Remember those old monster movies, the kind with giant creatures chasing after people, destroying objects wherever they go? Some of them can fit in the palm of your hand with ease. Forced perspective photography is used make us, the viewers believe that certain objects are smaller or larger than they really are. It’s the manipulation of the human visual perception; some call it optical illusions.
Taking a forced perspective photo is not difficult and doesn’t require any special skills. All you need to have is creativity, a camera, a willing accomplice, the perfect setting and timing, the patience to choreograph your trick and mostly, imagination. As you can see in the following examples, you can try forced-perspective photography while travelling, at your backyard or at home. In some cases, it’s just being in the right place in the right time.
Chowing down on a nice big bowl of lights. Yum yum yum
Balanced. The girl is ever so slightly heavier than the guy.
Some people exhale smoke; other’s exhale balls of light.
Gosh, that’s a strong gust of breath.
Let’s give this balloon a little ‘lift’, shall we?
One wonders what in the world is he standing on behind those bottles
Puny ants *evil laugh*
Ahhh…. fresh water
As easy as flying paper planes
Gonna light him up for good
Every Hookah lover’s dream
Neat magic trick
That little sphinx!
When you go to a big desert, you need a big bottle of water
He has the power!
This is a brain-melter.