Natalia Taffarel – High End Beauty & Fashion Retouching Workshop

Introduction


Some purist photographers might raise their eyebrows when others (including me) talks about post-processing in photography. Some say it’s graphic design not photography; some might say it’s against what they new about “natural” photography; some crazy people might say that it’s the way of the devil (just kidding) and the ranting goes on and on. Most professional photographers doesn’t do image retouching but their photo ends up on a poster, magazine or books retouched anyways (the irony of life). There are professionals that do the retouching or post processing for photographers like Natalia Taffarel and she is the best of what she does. Okay you might hate me for saying this but post-processing, retouching or editing your photos gives you and your photos identity (in a very distinctive way). Now we’re on the digital era a lot of competition out there who’s eager to pound everything that you can do and offer so instead of hiring a graphic artist/designer you have to do your own retouching, besides you don’t want your ugly photos ending up on the wrong hands do you? (hehehe). Enough of my babbling. I was ask to support a friend for this workshop and I believe that pros and new comers in photography and also graphic designers will learn a lot from this so I post it here on my blog. I, myself will attend on this once in a lifetime opportunity to meet Natalia Taffarel because I’ve heard that she seldom do workshops in Asia so wherever you are hope you could come!!!
The Interview
Learn more about Natalia Taffarel and how she started photo retouching from a hobby to a full blown career. I Admire people like her because most of what she does now are all self-thought. There is no special magic to this – it’s all about dedication and love of what you are doing.
Video courtesy of Calvin Hollywood Photography
The Video Tutorials 

She also have video tutorials from from famous video blog hosts like Vimeo and Youtube. These are very useful materials for pros and beginners alike. I also like hearing her Argentinean voice (blush) while learning. You also might wanna check her new works on Facebook.
Sample video courtesy of Natalia Taffarel
The Workshop
(click photo to enlarge)
Poster courtesy of Xilver Claire Events
* Do you ASPIRE that “VOGUE” magazine quality OUTPUT? 
* Do you have tons of beauty/glamour/fashion shots yet no matter how you post process it, it just won’t standout?
* Does it come out like a mannequin because of being too white and perfect and doesn’t look naturally of human qualities?
* Do you wish to know what are main ingredients in doing so?

Learn from Professional High End Retouching Artist NATALIA TAFFAREL all the way from Argentina for a 2 day retouching class on 19-20 Feb, 2011.

The retouching workshop will show Natalia’s complete workflow from start to finish as she works first on a beauty image and then the hair image, working in Adobe Photoshop CS4. The main goal of the workshop is to show and explain the entire process and techniques needed for retouching high end beauty and hair images. Not only does Natalia show and explain the techniques she also explains the thought process behind the techniques and why they are used or why not or when. This makes for a much more thorough and complete learning tool, with the hope that the attendees can 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.

Her clients are:
* 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 * Unilever

Natalia Taffarel has a 5 star reputation as a teacher, she has a crystal clear voice and is English proficient. She’s already been conducting workshops all over the world for the past several years.

The workshop will teach us on how to retouch beauty and fashion shots to make it naturally perfect while not being digitally obvious. From 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 the background and elegant lighting adjustment to produce that “vogue magazine” output.

The main goal of the workshop is to show and explain the entire process and techniques needed for retouching high end beauty and hair images. Not only does Natalia show and explain the techniques she also explains the thought process behind the techniques and why they are used or why not or when. This makes for a much more thorough and complete learning tool, with the hope that the attendees can 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.

If you are into portraiture, this workshop is perfect for you. The knowledge you will gain here is very valuable that could even land you a job in top fashion industries or simply make your works like a ‘Real Pro’ or make you into a ‘Pro’.

Certificates will be given away signed personally by Natalia Taffarel. You only need to bring your laptop with photoshop CS4/5 installed and whatever knowledge you have in photoshop is enough for you to become a High End Retouching Artist.

The Photoshop class by Natalia Taffarel can be followed well even with beginner students. Her voice speaks with clarity and the speed is very moderate for everyone to follow with full understanding of what is being done to the images..

Ealy Bird Price is only $405 till 10th January(extended due to holidays). We only require s$200 downpayment and the rest can be paid on or before workshop day. This is a very reasonable price for 2 full days Photoshop learning of such valuable knowledge.

At the end of the workshop, 2 lucky drawn winners by Natalia Taffarel can claim $100 Discount for the next Manny Librodo workshop this year. And another 2 lucky drawn winners will have a FREE registration for the next themed/bodypaint photoshoot organized by Xilver Claire Events.

Lunch is free and handout materials will also be given.

During photoshop demonstration, PS tool bar and option bar are always visible so you if your ears are momentarily distracted, your eyes will lock on to what’s going on. Natalia’s voice is crystal clear and smooth flowing, relaxed and at times humorous as the class proceeds. Her pace is neither too fast nor too slow and is well synched to her workflow. Her workflow is easy to follow – there is no accelerated portion – the kind where everything is sped up to the point where you cannot visually follow or absorb the content.

Natalia never once uses a tablet, demonstrating that high quality retouching can be done with a mouse.

For more info check out this link.


Contact Info:
Calay Gallinero
Xilver Claire Events
(65) 9771-2430

Note: “The Workshop” poster and literature courtesy of Xilver Claire Events.

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2 comments on “Natalia Taffarel – High End Beauty & Fashion Retouching Workshop

  1. >That sounds really interesting. If she is Argentinean she must know a lot about fashion and the photo industry. Some of the best shootings of Vogue magazine Latin America are made in a hotel in palermo, this little cute neighbourhood in Argentina.Thanks for the info, I would like to learn!

  2. >@ Rachel – Thanks for your interest. Natalia will be having lots of Asia tour this year. Last workshop was great and she's very sweet. I've learned a lot specially how to split shape and texture on an image. Amazing stuff! There's a DVD available from Natalia teaching almost all of her techniques but you can always browse them free on the internet. Happy learning and good luck Rachel!

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