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What is levitation photography?

 

Simply some objects on the photo appear to be levitating/floating in the air. Looks like poor magic, but there is an actual technique to do it.

What do you need to make an object levitate?

 

  • Camera
  • Tripod
  • Object(s) you photograph
  • Something to hold objects
  • Editing software
  • Lightbox (optional)

Any camera you have should be enough, you can even use the phone, most important part is to have a tripod, why?

All photos you take need to be taken without changing the position of your camera, not even by a millimeter. That is why it so important to have tripod.

To hold objects you can use many things, I simply used a paper clip :).

Now you take a lot of photos placing objects in different positions (macaroons), my main object cup of coffee (the full one) stays at the same place.

After placing all your photos in photoshop as different layers, you remove parts that you don’t need (video below) thanks to the tripod and your camera being in the same place your photos align perfectly. Even if your background is busier it still easy to match photos and remove parts you don’t need.

Final effect.

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Hi! My name is Damian, I live in Chicago since 2015, and I am a photographer, traveler, and coffee drinker.
You can learn more about interesting places in Chicago and around the world how to take good photos of them and find a decent cup of coffee on your way!

Honorable Mention Award from “MIFA” – Moscow International Foto Awards.

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