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Surrealistic portraits often suggest, fall into memory, represent something from another world or all together. Do you want your portraits to look surreal and at the same time exciting? Photographer Taya Ivanova shares several important (and most importantly, simple) tricks that you should remember about when shooting such frames.
How to work with a model, build a pose and frame in surreal portrait photography
Surrealistic portraits almost always make you think about the story behind the image. There are more questions than answers. But isn’t that the whole point of surrealism as such?
What is surreal photography?
Surrealism is an art form that focuses on elements as if from a dream. They can be fancy like Dali’s Elephants, or incredibly realistic like Justin Peters’ Cloud Whale. Despite the fact that these two examples are very different, they have the same characteristics. You will not find similar images in everyday life. However, they can make the viewer think and look at things from a different perspective. Continue reading
Ian Berry, also known in the art environment as Demimu, is a British artist who does not paint with paints, but draws them from jeans shreds, like an old mosaic. His works are incredibly popular, they are expensively bought and exhibited in galleries around the world. The most famous company Ray Ban even released a limited collection of sunglasses with a “jeans” design, inspired by the work of Berry. His paintings, even close by, can be mistaken for stylishly retouched photos – they are so realistic and accurate. Meanwhile, the artist always works in the patchwork technique, using jeans and nothing but them.
Ian Berry creates incredible portraits of celebrities, city landscapes, life sketches, photos of which are often replicated in famous print and online publications – Elle, Playboy, Metro International, Nylon, Trend Hunter. He became the winner of the Rivet 50 and for his work was included in the TOP 50 of the most influential people in the “world of denim.” Continue reading
When it comes to food photography or food photography, the photographer’s arsenal has several perfect lenses. One of them is a tilt-shift lens. It allows you to creatively work with the depth of field and perspective of your photos. Tilt-shift lenses are often used in architectural photography – they solve problems with controlling perspectives and help visually align the “falling buildings” in the photo.
How to use tilt-shift lens for food photography
Read our article in which photographer Darina Kopcok helps to learn more about how these lenses are useful for food photography and food photography.
What is a tilt shift lens?
Commercial food photographers or still-life photographers constantly use tilt-shift lenses in their work. Such a lens cannot be called a “budget option”, but it is still worth investing in it if you plan to specialize in food photography and will often use it. Continue reading