I´m trying to make a flyer to advertise some classes I´m teaching. There´s an image I really would like to use, but it has very light and very dark areas, making it very difficult to add text to it.
The image in question is this one
. And I´m trying to do something similar to this
The second image is a flyer I´ve made for the classes I´m teaching in a different place, so the amount of text is the same (just some of the information changes, and the logo in the top right corner doesn´t go). I think it´s safe not to consider posting this here as advertising, since most likely you don´t live in the same country I do.
When I use black text, some of it is hard to read because of the dark areas in the carving. When I use white text, it gets lost with the background.
I haven´t found any other colour that looks good.
How can I achieve a similar aestethic using that photo? It´s about Sacred Circle Dances, so I want it to give an idea of calmness and flow, which is why I´m not just using rectangles of a plain colour with text on them.
Please answer as if I had no idea about graphic design, I don´t. I use GIMP, but I also have PS CS6.