EvateK for Handpans – Hardcase Technologies

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Introduction

This post is a short introduction to EvateK, a protective backpack for handpans.  And, it quickly describes a photography and post-processing assignment. There are many interesting pictures for you to view.

EvateK – Hardcase Technologies

Hardcase Technologies makes flight case and bag solutions for Handpans.  A Handpan is a musical instrument that is sometimes referred to as a Hang drum or a Pantam.

My mission was to create images of an EvateK bag designed for larger handpans like the Pantheon Steel Halo. Once I got the bag it was very clear:  EvateK is the world’s best all-around, general-purpose, protective gear for your handpan.

It looks cool. It’s comfortable to wear.  It keeps liquids out. It is made to last and has many well thought out details. Best of all it is light, stiff and strong: Leaving no worries of damage when I take my Halo outside for a trek.

Yes, you want to know more about this bag.

EvateK – Images by AoxoA

My assignment came with two sample images showing a handpan inside of the EvateK along with minimal instructions, “the photo about inside I need really similar my photo because I need to put all together.”

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Above are the images and instructions for my assignment. Technically it is simple. The images are selected out and transferred to a white background (no shadows).

Success was a matter of photographing my Halo in the EvateK with the correct angle and then post-processing in Photoshop.

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Here is the image I made, It matches the sample I was sent. Easy, although time consuming. The trickiest part was matching the color of the foam to the sample images shown previously.

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Both images should fit in nicely with the original set

Post-Processing – by AoxoA

Then, I was sent a handful of smart-phone pics with another request:  Trick them out.

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The images above were taken with a smart-phone and sent to me for post-processing. Photo by Jeremy Dinieri

To have free rein to create is a wonderful compliment and the trust is always appreciated.  I studied Hardcase Technologies on YouTube and decided on a style with a lot of energy.  I think the style goes well with the company’s personality.

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More Post-Processing

Feeling inspired, I made more images of the EvateK.  The images tell a story of a guy, with a Halo and an EvateK, who rides his bicycle in search of an urban tunnel with good sound acoustics to play in.

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More Handpan Topics

Hangism and Panism

Hangism and Panism is a work of art (or design) created by using a single digital image of a PanArt Hang or handpan. The image is duplicated, flipped, rotated, moved, and layered as needed. And, various adjustment details are applied.

Visit the online store for Hangism prints.

Visit the online store for Panism prints.

EvateK for Handpans – Hardcase Technologies

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