Monday, December 10, 2012

Creative Forced-Perspective Photos







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.

A Side Of Bokeh. Chowing down on a nice big bowl of lights. Yum yum yum. By the way, you can get these lights with help from a Bokeh Kit(Image Source: TrevorLarson17)

Balanced. The second illusion you see here is that the girl is ever so slightly heavier than the guy.(Image Source: MoonShotPhotos)


Beautiful Portrait. I know we carry around pictures of our loved ones, but this is kinda too big.(Image Source: Kelleigh Strange)

Blow. Some people exhale smoke; other's exchale balls of light. (Image Source: JeanFan)

Blowing In The Wind. Gosh, that's a strong gust of breath. (Image Source: Jeppe Olsen)

Catch The Time. Sir, do you the time? Yeah, I literally do. (Image Source: hb19 (R.I.P))

Can I Help? Let's give this balloon a little 'lift', shall we? (Image Source: hb19 (R.I.P))

Clearing The Rocks. 'Spring' cleaning. (Image Source: With Hope)

Coffee Break. Not the coffee break I had in mind. (Image Source: goudance03)

Crazy Balancing. One wonders what in the world is he standing on behind those bottles. (Image Source: Procedure1)

Crushed. Like puny, puny ants *evil laugh*. (Image Source: Alan Travers)

Crushing The Balloon. Plucking balloons out of the sky. Now, that's a nice hobby. (Image Source:Pyrofloptic)

Dirty Giant Feet. I've got swollen feet! (Image Source: Mr. Flibble)

Don't Drop It. Careful now. Be real careful. (Image Source: J e n s)

Eat Up The Car. What does metal taste like? (Image Source: twiga269)

Fingers Crossed. Magic. (Image Source: hb19 (R.I.P))

Fixing The Washington Monument. A fine example of how timing is essential in getting a good forced-perspective photograph. (Image Source: mjsmith01)

Giant Handshake. Let's be nice to the giant man. (Image Source: Xanas Interlude)

God's Canvas. The sky's the limit! (Image Source: Delacorr)

Gravity Defying Act. I don't know what is up and what is down anymore. (Image Source: PORG)

Gravity Fools. The runner gave the illusion away, but otherwise, it's quite believable. (Image Source: sgoralnick)

Hold The Umbrella Tightly. At least no one is falling over in this one. (Image Source: Rachael Westergard)

Hot Dog …from space! (Image Source: toastforbrekkie)

Licking The Big Candy. How many licks does it take to get to the center of this candy? (Image Source: MoonShotPhotos)


Lights Out. Having the sun in a good old-fashion lantern. (Image Source: jrtce1)

Magic Lights. Fly, colorful circles, be free. (Image Source: White Dog And Wine)

Mind Your Step. Don't want to destroy thousand-year old heritage sites now, do we? (Image Source: Lokesh Kumar Meerut)

Overpacked Bag. " You think that maybe I've packed too much?" (Image Source: Alan Travers)

Painting The Canvas. A realistic work of art, don't you think? (Image Source: Matt West)

Pisa, I Love You! "Tower love you too, strange tourist." (Image Source: Marga V)

Road Climbing. Hanging by the finger tips. (Image Source: sgoralnick)

Running The Stairs. Perfect timing, perfect action. (Image Source: Anna Constantinova)

Seeing Further. Next step, her shoulder! (Image Source: Accretion Point)

Sit On The Street. Where IS that bus? (Image Source: sgoralnick)

Sleeping Over Water. Don't they look like they are walking through a wall? (Image Source: wzopf)

Stop The Car! I can't, I'm too small! (Image Source: Tristan27)

Super Balance. After balancing two adults, now it's her turn to do a balancing act. (Image Source:MoonShotPhotots)


Spoon Bridge. Cherries, anyone? (Image Source: BellaDiLo)

Standing On The Hat. Perhaps she couldn't find any rocks to stand on. (Image Source: Twin-Colour)

Standing On My Palm. What every little girl wants: a real-life doll. (Image Source: fairydoors)

Tasting The Rainbow. Tastes like gold. (Image Source: ClickClickClickClick)

Ticket Man. Note the resemblance. (Image Source: VenegasDavid)

Tiny Dancer. Like a ballerina. (Image Source: MoonShotPhotos)

Too Thirsty. When you see it… the guy was sitting on a sandal. (Image Source: Maybemaq)



Wonderful Fountain. Refreshing, isn't it? (Image Source: Nean.Tambourine)




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