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A Lesson in Forced Perspective

Since all things hobbit-y are in vogue nowadays, let's check out how exactly they make the hobbits and dwarves look smaller than they really are with the help of forced perspective!

Forced perspective in photography isn’t something new. It’s an age-old technique you’ve probably done yourself in the past with the setting sun or a friend looking like he’s on the palm of your hand. This helpful video from Tuts+ however, gives an in depth explanation on how it works, and the setup you’ll need if you want to emulate the shots from Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit.

Watch the video below!

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