18
    Join Lee Varis, an award-winning photographer and Photoshop guru, in an intensive course designed to take your Photoshop skills to the next level. Varis shares advanced techniques for RAW processing, color correcting “by-the-numbers,” selections and masks, retouching, black-and-white conversions, and sharpening. The goal of the class is to develop the skills necessary to craft a good photographic “master file” that can be repurposed for different applications, whether for Web delivery, prints, books, or magazines. This course is recommended for photographers who have a basic understanding of the Photoshop interface as well as working knowledge of input-output and computer workflow. More information
  • 08/19/18 - 08/29/18
    Great opportunity for 4 people to join us on a V.I.P. Photo-safari in Tanzania, for a luxury experience of the Serengeti, with Discovery Photo Tours. Only 4 guests per jeep! Signup before its too late—mention Bobbi & Lee when you signup More information
  • 09/23/18 - 09/30/18
    Join Bobbi Lane and Lee Varis for an adventure in the land of fire and ice to capture the spirit of nature in the amazing intersection of light, land, water, and sky! Iceland is one of the truly uncorrupted places on the planet, and we will have unprecedented access with our private luxury vehicle and knowledgeable support from Focus on Nature. More information
  • 02/26/19 - 03/03/19
    In February 2019, Bobbi Lane and David Nightingale, assisted by Venice-based photographer Fabio Thian, will be running their eighth Venice Carnival Photo Tour. This is an incredible opportunity to photograph a truly unique event, with three respected and dedicated photography instructors who will provide you with a wealth of individual instruction and attention during this visually stunning event. More information
 

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