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I’m Lee Varis, photographer, educator and digital imaging artist. I have maintained a website at this domain for over 20 years. I have divided my 45 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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I am a photo-illustrator now working in the Boston area. I have been involved in commercial photography for over 45 years, and started working with computer imaging over 25 years ago. I currently work with photography in conjunction with computer graphics to create images for use in print advertising.

My work has been featured on movie posters, video box covers, CD covers, numerous brochures and catalogs. I was responsible for the moth on the “Silence of the Lambs” movie poster, as well as photos of the Starship Enterprise for the Star Trek movies! 

The author of 4 books, my best known book is the best seller: “Skin: The Complete Guide to Digitally Lighting, Photographing, and Retouching Faces and Bodies” Wiley Publishing 2006 & a 2nd edition in 2010.  This book has become a must-have reference for every portrait and fashion photographer. See LinkedIn Profile Here

Up Coming Workshops and Travel Tours

Highland Scotland 2024

Start date: September 10, 2024
End date: September 20, 2024
All-day event
Location: Scotland

Bobbi and Lee lead you on a tour that explores the natural beauty of the Scottish highlands, including the beautiful Isle of Skye, and Lewis and Harris, in the Outer Hebrides. This tour is ideal for photographers (both experienced and budding), nature enthusiasts, and anyone who dreams of experiencing the best of Scotland’s stunning landscapes. From the picturesque villages to the rugged coastlines and dramatic cliffs, you’ll capture the unique beauty and essence of Scotland with your camera. Our knowledgeable tour guides will make sure you get the most out of your experience, and we’ll provide you with the tools to capture truly unforgettable photos.

Portraits: Natural & Flash at LACP

Start date: October 25, 2024
End date: October 27, 2024
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Los Angeles Center of Photography

Join Bobbi and Lee at the Los Angeles Center for Photography for a three day intensive workshop that explores essential approaches for matching photographic lighting with your creative concept

Venice Carnival 2025

Start date: February 23, 2025
End date: March 2, 2025
All-day event
Location: Venice Italy
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