Are your costumes ready? Here are 5 facts to know before you put on your beads and masks and go celebrate.What does Mardi Gras mean? It’s in fact French for Fat Tuesday.It is believed to have arrived in North America in the year 1699, on March, when the French-Canadian explorer Jean Baptiste Le Moyne Sieur de Bienvilleset his camp about 60 miles from the future site of New Orleans. Back in France, Fat Tuesday was celebrated, so Iberville named the spot Point du Mardi Gras. A few years later,... continue reading
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Few weeks ago i decided to try some new stuff.So i had Idea to take shots of SPA procedures.Preveously I already tryed to do something similar,but I wasn't fully satisfied with the results...So now i have opotunity to use two softboxes and also now i have a different lens,which for my opinion is very good for portraits,and I made this photo session!Enjoy!:) continue reading
How can you get a photo approved for Dreamstime assignment?Well...it's not very easy, neither difficult, if you do have certain patience and technique. For this latest assignment my photo below was approved, but I had several tries/photos, until this one. I had to upload other 4 photos, which were in rejected from various reasons like "not good composition" or "not good lighting" or "the focus is not on the subject". These 4 photos were from my last years portfolio, so none of these... continue reading
The Carnival Venitien d Annecy was held from 2-4th March 2012.About 400 people dressed in costumes and masks stroll around Annecy's old town for the annual carnival.Heaven for photogs on earth.Here are some of the pictures. continue reading
6 new collections need your suggestions :) Even if you have nothing to contribute to the current ones, enjoy going through them and keep your eyes open for my future blogs & collections!Venetian Carnevale MasksDogs for Cat PeopleGreen, Red, & YellowRailroadsAwaySnowy SummitsOf course the old collections are always open for new additions, check out my old blogs:Part I,Part II,Part III,Part IV,Part V,Part VI,Part... continue reading
Venice is a wonderful city, there no cars in the centre, only water street and little way called "calli" ..I've enjoined the city in the two day before the grand opening of the carnival with ny baby boy and my husband (we had our 10th anniversaire ;D) and I've tryed to shoot something with my little camera cause the first thing to do is to enjoy, also when you shoot photo ..for me!Have a nice day mates.. continue reading
Drama mask in my photos is one kind of multicolored makeups for actors in the Chinese traditional dramas.This facial makeup is used forthe roles namely "Jing" and "Chou".They have different and special formats in patterning, coloring and typing.The connoisseurs can tell apart whether it is a hero or a baddie, wise or foolish,loved or hated, after only one look to the masks. The attractive masks in Beijing Opera take an peculiar role in the makeups for Chinese dramas.These masks for... continue reading
We're just starting to recover from Christmas, and here comes Carnival, with its flurry of masks, music, dancing, costumes and disguises!I've always been fascinated by the different ways Carnival is celebrated around the world, from the samba-fuelled craze of Brasil to the relative sadness and glum of the German and Swiss ones (like the one in Basel), to the "jump-back-in-time" pomp of Venice, with people wearing costumes that have obviously taken years to build.Yet, Venice is the one I prefer.... continue reading
EarlierI mentioned this topic.I just like to add a few more ideas.This is applicable for processing of landscape scenes particularly for sunsets.At sunset the colour balance is rather complex. The shadows tend to be cold and the highlights, warm. (It is the same for sunrise too.)And I exploit this fact with natural masks as follows.I create a Multiply blending layer and masked it with the "natural" Blue mask (Ctrl-3).(And the best way to create a blending layer, is to insert... continue reading
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