Levitation Photography: Exploring Magic and Portraiture
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Your Project: A Gravity-Defying Portrait4:06
Clothing and Lighting1:48
Shooting and Posing4:24
Creating the "Float"7:27
Color Correction and Shadows5:21
Adding a Flock11:15
Digital Makeup and Color Grading6:50
About This Class
Make your subject defy gravity! In this one-hour class, photographer Ian Norman shares a simple technique for shooting magical, dreamlike levitation portraits.
This class will push both your photography skills and creative instincts. When you have the intention of creating something surreal, all the constraints and bounds on your creativity are loosened. The entire experience — from planning to set up to shooting to processing — is a slow and methodical creative endeavor.
The video lessons share a start-to-finish creative method for creating a portrait scene with a subject levitating among a flock of flying objects. You'll learn how to
- optimize your camera settings for this project
- set up a quick shoot
- style effective model poses
- create an array of levitating objects
- create the "float" effect using Photoshop and Lightroom
All you need is a camera you enjoy shooting (DSLR, digital point-and-shoot, or smartphone), a tripod, and familiarity with Photoshop and Lightroom. It's time to capture a dreamlike portrait!
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This class is really amazing for those who want to start Levitation photography a very simple and basic tricks to do Levitation photography is shown in this class.
Awesome class! Even if you are a beginner you can learn very useful tips and techniques.
CreativePills · Learn Easy & Work Better.
Love love love. Such a great idea for a fun shoot that is perfectly explained, and even if you don't really want to do levitation photography you'll still learn some great photoshop tips. Will do all of Ian Norman's classes now for sure
Ian Norman is a commercial photographer specializing in Timelapse Photography and Night Photography. He is the creator of Lonely Speck, where he shares astrophotography techniques and tutorials, and Photon Collective, a creative photography project community.