How To Photograph A Floating Person
1. Find a place where you can float without appearing to be as crazy as you look. In this case I found the hallway to be within my wife's vocal reach so I set my Canon 7D up on a Cullmann Tripod and took a photograph of my hallway with my wireless remote control.
2. Leaving the camera exactly where it was, I placed an ottoman about 3 feet away from the camera and balanced my fat ass on the poor piece of furniture. Then I mustered up the best constipated smile I could come up with and pressed the remote control.
3. After feeling like I accomplished my idiotic goal I went back in the house and told my wife I was helping out one of the elderly neighbors with her groceries. My wife said, "let me see proof." I said, "I don't have any proof." She then said, "It's a shame you aren't a photographer who takes his camera and tripod along with him everywhere. You might have won the Pulitzer" Anyway, I then took the 1st photo and placed the 2nd one (as a layer) on top. After lining them up I created a layer mask, switched the foreground color, clicked the brush tool with a hardness of 50% and started to erase away the now broken ottoman.
4. Then once you are completely satisfied with How To Photograph A Floating Person, make sure your wife isn't behind you saying, "from the looks of things Superlessman, it looks like you flew passed your destination."
5. For extra fun you can always add a few Topaz Adjust filters to enhance the photo and make your wife say, "hey Clark! Being that you are so quick to help, fly over to the kitchen and cook superman junior something to eat because mommy is sick of being wonder woman all the time."
2/27/2012 06:40:58 am
I love these tutorials, I wish I knew how to use photoshop!
2/27/2012 10:11:25 am
Well now you can learn. :)
2/27/2012 08:23:05 am
And for a minute there you had me believing you were superman! Nice tips Jai. I have a different way of doing the same. It involves some cleverly placed wires and 2 guys to winch me up!
2/27/2012 10:12:20 am
Jon... That is how I used to do it before I learned the safer way. :)
2/27/2012 11:59:40 am
I always wanted to learn how to fly! Thanks for the tips Jai!
2/27/2012 12:14:52 pm
You are welcome Paul. It's a lot safer to fly at this age than when I was flying high as a youth. :)
2/27/2012 02:09:34 pm
Perhaps this is how Tom Cruise climed on Burj Khalifa...in MI 4
2/27/2012 03:11:23 pm
Haha.. Green screen with a little over the topness.
2/27/2012 03:13:48 pm
Awe thanks for the nice comment.
2/28/2012 01:30:55 am
Glad you liked it Hank. It was fun doing.
2/28/2012 11:22:41 pm
I would love to see the results when you are done.
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