Studio portraits are great because you can control the lighting and other factors in the environment to create a high-quality image. But they can be a bit boring with the same old backdrop. I enjoy using Photoshop to create an alternate background. It’s not easy, though. If all you do is cut out the figures and paste them on a background, it looks pretty bad. First there’s the technical challenge of making a clean mask. Elements such as flying hair are time consuming. Then, once I have an idea for the background, I have to figure out how it’s going to work in terms of light, color, perspective, and blending. Each of the following re-imagined photos took many hours. All photos Copyright 2016 Alice Gebura All Rights Reserved. These images may not be “borrowed” or used elsewhere.