With so many photography genres out there today, there is one particular genre that seem to be rather quirky, a genre that is known as forced perspective photography. The reason this that many people are experimenting with this genre is because forced perspective photographs manage to alter our imagination. As the name of the genre suggest, forced perspective photography relies heavily on optical illusions, it forced the viewer of the photograph to a certain perspective through the use of scaled objects and the association between the objects and the position of the viewer or the camera. This photography genre manipulates the human perception by scaling the distance and the size of the object, making them seem nearer (further) and larger (or smaller) than it actually is. However, even by relying heavily on optical illusions the subjects in the photo should also harmonize and interact with the background.
The forced perspective photography is particularly employed in filmmaking and architecture, scaling the objects to manipulate the human perception to make objects or monuments appears larger, taller and farther than they might be in reality. On the other hand forced perspective photographs are becoming increasingly popular seeing that this photography genre tends to produce dramatic and sometimes comical effects. However, in other situations forced perspective photographs could also create a certain mood and atmosphere in certain situation and this will allow the photographs to be more artistic and creative. For this photography genre, the use of wide-angle lens or shooting in landscape mode is recommended; seeing that this allows the picture to have more depth hence exaggerating the perspective of the photo. Other than that, the subject of the photo will also have to interact with the background, blending into the “story-line” for best effects.
Here we have compiled a list of photographs from this particular genre, we will showcase some of the more common styles in this genre as well as those that are more creative and artistic styles in this genre. The more common types of photos in the forced perspective photography genre tend to involve the object and subject within the photo’s surrounding, such as buildings and vehicles.
Quirky and Creative
On the other hand other pictures also incorporate drawings, pictures and even shadows to blend in with the surroundings, these pictures tend to create comical or dramatic situations and sometimes even create a certain feeling or atmosphere.
And in other cases, certain photographers tend to be more creative, using other genre and techniques to create artistic effect to the pictures, some of the pictures below are also incorporated with the abstract genre to create the forced perspective results.