How to Create Fantasy Photography
My favorite form of photography is called conceptual photography, or in simpler terms, FANTASY PHOTOGRAPHY. Fantasy photography is great because it allows me to tell a story in the most fantastical ways possible. Unlike other forms of photography, I can use Photoshop to manipulate an image to look or do something fantastical for fantasy photography. Below are some of the projects I’ve conjured up for fantasy photography! Big Shout out to YK Designs for giving me the Photoshop brushes I needed for this project. Here is a link to their YOUTUBE page, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6f8fvt0d1aUi7EFFBs7oJw
So a few months back I created this image as part of my fantasy photography. It took a lot of work, but I also thought it was easy enough that anybody could it do if they wanted to try fantasy photography. I took an image of myself wearing a hat, a plague mask, and a black robe. Then, in Photoshop, I selected myself out of the original image and placed myself in front of a gradient background. The gradient background was set to radial. Then, using the free brushes I downloaded from YK Design, I got to work on my image. I created a duplicate image of me in my bird mask and then liquefied the duplicate layer using the LIQUEFY effect in the filters tab. Once the copy was liquefied, I placed it behind the gradient background. I then added a mask to every one of my layers except the liquefied subject. Using several brush tools I got from YK Designs, I carefully brushed away part of my subject to make it look like it exploded from paint. Using the mask from the gradient background, I added wings USING the splattered paint brushes. This fantasy image came out great, but recently I had the opportunity to re-do it. It came out the same, but with a few improvements to the wings. Here is the more up dated version. All in all, they were both great images for fantasy photography!
My second image for fantasy photography is actually a gif. I had to create a fantasy photo called a cinema graph. I took a small video of me pouring some apple cider (video was about 7 seconds long). Then in Photoshop I merged part of the video with a still image I took from that video. For fantasy photography, I think it turned out great!