Getting Creative in the Studio: How Lindsay Adler Used Fractal Filters to Create a Surreal Beauty Image

When you're scrolling through Instagram and you stumble upon a creative portrait or effect, what's the first thing that goes through your mind? You probably think it's just "Photoshopped." in, but in this video, see how Lindsay Adler created these artistic and creative effects in camera.

In this week's edition of "Photo Deconstruction," New York City-based beauty and fashion photographer Lindsay Adler takes you behind the scenes of how how she shot, lit, and edited these creative beauty portraits. To spice up her images, Adler reaches into her tool bag,and takes out a set of Fractal Filter's Prismatic Camera Filters. When you stick these filters in front of the lens, you don't know what you're going to get, and that's the fun of it. Throughout this episode, Adler reiterates the importance of creating the effects in camera and keeping things simple. 

The photo deconstruction is something I look forward to watching every week. I always walk away with fresh ideas and innovative ways of doing things. I would highly recommend you check them out if you haven't already! Do you have any images that you've made that implement a creative technique done in camera? Share them in the comments below!

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Someone recently brought these to a photo walk I went on. I tried them for a few minutes, long enough to find out that they take a little while to get used to and to figure out what works and what doesn't. Personally, I'm not a big fan of stuff in front of the lens, but if that's your thing, go for it.

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Hey Mike! I agree that it's not for every situation. It's cool to try different things and expand your repertoire, but everything has a time and place. I personally like to experiment with different creative techniques, even if something doesn't make it into my regular rotation of work it's fun to test things out. Thanks for watching! :D

Interesting concept. I have tried something similar, with a different effect. That's shooting through a chandelier with a model sitting down.

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I can't believe these are still a thing. Remember Lensbaby? Fads come and go.