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Forced Perspective


wsh Plus
2 52 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2020 8:30PM



I am curious to see other images of forced perspective.
JackAllTog Plus
11 6.1k 58 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2020 10:29PM
As you see i liked your car perspective




And i tried sharp focus vs soft blur here to make this castle seem like a toy




Or a different kind of distortion to make my old garden the centre of my world




Though the official description of forced perspective seems to be - Forced perspective is a technique which employs optical illusion to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is. 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
Jestertheclown 12 8.3k 253 England
22 Oct 2020 10:56PM
I don't have any images but this guy does . . .

I might have a go at some of this.
The last time I did it, I was using toy soldiers and a film camera (in the days when they were the only kind . . . !)

I think it's fair to say that your shot (the first one, above) is strictly speaking, a close up rather than forced perspective.
chris.maddock 19 3.7k United Kingdom
23 Oct 2020 6:39AM

Quote:Though the official description of forced perspective seems to be - Forced perspective is a technique which employs optical illusion to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is. 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


Somewhat like some of the media photographers did at Bournemouth and other beaches in the summer, using a long lens from one end to compress the perspective and give the impression that there was zero social distancing - whereas drone photos taken from offshore at similar times showed that people/groups were actually very well spaced apart.
bluesandtwos 11 437 1 England
23 Oct 2020 9:42AM

Quote:I don't have any images but this guy does . . .

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Thank you, they are brilliant! Now where can I get my hands on some toys!!! Grin

Dave
Jestertheclown 12 8.3k 253 England
23 Oct 2020 11:12AM

Quote:

And i tried sharp focus vs soft blur here to make this castle seem like a toy






'Tilt - shift?'
altitude50 16 20.5k United Kingdom
23 Oct 2020 11:36AM
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This was one of my efforts. I cannot remember exactly how I did it. The main problem is taking it through the thick green glass of the Spinnaker Tower window and the reflections.
Jestertheclown 12 8.3k 253 England
23 Oct 2020 11:44AM
JackAllTog Plus
11 6.1k 58 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2020 11:16PM
Hi Jester,

Quote:
Quote:
And i tried sharp focus vs soft blur here to make this castle seem like a toy


'Tilt - shift?'



I wish, sadly just post processing.
24 Oct 2020 6:31PM
There is a 'Tilt-shift' option in the PS Blur Gallery which can work quite well.
Jestertheclown 12 8.3k 253 England
24 Oct 2020 7:57PM
Back in the days of CS2, I stumbled upon a tutorial explaining how to produce tilt-shift-a-like images.

I don't think I've used it since!
25 Oct 2020 9:15AM
There are also quite a lot on YouTube which use all the latest additions in PS, but can be adapted to any software.
EddieAC Plus
15 2.9k 2 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2020 6:36PM
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We had a Black and White challenge theme based on this a little while ago and this is what I came up with for my entry.
saltireblue Plus
10 11.2k 68 Norway
25 Oct 2020 7:05PM

Quote:We had a Black and White challenge theme based on this a little while ago and this is what I came up with for my entry.

And this was my entry...
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EddieAC Plus
15 2.9k 2 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2020 7:26PM
...and If I remember correctly, that was the winner. Smile

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