Natural Light Portrait Workshop in Fort Meyers

with Bobbi Lane & Lee Varis

Sunday May 5th, 2019 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

This fun and intensive one-day workshop teaches essential techniques for using natural light in your portraits. Everyone has natural light available, but not necessarily the understanding of how to find it, and manipulate it with reflectors and diffusers to create the most pleasing or effective portraits. We show you how to use window light, backlight, open shade, and “garage door light” —explore how the qualities of each kind of light contributes to the mood of the portrait. Good lighting techniques, along with posing, expressions, camera angles, backgrounds, and basic skin corrections, must harmonize to create a sucessful portrait.

We begin the day with instruction—what to look for when photographing, including optimal camera settings, subject posing, and lighting with reflectors. Then we demonstrate proper techniques with models, followed by hands-on shooting under our guidance. Our location is a private home with great window light, as well as wonderful garden settings. Several models will be available for the afternoon shooting session. The end of the day will be a wrap up with some basic Lightroom techniques for skin enhancement.

The dynamic duo of photo-education, Bobbi Lane & Lee Varis, bring two lifetimes of experience, along with enthusiasm and creative techniques to to their fun-filled workshops. Lee is a Photo illustrator and Photoshop Master. He’s shot movie posters in Hollywood, and is the author of  the best selling book Skin. Bobbi, the “Mistress of Light” is renowned for teaching natural and artificial lighting techniques for portraits. Photo Distrct News named Bobbi one of the top workshop instructors. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn from the masters

The cost is $175 and includes location and model fees. Limit of 12 participants