Levitation Photography

I’ve long been a fan of the Lonely Spec (ok, I’ve been a fan since like December, that’s long enough in internet time) and have had a great deal of fun reading through their awesome and inspiring posts on astro photography. I was even inspired so far as to buy a fisheye lens and have a go myself…With limited success as I can’t really find any dark skies in Sydney but should I ever find myself in the Aussie outback I’m now prepared! It also has some fantastic info on how to de-fish a fisheye photo which is brilliant for when you want a nice wide photo with little distortion.

One of the better shots I got from my mums backyard in Bundaberg..she lives out of town but the lights from the city still become very bright

One of the better shots I got from my mums backyard in Bundaberg..she lives out of town but the lights from the city still become very bright with a long exposure

More recently I’ve been looking at a new website the crew at Lonely Spec have been working on, The Photon Collective which is still growing but already has some awesome stuff including this little tutorial on Levitation Photography.


Before I humiliate myself in public I decided to have a go in the privacy on my own home. I’m pretty happy with the results so far and can’t wait to try some more stuff and maybe offer more tips that weren’t covered in The Photon Collective’s tutorial.

Harder than expected...thankfully it turned out, because I was a tad bit cranky by the end of it!

Harder than expected…thankfully it turned out, because I was a tad bit cranky by the end of it!

This isn't quite a 'levitation' but the process is the same

This isn’t quite a ‘levitation’ but the process is the same