Optical Illusion Ideas/Forced Perspective

  • Pay attention to aperture. Make it a small one.
  • Wide angle (short focal lengths) may make your job easier.
  • Manual focus is your friend.
  • Perspective is important. Big things can hold small ones.
    • Hold a friend.
    • Eat the sun.
  • Camera angles matter. Tilt your camera and see what it does.
    • Hold up a collapsing building.
  • Props in the way (a pillar, bench, chair, other person) can distort your perspective.
  • If your camera is upside down, defy gravity.
    • Keep the horizon straight.