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Award-winning photographers present daylong workshop at NWC

Posted April 20, 2018
By NWC News Desk

Presented by commercial photography specialists Bobbi Lane and Lee Varis, area photography enthusiasts are invited to attend the daylong workshop “Creative Lighting and Post Production Techniques” Wednesday, May 2, in the Fagerberg Building on the Northwest College campus. 

Lane is an award-winning commercial photographer, who specializes in creative portraits on location and in the studio. Her multifaceted approach to photography incorporates more than 35 years of technical experience with innovative artistic interpretation. Lane primarily photographs people on location for editorial, corporate and advertising accounts, as well as photographing "real people" and travel for stock. Her stock photography has sold worldwide for ads, posters and billboards.

Varis is the owner and founder of Varis PhotoMedia and has been a photo-illustrator working in Hollywood for most of his 40+ year career. His latest book, “Mastering Exposure and the Zone System for Digital Photographers,” is a complete guide to both technical and creative aspects of exposure in digital photography. This guide uses a combination of discussion, examples and hands-on exercises that lead the reader through a progression of skills development, while covering the full range of photographic lighting situations. Topics covered include basic metering, outdoor and indoor available light photography, studio lighting, night and low-light conditions, as well as advanced topics like high-key and low-key lighting, multiple light sources and HDR.

Throughout the workshop, Lee and Varis will demonstrate a diverse range of creative studio lighting techniques, plus post-processing techniques in Lightroom and Photoshop. 

Varis’ presentation takes place from 10 a.m.-noon, and he will demonstrate professional Photoshop techniques from his long career in Hollywood, creating movie posters for major motion picture studios.  

Later that afternoon, from 1:30-4 p.m., Lane and Varis will demonstrate creative studio lighting techniques for classic Hollywood glamour in the style of George Hurrell. Next, they will showcase a special effect combining studio and portable flash with the “Pixelstick,” a unique LED lighting “wand” that can “paint” an image into a scene. Throughout this portion of the workshop, they will work with male and female subjects to create dramatic, highly-stylized images that explore a wide range of different techniques. 

Seating for this event is limited, so those who are interested are encouraged to reserve a spot by contacting Jayne Johnson, digital studio specialist, at 307-754-6183 or jane.johnson@nwc.edu or Christine Garceau, NWC associate professor of photography, at 307-754-6497 or christine.garceau@nwc.edu

Award-winning photographers present daylong workshop at NWC
Award-winning photographers present daylong workshop at NWC
Award-winning photographers present daylong workshop at NWC
Award-winning photographers present daylong workshop at NWC
Award-winning photographers present daylong workshop at NWC