This Beautiful Fantasy Photo Took Lots of Photoshop Work and Concepting

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Photographer Erik Johansson posted a tutorial video earlier this year detailing all of the steps that went into the creation of his image called Drifting Away. The video details everything that lots of conceptual and fantasy photographers go through such as story boarding, planning etc. It shows Erik doing things like shooting the actual bottle, the landscapes and then the creation of the real image. While some may say that the photo involves too much photoshopping (and therefore may not make it a photo anymore) we believe it can still surely be called a photo. Lots of photos have photoshopping done without us knowing.

The tutorial video is after the jump. Erik has also done a TED talk if you have some extra time to kill.

Via R/Photography

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