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Create a Levitation Image

With Brooke Shaden


Have you ever seen an image of someone floating in the air? The technique is much simpler than it seems, and can be applied to many different types of creation, not only levitation! In this class we will all photograph and edit a levitation image with a few simple but heavy-hitting techniques. Join me to make someone fly, float, fall, or walk on walls!

This class is perfect for anyone who wants to learn simple techniques to create a surreal and whimsical levitation image.

  • You will learn how to photograph a levitation image in three images, how to edit the image with three main Photoshop steps, and how to add details that make it truly believable.

  • Hands-on work will include shooting a base “levitation” image, editing that image, placing it into a scene, and refining with Photoshop.

  • Bring to class your laptop with Photoshop installed, your camera and a tripod.

about Brooke Shaden
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Brooke was born in March of 1987 in Lancaster, PA, USA. She grew up near the "Amish Country" until attending Temple University. Brooke was photographically born in December 2008 after graduating from Temple with bachelor degrees in film and English. 

She began creating self-portraits for ease and to have full control over the images, and has since grown into a self-portrait fine art photographer. Self portraiture for her is not autobiographical in nature. Instead, she places herself within environments she wishes to explore, where secrets are exposed, impossibilities are tested, and life is questioned in eras beyond our own. 

Brooke works to capture fantastic realities within her photographic frame. By using painterly techniques as well as the square format, traditional photographic properties are replaced by otherworldly elements.