After a long dry spell from taking any sort of creative photos (I recently made a big job change in my "regular" career, and was working two jobs for a month) I finally had the time and opportunity to spend a day behind the camera. Friend, model and fellow photographer Angela jumped at the chance to join me in some morning fun in the forest and we headed out to an old graffiti laden abandon church out in the woods.
For those that don't know how this levitation look is achieved, basically you get the model to stand on something off the ground, take a picture then remove the model and standing-on apparatus and take another picture with just the background. With these two shots you layer them in photoshop then erase the parts of the top layer photo (the one with the model and ladder or whatever) that contain equipment the model was standing on to reveal the background beneath that does not contain the apparatus.
On this day I brought a small step ladder along specifically to take a couple levitation shots, and while not the primary motivation for out photo shoot, Angela humoured me.
Above is the result of my first ever attempt at levitation, and while there is absolutely room for improvement, I'm pleased enough with the results to encourage me to give this another go.
~Cheers, Rev D