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LEVITATION PHOTOS


LEVITATION ASSIGNMENT

LEVITATION: (from Latin levitas "lightness") is the process by which an object is held aloft, without mechanical support, in a stable position.

LEVITATION PHOTOS SERIES: Produce at least two images and a 20-image proofsheet that creates the appearance of levitation. These are not "jump" photos, the subject must appear posed and relaxed. TRY A VARIETY OF LOCATIONS AND POSES FOR THE BEST EFFECT. IF IT ISN'T GREAT THE FIRST TIME, DO IT AGAIN UNTIL IT IS...
 

WHAT TO DO:
FIRST. Watch this "HOW TO DO LEVITATION PHOTOGRAPHY" video that explains a simple way to create a "levitation" or "floating" subject photo. Look, the video's production values are not great, but that's not the point. He gives a good, BRIEF, summary of how to create a levitation photo. You're watching for content, not for aesthetics...

SECOND. Look at this photographer's levitation series: http://yowayowacamera.com/  and get inspired to produce a levitation image of your own.

THIRD: Using a tripod, shoot an image of the "scene." Then, without moving the tripod, shoot a second image of the background with your model. (If shooting an image of yourself, then use the camera's self-timer...)

FOURTH: Use Photoshop to combine your two images, align the two layers and use the eraser tool on the stool supporting your model to make your subject look as if they are levitating. YOu may need to use the clone samp tool to correct some flaws...
FOURTH (ALSO): Check out some of the levitation photos examples using the link at the top of this assignment...

WHAT TO SUBMIT:
Submit at least TWO LEVITATION photos & 20 images in your proof sheet for this assignment.
SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS AS:
P#LASTNAME_LEVITATION1
P#LASTNAME_LEVITATION2
P#LASTNAME_LEVITATION3 (THIS IS YOUR PROOF SHEET)


This photo is an illustration of how you would shoot an image to create the appearance of LEVITATION.