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Forced Perspective Tutorial.

Discussion in 'Photography Tips, Tricks & Tutorials Forum' started by Paul Mitchell, May 10, 2019.

  1. Paul Mitchell

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    Paint a 6 foot wooden pole in one foot increments black & white. Do the same for dowling sticks that are in the same scale as is being used. In this case 1:18 scale. Give the stick a plasticine base and stick in in front of the model. Have someone hold the 6 foot stick in the spot you want the car to appear to be. Now moving the camera back and forth until the sticks line up. When they do then the scale model will appear to be full scale.

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    G'day mate

    Beaut idea for scale modelling .... and great to see you here as well :)

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    Thanks Phil. I left you a thank you at Steves.
     
  5. Isac

    Isac Always on

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    I'm already a fan Paul. Excellent creativity :)
     
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    Thanks Isac. I will try to keep up with your expectations. Here is one from recent. This guy flies onto the driveway to take his mother shopping. He does this every Thursday after clearing it with air traffic control.

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    Well actually not really. Unless his mother is very little....

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    Very clever.

    Let's hope a train's not coming as that's a lovely look car :)
     
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    For you Bond fans, here is Sean Connery leaning up against my 1:18 scale Aston Martin DB5.
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    That gives me an idea Snips. Next time I will let the train get just a foot or so away. Like I took the shot just before the big impact. That would be a pretty dramatic effect.
     
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    Sweet. I love that you chose the right James Bond for the shot. ;)

    Now you're giving me ideas..............
     
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    Ive been meaning to get out the Bordens truck to make some deliveries. Here is one of them.

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    This works very well. Question, though: Did you take the street scene first and then base your light and shadow on the truck from that, or the other way around?
     
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    This is one single shot Roger. Thats why the light is perfect. Shot with a 18mm wide angle lens at f22 while camera was on tripod. Shutter speed was 1/125, but irrelevant. It could have been any speed that was needed by lighting conditions. The road under the van is the board I used that is also under the biplane in the driveway.
     
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    Ah so how far is the van from your camera and how far the house.
     
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    The house is across the road, while the van is on my side of the road sitting on a small portable table. The distance from the van to the camera is determined by the use of my kenison sticks, which I have explained above.
     
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    Here is a setup shot showing camera position.

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    I thought your work should be in a book Paul!
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    hahaha thats a good one Isac. Thanks for the work you put into that one.

    Here is a Lincoln Zephyr in the garage for a minor tuneup.

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    Here is a before and after. Nice shiny new red to a beat up old rusting wreck.

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    You're welcome on the books - It's pretty quick to do, I wrote an action to do all the hard work. You're a magician with your FP work Paul, keep 'em comin'. How did you get the rusty look?
     
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    Air brush with rusty colored paint. Sandpaper the tires. Pretty basic stuff.
     
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    One of the four cars is real. And the setup.

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    Where I live is known as the Lamborghini capital of the GTA. Almost everyone has one. Even I have one.

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    All brilliant Paul. You must have a good collection of cars to use.
     
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    Just over 140. Which includes zambonis, truck car carriers, streamline trailers and airplanes and helicopters.
     
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    A guy in my building has an Aston Martin Vantage. He only uses it to go to the beer store. Otherwise he's too drunk to drive.

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