So many images are Photoshopped these days that it's hard to know what to believe anymore. But you don't need to be an editing wizard to mess with people's perceptions of reality. All you need is a camera, some willing friends and an eye for obscure camera angles. And as you can see from this list compiled by Bored Panda, when those three simple ingredients are combined correctly, the end result can be just as mind-boggling as anything done in Photoshop.

Have you created your own optical illusion without the use of editing software? Then show the world a different perspective by sharing your pictures here, and don't forget to vote for your favorite!

#1

Halp

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pdspd 2 years ago

absolutely amazing

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#2

Forced Perspective

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AmandaPanda 2 years ago

The dog was probably tripping balls

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#3

Perspective Can Be Awesome

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Christa-MariBentham 2 years ago

VERY well done!

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#4

Optical Illusion

Stefan Van den Bergh Report

FionaMessenger 2 years ago

Very good, very Escher.

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#5

Anything Is Possible

Jamie Bowlby Whiting Report

DanielBoulet 2 years ago

Really quite brilliant!

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#6

Sleeping Over Water

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AmandaPanda 2 years ago

Looks like they are coming out of a stargate

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#7

Jumping Fishes

Tina Terras Report

YvonneBernal 2 years ago

This feels like I've entered into another dimension

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#8

Grass Hair

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YvonneBernal 2 years ago

I gotta wonder if she knows Sideshow Bob??

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#9

Eloise Amberger - Australian Synchronised Swimmer

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JerieRagsac 2 years ago

lets out some air back there, missy? XD

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#10

Perspective

Aaron Willcox Photography Report

Christa-MariBentham 2 years ago

So sweet, Would work great as a wedding pose pic!!!

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#11

The Balcony

Christophe Kiciak Report

Autumn 2 years ago

I wouldn't even feel safe when the picture was the right way up...

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#12

A Great Illusion

suMMer30 Report

Christa-MariBentham 2 years ago

Well done!!

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#13

Wicked Handstand

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TinyDynamine 2 years ago

I love it!

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#14

Take A Seat

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KatinkaMin 2 years ago

Love the slightly glum pose!

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#15

Superhero In Tube

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RobLeBlanc 2 years ago

Well, that escalated quickly.

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#16

Perspective

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TinyDynamine 2 years ago

That takes some strength to hold that pose!

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#17

Cliffhanger

Steph Goralnick Report

AmandaPanda 2 years ago

"Long....Live...THE KING!" (someone will get this reference)

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#18

Optical Illusion

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ChiNbaMuNkh 2 years ago

canon mongolia

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#19

Point Of View

Christopher Hassler Report

Princesapranka 2 years ago

Practice more crunches

#20

Pool

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MichelleCharles 2 years ago

Dimension change

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#21

Train Rotation

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PriyankaJatan 2 years ago

The look on his face when he realises that there's a train coming behind him...

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#22

Sound Waves

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DianaCrunChewyWatson 2 years ago

Cool effect!

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#23

Holding All

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IAmBecauseWeAre 2 years ago

That a cool onw

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#24

Synchronised Swimming

Mark J. Terrill Report

Icesnowflake21 2 years ago

pool dancers

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#25

Help Me!

Donna Jordan Report

FionaMessenger 2 years ago

Proof that the less there is in a scene, the more believable it is.

#26

Autumn Winds

Christopher Hassler Report

maryhadalittlelamb 2 years ago

nice one! even the bag the taken care of

#27

Gravity?

Noah J Gage Report

PriyankaJatan 2 years ago

Ha! It's Opposite Day..

#28

Wall Climb

Cameron McCarty Report

DianaCrunChewyWatson 2 years ago

This must have been difficult to get.

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#29

Curiosity

Ronen Goldman Report

MikiNyckel 2 years ago

His shadow is done so well

#30

Dialogue

Sergi Borisov Report

FionaMessenger 2 years ago

Are thes guys famous? They look familiar somehow, especially the one in the middle.

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#31

Fake Perspective

Lucas Janin Report

Icesnowflake21 2 years ago

sand shoes

#32

Climber

Mary Lock Report

LouWow 2 years ago

Good thing he's so slim!

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#33

Forced Perspective

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#34

Creative Shadows

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Humberto Valdes 2 years ago

Awesome!

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#35

Climbing The Wall

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FionaMessenger 2 years ago

If only the window frames had been horizontal rather than vertical, this would have been perfect...

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#36

Perspective Photographers

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Henriette M 2 years ago

clever thing with the tripod handle

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#38

P O O L. X I I

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guess 2 years ago

I'm back from the Grocery Dimension, Got you a supriiise

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#39

Stretch

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DianaCrunChewyWatson 2 years ago

I liked the mixed perspective.

#40

Come On, Buddy, We Almost Got You!

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Icesnowflake21 2 years ago

come on buddy we almost got u

#41

Climbing Walls #serradocipo #minasgerais #mg #euamobhradicalmente

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#42

Hang On

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#43

Sidewalk

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#44

Shadow Perspective

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#45

Perspective

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#46

It's All About Perspective

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#47

Gravity Fools

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#48

Forced Perspective

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#49

Reaching

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#50

The Falla

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DianaCrunChewyWatson 2 years ago

other worldly

#51

Log Splitting

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#52

Danger In Iceland.

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#54

Relaxing

MoonShotPhotos Report

#56

The Kontraptionist

Steph Goralnick Report

#57

Sit And Stand

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#58

Optical Illusion

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#59

Trainwreck

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#62

Octavious

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#63

Too Tall For The Ceiling? Maybe Not.

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#66

'unbelizeable' La Milpa, Belize:trap

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Jaredolivo 2 years ago

Cool, I love the converse btw lol

#67

Batman And Robin

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#68

Real Spiderman

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#69

Zeroy Walking On Heaven

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#70

I Think It's Sleeping

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