If you are a fan of dreamy, whimsical images, you’re probably familiar with Bella Kotak‘s work. She creates her own fantasy scenes and stories that take you into magical worlds when you look at them. Thanks to SmugMug Films, we can take a peek behind Bella’s dreamlike worlds and find out more about how she creates them and what stands behind her inspiration and ideas.
Swedish photographer Erik Johansson is known for his dreamy, surreal images. It takes him a serious amount of time to create his work, and his latest project Stellantis is no exception. Erik has recently shared a BTS video which shows the journey of this image from a simple sketch to finished work.
Swedish photographer Erik Johansson is known for his dreamy and surreal images. This time, he decided to depict the change between day and night. As always, the artist of great imagination took a lot of time and effort to turn his idea into a photo, and in this video, he takes you behind the scenes of his latest project.
Orton Effect creates a dreamy, impressionist look of the image. Photographer Michael Orton invented it in the mid-1980s in order to imitate watercolor painting. He’d blend together one sharp photo with one that’s out of focus and slightly overexposed. With the digital photos and Photoshop, creating photos like this is easier than ever. Photographer Mark Denney will show you how to do it with a single image in a couple of minutes.
I have been writing for DIYP for over a year now, and I can’t believe I haven’t written an article on how to create milk splash shots. It is, after all, one of my favorite things to do (and it is amazingly easy). So, here it is. This will be a two part article. In this article we will be doing it outdoors using only ambient light and reflectors and next week we will bring it indoors using strobes.
There are few things in life more inventive than a child’s imagination. From an artistic standpoint, we could probably all benefit from the ability to tap into our inner child every once in a while. That’s exactly what French photographer, Laure Fauvel, has done for a recent collection of portraits titled “Terrors” that show children battling off monsters of nightmarish proportion.
If you are looking for an old vintage soft look for your videos, here is an interesting and fun idea. Use a crystals on top of a broken lens filter.
Lindsay Adler of Creative Live shares a pretty neat trick where she uses a broken UV filter as a mount for a cheap crystal. The light break and diffracts when hitting the crystal and creates a soft image and if you are lucky a reflection.
While we have shared a similar idea using a nylon bag, I must admit that this in-the-camera 70s effect has a different quality to it.