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(Pocket-lint) – There are plenty of filters, fakes and funny images on Instagram. It’s often hard to tell what’s real and what’s not, but an artist shows us how the best pictures are made.
Calob Castellon is an incredible photographer with a flair for creating seemingly perfect photos with the use of simple everyday locations, props and lighting equipment.
He often includes the behind-the-scenes shots to show the effort that goes into his photos, so it’s worth checking out his Instagram feed.
We’ve rounded up our favorites for you to enjoy.
Lighting is often a photographer’s biggest challenge – getting the right amount of light for the perfect shot can be tricky.
But what if you can find a filming location that already has all the lighting you could possibly need and nice colorful backgrounds? A trip to the shops could be the answer to your quest for masses of Instagram likes.
Another of Calob Castellon’s favorite techniques seems to be using television screens and monitors to create bright backgrounds that can add a colorful glow to his photos. Here is an example, where the words shine as much as the pictures.
Another simply brilliant shot taken with a well-blended colorful backdrop in the foreground that appears to show digital rain falling all around.
Windows without view
Why spend money on expensive photo studios or fancy locations when you can get amazing photos like this just by visiting your local hardware store?
Some eye protection required
With this image, Calob Castellon talked a bit about what goes into creating this type of image:
“A tripod, black light, neon paint, and a pair of sunglasses (for UV protection) are all you need for a DIY glow shot.”
These are our favorites, do you feel inspired to get out there and create your own images now?
Another kind of lighting
If you haven’t figured it out yet, Calob Castellon’s photos rely heavily on different light sources to create magical results.
Besides using smartphones and screens to create glows and real-world objects for glowing backgrounds, he also enjoys using special sprays and UV lights to create beautiful shots.
A closer view of the world
This image is a perfect example of the work of Calob Castellon. A portable light source, heavy retouching and a brilliantly creative idea result in a stunning photo.
A woman reaches out to touch a tiny glowing vision of the world that would anger earthlings.
Lighting his way
How many Instagram images show people in brilliantly beautiful places showing off their amazing lives? How many of these images have been retouched? Probably a lot more than you think. Some of them more than others.
This before and after photo certainly shows the model in a new light. There wasn’t even a headlight in the original photo.
Everything is a matter of perspective
Some shots by Calob Castellon show that the perfect image is often just a matter of perspective.
Certain montages, filters and the like can turn a beautiful photo into an incredible photo. Who would have thought that this image on the left was simply taken from the side of the street?
A glow of smartphone
We love this behind-the-scenes shot because it shows how Calob Castellon regularly uses everyday objects to enhance his images. A participant uses a smartphone to produce a glow on the model’s face which is then transmitted to the edited images.
The last photo appears to show beautiful glowing butterflies lighting up her face, instead of a phone screen.
It’s all about angles and accessories
Another fantastic shot that sometimes shows that you have to make the most of your surroundings and props to get the perfect image.
There’s no way this model could have leaned against the window so casually without the help of the wheelchair. The behind-the-scenes shot shows the hilarious effort that goes into what otherwise looks like a completely relaxing shoot.
We saw lots of pictures of people jumping in the air. Perfectly timed images look great, but some edits can make for a much more interesting shot.
The subject of this image now appears to be wearing rocket boots rather than just standard Converse shoes.
Hands at wormhole
This colorful image appears to show someone reaching into a wormhole, in reality it’s just a man with his hands near a television.
Careful cropping, a few highlights, and a bright light source can make all the difference.
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Mood lighting or food lighting?
Another example of Calob Castellon’s work shows how lighting from the world around us can be used to brilliantly simple effect.
With just the right pose and the perfect placement of the model and the camera, a wonderfully moody image is created.
The floor is lava
Who doesn’t love a good ground game is lava? Real lava, on the other hand, shouldn’t be messed up, unless of course you have brilliant photography skills.
light up the tunes
A model poses on a bed with music playing in her ears and the lights around her dancing to the tunes.
In reality, the room is full of light sources, including a nearby person holding a lamp above them to get the right glow on their head.
kiss the bush
The photographer posted this image with the caption “When in doubt, use a bush. Never fail.”
Surprisingly, he’s not wrong. A close, personal shot gives a much more romantic feel to an otherwise boring place.
A quest to accept
Another shot with a portable light source used to create the fun of the final photo. Looks like a player has discovered an adventure quest or power-up.
beauty in the clouds
Clever lighting and swaths of cotton apparently bought from Walmart provide a stunning sight that looks like a lady lost among the clouds.
We’d hate to be the one who had to clean up after this photoshoot, but there’s no denying it’s awesome.
don’t burn down your house
Don’t burn down your house for Instagram’s sake. Calob cleverly uses portable light pods placed in the real world to add a brilliant glow to areas of the photo which can then be used as reference points and highlighted when fire and other elements are added to the image. picture.
Written by Adrian Willings.