Getting back to the art of print making and having a tangible print to show your photography. This workshop will cover what you need to know to make 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 workshop will cover:
• Using Adobe Camera Raw and/or Lightroom
• Workflow for the master file concept using Photoshop
• What to do in Lightroom—and what to save for Photoshop
• Setting density and color balance
• Burning and dodging
• Using Smart-sharpening techniques
• Black-and-White Conversion
• Using color management to ensure consistent results from monitor to final print
• Final print critique: What makes an effective print?
If you don’t own a printer, here are a few recommendations on which printer to buy:
X-Rite i1 ColorChecker Pro Photo Kit (Click Here)
X-Rite i1Studio Spectrophotometer (Click Here)
Hahnemühle paper (Click Here)
Select Canon paper (Click Here)
Technical Level: Intermediate, you must understand the basics of Lightroom, Photoshop or both
• Access to a photographic quality printer from Canon Pixma 10, Pro 1000, PixmaPro-1or Epson P600,P800, Stylus 3800/3880.
• Printer Software installed
• Fresh set of inks
• RC Paper – One of: Glossy, Luster, semi gloss etc.
• Cotton Rag paper – One of: Matte, Watercolor, Museum Etch etc.
• Access to 5-10 of your best images. Portraits, Cityscape, Landscape or any other theme. These files should be Raw, Tiff, PSD or Jpeg. If the image has been adjusted/retouched then have the original file as well. We will be making image adjustments using Lightroom and or Photoshop. Everyone should have two or more master prints by end of class.
Instructor Bio:Natasha Calzatti is a photographer, educator and a 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, she is an adjunct professor at Santa Monica College teaching both Photoshop and Lightroom, instructor at Samy’s Photo School and 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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Make sure to have Lightroom Classic / Bridge / Photoshop installed on your computer: Photography plan (20GB)
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