Hollywood Lighting in the Hurrell Style a Weekend Workshop with Bobbi Lane & Lee Varis at the Los Angeles Center for Photography April 5th, 6th & 7th

The Style of Hollywood Glamour in the 1930's and 40's

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 rented Bobbi Lane's studio for the last 10 years of his life, and this provided Bobbi with an unprecedented opportunity to learn from the master himself—today Bobbi, along with her husband Lee Varis is able to share this knowledge with the participants in a weekend intensive photography workshop...

Work with experience models to re-create the glamour photography of a bygone era!

Participants have hands-on experience on the set with personal guidance from Bobbi and Lee to guarantee success...

Work with old fashioned "hot" lights, as well as modern studio flash to get the highly stylized look of classic Hollywood

Workshop participants work with several models in three different setups over the two shooting days, Saturday and Sunday with an intro lecture on Friday night

Male and female models with period appropriate wardrobe help to re-create the look of the 30's and 40's

Bobbi and Lee teach and demonstrate the lighting fundamentals that are critical to achieving the dramatic look of the classic Hollywood glamour style...

Learn to control the light to craft the desired look
This style can be applied to more contemporary imagery as well

Upon successful completion of this workshop, participants will leave with a foundation of technical and artistic skills necessary to achieve the look of classic Hollywood glamour photography. 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
We start by analyzing the master, and identifying classic images to replicate in the studio
Images don't always have to be glamorous to be effective - we mostly work with actors to tell a story

The last hours of the day on Sunday are spent in the digital lab, where Lee demonstrates the retouching techniques that can be used to turn anyone into a Hollywood glamour subject...

The original straight out of camera
Retouched B&W version
original color re-introduced for a hand colored look!

We will have a 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 – sign up today!

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Lee Varis


All photo by Bobbi Lane & Lee Varis

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