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I made a little video showing my editing process for “uncaged”.

how to make a cloud tutorial

For my recent pictures, I wanted to use a prop that looked like a cloud. I researched online and saw that there are many simple and cheap ways to make one. Some of them used balloons, while others used empty bottles. I am not such a crafty person and I didn’t want all my hard work to be discarded after a couple of photoshoots. That’s why I combined the valueable knowledge I gained from the internet and made a cloud my way. After I was done with my planned photoshoots, I hanged it on my daughter’s room wall. That way it’s always handy if an idea comes to mind and I want to use it again. And if not, it’s such a nice decoration and it can even be turned into a lamp! I haven’t tried that yet, but it sounds cool!

Watch the video below and please be kind, it’s the first time I do a video like this!

I made a short video showing the layers that went into -the rather simple- editing of my picture “train cemetery”. Enjoy!

I’ve decided to make a video of how I made my last image “upwards”. It was my first serious attempt to make a levitation  image and naturally it made people wonder how I did it. It was fun to let them guess if I jumped, if I was standing on something and other theories. The answer is quite simple really. I used two different shots of me lifting each leg in the air. I used the first one as my main shot and then I combined it with the part from the second one that showed my other leg lifted from the ground. The key to these shots is to have a shot of the background without anyone in it, so that you can erase the parts you don’t want without leaving “holes” in the image. In my case I had forgotten to take such a shot, but luckily as I was trying different poses, I shot some where I was standing more to the left, so I used one of those.

This is the first video I am uploading to my brand new YouTube channel. I plan to make more videos in the future, hopefully some behind the scenes too, so if you want to keep up, you can subscribe there!

I hope you find this useful and please let me know if you have any questions or comments!


As promised, here is the video from the “safe harbor” photoshoot. I love how it turned out, Alexis did an amazing job! I must admit it is strange watching myself working, I think I seem quite nervous. It’s so nice having a backstage video though, I wish I could have one for all my shoots! So here it is, I hope you enjoy it!


Video and montage – Alexios Mpitlis
Photography – Nicki Upstairs
Model – Theodora Prodromidou
Photographer’s assistant – Sotiris Papadopoulos