Learn to Dance in the Rain – Digital Effects Project – Week 11 – Forced Perspective

Life’s not about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain!
~Vivian Greene~

 

The above picture was taken for my digital effects project for this week. The theme is forced perspective.

“Forced perspective is a technique that employs optical illusion to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is. It is used primarily in photography, filmmaking and architecture. It manipulates human visual perception through the use of scaled objects and the correlation between them and the vantage point of the spectator or camera.”

The above paragraph is quoted from this website and there you will also find some great examples!http://www.instantshift.com/2011/11/03/99-excellent-examples-of-forced-perspective-photography/
and here are some tips on creating forced perspective photography: http://www.thephotoargus.com/tips/5-tips-for-creating-excellent-forced-perspective-photographs/

With my son being sick the last two weeks and another son graduating this week and the usual demands from my all day and my little photography business, I have not had much time lately to devote to my digital effects project. I still enjoy being able to work on it whenever time permits. This weeks theme, Forced Perspective, is super interesting to me and I hope to be able to come back to it and get some more pictures  using real people and natural life situations! Today’s picture was my practice attempt ;-)

For the above picture, I zoomed in at 200 mm using my Nikkor 70-200mm 2.8 lens but I did also take a pull back picture using my 50 mm lens so you could get an idea how I set it up:

 

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