I set out with a plan today and didn’t follow any of it. Originally, I was going to bring a chair with me to the beach so that I could try some levitation photos by laying on the chair, and ‘shopping it out in post processing. Well, I forgot the chair. So when I got to the beach, I figured I would just jump to make it look like I was falling through the air.
The tough part was figuring out the timing since I didn’t have anyone to assist with the shutter button. At first, in order to get the most chances, I thought that maybe I’d just set the intervalometer to 1 second and get a bunch of continuous tries each second. That didn’t work very well because I couldn’t hear the rhythm of the shutter over the sound of the waves. All I got were a bunch of throwout photos of me before or after jumping.
“I need a wireless trigger,” I thought. And that’s when I remembered that my 6D has wi-fi tethering. I connected my phone to the 6D’s wireless network and snapped away by triggering with the phone. I could even check focus between shots from the screen of my phone. By the time it got dark, I was super tired and my legs were sore. My hands got all sandy from catching myself against the mirrored beach. If you saw me on the beach, you would probably think I was some crazy person doing a strange sunset ritual dance in the wet sand. How silly.
Canon EOS 6D
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 @ f/1.4