Lee Varis is the owner of Varis PhotoMedia, and has worked with photography and computer imaging for the last few decades. He combines digital and conventional photography with computer graphics to create images for use in advertising, commercial graphics, and multimedia.
Lee's work has been featured in movie posters, video box covers, CD covers, and numerous brochures and catalogs. His creative images have also appeared in trade publications and magazines such as National Geographic and Fortune. Lee has worked as a consultant and trainer for numerous corporate clients, and conducted a series of imaging seminars for Apple. He is active in seminar programs with PPA, APA, and The Julia Dean Photo Workshops, and conducts a monthly "Photoshop for Photographers" workshop in Los Angeles. Lee has written several books, including Skin: The Complete Guide to Digitally Lighting, Photographing, and Retouching Faces and Bodies (Sybex) and Digital Photography for Creative Professionals (Rockport). He has also written articles for Design Graphics, Rangefinder, and Digital Photo Pro.
Lee has developed a unique approach to photography that takes advantage of certain idiosyncrasies of digital capture technology to create impossible lighting effects. His strong background in conventional photography allows him to develop digital images with an organic feel.
Lee Varis uses Photoshop CS3 as a digital darkroom to bring out the best in photos of people, faces, and bodies.
“All of the instructors you have for graphics/3D/animation are great! Many of them remind me of the wonderful professors I have at my college, just a LOT more mobile!” —Michael M.
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