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04/26/2008 07:02:34 AM · #1
She levitated, doh!

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04/26/2008 04:15:08 AM · #2
Could be an overlay with the shadow painted in later. Very clever pic.
04/26/2008 01:06:14 AM · #3
Originally posted by Jimbo_for_life:

nah, no doubble exposure, i see a longer capture cause of the poor lighting, she is wearing a long dress, one that covers the stool she is standing on. she is placed further back in the photo, and a shadow is burned in on the forground to give the appearence that she is floating, if you look close, you can see the stool pegs at the end of her dress. ill see if i can get a tutorial on this one put up, give me a cupple days.


That would be cool. I would like to do something like this without a bunch of photoshop. I can put a man on the moon in photoshop, but I would like to do some things the natural way.
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I can do stuff like this in PS all day long.

Message edited by author 2008-04-26 01:06:41.
04/22/2008 02:58:46 AM · #4
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04/22/2008 12:39:03 AM · #5
nah, no doubble exposure, i see a longer capture cause of the poor lighting, she is wearing a long dress, one that covers the stool she is standing on. she is placed further back in the photo, and a shadow is burned in on the forground to give the appearence that she is floating, if you look close, you can see the stool pegs at the end of her dress. ill see if i can get a tutorial on this one put up, give me a cupple days.

Message edited by author 2008-04-22 00:41:25.
04/21/2008 11:40:04 PM · #6
Originally posted by levyj413:

Originally posted by Jason_Cross:

I can't double expose. I can only shoot a long shutter and manipulate the light that way.


Jason, that's what we've all been saying: do a long exposure and cover the lens.


OH! Now I got ya. I am sort of slow if you didn't know...lol I am going to try this with a shoot I have set up for June. Should be fun.
04/21/2008 08:54:26 PM · #7
that was for sure a long exposure with a box or chair cloned out. The shadow is burned in, and you can see the clone marks. But it is still an awesome photo. I like it!
04/21/2008 08:38:43 PM · #8
Thanks, I will try my best with my camera.

Thank you,
Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka
04/21/2008 07:50:40 PM · #9
Originally posted by gaurav:

Is that possible by my Canon PoweShot A610?

If it's like my Canon A620, the longest you get is 15s, so you have to move fast. But that's how I did this on my other point and shoot:
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Here's a lengthy writeup on how I did it.

Message edited by author 2008-04-21 19:50:58.
04/21/2008 07:49:17 PM · #10
Originally posted by Jason_Cross:

I can't double expose. I can only shoot a long shutter and manipulate the light that way.


Jason, that's what we've all been saying: do a long exposure and cover the lens.
04/21/2008 07:30:18 PM · #11
On a digital you shoot 'double exposure' by using a black card or a slot card which mimics the closing of the shutter. Here are some examples I have done with this technique. It's actually quite fun to see what you can get, although it takes dedication:

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Man, looks like it's been a little while since I've tried one. May have to do it again here soon.
04/21/2008 07:10:29 PM · #12
I can't double expose. I can only shoot a long shutter and manipulate the light that way. I am not sure if I could get the same results. I am going to try. I have a shoot lined up for the summer where I am going to work on an idea that I have.
04/21/2008 12:51:04 PM · #13
Is that possible by my Canon PoweShot A610?
04/21/2008 02:29:38 AM · #14
Jason,

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And one of my own...

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It is a lot easier than you think to accomplish and you don't need a bunch of fancy equipment to achieve great results.
04/21/2008 02:00:14 AM · #15
I was hoping that it was more cool than just photoshop. I can photoshop things all day, but I was hoping for a purely photographic solution.
04/21/2008 12:54:52 AM · #16
shadow looks like spray paint and she is standing on a canvas my guess
04/21/2008 12:49:06 AM · #17
Originally posted by KelvinC:

Ghosts only appear for some people.


There is always one wise guy...lol
04/21/2008 12:38:21 AM · #18
Originally posted by Jason_Cross:

I would like to try something like this, but I don't have the gear. I have a D50, so no double exposure for me.


You'd be surprised what can be accomplished within a single frame (and the last two were done with a point and shoot).
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Message edited by author 2008-04-21 00:38:59.
04/20/2008 11:45:03 PM · #19
Originally posted by Jason_Cross:

I would like to try something like this, but I don't have the gear. I have a D50, so no double exposure for me.


As the wise old Jedi master Yoda once said: "Always with you it cannot be done.."

The d50 has a bulb feature and you have a lens cap, or paper... Much can be achieved with your camera sir. :)

04/20/2008 10:46:57 PM · #20
Ghosts only appear for some people.
04/20/2008 10:44:29 PM · #21
Originally posted by vxpra:

My vote is for double exposure, given the slight transparency of her face. IMO, there is also some obvious photoshopping where a stool would be.


This cannot be a double exposure in the traditional in camera sense or the background would show clearly through the black dress. In fact, you'd hardly see the black dress. Given the transparency I'd guess two shots were composited together and some bad photoshopping was done around her feet.


04/20/2008 09:53:17 PM · #22
I would like to try something like this, but I don't have the gear. I have a D50, so no double exposure for me.
04/20/2008 09:22:55 PM · #23
She held her breath until she floated off the floor.
04/20/2008 09:12:35 PM · #24
Just a thought, she might not be floating at all, but rather standing on the floor with the light from the front, no shadow would be cast, and what you believe to be the shadow from her may be a shadow from something else or even not a shadow at all. Very nice shot, makes me a little dizzy looking at it. However I do see the photoshopping below her. Now the challenge to everyone is to shoot the same sort of image, without the use of photoshop! GO!

Message edited by author 2008-04-20 21:14:09.
04/20/2008 09:01:02 PM · #25
My vote is for double exposure, given the slight transparency of her face. IMO, there is also some obvious photoshopping where a stool would be.
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