Continuing on my Dancer and Lamp compsite images… I found the Following images of Dancer David Motta Soares from the Bolshoi Ballet on his Wikipedia page. I believe photo credit for this image of Mr. Soares belongs to Alexander Yakovlev and you can see more of his beautiful work in the link below.
I found the Following images of Dancers Sean Aaron Carmon and Kleber Rebello photographed by Ken Browar and Deborah Ory at the following site:
Their NYC Dance series has many stunning images of dancers in motion and if you want to buy their award winning book here is the link: http://www.nycdanceproject.com/book/
Lamp source images for the project.
Ikea of Course
I really love this lamp below designed by Dirk Van Erp which is part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art collection. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/4716
I did watched a great video with Aaron Nice about adding light beams to the images found here:
you can find more videos from PHLEARN here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8PpbgU-BQQ
Beam of Light source images for the Layer masks..
The second image is a still from a stunning video from Golan Heights, Israel
This composite series has been fun way for me to continue to learn the intricacies of Photoshop, but i still feel as if I am only scratching the surface.
As mentioned in the last post, I took a two-day Illustrator class a few weeks back and I have been working on a few projects using that software.I had some fun and created a board game for my son to play using some DC and Marvel Hero Clix Figures. https://wizkids.com/heroclix/. Hero Clix are fun to play, but I wanted to start him with something simpler.
Wham, Bam, Zoom, Kapow, Smash!
I made it a bit big, but it is fun to play as a family and has helped him reinforce his counting skills using the two dice.
As I mentioned, I finished taking a 4 day beginner and intermediate Photoshop class American Graphics Institute(AGI) in December . If I learned nothing else, I learned certainly how to work in a “Non-Destructive” manner. Most of my previous attempts in Photoshop were very destructive to the original picture, which left me with very little options to “UN-do” my changes or make alterations without having to start over. I certainly learned many other other aspects to the program, but this was a fundamental aspect that will guide me in future projects. I truly recommend taking classes through AGI if you want get a grasp on a particular program. They offer many different classes with a variety of software, too many to list here. https://www.agitraining.com
As a Scenic Designer, I work to design environments that encompass or enhance actions of a performer. So for fun, I started on a simple project based on the idea of creating a performance space out of a generic picture.
To begin with, I found a “Pixar” style lamp https://www.notonthehighstreet.com/theforestandco/product/copper-angled-table-lamp
Added a beam of light
I found some great photos of dancers online, but this one of Edward Watson, the Principal Dancer from the Royal Ballet caught my eye. It is from a photoshoot that photographer Rick Guest did with Watson. Here is link with a article about the photoshoot between Guest and Watson: https://www.gramilano.com/2019/01/rick-guest-on-his-extraordinary-photos-of-the-royal-ballets-edward-watson/
Buy the book here…
The final look here.
Next up will be a project I did in Adobe Illustrator for my son. I did a two class in Illustrator through AGI last week and spent some time exploring that program.