The Master Print Class with Natasha Calzatti – Live Online

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The Master Print Class with Natasha Calzatti – Live Online

August 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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This workshop will cover what you need to know to make the finest digital prints from your digital camera files.

This is a Distance Learning class takes place via Zoom. We encourage you to install and test the software on your device prior to the class. You are required to have an inkjet printer from Canon or Epson on hand.

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:

PRINTER LINKS:

Epson P900 (Click Here)

Epson P700 (Click Here)

Canon Pixma Pro 10 (Click Here)

Canon Pro 1000 (Click Here)

Monitor/Printer Calibration:

X-Rite i1 ColorChecker Pro Photo Kit (Click Here)

X-Rite i1Studio Spectrophotometer (Click Here)

Select Canon paper discounting now (Click Here)

Technical Level: Intermediate, you must understand the basics of Lightroom, Photoshop or both

Requirements:

• 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.

Please email us if you have questions

• If you are unfamiliar with Zoom please look over this link: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362033-Getting-Started-on-Windows-and-Mac

• Make sure to have Lightroom Classic / Bridge / Photoshop installed on your computer: Photography plan (20GB)

• https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/photography/compare-plans.html

Instructor Bio:

Natasha Calzatti. Upon receiving her BFA in Photography from Otis Parsons School of Design, Natasha Calzatti, a photographer and digital retoucher, went on to shoot award-winning photography for THE NEW YORK TIMES, NEWSWEEK, PEOPLE and VIBE, and has been syndicated internationally. Her work is represented in many private collections and has been shown publicly in Los Angeles and more recently in Portland, Oregon’s Black Box Gallery. Simultaneous to her photography career, Natasha found herself at the cutting edge of imaging as it transitioned from the chemical darkroom to the digital darkroom where her abilities became increasingly in demand for magazine clients TV Guide, Marie Claire, Time Magazine, The Source, and Vibe as well as advertising clients Midas, MCI and Dreyfus.Ms. Calzatti was 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. Today Ms. Calzatti divides her time between shooting assignments and lecturing on digital imaging issues both in U.S and abroad. You can see her current work at www.calzattifoto.com.

A link for the Zoom class meeting is included in the confirmation registration email and will also be emailed to the attendees 48 hours prior to the start date. Please read the instructions included in the email. If you have additional questions please contact edu@samys.com