Cut ’em down to size
It may look like Photoshop trickery, but Tom Welsh is actually playing with perspective
Force perspective to create a monster of an illusion, all in-camera!
Forced perspective is where you place a subject nearer to or further from the camera to alter their apparent size, and then make them ‘interact’ with something else in the frame. A classic example of this is the Leaning Tower of Pisa snap, where tourists pretend to be pushing the tower upright. Here, though, we’re going to have fun with a toy dinosaur.
This project doesn’t require any fancy kit – we used a Nikon D610 plus 24-85mm kit lens. What will make or break your photos is how well you can direct your model. You are the only one who can see how the image looks, so your model will need to hold their pose while you tweak the composition. A tiny movement can alter the image dramatically, so pop your camera on a tripod before you get started.