Photo essays are usually a series of pictures related by a theme or a place or a subject. I’ve experimented with collapsing the series into a collage.
There are many tools that you can use for this. Fuzel Pro, Frametastic and Diptic are all great for this. For my purposes, I’ve used Diptic for a while. After looking at the other options, I decided to continue.
The series I am working on is about the mixed use of land in an area where I often go running. Here’s one experiment to express that in a collage:
Diptic has a handy filter feature which allows you to make each photo in the collage have the same color cast and I used it to make sure these black and white’s all looked the same. This version doesn’t support the point because both the subject and the form are so consistent.
Here’s a different version:
A third attempt from a painterly point of view:
And lastly, a more straight forward version:
In each photo, there’s some man-made structure in the midst of the landscape. Each structure indicates a different use.
As you look at these 4 different photo essays in the form of the collage…
- Photo Essay (September 12, 2013) (reifknowsgame.wordpress.com)
- Diptic PDQ is a fast way to make attractive collages with iOS (tuaw.com)
- Photo Essay- Outside The Lines (erinkmcnamaramedia.wordpress.com)