How to create the hovering illusion:
- Make sure you are illuminated from almost all directions or your shadow is hidden behind your body so no natural shadow can be seen.
- Choose a flat, non-reflective, absorbent floor and pour water about one feet from where you are standing ( in direction to the camera ) that spreads to form a spot of adequate size in relation to your body bigger section.
- Ask a friend to take a picture at convenient distance.
An optical illusion occurs when information absorbed by the eye is processed by the brain to give a perception that doesn’t match the physical measurement of the source. Here’s another cool hovering illusion: