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
Recent Quotes from Natasha’s Students:
The Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers, Level One class taught by Natasha Calzatti was much more than I expected. I’m a full time commercial photographer and to be honest, I stumble around in Photoshop doing some basic things. But I decided it was time to learn the fundamentals and see how many bad habits I had developed over the years.. . . Natasha was very informative, a great communicator and obviously knows her Photoshop. Right out of the box we were learning about the power of Adobe Bridge- things I never knew Bridge could do. By the end of the first class we had learned about; setting the white and black points in an image using levels, working with the patch tool, spot healing brush and proper layer order. . . . If you’re a photographer and think you know enough Photoshop to get by, I recommend you start at the beginning and learn the proper ways to work in this extremely deep program. - Jim Wimberg
This was a great class. Natasha was an amazing instructor. I learned so much practical information that I can apply immediately to my workflow. She was very thorough in covering all of the functions available in Lightroom. I would highly recommend this class and others with this instructor. Thanks and keep up the good work! - Carolyn Ozimok
I was very impressed with Natasha. She is extremely knowledgeable and patient. She is very pleasant and a joy to have as an instructor. - Irving Einhorn
I thought the class was first-rate and the teacher was spectacular… I plan to take several more of your courses, and could not be more satisfied with my experience. - Chris Wilkinson