Samy’s Camera Photo School is pleased to invite photographers of all levels to our open house. This open house is a rare opportunity to sample several of Samy’s course offerings free of charge and get advice from the pros. Space is limited for our free lectures and workshops, reserve your spot by registering for a ticket.
Fine Art Printing Demo Workshop
To be able to hold a photograph you’ve taken can be a powerful lasting experience, especially if the image looks exactly as you envisioned when you clicked the shutter. During this lecture Natasha Calzatti will show how to capture and edit your image so that it translates perfectly to print. Whether printing on your own or using a third party printing service you will understand everything from calibrating your monitor to choosing the right paper for your final print.
Complementary print will be printed on Archival paper 13×19 to attendees.
Bring your digital file on a flash drive.
This lecture will cover:
• 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 insure consistent results from monitor to final print
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.
*Parking at Samy’s Camera is not available for this event. Please allow extra time prior to class to locate street parking. Ride share and public transportation options are recommended.