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Today, we look at some of the most biazarre and unreal photos ever taken. Surreal means have the disorienting, hallucinatory quality of a dream. It is a very creative style of photography as you have to have a good sense of vision and creativity to create things others wouldn't normally see.
I hope you enjoy these 50 examples of surreal photography.
This is a photo straight out of camera. No Photoshop in sight!
A Quick Look at Forced Perspective Photography
A lot of surreal images utilize a technique called "forced perspective." The great thing about using forced perspective is that you don't have to buy anything! You can use any camera you wish and with a small amount of creative input you can start snapping you own shots.
Forced perspetive is most commonly used for a comical effect. Often tourists away on hoilday pretend to lean on the back of famous landmarks, good examples of this include the Eiffel Tower and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Forced perspective is also used in films to make things appear smaller or larger; No expensive CGI needed. One good example of this are the hobbits in the Lord of the Rings. The actors were the same height as the main cast but by using forced perspective were able to appear smaller. There is a great video located here all about it.
Another good example is in the Harry Potter films, the character Hadgrid is made to look larger by having smaller items placed around him and then regular sized items around the other cast members.
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I hope you enjoyed looking through these images. Feel free to share links to other inspiring images - your own, or other's - in the comments, and please make sure you comment on the original photographer's photos as well
If you wish to use any of the photos in this article please get in touch with the photographer first!