About Levitation Photo

What is Levitation Photography?

Levitation Photography is a type of optical illusion where the subject appears to float in the middle of the air like magic.

How to take a levitation photograph

There’s two ways to get levitation photo. First is requires Photoshop and the other does not.

To make the kind of levitation image popularised by Natsumi Hayashi you simply need to photograph someone jumping. Selecting a high shutter speed of 1/500 or faster to freeze motion is preferable for that hovering appearance. This method gives built-in hair movement but all that jumping in awkward poses can be fairly exhausting on the body while trying to get it right.

My favourite levitation photograper is Natsumi Hayashi whose work is so simple, yet so unique and inspired.

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