Articles by Sarkao

Flood in Prague

This is just few notes about flood in Prague,'cos I am really tired now. And the last days were really hectic for us.I was outside of Prague for the weekend and came back in the Sunday. I didn't watch news so I was really surprised when I arrived in the city and found that 8 stations of underground were closed because of flood. The trams were over filled by people.I was little bit afraid of it, when we crossed the Hlavkuv bridge, and I saw water in the river.We are living in the Prague... continue reading

Prague pride parade 2012

I would like to show you some pictures from Prague pride parade in Prague. continue reading

How to make black and white pictures with color details

Making picture like this two in photoshop is really simple.The first one with multi-colored bubble was made by this way1. open your picture2. convert to black and white by layers (you can use "hue and saturation" or "black and white conversion" )3. click to mask4. select black brush and uncover color parts of picture. I used opacity about 50%-60% for uncovering bubble colors.The second picture I made in Amsterdam Red light district in cloudy day and colors were boring... continue reading

Abstract light background

This is way how to make pictures like this one.You will need photo of person on the white background and picture of lights.1. Open both pictures in photoshop.2. Press shift and move abstract background to picture with person. It will make a new layer with abstract lights.3. Add layer mask, set layer opacity on 50% and use black brush (opacity 100%, hard) to uncoveringperson.4. You can set opacity of layer with lights on 70%-90% now.After it select really big white soft... continue reading

Simple color efects in photoshop

I made this pictures in bad weather, and I didn't liked sky withoutclouds and colors and I didn't want to make in black and white.So I tried play with photoshop. Here is way how to make simple color efects like this.1. open picture and make new emptylayer and add mask2. set layer blending mode on difference3.fill new layer by color (red makes green effects, blue makes yellow..).4. Set layer opacity between 5-20%5. Use curves for set contrasts6. You... continue reading

Prague tips

If you have been there, I am sure that you had seen Prague castle, Charles Bridge, Olt town square and National museum.But Prague isn't just this most famous sights.I live in Prague for five years now, and I explore new interesting placesevery day.New Worldwas found in 14th century by king Charles IV. beside Prague castle for castle servants.There are serpentine lines, small houses and minimum of tourists. It is one of the most picturesqueand romantic place in Prague.... continue reading

My travel diary: spa Teplice, Czech republic

My fatherwas born in Teplice an met my mumthere 37 years ago. I never had live there. But my boyfriend is from Teplice too, I met him 100 km far away in Prague. Life is funny sometimes.So I visited this spa city before few weeks.Teplice was found in 13th century and named after hot springs (word "teply" means "hot" in czech).The greatest development was in 18th century and Teplice was visited by Beethowen, Goethe and Wagner for examples. Some houses are called by their... continue reading

Book cover

I found book cover with one of my picture today:)book cover continue reading

New portraits

Before two weeks, I made some photos for the one fashion designer - she makes steampunk and neovictorian clothing.It was really windy day, so we had some problems with holding reflector.But I am really satisfied with results.And some days later some portraits for the one make up artist.Both job were amazing and I am really grateful for model releases. :) continue reading

Dance and city

I began to work on my own project "Dance and the city". I would like to show people of different ages and dance styles in the city. I was inspirated by great film about Pina Bausch.The first model was young ballerina Sarka. We made this photos in the old industrial Prague port. continue reading

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