Yesterday, I received the latest product from iLuv, Selfy. It’s a case with a built in remote that you can remove and use as a wireless shutter release. The first thought that crossed my mind was how easy it would be to create levitating or flying photos with a remote. With the use of a few apps, it really was simple.
If your mind is blown, I’ll let you in on the secret to creating a levitation shot. Two photos are needed. One with you on something like a stool or chair, and one photo without you and the prop in it. Then you mask out the prop that you were on, so it looks like you’re suspended in the air.
First, I used camera+, because I wanted a camera app with a timer. I set it to 5 seconds, which was enough time to press the remote and hide it. Then, I imported the two images into Levitagram, setting the shot with me and the chair to the foreground. In Levitagram, you can mask out the chair with relative ease, which makes it look like you’re levitating. Finally, I used Snapseed and Mextures to do a simple edit.
I’m going to be giving away 2 Selfy’s soon, so stay tuned for details.