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The Master Print with Natasha Calzatti – PAS

August 2 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm

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This workshops 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.  Everyone should have two or more master prints by end of class.
Course Topics: 
• Workflow for the master file concept using Photoshop
• Using Adobe Camera Raw and or Lightroom
• Getting the most of our your digital capture
• What to do in Lightroom—and what to save for Photoshop
• Photoshop selection tools—tips and techniques
• Setting density and color balance
• Retouching, 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?
• Presentation:  Archival methods of mounting and matting digital prints
What to Bring:
Bring 5-10 of your best images. Portraits, Cityscape, Landscape or any other theme.  These files should be Raw, Tiff, PSD or Jpeg saved on a flash drive or hard drive.  If the image has been adjusted/retouched then bring the original file as well.  We will be making image adjustments using Lightroom and Photoshop. Everyone should have two or more master prints by end of class.

*Note: Lightroom and or Photoshop software basic beginner knowledge is required.


Instructor Bio: 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, June 2012. 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. In 2011, 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.
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Samy’s Camera Pasadena
1759 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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