Sheikh Zayed Masjid, Abu Dhabi
How I Shoot: Levitating with @JunantoHerdiawan
How I Shoot is a series where we ask Instagrammers to tell us about the set-up and process behind their photos. This week, @JunantoHerdiawan shares how he takes photos where he appears to be levitating.
Camera: iPhone & iPad.
Vantage Point: “Levitation is like philosophy. It’s not just a jump shot; it is a floating moment. I like to travel and see many interesting places in the world. My idea is to levitate in any interesting place or interesting moment. By doing that, I feel like I can float or fly in any place in the world.”
Shooting: Using an application that takes multiple photos at a time while you jump makes it easier to capture the perfect levitation photo. “I use the Fast Camera application on iPhone or iPad to capture the moment. It is a continuous-shoot application that can capture every second of my levitation.”
Editing: While Junanto may touch up the lighting or tones in his photos, there are no special apps or programs used to create the levitation effect. “I don’t use editing for my levitation photos, no special application. I only adjust for lighting and other effects.”
Follow Junanto’s levitating adventures in Jakarta, Indonesia, and throughout the world at instagram.com/junantoherdiawan.
The moon is served! :D
Photo Tips: How to take the perfect #jumpstagram!
Jump Start: Show off your best leaping photograph by adding the “#jumpstagram” hashtag to your Instagram image.
Have you ever come across a beautiful photograph of a perfectly in-focus #jumpstagram in your Instagram feed? Do you find yourself dreaming about capturing the perfect jump photo — snapping at just the right moment so it looks like the jumper is flying — all with your mobile phone? Don’t worry, you don’t need a DSLR or a trampoline!
Just press play on the video above, watch, and learn! Instagram’s Community team is here to help — don’t forget to use the #jumpstagram hashtag when you put your newly acquired knowledge to use.
How I Shoot: @daveedgamboa’s Jumpstagrams
Camera: Samsung Galaxy Note
Vantage Point: My action shots require a unique setup since I usually go out and shoot alone. I use a normal tripod and attach my Samsung Galaxy Note running Android 4.0. I attach my phone using 3 or 4 rubber bands. I then simply wrap the rubber bands around the galaxy note and the tripod and then voila.
Shooting: I do not use the stock camera on Android, I instead use an app called Camera FV-5 (free “lite” version here). It is a unique app that gives you control over the exposure and white balance and bracketing and loads of other cool stuff that makes your phone almost like a mobile DSLR. I use the 10 second timer on the camera and then run off to jump in the distance.
Editing: Due to the camera I use (and the lack of editing apps on Android) I don’t do any kind of intricate editing processes. I simply assure to get good natural lighting so that editing becomes an easy process and I only use Instagram effects on my photos.
This past week Europe was hit hard with extremely cold temperatures reaching as low as 35 degrees Celsius below zero! As seen in images shared with Instagram places like France, Italy, Norway, Switzerland, and the Netherlands were hit hardest with the icy conditions.