The painters and artists can imagine and create some bizarre paintings which have some special connotation by engaging in this whole activity from the scratch. He has the liberty to paint anything that he has in his mind with the help of brush and pencil. Previously the photographers did not have any opportunity for manipulating the still photos that he has taken. However, with the advancement of technology many hi tech computer applications have been invented which can be used for editing a still photography and giving it a surreal look.

This genre of photography is based on various themes and all the shots have some special meaning. Many cutting edge photo editing tools are present with the help of which the photographer can turn a simple still photograph into a bizarre one that will certainly get appreciation from the viewers for their unique style and stunning look. However, to get the desired result the individual has to have a comprehensive knowledge about the photo editing software so that he or she can exploit the true potential of this tool. Any individual who is aware of the different functions and applications of the dynamic photo editing software, sky will be the limit for experimentation.

In this write up we have selected forty unique examples of still photography that have been edited by the photographer to give it a surreal effect. However all these shots have some special inner meaning. The amateur and the professional photographers can draw valuable insights from these examples before trying it on their own.

1. Organs of Sense Eyes

Photo by Black Dante from Moscow, Russian Federation.

FSPMEI 01

2. Coming of Winter

Created on January 12 2010.

FSPMEI 02

3. Missing

I’m missing you!

FSPMEI 03

4. Meditation

FSPMEI 04

5. Metamorphosis

This body of work explores symbiosis of animal and human nature.

FSPMEI 05

6. Rebirth by Adam

FSPMEI 06

7. A Soul’s Silhouette

created for DEPTHCORE ‘FREESTYLE IV’.

FSPMEI 07

8. Closer

24 years old, Born at Crete. Self-taught. Extended use of B&W tones and dark colors (George Christakis).

FSPMEI 08

9. After the Rain

FSPMEI 09

10. Experiment

Give me your worst as always..

FSPMEI 10

11. Mortal Womb

This is for Designers Couch November Desktop wallpaper promotion.

FSPMEI 11

12. Surreal by Jamie Valentina

FSPMEI 12

13. Travel is Dangerous

FSPMEI 13

14. Gods Residence

This photo was taken on November 28, 2009.

FSPMEI 14

15. Masquerade

FSPMEI 15

16. My Adam

My Adam (Personal Project) Creative Direction & Photo Manipulation.

FSPMEI 16

17. Sonando

FSPMEI 17

18. Surreal Eve

Eve enters paranoia and reconsiders the woman.

FSPMEI 18

19. Dark Surreal Illustration in Photoshop

Create a dark surreal illustration using a few techniques and a handful of images. In the end, we will apply stylish color settings and give the illustration that extra polish it needs to give it that finished look.

FSPMEI 19

20. Digital Art by Romel Belga Safari

FSPMEI 20

21. Force Fed lies

FSPMEI 21

22. Sparkling Fantasy Photo Manipulation

Create a photo manipulation using different techniques. We’ll be adjusting each layer and element to make a compact final image.

FSPMEI 22

23. Autumn Impression

PS composed autumn image.

FSPMEI 23

24. Krackel kraehe

FSPMEI 24

25. What Shall We Die For?

Made for the first Pulse (art pack) of Art Beat.

FSPMEI 25

26. Broken Girl

Create dark fantasy of a broken girl photo manipulation. We will learn essential techniques in manipulating images.

FSPMEI 26

27. Stand Off

FSPMEI 27

28. Aquatic

FSPMEI 28

29. Owl Warrior

Create this Angelic Style Owl Warrior with Fractal Brushes in Photoshop. Along the way, I will show you a few interesting tricks in creating some abstract patterns around the warrior, as well as the use of fractal brushes to decorate the image.

FSPMEI 29

30. Hear, hear… the latest news from the whistle-blower

FSPMEI 30

31. Stone Point 1

Composite of several images. All source files shot by me.

FSPMEI 31

32. Photo by Clifford Ward

personal piece showing my emotions at the time, its not a dig at woman but rather the opposite with how strong they can be facing all the diversity they do.

FSPMEI 32

33. Hebecta

FSPMEI 33

34. Song of the Night

FSPMEI 34

35. Surreal Photo Manipulation with Nebula Effect

Dark Surreal Photo Manipulation with Nebula Effect in Photoshop. This is an intermediate level tutorial so some steps can be a bit tricky.

FSPMEI 35

36. Digital Art and Designs by Romel Belga

FSPMEI 36

37. Elixir of Life

A mix of jewelry, water drops, roses, lot of glitter and a parrot. hope you like my old obsession of showing death and its variations. we can die, but beautifully. to die is to live again. keep dreaming..our souls are someway immortal.

FSPMEI 37

38. A Walk on Desolate Street

FSPMEI 38

39. The San Telmo Meditation

FSPMEI 39

40. The God Of Smoke

FSPMEI 40