Friday, October 25, 2013

Forced Perspective Photography – Cameras Have No Depth Perception

Forced perspective is a photographic illusion generally used to make two or more objects seem to be a different size than their actual size.  It makes an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it is in reality.  This type of forced perspective is made possible by the single lens of the camera.  Unlike your eyes, which work in tandem to create depth perception, the camera only has one eye.  As such, the camera has no depth perception, it sees things as flat.