How to Shoot Surreal Photos


Find a good spot, and stalk the shadows.

Flash it up

We don’t see the world with flash. Shooting with flash truly opens up the world to a new reality.

Astute visual acuity

Essentially make photos that make you go:


Surreal or real?

I feel the most successful surreal photos when they border reality and surreality.

Things which are out of place

Surreal aesthetics

We don’t see the world with flash. Surrealism in colors — we don’t really see the world rendered in color film (Kodak Portra 400):

The pink against the blue as a stark contrast.
A strange shade of orange