Trick Photography Techniques – Transparent Screen

I first came across some transparent screen trick photography examples a couple of months ago and they definitely blew me away.  I have since looked at quite a few examples and have come up with some that I’d like to share with you.  There are different ways to set up this kind of picture, some things that can make it more or less interesting.  As is usually the case, attention to detail is really important for this kind of a photo to impress the way it has the potential to.

Trick Photography Examples Of The Transparent Screen Technique


I think it’s easier just to show you what I mean by transparent screen than to try to explain what it is, so here you go..

Trick Photography Examples


So you see what I mean.  It looks like you can see through the screen.  This is accomplished by taking a photograph and then setting it as the desktop picture on your computer.  If you arrange things the right way, you can make it look like there is no screen there at all.  Now this is a fine example, but it doesn’t look so realistic.  Why is that?

Well, because the exposure of the photograph on the desktop is much higher than the big picture.  It looks kinda weird that the bottom of the vase is lit up so much more than the top.  So it’s not the easiest thing to make it look really good.

Here’s another one..

Trick Photography Examples


This one’s got the exposure matched a lot better, and the cool thing is that the pieces of wood in the window frame go through the screen.  But see how things aren’t quite lined up?  Even if the position is off by a tiny amount these kinds of trick photography examples can look fake. I know I’ve said it before, but when you’re doing trick photography it really is all about the details.  Well, the imagination and creativity and the details.

Here’s what I think is a really good example..

Trick Photography Examples


This is like a transparent screen photo on steroids. And not just one, but three screens.  How cool is that?  Granted there does seem to be a bit of a blue tinge in the first screen, but overall I think the shot works really well.  And I love the detail of the sausages.  Just so happens that I love sausages in general so maybe I’m a bit biased, but I think it’s pulled off nicely.  And the box at the back is a nice touch.  This shot incorporates several of the elements I’ve seen in other photos into one image, and that’s a big part of what makes it work I think.

So there you go.  If you’ve got any other good trick photography examples using the transparent screen technique I would love to hear about them.  So feel free to point me in the right direction.

Hope you guys liked this.  As always let me know what you think.

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