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Train To Create – Natalia Taffarel Seminar and Workshop


by Clizia Capecchi – July 8th, 2013

Natalia  and Adrian

Natalia and Adrian at the conference

X-Rite is a sponsor of Train to Create events for 2013. Train to Create is a team of photography passionate people that facilitates visual creativity through workshops, conferences and networking. Train to Create calls at London to connect all passengers interested in expressing their vision through photography, filmmaking and digital arts.

Over the weekend between the 14 and the 16 of June 2013, Train to Create brought together over 200 people from various creative backgrounds and regions of the world to the Natalia Taffarel High End Retouching Series, a three day “festival” of Photography and Photo-retouching. The event was produced in partnership with the University of East London, Wacom, and X-Rite and supported by NEC, Lowpro, theprintspace and The Second Door.

The series started with the exclusive webinar hosted by X-Rite on June 13th, where Natalia shared her experience for a one hour session:

On Friday 14 June Train to Create brought together 120 Students and professionals for a Lecture-style event featuring  Natalia Taffarel and an incredible line-up of star guest speakers including X-Rite Coloratti  Adrian Weinbrecht, Commercial Photographer and Colour Expert, and young inspiring fashion photographer Bastian Jung.

The event covered topics ranging from commercial and fashion photography, to colour management, illustration and retouching.The series continued on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June with a Masterclass. Attended by 21 photography and design professionals, this intensive Masterclass allowed participants to discover new and advanced retouching techniques providing them with the opportunity to improve their skills thanks to Natalia’s experience and instruction.

The event also included a demonstration by Giuseppe Alaimo, illustrator and digital artist who showcased the latest Wacom tablets using NEC colour calibrated display. He explained the advantages of the new technologies in the world of design and illustration. The weekend closed with an informal Meet-up where local creatives mixed with the participants, the Train to Create team and Natalia to network, share experiences, ideas, inspirations and discuss tests and collaborationsAll the events included prize draws of Wacom, theprintspace, and X-Rite featuring ColorMunki Display.

The 3-day event was  attended by great people who were extremely pleased with the learning results. Train to Create has received overwhelming interest and appreciation both from creative students and professionals. They would like to thank everybody who came and helped making the event happen; special thanks go to partners and sponsors who have been great support. All sessions during the events are documented and will be made available on the Train to Create Facebook page shortly. Follow Train to Create, Natalia and Adrian on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the developments! Thanks to Train to Create for providing feedback from the event.

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Adrian uses i1Publish pro 2 in his workflow. Train to Create uses ColorMunki Display to calibrate monitors and projector. Learn how you can stop guessing and start knowing with X-Rite color management solutions from X-Rite at www.xritephoto.com.

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