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Portraits: Natural and Flash with Bobbi Lane & Lee Varis (In-Person Learning – Three Sessions)

  • Friday
    October 25, 2024
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday
    October 26, 2024
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday
    October 27, 2024
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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© Photo by Bobbi Lane & Lee Varis


In-Person Learning

The photographer’s challenge in creating a compelling portrait involves both creative and technical concepts combined in a way that evokes meaning and impact. This intensive and three-day workshop will show essential approaches to matching the light with your ideas. Good lighting techniques, along with posing, tonalities, mood, expression, camera angles and backgrounds must harmonize to create a successful photographic portrait.

Everyone has natural light available, but not necessarily the understanding of how to find and manipulate it with reflectors and diffusers to create the most pleasing or effective image. We work with window light, backlight, open shade, and garage door lighting and explore how the qualities of each contribute to the feeling of the portrait.

Portable flash is a wonderful and sometimes intimidating tool It will be explained step by step on how to choose the correct settings and modifiers. We will demo using TTL and manual settings and provide easy instructions for making beautiful fill flash. A variety of lighting techniques will be covered with the emphasis on understanding the three main aspects of light: direction, quality, and depth. Students will enjoy photographing models most days, both in the studio and on location.


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.

View Bobbi’s instructor profile here and Lee’s instructor profile here.



  • Three Sessions
  • Dates: Friday – Sunday, October 25 – 27, 9 am – 5 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: $1215 + $400 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
  • Nearby LodgingThe Miyako Hotel – 328 E. First Street Los Angeles, California, 90012, United States, The Double-Tree by Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles Downtown – 120 South Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, California, 90012, USA
  • Not Included: Meals, snacks, bottled water and transportation (to and from the workshop location). Students are encouraged to bring their own food or order from nearby restaurants. Ride share apps or public transit are recommended for those without transportation. Students will be notified of food and parking options in the area.

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


Details Price Qty
Portraits: Natural and Flash with Bobbi Lane & Lee Varis (In-Person Learning)show details +$1,615.00 (USD)  
The Individual Member Rate - Portraits: Natural and Flash with Bobbi Lane & Lee Varis (In-Person Learning) ($1,554.25 (USD)) is available to members only. On Sale
The Sponsor Member Rate - Portraits: Natural and Flash with Bobbi Lane & Lee Varis (In-Person Learning) ($1,493.50 (USD)) is available to members only. On Sale
The Collector, Patron and Director Circle Member Rate - Portraits: Natural and Flash with Bobbi Lane & Lee Varis (In-Person Learning) ($1,372.00 (USD)) is available to members only. On Sale

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