Old School Trick Photography Techniques

Trick Photography Photo Example

So I was reading through the morning newspaper the other day, not thinking about trick photography techniques at all, when I came across something really interesting. I have to admit I don’t know much about the history of trick photos, or how long photos have been manipulated to create images that look surreal and make people take a second look.

But there they were, right beside my morning coffee. So I figured I should make a post and share them with the rest of the world who don’t read Danish newspapers.

The photo above was sold by International News Photos in 1930.  Of course a zeppelin never came that close to the Empire State Building in New York, but maybe some poor readers were convinced that it actually happened.  I’m not sure about the level of journalistic integrity back in those days, but I’m sure a cover like that would have sold a lot of newspapers.

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