How to create forced perspective!
29 Sep, 2017
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The key to a foolproof portrait shot is to keep yourself or the person you’re shooting slightly off centre and in front of a simple, colored background.
You can shoot this selfie style, set up a tripod or prop your phone on a surface, or get a friend to shoot you!
If you are shooting someone else, position yourself at a slight angle so that they are not looking directly into the camera to achieve an interview style effect.
If being in a clip alone feels unnatural for you, grab a friend! With someone else there, you can bounce ideas off of them, making it feel more conversational and natural, plus it helps you frame the shot.
An easy way to create a visually interesting shot is to find a busy background with depth of field.
Last but not least: the establishing shot. You can’t go wrong with setting the scene. The key to a good establishing shot is to stand far enough away to capture the whole scene. Try finding lines of symmetry to help with framing.