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Hollywood Lighting in the Hurrell Style with Bobbi Lane & Lee Varis (In-Person Learning – Three Sessions)

  • Friday
    October 6, 2023
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Saturday
    October 7, 2023
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sunday
    October 8, 2023
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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© Photos by Bobbi Lane


In-Person Learning

Join 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.

George Hurrell spent the last 12 years of his life shooting in Bobbi’s studio, during which he experienced a revival of popularity for his classic style. You will be learning from her first-hand experience with George’s creative approach to lighting, styling, and posing! After hands-on shooting, Lee Varis will teach Lightroom and Photoshop retouching techniques that allow you to replicate Hurrell’s classic creamy B&W tones and smooth skin, without the hours of tedious re-illustration that George was famous for. In addition, we will have special guest, Richard Settle, George Hurrell’s personal photographic assistant for the last 10 years of his life. Richard will share his insights into George’s creative process at our Friday evening introduction. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to learn from the masters!

Topics covered include:

– Basics of studio photo workflow
– Lighting theory and electronic flash basics
– Basic lighting setups
– Advanced lighting concepts
– Styling and posing for glamour
– Post processing considerations
– Skin retouching techniques
– B&W conversion techniques
– Special digital glamour effects

Upon successful completion of this workshop, you will leave with a foundation of technical and artistic skills necessary to achieve the look of classic Hollywood glamour photography.


Bobbi Lane is an award-winning commercial photographer specializing in creative portraits on location and in the studio. Lane’s multi-faceted approach to photography incorporates over 35 years of technical experience with innovative artistic interpretation. Her clients include GE, Warner Bros., PricewaterhouseCoopers, Samsung, Brandweek Magazine, Neutrogena, Charles Schwab, Mattel, Sears’ Tower Skydeck, Fujifilm, Sekonic Meters and the Morro Bay Natural History Museum. Lane shoots primarily ?real? people for editorial, corporate, and advertising accounts. Her corporate and editorial work includes corporate identity, business websites and annual reports.

Lee Varis is a photo-illustrator working in Hollywood and is the owner and founder of Varis PhotoMedia. He has been involved in commercial photography for over 40 years, working with computer imaging for over 20 years. His work has been featured on movie posters, video box covers, CD covers, and numerous brochures, catalogs and magazine articles.



  • Three Sessions
  • Dates: Friday, October 6, 7-9 pm PST + Sat/Sun, October 7-8, 9 am – 6 pm PST (Please note exact meeting times may vary.)
  • Enrollment Limit: 12 students
  • Skill/Experience Level: Students should have a working knowledge of their camera and the ability to shoot in manual mode. No lighting experience is necessary.
  • Tuition: $1075 + $200 studio, model and equipment fee  (Become a Member today and received up to 20% off!)
  • Location: Downtown Los Angeles (LACP Headquarters), 252 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, California, 90012

NOTE: This is classified as a “Special Guest” workshop. We advise you to read the “Special Guest Refund Policy” HERE before enrolling.

Traveling from out of town? Need a place to stay?

We recommend The Shay, a boutique, destination by Hyatt hotel conveniently located at 8801 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232. Guests of LACP will receive 15% off the listed room rate (pending closures and black-out periods).

Click HERE for instructions on booking online.

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