Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesVisual ArtsPhotography · 2 months ago

Without the use of helium , how can I photograph a floating balloon  ?

I need one single latex helium balloon for a photo I'm doing .

Obviously  I  wont go out and rent / buy a helium tank for one balloon. 

Also I dont want to go to the store and hassle with having only one balloon  filled.

With out  photoshopping my image , is there a way I can portray  the same illusion of a person  holding the string in his hand  with the Balloon  floating  mid-air ?

9 Answers

  • 2 months ago

    Fill the balloon with water... Tie it up side down with strong threads... Then get the picture by using the upside down techniques... Edited it later to normal position...

  • 2 months ago

    Use a piece of wire instead of a string. It will mimic the string but is strong enough to keep the ballon up. Here shoe shops had special ones made when they handed out balloons to kids.

  • John
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    I'm too lazy to answer, like you're too lazy to buy a darn balloon.

  • 2 months ago

    Place a hair dryer underneath it. Use a fast shutter speed.

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  • keerok
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Glue the top of the balloon to another string, the thinnest you can find, then tape it to the ceiling. Edit it out in the computer.

  • 2 months ago

    You are painting yourself into a corner.

    If you have to have a latex balloon that can float, you either need to fill it yourself with helium or get one from a party store or maybe the dollar store and have them fill it.

  • Sumi
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    If the person holding the string hits the balloon up into the air and you are quick on the shutter button, you can capture the moment when the balloon's string is at or around being taut.  Depending upon your skills and that of the model, plus if you're paying them by the hour, it may be worth just paying for a single filled balloon.

    You could also apply glue to the balloon's string which will make it stiff.  Plenty of glues that dry clear.

    You could get some semi-flexible wire that will allow you to bend it in a way that would mimic a normal balloon string.  Then cover the wire with cloth or a wide piece of string.

    Honestly, the amount of time and effort wasted makes it worth paying the few bucks for a stinkin' balloon.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Dear clueless. Get someone to drop it for you and be set up for the shot when they do. 

    Source(s): Imagination and common sense. Get some.
  • Barry
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Yes. Rub the balloon on your clothes and it will gain static electricity. Place it on the ceiling or a light fitting. It should stay there long enough for a person to hold onto the string.

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