Floating on Air

Canon 6D
Canon 50mm 1.8

Canon 6D
Canon 50mm 1.8
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11 Comments | Report
Jayceephotography Platinum
Jayceephotography September 08, 2017
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
Jayceephotography Platinum
Jayceephotography September 08, 2017
Quite uplifting and creatively inspiring. The question is, how was it done ? Post processing? levitation ?
tkennyZee October 16, 2017
Omw this is absolutely stunning. Pure art
abhishek320 October 16, 2017
according to me could get much better in black and white mono
tmlakshmi PRO
tmlakshmi November 09, 2017
awesome. congrats
JimMonty November 12, 2017
Incredible shot! I love the creativity. (Trying to think how you put it together... Congrats on the win!
manuirapuram November 28, 2017
great work.. and great thought to put them together... :-)
michellefulmerhaymaker March 23, 2018
Amazing shot
Nora-Feddal March 29, 2018
awesome composition
Laca January 23, 2019
Köszi a teljeskör? leírást! Kiváló munka! Gratulálok!
michaeltillman Platinum
michaeltillman February 03, 2020
I thought your shot was well thought-out and put together. Nicely done!

Behind The Lens

This photo was created in my small rental studio that i typically use for fashion work and personal projects.
This must have been in the early afternoon, just after lunch.
The only light used in this shot came through a floor to ceiling window with a sheer white curtain hanging in front.
This was shot with my Canon 6D mounted on a tripod using none other than the amazing and cheap Canon 50mm 1.8
I've always wanted to try out photo manipulation. A friend of mine suggested I try a levitation photo using simple composing and post processing, so I figured "why not?" The balloons were the model's idea, and add a nice touch :)
Just a basic black and white conversion with basic Lightroom adjustments. The composite was done in Photoshop with simple layer masking.
In my camera bag
My bag will always have the essentials (camera, batteries, filters, etc) but I never leave home without my Canon 50mm 1.8, Canon 100mm Macro 2.8 L, and my Sigma 85mm 1.4 Art.
You will need a tripod. Set up your composition the way you want it, get your model in position and lock focus. Once focus is achieved, set your lens to manual focus to keep from refocusing by accident. Take the shot. Now, without changing any settings with your camera and lighting, move your model and any props that aren't necessary, and take another shot of the scene. And you're done. Take the two images into Photoshop as layers, and just mask out whatever you don't need, such as the item your model is posing on, to achieve the floating effect.

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