Posts Tagged ‘forcedperspective’

Perspective: Objects in Pictures Are Not Always As They Seem

The video above is only 44 seconds long, but we’ll bet it’ll take up at least a minute and a half of your time — you’ll just have to watch it twice. It was created by British psychological professor Richard Wiseman, and demonstrates the power of perspective. It’s titled, “Assumptions.”
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Forced Perspective Shots with a Moving Camera in Lord of the Rings

Have you ever wondered how Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson made Frodo Baggins the hobbit so much smaller than Gandalf the wizard? Aside from using CGI and child body doubles, the filmmaking team also employed brilliant forced perspective techniques that tricked viewers with optical illusions.
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Letters Formed Out of Ordinary Scenes

Austrian photographer Bela Borsodi‘s creative alphabet photographs are similar to the word photos by Stephen Doyle installations that we shared back in September, except Borsodi doesn’t use tape to create his letters. Instead, he arranges the things found in each scene so that the objects and the negative space work together to form characters.
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Combine Your Face with Currency for ‘Moneyface’ Photographs

‘Moneyface’ is a photo fad involving folded money and hybrid faces. Simply fold a banknote containing a portrait in half and combine it with a human subject.
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Playing with the World Through Forced Perspective

You’ve probably seen (and taken) forced perspective photos before, but South Korean artist June Bum Park goes one step further, using footage from cameras in high places to control cars, pedestrians, and other things in the scene as if playing with a miniature world.
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