Photography Challenge #15 - Forced Perspective - Having Some Fun

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In the previous photography challenge, we tried to make the subjects of our photos look as they would in the real world. When an object is distorted by a camera lens, there are ways to make it appear realistic again. In today's challenge, the goal is to do the opposite. Use your imagination to take reality and have some fun with it. Whether it be the sun, a building that's leaning over, or a statue, use those objects as props to make it seem as though you're pinching them (the sun), holding them up (the building), and kissing them (the statue). Here, take a look at these sample images.

hand-leaves.jpg

hand-sun.jpg

heart-sun.jpg

kissing.jpg

magnify-city.jpg

A normal photograph of any of these things would consist of the object as an everyday thing that we all commonly see. The goal with this challenge is to make the ordinary not so ordinary. Use your imagination. Use the various settings on your camera to blur parts of the scene out while keeping other areas sharp. Use your camera gear as a prop as the photographer in the last image above did. Use your hands as props as well. Take in your scene and think about how you can make it special. If you're traveling and you're a tourist, watch other tourists to see what they're doing. People have lots of imagination. If you can't think of anything at the moment, borrow some of someone else's imagination to help out.

This is an all around composition and technical challenge. It can be as basic or as advanced as you'd like.

When you complete this challenge, be sure to upload your images here for review and critique. Include your specs as well, such as your camera make and model, lens used, aperture, shutter speed, and ISO settings. Include your distance from or scale of your scene as well. We want to know it all so we can get a grasp of what went on while you were shooting and how you managed to take your photos. Good luck.
 
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