88 Brilliant Examples of Forced Perspective Photography

Forced perspective is a technique that employs optical illusion to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is. It is used primarily in photography, filmmaking and architecture. It manipulates human visual perception through the use of scaled objects and the correlation between them and the vantage point of the spectator or camera.

88 Brilliant Examples of Forced Perspective Photography

There are many ways to attack photography and some are much more expensive than others. Here in this showcase, we presenting a Stunning collection of Forced Perspective Photography and Pictures taken by various artists in which all pictures are linked to the author’s pages. You may want to explore further works of the photographers we’ve featured below.

When it comes to inspiration then there is no limitation on resources. Photography is one of the key sources of inspiration for some of our past work. Here we talking about photography of Specific form named as “Forced Perspective Photography” which I find usually amaze me. If you know how to shoot a photo then you can also change something fairly simple to something creative or abstract or otherwise more artistic. You don’t need any special skills for taking such shots. It all depends on the environment and perfect timing.

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Photography can serve as a nice source of inspiration. We designers, can derive inspiration from almost everything around, and this collection can fulfills your Forced Perspective Photography Inspiration related needs as the creativity in shooting photos is somewhat hot trend now days. We can promise you that when you start browsing them farther in details it will surely refresh your memory.

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225 Comments

  1. Love some of these! I’ve experimented like this in the past- its good fun!

  2. Great pictures! thanks for sharing.

  3. cool….

  4. So, so incredibly cool! …All of ‘em!

  5. Great images! Thanks. Inspires me to go out and try something like this myself.

    But are these all true ‘false perspective’? Or have some been manipulated in an image-editing program? The sinking house for example. How was that done?

  6. Some of them are cool but some of them are exaggerated :)

  7. Very lovely.

  8. …. I didn’t add the instantshift site as a url for me, it was already there…. now that’s out of the way…. ~~~~> I love these awesome photo manipulations immensely… thanks iShift !!

  9. brilliant ideas, superb klick and some are funny tooooooooooooooooo…. :)

    TFS

  10. awesome pic’s

  11. Great stuff. Love the creative perspectives in the photos. I like all the photos though a few of them is sort of repetitive in creativity.

    Thanks,
    Rafi
    GraphicsFuel.com

  12. @Alistair Scott - These images are not photoshopped. Please visit this link and then this link. You just need to rotate your camera a bit to take that shot.

  13. really professional photographs you sharing. thanks

  14. Thanks for posting. I like the subtle images most, some great ideas overall.

  15. These were fun! Some of the best I’ve seen!

  16. Theese are so creative and many of them so perfectly executed, very nice collection

  17. Nice foto! I cant think of such concepts (( I respect these people

  18. Great selection … it’s incredible how a great pgoto can be done just rotating a bit the camera and having some imagination :)

  19. Awesome collection. Very inspiring. Thanks for share this wonderful post. :)

  20. Great selecction!

  21. Absolutely brilliant photos!

  22. awesome pic’s great work.

  23. Great effects its looks great. Great job

  24. SOme are photo shopped

  25. well the last one seems photoshopped,
    as the guy in the distance his lighting doesnt seem to fit his surrounding,
    and he is sharp where his surroundings are out of focus.

  26. This is absolutely brilliant…. Hats off..

  27. Beautiful captures.

    See this -> http://www.flickr.com/photos/lppjunior/4359978605/

  28. Awesome collection really great post.

    Best Regards
    Rupam {@xhobdo }

  29. Good stuff. Thanks for sharing.

  30. Someone please tell me what’s going on in photo number 8. I don’t understand!!!

  31. Sorry, but some of these are clearly photoshopped. Many of the ones that aren’t are quite good, but don’t be fooled into believing that they’re all done solely with forced perspective.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/9599423@N03/1711841443/ for instance – either those are model cars, or it’s photoshopped there is no way you could otherwise have his hand IN FRONT of one of the cars while the car itself is in front of his body.

    This one as well is photoshopped: http://www.flickr.com/photos/27987720@N02/2933383930/ Look at the difference in focus between the man in the distance’s legs and the grass that he is standing on. The depth of focus does not change just for one person and not for everyone else around him.

  32. wowwwwwwww… fentastic fotos. really i its very nice.

  33. Simply Genius :)

  34. Thanks for using my photo (Jesus and the airplane) and providing a link to my site. It’s been used many times without a link or any credit, so I genuinely appreciate your efforts.

  35. These are amazing! Great collection :D

  36. Brilliant!

  37. Great post !! Thanks for sharing,I enjoyed looking the photography!

  38. Awesome ! Fun and nice.

  39. ha ha ha :) nice collection

    thanks

  40. @charles I think only one car is a model

    I thought the same about the second pic

  41. @shay I don’t get it either

  42. very nice! gonna try that myself

  43. These are really great, and I believe that most if not all of them are NOT photoshopped. If you think about it, you can figure out how they were done.

    My only thought is that not all of these are forced perspective.. the definition given is:

    “Forced perspective is a technique that employs optical illusion to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is.”

    But some of these are just taken on a different angle, without playing with the actual perspective at all – like the first picture. Those people are in proper perspective with the pool, each other and their surroundings. Just the picture is rotated so it looks like they are sitting up and the water is somehow a wall of sorts. There are a few others like this. They’re still great pictures and well done, but nothing in them appears farther away, closer, larger or smaller than they actually are.

    So either the definition given is not the full definition, or a few of these pictures are not forced perspective.

  44. @Charles wrote: “Sorry, but some of these are clearly photoshopped. Many of the ones that aren’t are quite good, but don’t be fooled into believing that they’re all done solely with forced perspective. http://www.flickr.com/photos/9599423@N03/1711841443/ for instance – either those are model cars, or it’s photoshopped there is no way you could otherwise have his hand IN FRONT of one of the cars while the car itself is in front of his body.”

    I think the the car in front is a model, but the rest are real. Using the model one is quite clever, because it makes the illusion stronger.

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  46. Nice Collection, some Pictures are really great!

  47. Some of those are sheer genious. Really like the ones trick-shooting the sun. Just today i started experimenting with forced perspective myself. Tried to recreate the hands of God and Adam, with the sun bursting inbetween the index fingers. Cool…!

  48. Hahah really funny!

  49. The Disney movie, “Darby O’Gill and the Little People” used this technique extensively throughout the film. Amazing effects.

  50. MOST are shopped.
    I.E. The Monty Python “I Will Crush Your Head”!

  51. how weird

  52. awesome pics mate!

  53. Very creative shots. Some are really hard to figure out.

  54. WOW! amazing jaw dropping shots.. excellent post! :)

  55. This was awesome to look at!! Some interesting ideas for my portfolio!!

  56. Great collection! I’ve sent the link to frinds and family. They all was entertained, share the joy :)

  57. stunning!!!! enjoyed watching the whole lot :)

  58. All the shots are amazing. Sometimes, we really have to think out of the box, and look at the world through a different perspective and a good lense.

  59. thankx 4 sharin’
    it’s real big inspiration@@

  60. Eye and mind boggling photos but are all good to view!

  61. The last one is mine.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/27987720@N02/2933383930/
    Everyone is correct. It is real and it is photoshopped. I took the photo as it is and added a gradiant blur to the top/distant subject of the photo to blur the trees more. This takes as much time and knowhow as taking the photo and should be appreciated as well.

  62. loli love the one from cedar point.

  63. Incredible Pics. i almost forgot about that trick.

  64. some of these are really amazing!

  65. i like this fun with friends

  66. Nice Collection ,

    Thank you for sharing ..

  67. awesome !!!

  68. Were these photos shoped? A few of them are great, but the most of them are unoriginal.

  69. Awesome

  70. Thank you for collecting such wonderful designs in one platform

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  72. Here is my “Catching the Cloud-Fountain”-Picture
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sevenfivemedia/4987662489/

  73. MashaAllah… amazing..

  74. Thanks for these.. its a pleasure to view the creativity that people have – very impressed and inspired!

  75. Great selection … it’s incredible how a great pgoto can be done just rotating a bit the camera and having some imagination :)

  76. wow… really amaizing

  77. hahaha nice collection – I enjoyed every single pic. :D

  78. car pic took me a bit as well.. couldnt figure out how the body disappeared… closer examination.. its a concrete fence around a parking lot… one is a toy car.. ( the closest ) and second one is distant in the lot… really nicely done. Considering they had to see the possibility then plan the shot. Some.. could just be caught as it happened…

  79. Whoops! Amazing shoots

  80. awsome collection, nice imagination :) love it

  81. Nice One….smart collections…

  82. A lot of inspiration, thank you

    Greetingd Ben

    RealVisionPhotos

  83. Not only original but also well performed, indeed awesome.

  84. Fantastic examples!! Great stuff!! Some are so creative and unique I’m in awe…so inspiring!

  85. Nice pictures.They’re really brilliant.

  86. great photos. Thank you.

  87. Awesome..so cool.Thanks

  88. so nice ideas for photographers that how can be creative. hahaha so nice.

  89. Wow superb images… will take like these in future

  90. Thank you great photos ;)

  91. It’s very funny! ))

  92. Amazing photos, inspires me more, thanks

  93. Amazing! ILoveit)

  94. Some of these are straight-up mind bending, while others didn’t come out so good. Most of these are just tourist shots, but there are a few really unique ones.

  95. nice collection daniel, but some are unbelievable…hehe..

  96. I am not much of a professional photographer, but the pics above are really awesome and seem to be really easy to click too. Thanks for such great examples.. :)

  97. Awesome post, nice colection.

  98. wow its super becouse i never know this pictures

  99. Great collection!i ts super

  100. Really good pictures, Some wern’t as good but it exited me. Keep them cumming. Made me have to Blurt cum out in front of everyone. was a bit embarrasing because they don’t understand my deep Passion for Photography

  101. Well Kumar what I think is that tilting a bit the camera doesn’t sounds too good means that won’t be enough to capture such brilliant pictures, I’ve ever seen, there must have been some editing, if not, then it’s an outstanding art

  102. I think its the real perfect photography…great work dude to collect such collection for us

  103. Nice and cool stuff collecting these. super cool very nice blog

  104. Wow what great perspective pictures. I really like them all. I like the ones with the Pisa tower.

  105. Stunning photos! :D So cool!

  106. Wow Impressive photos!Great collection

  107. Brilliant work. Concept photography at its best. :)

  108. Wonderful collection. Really brilliant job. Thank you very much for sharing with us

  109. My favorite is the one where it looks like the subject is bigger than the thing in the foreground. That picture was excellent.

  110. Nice and cool collections

  111. The giant pigeon is fantastic! Nice collection.

  112. Blurt cum out in front of everyone. was a bit embarrasing because they don’t understand my deep Passion for Photography

  113. These are some of great photos that i have seen. Thanks for sharing.

  114. Superb photos as usual !this makes me want to buy a DSLR :)

  115. hahaha,so cool, very creative ideas.

  116. Nice! These tips can be quite useful! Will be using them!!

  117. very creative work..awesome photography..!

  118. I will always give a nice thrust look in to you from my bookmark feed. Coffee I don’t actually comment and don’t like to spend time in typing the comment. But here I have to do this because this deserves a good like.

  119. Really like your blog ,because are very interesting articles here ,thanks for that .I will return later for other items.

  120. This is really great, i love it and will recommend your site to friends.

  121. Ispiring indeed.Thanks

  122. Many of these simply don’t work because the two objects are not in the same depth of field. I.e the man picking up the blurry golf ball. Saying that, some are amazing.

  123. Cool photo!!!! i like it!!!

  124. Nice but the problem is that none are one shoot all are photoshoped :(

  125. These are awesome. Some of them will mess with your head a little!

  126. TTHHIISSSS ISSSSS COOOOOOLLLLL(: im excited to take pictures like thissss

  127. Brilliant, lots of great ideas here. It will be fun to go out and replicate a few of these. Is the guy in #8 falling?

  128. Stunning pictures! These are really great!

  129. Amazing or intressting Picssssssssssssss :)

  130. Amazing Clicks and Tips. Thank you

  131. Amazing photos… you are really talented. Good job!

  132. I really love the way you discuss this kind of topic.;:~`”

  133. This is my first visit in this blog, and I’m impressed a lot. Before this – I’ve visited many blogs, but didn’t get quality information from them. But this blog is different; I’ve got some unique information from this. It’s really impressive. I want to thanks to the webmaster of this blog.

  134. Wow! These photos are truly brilliant, amazing, and hilarious! keeps me in awe up to now. May I share them on Facebook?

  135. Thats the best photography I’ve ever seen…….hats off…….grea8888888888;)

  136. Cool photos. Trying some of them next time we are out.

  137. cool phottos

  138. Cool photos. Trying some of them next time we are out.

  139. I wanna try it ……coool and amazing …………

  140. This list is just perfect! Will be my new source for finding inspiration. So many really cool examples of perspective photography.

  141. Amazing collection.. I really like the hadouken. very cool ^_^

  142. Great collection. Thanks for the share.

    btw, this site stole/copied this post: http://www.designerterminal.com/inspiration/85-amazing-examples-of-forced-perspective-photography.html

  143. it’s so beauti…, have a nice day

  144. this is

  145. Very nice and remarkable… thanks!!!

  146. this is really great overall just wanted to say thanks overall

  147. Wow…really amazing one’s. All of them are cool and some shows superb creativity present in the photographer. You made my day with this one, really!

    Thanks!

  148. liked it alot!!! amasing content you have posted here thanks for sharing

  149. very cute & exclusive.

  150. So many of these are not…….

  151. Who are the artist? Why are they not being credited?

  152. Photography are fantastic and diplomatic and I can not explain for kind of picture but what reason they are published it is not clear. What is the creative picture is! How they build I have not any idea ?????????????????

  153. all i can say is wow!!! what a nice shots thank u for sharing ur technique, i’m so amazed.:)

  154. Such as great selection of pictures, awesome research! Chapeau bas….as we say in french ;-)

  155. Those are some amazing picture. Hats off to the photographers. Those pictures just show the intelligence of the photographers. But I wonder about two pictures where an old man is floating and another one where one man looks bigger than the girl to his right, in a box.
    Thanks

  156. A picture is worth a thousand words, but your BIG hand picture could be worth $10,000.

    There is a forced perspective photo contest at the Cheez-It facebook page where they are looking for photos that make your hand look huge.

  157. Wonderful, I can have some try.

  158. I am speechless..these pictures filled my mind with such beautiful visions, the fun is finding words to describe them to myself wonderful that you for putting this together and sending it to the world

  159. Lol, hilarious images. :P

  160. Really Aweasom

  161. that really Awesome .

  162. Interesting collection. Some of these images depict the elegance of forced perspective photography.

  163. Some of these have to be Photoshopped. There is no way some of these are real. The one that blows my mind is #30 from the bottom. With the 2 cars. Is this simply a small miniature set or am I just not seeing this correctly?

  164. oh my God, these pictures are awesome. This is really nice for photographic learning. thanks a lot for sharing this post.

  165. Thank you for a marvelous sharing! I especially loved with me, you are a great writer.I will assure to bookmark your blog may also bring back someday. I wish to advise you continue your great authorship, get a awesome evening!

  166. That pic with old man which looks like floating — i just don’t understand how he do it…

  167. these were very awesome…i was learning in school today how perspective can have really mind bending effects~i think its WONDERful what some people think to do…like the falling house or how they were trying to hold up the leaning tower amazing things..these were fun to look at..but if you want to see something funny rather than interresting go to youtube and watch epic fails…HALARIOUS!!~1~16~13
    ~kelsey thompson<3

  168. It’s kind of funny how some some of these photos are clearly taken in auto mode.

    Am I so wrong for hating on automatic photography?

    • I love the photos.

  169. Its cool

  170. Note that the “guy falling” photo should be removed from this list – he admits he used photoshop to get that to happen. So it’s just photoshop, not any forced perspective.

  171. I feel this blog is very well organized and is quite interesting. I really want to join this kind of events.Thanks for the post.

  172. Woow.. Nice Collection, bro!

  173. These are some good pictures. I like them a lot (:

  174. I like these images.

    Thanks for sharing.

  175. Wow what a comprehensive list, packed full of really cool photography ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  176. There are a few good ons found by asking google images for “buddas butterball”

  177. forgot to say thanks for such a great collection of photos—I love the sandbox
    A profoundly simple and original conception

  178. What a Brilliant Photography. Thinking always Make Different for Professional Photographer. Thanks for Sharing.

  179. I tried it many times but failed, But your tips and concept are different, may be this time i can make it, thanks for share.

  180. Wow.. Beautiful Photographics… This is Perfect Clicks.. Great Thanks http://www.evincetech.com

  181. Wow incredible image collection. Thanks for eye catching image.

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