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How To Do Levitation Photography - 7 Top Tips

Learn how to make objects float, people fly and make time freeze with these top tips and tricks from the COOPH team.

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The COOPH team has a really cool and creative photography tutorial to share with you that's all about levitation photography so if you want to learn how to make it look like people are flying and objects are floating, hit 'play' on the video above. Plus, you don't need amazing Photoshop skills to make these fun tricks work either which some will be happy to hear. 


Up first is 'beam me up' which, with the help of a few props and a perfectly timed jump, you can make it look like you're subject is about to be beamed away by ET. The next suggestion needs a soft landing as it's all about dropping items and using a fast shutter speed to freeze the motion as they fall in front of the lens and then we have 'Zero Gravity' which is all about making things float. 

 

Levitation Photography

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Inspired by Harry Potter? Well, you can create your very own quidditch moment with a broom, cape and a well-timed jump. Then, if you have a brave friend who doesn't mind leaping onto a crashmat or similar soft landing, you can make it look like they're flying through the photo. 

 

Levitation Photography

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'Perspective Illusion' is all about flipping the world upside down to make it look like objects are floating or that people can walk on ceilings while 'Shadow Illusion' is a clever technique that tricks the eye into thinking the subject of the photo is floating. 

The last technique COOPH shares takes inspiration from Henry the 8th as it's all about having fun with floating heads.

Why not have a try yourself and share your results with us in the Gallery? You can also get some inspiration from the COOPH team's images below. 

 

Levitation Photography

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Levitation Photography

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Levitation Photography

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Levitation Photography

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Levitation Photography

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Levitation Photography

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