IG Photographer Makes Beautiful Shots Out Of The Mundane

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Meet Calob Castellon of Calipatria, California. Now that’s an alliteration you won’t forget – same goes for his hypnotizing photography and editing work.

 

 

Many photographers get creative with editing, but aren’t the most transparent about Behind the Scenes or editing processes, which opens them up to criticism from the public.

 

Many photographers get creative with editing, but aren’t the most transparent about Behind the Scenes or editing processes, which opens them up to criticism from the public.

 

 

Calob takes on the opposite attitude and shares his behind the scenes, which both inspires fans and offers helpful tips to aspiring photographers.

 

This looks like an ethereal date in the aquarium, but was just shot in an electronics section of a store playing a fish screensaver on a flat screen TV. Proof that you don’t need fancy sets and studios, but knowledge and imagination are key.

 

He also offers tutorials on how to edit and create UV portraits as well as more detailed editing tutorials for fans.

 

The background of these lava glitter hands is actually made out of a carpet, if you can believe it.

 

 

He searches for lighting in unlikely places, and teaches us how to simulate the dreamiest of props – for instead, a cloud made out of pillow filling, which apparently you can buy at Walmart.

 

Paying homage to Birdbox, this photo looks like a pretty girl staring out the shutters at a sunlit afternoon. The reality? Homegirl is kneeling in front of a blinds sample in yet another home improvement store section!

 

If you have a lovely subject, a Lowe’s, and mad editing skills, you can make even the most mundane of things look beautiful. It looks as though she’s being lit by a Miami sunset, but it’s just expertly blurred swatches.

 

Calob’s shots are usually located under the fluorescent light of a store, but in this one, he ventured into the outdoors. Nowhere nearly as exotic as where it looks, though! Looking like a fairytale in an enchanted garden, this is actually just in a casual flower bush.

 

 

We don’t know what it is with this guy and TV screensavers, but for those lacking funds or a green screen, we must admit that this is a pretty clever twist. He adds a spacey glow that feels like it’s from another universe, showcasing his artistic abilities while showing that they are totally attainable.