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Floating Fruit!



Chasing you food around can be fun!

Chasing you food around can be fun!
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kiraballerina PRO
 
kiraballerina February 22, 2015
BRILLIANT!!!!!!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 March 10, 2015
Congratulations on your award!
stone12
 
stone12 August 26, 2015
Fantastic shot, lovely colours, regards
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leealexandrahalliday August 26, 2015
Great creativity and gallery!
karensommerslohre PRO+
 
karensommerslohre October 29, 2019
amazing! How do you do this effect?
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Happy_Hippy December 11, 2019
Amazing work
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niamhpreston Apr 06
Great photo, you should enter this into my new challenge Boring to Creative.

Behind The Lens

Location
This was taken in my very own dining room! I have limited space so the large glass door in my dining room provides lots of natural light.
Time
It was taken at around midday. My son was sleep, the house was quiet so I thought, why not float some fruit!
Lighting
Lighting was all natural light with a white foam board to bounce some light back. Nothing fancy!
Equipment
I used my Canon 700D, a tripod, remote, foam board as a reflector, Nifty 50mm lens and natural light! The fruit was balancing on skewers and tooth picks!
Inspiration
I have always been curious as to how levitation is achieved in photography. As I have young children, its a bit hard to get them to pose for me the way I want, so I thought id use something a little more controlled. The first thing I thought of was fruit!
Editing
To get this picture I had to take two individual photos and blend them together. First I got a picture of the background without anything in with it. I then set up the fruit and got the photo of them all balancing on skewers and tooth picks! The trick is to make sure you manually focus the camera to make sure it stays in the exact same frame! I then added them into photoshop and simply brushed away the parts I didn't want there by painting in the blank background.
In my camera bag
I usually travel light as I have kids, so they take up most of the room! I have my canon 700D twin lens kit, plus the nifty 50mm. I also carry my manfrotto tripod and a shutter release as well, you never know when you might need them!
Feedback
The best advice I can offer is practice practice PRACTICE! It is a lot of fun creating photos like this one and there are so many tutorials available on the internet that there is no reason you cant achieve the same result yourself. If a hobbyist photographer with limited editing skills like me can make fruit float like magic, anyone can!!

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