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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

2024 Venice Carnival

Start date: February 4, 2024
End date: February 11, 2024
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Venice Italy

Bobbi Lane and Lee Varis, Fuji-X Photographers, are hosting the Venice Carnival Photo Tour for a seven day event that includes photographing the amazing costumes and an exploration of this gorgeous city.It’s an extraordinary event, and we will help you capture the fun and revelry along with the rich architecture and the splendid light.

This is Bobbi’s 12th and Lee’s 9th time photographing Venice Carnival and we have made many friendships with the top models with their elaborate costumes. We arrange private shoots with the costumers, including the opportunity to photograph them in a gondola. Lighting is of great importance, and we provide extensive instruction in both natural lighting, and working with flash.

2024 Neighborhoods of New York

Start date: May 5, 2024
End date: May 10, 2024
All-day event
Location: New York

Join Bobbi & Lee on a five-day, small group photographic exploration of the many diverse and ethnic areas that comprise this grand mosaic that is New York.  The photo locations are ones that out-of-town visitors and many residents rarely visit. We will walk the streets, ride the subways, and be always in the thick of it.  Lunches are in restaurants that are consistent with the ethnic demographic of the neighborhood. The experience offers you many opportunities to photograph the daily life of people and explore colorful and remarkable locations that make up the richness of this city.