Real image can be obtained on a screen whereas virtual image can not be obtained on a screen example of Real Images are the images seen on screen on cinema and image form in the human retina. also image produced on the camera. An example of a Virtual image is your image in a flat bathroom mirror. The light rays reflect away from the mirrors and do not actually pass through the image of yourself. The general rule of thumb to follow is: if the light rays ACTUALLY pass through the image, then it is a real image..