Adobe and Technical Courses with Natasha Calzatti

If You want the Best Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop and Capture One Training

Then You Want to Work With Natasha Calzatti at Samy's Photo School!

Now you can learn all the skills, pro techniques, and creative processes needed to produce exceptional photographic imagery in photo editing software with Natasha Calzatti at your side. These are not webinars or streaming tutorials; this is live, hands-on classroom instruction taught via zoom in the comfort of your own home.

Personal Learning Experiences

Natasha does not present; she teaches— and in real-time.  During Natasha’s online classes, students are free to ask questions in her virtual classroom, share screens, noodle through problems, and develop creative workflows to achieve their visual goals. These are fun, personal learning experiences, taught in small classes with individual tutor-like attention.   

There is no doubt that this is the best way to learn to grow and develop your photographic postproduction skills. With Natasha, you can learn all the valuable fundamentals and advanced classes that will help you become the creative photographer you were meant to be.   

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Two Minute Photo Editing Magic with Natasha

Find Images Quickly & Efficiently in Lightroom
Lightroom Classic: Clone Vs. Heal
Selective Sharpening in Lightroom
Range Masking Tips in Lightroom

Choose one of these great classes from Natasha and Samy’s Photo School.

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September 2022

Beginning Adobe Lightroom Classic with Natasha Calzatti – Pasadena

September 3 @ 10:30 am - September 4 @ 2:30 pm
Samy’s Photo School – Pasadena, 1759 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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$225.00
LR

This course is held on 2 consecutive Saturdays: September 3rd and September 10th from 10:30am-2:30pm both days. Technical Level: Beginner Many photographers are finding Adobe Lightroom Classic to be the perfect tool for organizing, processing and enhancing images. This beginner Lightroom course shows you step-by-step how to take control of your digital photography workflow. Discover the most efficient method for downloading images into Lightroom and organizing them. Quickly import and manage your photo collection in a library that makes finding…

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How to use a Wacom Intuos Pro & Pen in Lightroom & Photoshop – Live Online

September 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
$75.00

Did you purchase a Wacom tablet but not sure how to use it? Learn side by side with Natasha Calzatti.Natasha Calzatti says: "I’ve personally been using a Wacom tablet for years. It’s become an integral part of my workflow and gives me the control and comfort I need, especially when working on details edits and dodge & burn techniques. One of the great features of these tablets is their options for customization. Everyone works a little bit differently, learn how…

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Advanced Lightroom Classic Masking with Natasha Calzatti – Pasadena

September 24 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Samy’s Photo School – Pasadena, 1759 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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$125.00

Have you been using Lightroom Classic, but masking does not make sense to you?In this class, Natasha Calzatti will show you all the new masking options: How to Brush, Linear, and Radial Gradient tools in the floating Masking panel. Automatically select a subject or sky in your image. With this one-click selection, you can define areas and enhance editing to bring out exactly what you desire.Explore your options for adjusting localized areas within your images and skin retouching. Automating settings…

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October 2022

Portrait & Skin Retouching with Natasha Calzatti – Los Angeles

October 1 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Samy’s Camera – Los Angeles, 431 South Fairfax Ave., Classroom on Third Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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$135.00

Photographer and Photoshop expert Natasha Calzatti presents “The Secrets of Skin Retouching” This course takes you step by step through the workflow of skin retouching using Photoshop starting at the moment you capture the photo. You will learn how the pros retouch portraits with clean, natural, and realistic-looking results. Natasha will share some of the “tricks of the trade”—the same ones that today’s leading retouchers use to slim, tighten, and tone their subjects for that finished look. This class will…

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Beginning Adobe Photoshop Basics with Natasha Calzatti – Los Angeles

October 8 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Samy’s Camera Los Angeles, 431 South Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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$150.00

During this hands-on computer workshop, longtime Photoshop instructor Natasha Calzatti will cut through the complexity of Photoshop.Natasha will help you to master Photoshop as a photographic tool. She will show you the fundamentals of Photoshop, how to do the things most beginners are wanting to do when they first open up the program. This workshop is designed in mind for the Lightroom or beginner Photoshop user.Topics Covered:Adobe Bridge, the next-generation File Browser, where you can process multiple camera raw images…

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Phase One Certified Professional Training – 2 Day – Los Angeles

October 11 @ 10:00 am - October 12 @ 5:30 pm
Samy’s Camera Los Angeles, 431 South Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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$299.00 - $499.00

This program is designed to teach assistants and digital techs the skills they need to get the most out of Phase One equipment and software.Phase One Certified Professional is a comprehensive training course in Phase One Camera Systems, Digital Backs and Capture One Software. It is designed to give digital techs and assistants the knowledge they need to be more efficient on set and attain the highest level of reliability with Phase One technology.What is the Certification Process?The certification process…

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Capture One Essential Workflow with Natasha Calzatti – Pasadena

October 15 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Samy’s Camera Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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$215.00

New to Capture One? In this course, Natasha will show you everything from workflow to editing, exporting and even shooting tethered.By the end of this intensive course, you will be ready to manage and edit your photos in one streamlined process.   TOPICS COVERED: • Understand the interface and terminology, Sessions vs. Catalogs• Setup your workspace and shortcuts to fit your habits• Build a workflow and editing strategy to save time and maximize results• Control the dynamics of color and texture…

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Beginning Adobe Lightroom Classic with Natasha Calzatti – Los Angeles

October 22 @ 10:30 am - October 29 @ 2:30 pm
Samy’s Camera, 431 South Fairfax Ave., Classroom on Third Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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$225.00
LR

This course is held on 2 consecutive Saturdays: October 22nd and October 29th from 10:30am-2:30pm both days. Technical Level: Beginner Many photographers are finding Adobe Lightroom Classic to be the perfect tool for organizing, processing and enhancing images. This beginner Lightroom course shows you step-by-step how to take control of your digital photography workflow. Discover the most efficient method for downloading images into Lightroom and organizing them. Quickly import and manage your photo collection in a library that makes finding…

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November 2022

Capture One Essential Workflow with Natasha Calzatti – Live Online

November 5 @ 10:00 am - November 6 @ 1:00 pm
$215.00

This is a live online workshop which will be held over two consecutive days: November 5th & 6th from 10am-1pm each day.In this course, Natasha will show you everything from workflow to editing, exporting and even shooting tethered. All the while giving you helpful tips and visual aids to drive home each technique. By the end of this intensive course, you will be ready to manage and edit your photos in one streamlined process.   TOPICS COVERED: • Understand the interface…

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The Master Print with Natasha Calzatti – Pasadena

November 26 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Samy’s Camera Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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$155.00

Join Natasha Calzatti and learn how master the art of making digital prints.This workshops will cover the essential steps to making the finest digital prints from your digital camera files. From exposure to adjustment/optimization to choosing the right paper.  Examples of different fine-art papers will be shown to make the best possible prints.  Beyond the technical details, you will learn ways to make your images stronger and more compelling.This course will cover: Workflow for the master file concept using Photoshop…

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Testimonials

``An excellent class``

This was an excellent class. High marks to Natasha. She knows her stuff and knows how to transmit her knowledge – a rare combination

(Capture One Class)

``Ensuring we learned what was shared``

Natasha did great in sharing and ensuring we learned what was shared.

(Advanced Photoshop Class)

``Natasha is an excellent teacher``

Natasha is an excellent teacher and I have learned the majority of what I know about Lightroom from her.

( How to Create Better Black and White)

Instructor Bio

Natasha Calzatti is a photographer, educator, and consultant based in Los Angeles. She has shot award-winning work for THE NEW YORK TIMES, NEWSWEEK, PEOPLE, and VIBE, and has been syndicated internationally.

Presently, she was a speaker at AdobeMax conference, and she is an adjunct professor at Santa Monica College teaching both Photoshop and Lightroom, instructor at Samy’s Photo School. She has been a guest lecturer at the International School of Film and TV (EICTV) Cuba and Brooks Institute. Natasha has been featured in DIGITAL PHOTO PRO magazine and invited to The Getty Center to share her behind the camera experiences of Cuba as she presented an in-gallery exploration of A Revolutionary Project: Cuba from Walker Evans to Now. Natasha divides her time between shooting assignments and lecturing on digital imaging both in the U.S and abroad. You can see her current work at www.calzattifoto.com.

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