10 Levitation Photography Tutorials
An art form in its own right, Levitation represents the epitome of what it means to be able to perform magic. Levitation has been at the forefront of photographic interests right from the early days of photography, such as the Dalí Atomicus by Philippe Halsman (pictured below). It took Halsman and Salvador Dalí 26 takes to get the correct composition that became the final photograph.
Image credits Time Magazine
In what can be called a magician’s tool itself, Photoshop has some pretty incredible capabilities. One of which is allowing users to create very high-quality visual trickery that allows us to create stunning levitation photographs with much less effort. I present to you 10 Levitation Photography Tutorials sourced from all around the internet that will get you started to create your own levitation masterpiece.
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Andrew Childress outlines his method for creating levitation photos in this in-depth tutorial. Go to tutorial here.
Ian Norman outlines three different levitation images and the methods he used to create them in this mystical forest tutorial. Go to tutorial here.
Harry Guinness breaks down his process of ideating and executing this levitating photograph. Go to tutorial here.
An interesting take on this common technique, Rajib Mukherjee takes us through his process of creating this Star Wars-inspired image. Go to tutorial here.
One of the simplest tutorials on this list, Matt Bennett creates this levitating photograph with just his creativity and no fancy resources. Go to tutorial here.
Joh Aldred shares his method of creating levitating images, using methods more commonly found in the film and commercial photography industry. Go to tutorial here.
Shaw Academy shares a special little tutorial that allows you to create simple and effective levitating images with no effort right in your own home. Go to tutorial here.
This is not a tutorial. In this illuminating article, Dani Diamond takes us behind the scenes in the creation of some seriously professional levitation shots. Go to tutorial.
Finally to finish everything up, here’s a set of seven tips and tricks to enhance your levitating shots. Go to tutorial here.
Martin is an amateur photographer and digital marketer who has more than 15 years of experience with Adobe Photoshop. Register for his newsletter here and get a FREE Brush Pack!