NATALIA TAFFAREL

High End Retouching Series 2013 / London

Train to Create is excited to present Natalia Taffarel: High End Retouching Workshop. The masterclass will focus on high-end beauty and hair retouching. Natalia will share her workflow focusing on the techniques and the basis for her aesthetic decisions. The event will develop across two intense days of work and it will showcase Natalia’s tricks to optimise the use of Adobe Photoshop CS5 (or higher).

The masterclass’ objectives:

Natalia Taffarel will discuss the entire process and techniques of retouching focusing with great attention upon the beauty and hair images. She will showcase her peculiar techniques and explain the process behind the practicalities of retouching, including the why and when specific retouching methodologies are employed.

This practical and thorough masterclass will teach you how to retouch beauty and fashion shots to make it naturally perfect while not being digitally obvious. You will learn about whitening and straightening the teeth, redefining lips, reshaping and resizing the nose, sharpening eyes, perfecting the face features, adding and removing makeup, creating different skintones and the most challenging hair correction or redoing as well as creating the background and elegant lighting adjustments to produce that “vogue magazine” output.

This makes for a thorough and complete learning tool. You walk away with the knowledge needed to competently evaluate an image, envision the result in the mind’s eye, plan the process and execute the work needed to achieve the vision.

Seminar > 14th of June 2013

Seminar Date: Friday 14th June 2013 / from 15:30 to 19:30 
Seminar Location: UEL Library Lecture Theatre, UEL School of Arts and Digital Industries / Docklands Campus University Way E16 2RD London

“Retouching; myths and realities of the industry”

The Natalia Taffarel Conference is an inspiring open event happening on the Friday evening before the workshop weekend. The conference is designed to serve as a stand alone opportunity for a wider number of aspiring retouchers and digital artists and as a precursor to all those attending the Master Class weekend. If you’re unable to attend the Master Class don’t miss out on this conference because you will gain valuable insight into how to take your professional retouching to the next level. It is also a great networking opportunity.
*Please note that this Conference is FREE to attend if you have booked and paid for the Master Class. If you are not booked, you are still welcome to attend, however there will be an admission fee of £20 per person.


AGENDA

15:45 – On Board to Train to Create – Chat with the team and try the new Wacom tablets.
16:00 – Photographer Adrian Weinbrecht: The Importance of Colour Management
16:30 – Q&A with Adrian Weinbrecht
16:35 – Introduction to Bastian Jung by Natalia Taffarel
16:40 – Discovering young talent. Fashion photographer Bastian Jung.
17:00 – Q&A with Bastian Jung moderated by Natalia Taffarel
17:15 – Retoucher Natalia Taffarel
18:00 – Coffee Break
18:15 – Digital Artis Giuseppe Alaimo with comments by Natalia
18:45 – Natalia Taffarel
19:00 – Q&As with Natalia Taffarel
19:15 – Prize Draws
Natalia will cover the following topics:

  • Who are your inspirations?
  • What are the industry standards?
  • Who is your ideal target?
  • What are the current trends?
  • What has been done already?
  • Photoshop deconstruction, breakdown of select shots (before/after/layer deconstruction)
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Workshop > 15th & 16th of June 2013

Workshop Date: 15th & 16th June 2013 / from 9:30 to 18:30 
Workshop Location: Holiday Inn London Commercial Road261 – 267 Commercial Road, London, E1 2BT 

Train to Create is excited to present Natalia Taffarel: High End Retouching Masterclass. The masterclass will focus on high-end beauty and hair retouching. Natalia will share her workflow focusing on the techniques and the basis for her aesthetic decisions. The event will develop across two intense days of work and it will showcase Natalia’s tricks to optimise the use of Adobe Photoshop CS5 (or higher).

The masterclass’ objectives:
Natalia Taffarel will discuss the entire process and techniques of retouching focusing with great attention upon the beauty and hair images. She will showcase her peculiar techniques and explain the process behind the practicalities of retouching, including the why and when specific retouching methodologies are employed.

This practical and thorough masterclass will teach you how to retouch beauty and fashion shots to make it naturally perfect while not being digitally obvious. You will learn about whitening and straightening the teeth, redefining lips, reshaping and resizing the nose, sharpening eyes, perfecting the face features, adding and removing makeup, creating different skintones and the most challenging hair correction or redoing as well as creating the background and elegant lighting adjustments to produce that “vogue magazine” output.

This makes for a thorough and complete learning tool. You walk away with the knowledge needed to competently evaluate an image, envision the result in the mind’s eye, plan the process and execute the work needed to achieve the vision.


DAY 1 > Saturday, 15th of June / 9:30 am to 18:30 pm

  • The techniques and the basis of aesthetic decisions
  • The importance of using “not destructive” techniques for the treatment of textures and light manipulation
  • Understanding of key concepts and principles (such as composition, color, light and local contrast) and their application for  retouching images
  • Color Theory
  • Semiotics and semiology applied to colour and colour perception.
  • The brain and psychology applied to advertising and design, and their application in photography and post production of images
  • The business and the real “magic” behind it: there are no secrets
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DAY 2 > Sunday, 16th of June / 9:30 am to 18:30 pm
  • Hands on: the practical application of the techniques and principles learnt in Day One
  • One-to-one workshops and application
  • Question and answer: trouble shooting and doubts solving

What you need:

  • Own Workstation
  • Tablet (Optional)
  • Photoshop CS5+ installed
  • knowledge of layers, adjustment layers and masking


What you will gain:

  • The topics discussed in this masterclass will provide you with extremely valuable techniques and competences that you will able to apply to both jobs in top fashion industries and simple works like a ‘Real Pro’.
  • During the masterclass you will have the unique opportunity to apply the techniques Natalia will present directly onto your works while being personally followed by Natalia herself on a one-to-one basis.
  • We will guarantee that every participant of the masterclass will leave the classroom with the necessary professional knowledge to assess and analyze an image, preview the final result in his own mind, plan his work and achieve the expected result through professional techniques of the highest level, exactly like Natalia does.
  • Natalia Taffarel will hand out personally signed certificates attesting your attendance.

Free Meet up > 16th of June 2013

Meet Up Date: 16th June 2013 / from 19:00 to 21:00
Meet Up Location: Holiday Inn London Commercial Road261 – 267 Commercial Road, London, E1 2BT 

Come on board on the Train to Create Meet Up and meet world renowned photo retoucher Natalia Taffarel and upcoming fashion photographer photographer Bastian Jung. Chat with people just like you, meet local creatives, hear from experienced ones and get advice from others who have already made it. Feel free to share your ideas and experiences about topics like Photography, Video, Make-Up, Styling, Design, Mood and Concept. No matter your age, background, current job or level of skill (amateur or professional), we encourage and invite everyone to participate in an open creative exploration.

Special Prizes

Bamboo Stylus Pen
Color Munki
Color Checker
Pen&Touch
Intuos Pro Pen&Touch S

NATALIA TAFFAREL

RETOUCHER
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NATALIA TAFFAREL
Argentinian high end retoucher Natalia Taffarel’s clients include Vogue, Michael Jackson, Westlife, Rihanna, Fatboy Slim, Florence and the Machine, Alex Reid, JLS – Jack the Lad Swing, Pendulum, Lily Cole, MIA, Elle Magazine, Sugar UK, Fabulous, The Big Issue, Q, Sublime UK, Loreal, Maybelline, Revlon, ASOS, N Peal, Wella and Unilever. For the past years Natalia conducted workshops all over the world, and she holds a 5 star reputation as a teacher having a crystal clear voice with proficient English speaking abilities. Natalia’s Photoshop and retouching classes can be easily followed by advanced students as well as beginners with basic knowledge of layers, adjustment layers and masking. The speed of her speaking is moderate and guarantees full understanding of her demonstrations.

EVENT SPONSORS

Wacom
The Second Door
X-Rite Pantone
Nec

FAQs

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Does the cost of the Workshop includes flights and/or accommodation?


No, you will have to do your travel arrangements and purchase your accommodation separately.

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

Refund Policy:

1. There is a 14-day cooling off period following the purchase of the ticket where you will receive a full refund minus a 5% administration fee.

2. 14-day after the purchase of the workshop you are entitled a 50% refund.

3. Cancelations made 14 days prior to the event’s date are non refundable.

4. You can transfer your ticket to third parties at any time by informing us in writing at tickets@traintocreate.com

5. No refund will be made for non-attendance of the event

Cancellation Policy:

Train to Create reserves the right to cancel, reschedule or change the location and the time of an event due to unforeseen circumstances. If Train to Create cancels an event, registrants will be offered a full refund.

I have more questions is there any helpline?

If you have a question which is not covered in the description of the event or in the list above, please email workshops@traintocreate.com or telephone +44 (0)20 8133 3492 or +44 (0)20 8980 7756 and we will respond as soon as we can.

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