Posted by on Sep 29, 2021 in Activity Night | 0 comments

Lets have some fun photographing close and distant objects to make them appear as if they are together using the technique of Forced Perspective.

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. (wikipedia definition)

Some tips

  • make sure both of your subjects are in focus (use a narrow aperture to create a wide depth of field)
  • use a wide angle lens in an open space (to avoid too much clutter in the background)
  • position your camera so the two objects appear to be together
  • for best effect you might find your camera should be on the ground

There are so many great examples online. This one was sent to me by Allan D (thanks for the challenge suggestion Allan).

Here are some great examples and tips:

(Heads up – next week’s challenge will be Leading Curves)

I don’t recall any examples from our cluster gallery so here are some from Pinterest instead:

Thanks to the committee for this suggestion.

You have until next Tuesday to upload your image to Cluster. Members have all been sent an invitation to join and most have done so already. If you have any trouble feel free to email Esther. We also encourage you to leave encouraging comments for other members.

I would love to receive your suggestions/requests for future challenges. Please leave them as a comment under the challenge notification in Cluster or Facebook.

We will also post this competition on our “Friends of BCC” Facebook group so our friends can still participate by sharing their images on Facebook.