L is for Liquify
Using The Liquify Tool
This marvellous tool allows you to distort pixels - by however much youd like. You can give peoples faces the hint of a smile, you can create a stormy sea with just a calm shot and you can create some wonderful effects making it look like you have shot an image through a glass.
Heres a very useful tutorial:
M is for Manipulation
Of course, Surreal Photography is not all about manipulation after you have taken an image, but more about trying to use in-camera techniques to create distorted and unreal shots. Working with Shutter Speed, Aperture, Focal Points and all sorts of other creative aspects of your camera can create some extremely intriguing effects. Light trails and double exposures are just two of the more popular effects used amongst photographers.
N is for *nenmayk
*nenmayk is an inspiring Surreal Photographer who strives to create (and achieves) some wonderfully memorable pieces of work.
O is for Over Exposure
Overexposure is the technique of allowing too much light through to manipulate an image for the greater good. There are such things as manipulating images using over exposure for the greater bad!
Most digital cameras allow you to set the viewfinder or LCD to display the histogram either before or after the photograph has been taken.
The black bars in the exposure histogram indicate the distribution of light and dark values. You can use this knowledge to help you darken or lighten your images, sometimes creating some great surreal or abstract pieces or just general photography.
Other Useful Links...
A Full Interview with *AnotherImpossibility
Exploring Colour Across the Galleries - Abstract
What is Abstract Photography?
Project Educate - Abstract and Surreal Photography
Project Educate: Photographing Glass
Project Educate: The Beauty of a Blur
Project Educate: Abstract and Bokeh
The A,B,C's of Abstract and Surreal
Project Educate: A#
Project Educate: #B #C and #D
Project Educate: E# F# and G#
Project Educate: H# I# and J# and K#
Project Educate: L# M# and N# and O#
Project Educate: Interview with *SveltePhoto
Project Educate: Interview with Shelagnoa
Project Educate: Interview with *YourForgiveness
Project Educate: Interview with *JonnieDee