Flip-flops? Check. Sunblock? Check. Camera? Check. Spring break is upon us, and that means travel time. Seize this perfect opportunity to try a trendy photography technique: forced perspective. This creative approach seems tricky, but we have some tips to keep it simple. Read on, and discover how to snap share-worthy vacation photos.
What is forced perspective photography?
Forced perspective photography uses optical illusion, making objects appear smaller, larger, closer or further away than they are in reality. The must-see monuments you visit on vacation are ideal for this technique. Think: all those photographs you’ve seen of people holding up the Leaning Tower of Pisa with their feet.
How to take forced perspective photos:
Distance is key in forced perspective photography. Position yourself in the foreground of your chosen landmark. If it’s particularly large, like a building, you’ll need to be pretty far away to seem bigger. Ask a friend to line up a shot in which you appear to interact with the landmark. Be sure to do several takes – this way you’ll have at least one perfect picture. If you have a more advanced camera, check out this Nikon article to learn how to adjust your settings for greater depth of field and sharp backgrounds.
What to do with forced perspective photos:
Let’s face it: Sending postcards from vacation is a nice thought, but most of us are too busy having fun to remember! No worries. Use your forced perspective photos to create Postcards after you return, and mail them to friends. They’ll love receiving your fab photos – and they’ll surely get a kick out of your creativity.
How will you try forced perspective while you’re exploring your spring break destination?
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