The Clever Optical Illusions and Camera Tricks of Figure Photography

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Kotaku previously showed how skilled photographer Yoshinobu Kimura is at using tilt-shift photography, Photoshop, and figurines to make toys appear larger than life. Literally.

Here's another look at Kimura's work, showing off his ability to breathe life into plastic figures and statues by using computer sofward to digitally add them to a variety of backgrounds.

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In the above gallery, do watch the clip at the end. After you do, check out how it was pulled off here (Japanese language).

Tamaki's Little Treasure [Official Site via Otaku Mode via IT Media]
木村世忍 [traveling with the ghost]

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DISCUSSION

So I don't get it, is it all photoshopped, or there's also perspective illusion, or is it just perspective illusion, but then how exactly are the reflections on the buildings and such made?