Day 196
Tape Measure Day

Today is National Tape Measure Day. Let's have a little fun with forced perspective.

Forced perspective is basically an optical illusion. You can use it to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is. There are many ways to approach forced perspective. It all comes down to angles and placement when the background and foreground of a photo seem to interact. My example photo is an old Tonka truck.  I shot low and photographed so that the obvious "toy" parts aren't showing.

You can use miniatures such toy cars, dolls, or action figures and other props for your optical illusion; or you can use friends or family members and place them in such a way to create a perspective such as giant and ant.

This day may be more challenging than you are used to, but let's get our creative juices flowing!


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