alanasisk
alanasisk

Levitation



Self Portrait-

I shot this using my remote and piecing together a few images of myself using photoshop and placed myself in this space and replacin...
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Self Portrait-

I shot this using my remote and piecing together a few images of myself using photoshop and placed myself in this space and replacing the clouds, as well.
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People's Choice in Master Manipulator Photo Challenge
People's Choice in More than 1000 Views Photo Challenge
Winner in Self portrait Photo Challenge
People's Choice in Illusions Photo Challenge
Contest Finalist in Levitation Photo Contest
People's Choice in Creative Editing Photo Challenge
People's Choice in Show me your creative selfies! Photo Challenge
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Outstanding Creativity
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Absolute Masterpiece
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Superb Composition
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Love it
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Magnificent Capture
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Genius
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The Selfie Photo Contest 2019Top 20 class
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Anything People Photo ContestTop 10 class
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The Art Of Levitation Photo ContestTop 10 class
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The Art Of Levitation Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Creative Self Portraits Photo ContestTop 30 class
Celebrating Fashion Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Creative Composition Photo Contest Vol 2Top 30 class
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Water And People Photo ContestTop 20 class
Water And People Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Fantasy World Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Nature And Myself Photo ContestTop 30 class
The Human Body Photo ContestTop 20 class
The Human Body Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Mix It Up Photo ContestTop 30 class
Mix It Up Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
The Human Body Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Best Water Shots 2015 Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Best Water Shots 2015 Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Shades Of Blue Photo ContestTop 30 class
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Imagination Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Imagination Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Covers Photo Contest Vol 21Top 30 class
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Levitation Photo ContestTop 10 class
Photographer Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 10Top 20 class week 1
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Covers Photo Contest Vol 20Top 20 class week 1
Photofocus Feature Photo Contest Volume 2Top 10 class
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18 Comments | Report
stacyjeffersbrown
 
stacyjeffersbrown December 02, 2014
Wow what a great photo
Pixelmaniac
 
Pixelmaniac December 28, 2014
i love this one.
alanasisk
alanasisk December 28, 2014
Thank you:) This one was fun to put together.
waynepaget Premium
 
waynepaget January 05, 2015
Very nicely done!
carlosramos
 
carlosramos January 08, 2015
Great creative idea, fabulous image, also voted !
alanasisk
alanasisk January 08, 2015
Thank you:) I was inspired by Brooke Shaden's work for this composition. She is fabulous! Check her out at brookeshaden.com
EddieG1024 PRO
 
EddieG1024 January 14, 2015
Great picture!! All your work is very nice!!
alanasisk
alanasisk January 14, 2015
Thank you so much, Eddie. I appreciate it:)
alanasisk
 
alanasisk February 13, 2015
Wow! People's Choice?!?

That makes me feel pretty darn good! Thank you to the folks that voted for me:)

xoxo, Alana
bcenu
 
bcenu February 17, 2015
Great work!
alanasisk
alanasisk February 19, 2015
Thank you:)
dareco PRO+
 
dareco March 09, 2015
Great job!!!
alanasisk
alanasisk March 10, 2015
Thank you so much:)
Freckles99
 
Freckles99 March 11, 2015
It's magic!
alanasisk
alanasisk March 16, 2015
:)
NashLongImages
 
NashLongImages March 16, 2015
Very sexy & creative
alanasisk
alanasisk March 16, 2015
You are too kind. Thank you so much!
marizzza
 
marizzza March 16, 2015
Fantasy Land to levitate! fascinating!
alanasisk
alanasisk March 20, 2015
Thank you:)
Wizzard PRO
 
Wizzard March 19, 2015
This is fabulous!! Well done!!
alanasisk
alanasisk March 20, 2015
Thank you for the compliment:) I appreciate it!
rajivkalra
 
rajivkalra April 09, 2015
Heavenly feeling - great work
alanasisk
alanasisk April 15, 2015
Thank you so much for the kind words:)
onyanita Premium
 
onyanita September 12, 2015
very clever and creative
alanasisk
alanasisk September 12, 2015
Thank you so much:)
stamatispappas
 
stamatispappas November 15, 2015
Just beautiful work -and a beautiful model and artist! Congratulations!
alanasisk
alanasisk November 15, 2015
Thank you so much! You are too kind!
cameralens PRO
 
cameralens December 23, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
cameralens PRO
 
cameralens December 23, 2015
WOW love your magic :) ,,,
alanasisk
alanasisk December 23, 2015
:) Thanks!
markseanorr
 
markseanorr September 01, 2016
Very creative!
alanasisk
alanasisk September 12, 2016
Thank you! :)

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Behind The Lens

Location
The pond was photographed at a friend's farm pond, the clouds were photographed somewhere in Iowa on one of my many road trips to visit my daughter and grand-babies, and the photograph of myself was shot in studio using a few different images that I pieced together in Photoshop. I also lengthened my hair in this image for a more dramatic and sexier look.
Time
The pond and clouds were photographed around the same time of year and around the same time of day; late afternoon, around 4 pm. There were very few clouds that were in the original image with the landscape/pond photograph so I wanted to include these clouds that had sunbeams. In turn, I created shadow on the trees/landscape of the scenery by taking down the brightness in areas.
Lighting
I knew which background image that I wanted to use for this self portrait before it was shot, so I knew that I needed more backlight to accomplish the best light.
Equipment
I used a tripod, remote, two strobes and a 1'x1'x2' block that I laid on. I, also used my tether with Lightroom so that I wouldn't have to keep running back to my camera every time I took a photograph to see if I got the shot I needed. I was able to view the image that I just took from a distance saving tons of time and energy.
Inspiration
I am a huge fan of Brooke Shaden and follow her on facebook. I first discovered her through one of the Creative Live courses that she had taught last February (2014). She has a unique way of bringing together her visions of creativity and I recommend that you check out her work. She has some great levitation photographs in her portfolio.
Editing
There is a ton of post-production for this image with piecing together portions of myself and then creating shadow in the pond and grassy area and then changing the clouds for a more dramatic scene.
In my camera bag
I always use my Canon Rebel xsi with my Canon EFS 18-55mm lens. Even though I have a couple other lenses I prefer this one for almost all shoots. I also carry my tripod around just in case. It's a lightweight, cheapy tripod and does the job just fine.
Feedback
I have learned that the most important thing to think about when piecing together images that were not photographed at the same time or place is to pay attention to the lighting; the direction, the intensity and the shadows that need to be created for the believability of the overall final image. When I am unsure of how to perform a task in Photoshop - Google is my best friend. Google anything that you wish to accomplish in Photoshop or any other program that you may have available. It is amazing how you can change an image to bring forward the story that you wish to tell.

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