Forced perspective is an art of capturing pictures where the photographer places camera carefuly and takes advantage of depth perception and gives viewer the illusion about the object, whether it is large or small or closer than it actually is. Following are some of the easy and helpful tips that can help you master the art of forced perspective photography.
Do Not Rush:
The best forced perspective shots take some time to capture. Sometimes this time delay is due to the object to move at the correct position such as if you are involving the sun or moon while the other times, its because you have to organize the whole shot by directing the person to be at the right place. Take a lot of photos from different angles until you find the perfect spot.
Experiment With Depth:
Keep on experimenting with the depth of field by making changes in it. You can either make it smaller or greater. For this you can move your subject farther or closer to the object and notice how this change affects your shot. You will find out the image you have imagined to be turned out to be completely different. Sometimes, experimenting with the depth brings out some amazing results.
Composition And Framing:
One critical part to make forced perspective photos to work is the composition and framing. Most of the photographers ruin a forced perspective photo by extending any one of the subjects beyond the image frame. Keep a very close eye over the framing and make sure it’s balanced. This may take a lot of experimentation or you can also use some post photography editing to manage the frame perfectly.
Context Is Everything:
Such objects that will break the false perspective should be out of frame. This means that the viewers should not be believed that perspective you are trying to show is forced. Just like removing the objects, adding some objects can also be a helpful for you. Adding different objects to a single frame in an organized manner can change the context of the image in a positive way.
In order to have full control over the forced perspective picture, pick a place which has a lot of free space. This will help you in achieving the required depth for a great picture.
These were some helpful tips regarding forced perspective photography. Some of the inspirations are mentioned below.