Forced Perspective: fun photography effects you can achieve with any camera

Forced Perspective: fun photography effects you can achieve with any camera

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Get a new view with forced perspective

The popularity of miniaturisation filter effects on digital cameras allows us to play with perspective in a different way, making subjects seem further apart and smaller than they actually are.

These filter effects work by applying a heavy blur effect to out-of-focus areas so they appear to be much further away from the lens than the subject is. This gives lots of scope for playing with size and scale.

Someone clinging to a child’s climbing frame, for example, could appear to be high off the ground if you shoot them from above.

Of course, if your camera doesn’t have a miniaturisation or tilt-shift effect you can always apply a band of blur post-capture using your favourite image editing software.

PAGE 1: What is forced perspective?
PAGE 2: Line up your forced perspective composition
PAGE 3: Get a new view

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