9 creative photo ideas to try in December

    | Inspire | 01/12/2012 02:00am

    06 Shoot a surreal portrait


    9 creative photo ideas to try in December: shoot a surreal portrait

    Fine-art photographer Martin Stranka took this surreal-looking portrait in a studio. The concept focused on the idea of hiding behind a mask, and feeling like you’re becoming a person you’re not.

    “This scene was simple to shoot,” Martin says. “The model held a photo from my portfolio, called ‘Desire’, in front of his face. It was taken in a studio, because I didn’t want any distracting background elements to take away from the subject.

    “This also meant that I had full control over the lighting, which came from two 400ws flash heads.”

    For the final touches, Martin converted the image to monochrome and added a grainy and stylised Gelatin sliver film replica look in Photoshop.  

    Get started today…  
    * Use two light sources, such as flash and natural light.
    * Use props to transform your shot.
    * Think surreal and push boundaries. The more abstract the better!

    PAGE 1: Shoot a bokeh effect
    PAGE 2: Shoot the city drenched in rain
    PAGE 3: Shoot a studio portrait
    PAGE 4: Shoot an abstract image – then rotate it!
    PAGE 5: Shoot liquid still life photography
    PAGE 6: Shoot a surreal portrait
    PAGE 7: Shoot woodland wildlife
    PAGE 8: Shoot – and stitch – a panorama
    PAGE 9: Shoot with the Rule of Thirds


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    Posted on Saturday, December 1st, 2012 at 2:00 am under Inspire.

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