Lee Varis Musings

Random thoughts arranged in no particular order with no particular agenda – just someplace to collect my journal writings and toss them into the cloud.

What is Photo-Illustration?

I recently posted a tutorial on the creation of  one of my Tarot card images - The Magician. This is an elaborate composition of multiple photo images with graphic elements, filter effects, and painting effects, very clearly a photo-illustration! I want to broaden the definition of photo-illustration a bit here, to give you a better idea of the kinds of things I teach in my workshops about the…

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Landscape Imaging Workflow.mp4 from Lee Varis on Vimeo.

This is the post processing part of a webinar I did for Sekonic light meters, where I show a landscape photo session at the Scituate Lighthouse in Massachusetts. This is a fairly brief overview of my 10 Channel Workflow, starting in Lightroom, and ending in Photoshop. The whole webinar contains the shooting session documented in video, showing several scenes fro the same location. You can see the whole webinar on Sekonic’s website here:


I also have a photo gallery of other shots from the shoot at my website here: