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(mostly) good examples of the forced perspective optical technique


Things we don’t have to do anymore

Written by Craig on January 8th, 2017

Not that forced perspective is entirely dead, but I can’t imagine anyone building this set anymore.

Because we haven’t showcased FP in a while

Written by Craig on April 9th, 2015

Reblogged from Geyser of Awesome, who retumbld it from Kuriositas. A good collection.

Unintentional Forced Perspective

Written by Sarah on May 11th, 2012

A mishap at the state’s government television studios appears to have brought out Olympia’s largest and smallest fire fighters.

I’m willing to believe there are 99, and it’s definitely photography; I’ll give them that

Written by Craig on November 12th, 2011

It has, again, been a while since we’ve had any good FP examples here, so I was initially thrilled to see this link to 99 self-declared “Excellent Examples of Forced Perspective Photography.” When I followed the link, though, I was disappointed to find that while several of the photographs are excellent, very few of them use FP very well, if at all.

There’s something you don’t see every day

Written by Craig on May 17th, 2010

Not the usual forced perspective, but I did enjoy it.
(via @The_No_Show)

Not all splendid, but many are quite good

Written by Craig on April 16th, 2010

The article is titled “35 Splendid Examples of Forced Perspective Photography”, but few if any of them are truly splendid. Still, contractually obligated to link to it.

Teller enjoys forced perspective (the technique)

Written by Craig on September 14th, 2009

The thinking person’s favorite magician picks up Notre Dame. Teller’s patribiography also includes an FP photo.

More FP

Written by Craig on September 9th, 2009

Richard Wiseman posted a link to this relatively convincing forced perspective photo.

Hungering for more forced perspective?

Written by Craig on August 20th, 2009

As you might expect, there’s a Flickr pool.
I mention this in part because Google seems to have decided we’re evil, and I’m hoping to persuade their algorithms otherwise by getting back to our roots.

Don't bother with the comments

Written by Craig on May 3rd, 2009

A video of a forced perspective mechanism devised by Adelbert Ames. Likely to make your head hurt, I found it helpful to focus on the pipe to see that the whole contraption is simply rotating.