06. April 2013 · Comments Off on Musical Instruments from the Middle East · Categories: Photography, Still Life · Tags:

I've been working with costume designer Shadia for almost a year on a web site for her costume business. We're getting close to completion. Shadia's late husband was a Lebanese percussionist and she was a dancer in a musical group that toured throughout North and South America. I took these photos of the instruments they played in the ensemble. The drum and the dancer's scarf symbolize the partnership between Shadia and her husband. Copyright 2013 Alice Gebura All Rights Reserved

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Friends brought these lillies the other day. I shot this with bounced flash and a backlight. I created the pastel effect with Photoshop layers and Nik color effex. And I used Filter Forge "Sobel Edge Detector" to bring out the lines. The following is for my friend, Maria, and anyone else who might be interested in how I created this image in Photoshop. More »
First I photographed the puppet as a standard portrait: puppet against white fabric Then I wrapped it in black fabric and startled it with a spotlight pointing up towards the face! puppet wrapped in black fabric I took this image and used Photoshop to paint around the face and hands with black.  Then I used the perspective tool (Edit - Transform - Perspective) to distort the proportions.  Finally, I used Curves to saturate the colors for a lurid effect. transformed in photoshop Analysis by Smart Alice Web Design & Photography, smart web design for businesses who want a unique and effective presence on the internet. Copyright 2010,  Alice Gebura,  All Rights Reserved.