I don't really know what made me think of the photo I wanted to take, it just sort of popped into my head I guess. I wanted to do levitation but I wanted it to have a story behind, a reason, so the one that came into my head first?!??! Alien abduction!! I think it turned out pretty cool, I am still trying to figure out if that is people think of when they first see or not, but that's okay if they don't. I made some mistakes in editing, but for my first try I don't think it's too bad and I learned a lot just getting down and dirty and doing it! :)
So, here is my final product!! :) **Click to see full size! **
I posted this on Facebook and got tons of 'How did you do that?!?!' questions so I thought I would actually show you my steps into how I did this one.
It's all about layers!!
First I started off with my background:
Then I had to make all the floating objects:
Then I wanted to make it even more dramatic so I grabbed my fan to make the curtains blow:
And last but not least.. me! It took me a while to figure out how I was going to do it. I knew I had to find something to hold me up, so I grabbed some rolled up sleeping bags at first. I originally was going to wear some fairly tight pajama looking clothes so that it wouldn't look weird when I laid on the sleeping bags, however, the sleeping bags did not get the height I wanted. I went looking for something else and found a couple of folding chairs. It was perfect. So I put on a flowy dress (too bad I didn't have the perfect white nightgown) since I now had the space between the two chairs to let it fall. It was SO HARD to try to stay balanced on a couple of chairs sitting on my mattress AND try to take the picture AND make it look like I wasn't falling off the chairs. Haha. But I did get a few good shots.
Then I put them all together and did all the rest of my edits, like making it look more like night, changing the clock from 7 to 1, and adding a more obvious light coming through the window. Ta-da!!
It was a really fun challenge! I had a blast doing it!
I am so glad the weather is warming up because I really want to do next week's Jump Shot outside!