Forced Perspective Photos

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For kids who love playing with cameras and learning about photography, this nifty trick is a great way to sneak in learning with the fun. Stage photos with one object near the lens and one person far away for a lesson on perspective!

The idea is to show your child how something close to the lens looks giant, and something further away looks smaller. You can have lots of fun with this, holding up your child’s toys near the lens, and staging various scenes, as with Travis blowing up a giant balloon, above.

And here he is hoisting a whole helicopter!

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Here’s one that didn’t work quite so well, trying to push a police car out of the way:

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He got such a kick out of seeing the photos as we scrolled through after, and wanted a chance to try as well.

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I can’t say that his snaps with the Instax instant camera came out perfectly, but he sure had fun trying!

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What silly scenes will you capture to show perspective? Please share ideas in the comments!

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