LEVITATION

January 04, 2016  •  1 Comment

I'm no expert photographer, and every year (day actually) I see how much I don't know.  So, you have to get out there and try new things, learn new ways of doing things.  This applies to everything in life.

I had a couple of my friends come help me out with a little "levitation" photography.  

Step 1 - BLANK BACKGROUND

Blank BGBlank BG

You will notice there is nothing really in this image.
I missed the shadow on the left side, but that was easily removed in Photoshop.

Step 2 - Add in the people

SetupSetup the people to look the way you want!

Here you can see how the "levitation" is actually done.  You can see the shadow of the stepladder on the ground as well.
Notice how her legs are, she has to stand on something (right?)

Step 3: Layer it all and mask out what you don't want.

Almost doneLittle more clean up to do

So, this is a pretty close to being done edit.  I removed the shadows (using the mask tool, its pretty simple), also decided to rotate her left leg to give it more of a feel of her being pulled up into the air and not just standing there.

This looked pretty good, but I really didn't like the telephone lines in the background.  Photoshop has a "spot healing" brush that can make these pretty much just go away.

Step 4: Final Image

So, this is the final image, I could have done a lot more - adding some other items, maybe next time ill get some leaves and put them flying around, or something that looks like wind blowing around.

The actual shooting took about 10 mins, and the editing about 30-45 total.
Its a good idea to check your background first and make sure you don't need to remove things, next time I will make sure there is a lot cleaner background.

Thanks to my friends for helping me out!
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David


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Verns(non-registered)
You are amazing DAVID!!! So proud of your work you are an expert photographer in my book.
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