OK, today I did not now what to do at first. It is very stormy here and it was not possible to shoot outside, or even to take a background picture. So I had to shoot something inside the office.

Actually I wanted to do a „Harry Potter“ shooting with Johannes, but I was not prepared for this. After a while I decided to do a levitation shot and came up to combine this with the Matrix bullet time. Johannes ist not Neo and we did not have sunglasses or a fancy leather jacket with us, so I thought it would be funny to show a part of our new office (our library) and use office items insted of bullets.

Actually I thought it would be harder to shoot this with 50mm, I guess I used 24mm or 35mm for that, but it worked. The shooting was not very difficult after the image was in my mind and so I took some pictures from Johannes, after that he hold some items in the air and after that I shot a HDR (-2 0 +2) from the background. This thing was quite intisive to photoshop because I had to prepare Johannes to the HDR look, the background itself and I had to cut out all the items and produce a motion trail for them. I will post a making of later.

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– 580 EXII @ 1/2 24mm with 1/8 CTO through 28″ Apollo Westcott softbox cam right
– 430 EXII @ 1/8 105mm bare cam right
– 430 EXII @ 1/8 105mm bare cam left
– EOS 5D MKII @ 1/160 ISO 500
– EF 50 1.4 @ f/7.1
– triggered with Yognuo RF-602