What is levitation in photography?
Levitation photography is a simple concept of layer masking in Photoshop. To break it down in simple terms, a picture of the scene is taken without any props and models. Later, several pictures are taken with the model and the props by suspending them in air.
How do you take floating photos?
- Decide on a background and set up a tripod to snap a shot without your subject.
- Keeping the tripod in the same place, snap the shot of your subject on a stool (see below)
- Try a variety of positions, making sure to not move the tripod.
How do you levitate things?
Use your hand to move the string up and down, levitating your object.
- You can use your hand which is touching the string to manipulate your object’s movements.
- Place your other hand under your object to make it look like you are using the energy between your hands to make the object float.
What is a floating photo?
A float frame, as the name implies, is designed in such a way that the artwork appears to float within the frame; it is not pressed behind a piece of glass. Because of this illusion, viewers of your artwork gain a sense of three-dimensional depth when viewing the piece.
What are floating objects?
An object floats when the weight force on the object is balanced by the upward push of the water on the object. Many objects that are hollow (and so generally contain air) float because the hollow sections increase the volume of the object (and so the upwards push) for very little increase in weight force down.
What is balance in photography?
Balance is a photography technique that involves capturing images within a frame so all parts of the image have equal visual weight. Proper balance should increase the visual appeal of a photograph. There are generally two types of balance, formal and informal.
What is levitation photography?
Levitation photography is a carefully crafted special effects image. There are two basic styles or types of levitation photography. One is a form of portraiture, making an image of a person. The other is a style of product photography. Creating a photograph where the object appears to float unsupported.
How do you balance the subject of a picture?
To achieve this type of balance, the focus of the picture should be placed in the middle of the image, while identical or similar subjects are evenly spaced around the central point. Portraits are an example of a picture where it is best to use formal balance.
How to make a levitation scene look believable?
If the levitation occurs because of strong wind, how does it affect the other objects in the room? Maybe you need to open a door or a window, bend some small trees and bushes, or make sure that the room is in disarray. Even magic needs logic to look believable! Try to schedule your shoot for a cloudy day.