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Monday, August 3, 2009

Diptychs

Subway Platform Diptych
© 2009 Simon Hucko

Looking for a creative way to tell a story with your photography? Cheat with multiple photos in one! Diptychs (two photos) or triptychs (three photos) can act like short stories, conveying some meaning in multiple images that isn't present in an individual photo. My photo above plays with time, showing an empty subway platform become filled with people waiting for a train. There are many other ways to take advantage of displaying multiple photos together.
Diptychs/Triptychs can be a good way to get yourself to think about story telling through photography. Next time you're shooting, keep an eye out for opportunities to create one, and share it in the [tob] flickr group.

~S

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2 comments:

  1. And how do you make a diptych?

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  2. The easiest way is to use Photoshop or the GIMP:

    - Open the images you want to use
    - Create a new image with the dimensions you want (add the image widths/heights together plus a few pixels for separation)
    - Copy and paste the images into the new file
    - Align with the corners
    - Fill the space between with the desired color
    - Flatten and export as a .jpg

    There are other ways to do this (I've even done it with Microsoft Paint), but the above method is the simplest

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