Levitation Photography

While we were shooting at the Gayundah Shipwreck at Woody Point we thought we'd try a little levitation photography.  Its a pretty simple process where the subject stands or lies on something to lift them into the air.  The camera is set up on a tripod so it doesn't move and a shot is taken.  Once you have the shot you are looking for you simply remove the model and the item they were resting on (in our case it was a small step ladder) and take another shot without them in the frame.

Once you get home you can layer the two images on top of one another and remove the part of the image that has the ladder in it revealing the clean patch of sand on the layer beneath.  Voila!

Click here to see a before and after of this image

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