When I read the textbook about the Ames Room Illusion, it was first time to realize my favorite movie The Lord of the Ring used this trick to represent the Hobbits, the miniature people. The depiction of Hobbits did not seem any strangeness at all. As you can see in the video, the Ames Room shows such a surprising illusion. However, I think many of us have experienced to take or look at a photo with a big figure behind people, and they look in same sizes like the example photo.
The Ames Room illusion demonstrates the two same size figures in different sizes due to each position of viewing point and the two figures. The different heights of ceilings are a key point that deceives our eyes skillfully. Thus, it shows that the giant person and small person are standing in a normal room. By using this technique, the two different sizes figures can be shown in same sizes as the example picture. If you look at people walking next to the clock, you will notice how big it is actually. But the man is acting like he can hold it with one arm.
The Ames Room illusion is used to create a lot of amusing pictures. It tricks our eyes cleverly that we look at giant and small people in real. If we understood this technique, we can take creative photos by ourselves.
Video (Sorry, I did not know how to attach it so I leave the URL here): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chxCNEsu3YU