Posts Tagged ‘surreal’

The Do’s and Don’ts of Photoshopping Wings Into a Surreal Portrait

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Ok, let’s just be honest for a second here: everyone and everything in the world looks drastically cooler with wings. Period. It’s just the way it is.

In middle school when I was heavily into my “drawing magical fantasy creatures” phase (it never ended by the way… just ask my sketchbook), I used to check out this “how to draw animals” book from the library all the time. Really they should have just given it to me, I had it checked out so often.
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How to Do Levitation Photography: A Tutorial

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As a part of a personal 50/50 project (a photo a day for 50 days with a 50mm lens), I tried my first attempts at levitation photography and had a lot of fun doing it. This tutorial will walk you through the best methods to make a surreal levitation portrait; only a pinch of magic required.
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Winter Wonderland: Photos of an Abandoned Indoor Mall Filled with Snow

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Last year, photographer Seph Lawless published a project called “Black Friday” showing abandoned malls across the US — widely-published photos that documented the victims of the recession and the online shopping revolution.

Lawless recently revisited one of the malls and found that it had become filled with snow. The broken roofs and skylights had turned the indoor mall into a winter wonderland.
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The Magical Fairy Tale-Inspired Portraits of Ukrainian Photographer Anita Anti

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Anita Anti is a photographer based in Ukraine who uses elaborate costumes, props, and makeup to create magical portraits that are often inspired by fairy tales.

The photograph above is the “Queen of Hearts” from Alice in Wonderland.
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These Dreamlike Photo Manipulations Were Created Using Only an iPhone

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By day, Robert Jahns is a digital artist and art director based in Germany. By night, he’s known as nois7 on Instagram and runs a popular account boasting more than 600,000 followers. His stream of images consists of dreamlike photos that are often clearly the result of compositing, but there’s one hidden fact that sets Jahns apart: his editing is done strictly on his phone.
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Intimate, Painterly Photographs of London Bus Passengers On Their Nighttime Commute

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Photographer Nick Turpin‘s series Through a Glass Darkly takes a different approach to candid street photography than we typically see. Turpin captures London bus commuters on their way home after a long day, and his photographs are at once artistically compelling and potentially controversial. Read more…

Digital Artist Gets Super Creative with Self-Portrait Series, Shows You How It’s Done

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Are you sick of the standard arm’s-length selfie? Or even the remote-triggered self-portrait? Well, photographer and talented Photoshop artist Martín De Pasquale was, so he turned his self-portraits up to eleven and created some reality-bending images that make that make those bathroom mirror selfies look even dumber. Read more…

Underwater Fantasy Shoot in Bali: 7 Divers, 2 Models and 1 Underwater Shipwreck

No photoshoot goes off without a hitch. But with the correct amount of planning in the way of a vision, schedule, proper team and backup equipment, the risk that you’ll run into a big hitch is dramatically reduced.

One photographer who seems to have mastered putting all of those components together seamlessly is Benjamin Von Wong, but it took all of his skill and more to make sure that his most recent crazy adventure came together seamlessly. Read more…

Photographer Captures Spectacular GoPro Footage While Swimming with Jellyfish

Consider this your GoPro video break for the week. So sit back, relax, put on the head phones and make sure the video is playing in HD, because this underwater footage shot by photographer Nana Trongratanawong is a real stunner. Read more…

21 Dreamlike Film Photos by Oleg Oprisco That Will Blow Your Mind

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Oleg Oprisco is a photographer based in Ukraine whose magical, dreamlike photographs have been shared far and wide on the Internet. In an age where realistic photo manipulations are the secret sauce behind impossible images, Oprisco’s work stands out for one simple mind-blowing fact: they aren’t artificial digital manipulations.
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