An important thing about publishing posts on blogs, and even websites, is organization! It’s never bad to be organized; diptyching (or triptichying, and so on) helps me to be organized and helps me to be more creative when shooting. This is a quick and easy technique, and hopefully my followers/readers have Photoshop, because that will be what I be using to teach. If you have another program, leave a comment on what program, and I will try my best to help! Googling will help you out too, but I thought I might as well on how I learned!
So let’s start with 2 pictures, hence the diptych:
Now we want to double the width, or height (or if your pictures are different sizes, add both of the widths, or heights) and maybe add a tenth to the total, in this case (width): Both picture’s height and width are equal, which is what we want, so, 8.64 + 8.64 = 17.28 + .10 = 17.38 width, while the height stays the same. Now do not click OK just yet, you must pick a direction to designate what side you want the picture you are going to keep as the “base.”
Something like this:
Now you can press OK and it will look like this:
Now before you save, do a simple task to flatten the image, right click a layer in the layer menu, and click flatten image. And TADA! You have made your diptych! Though it seems like a lot of work, you should get used to it, and you’ll be diptyching like no other mother! I hope you learned something, even if it’s just the word “diptych!”
Now more pictures from another shoot with katespanish
A little over a year ago, he asked her to be his wife. He had prayed over and over if it was the right thing to do months before. He believed that God was in the small things; this is the truth.
This day, God was in Jim’s heart; though a small organ, his love for Tracy was immeasurable. As I was with him, along with his best man and his family, I could see the joy in his smile, and he may not even have known that he was smiling. You can really tell that he felt the happiest man alive that day. Everyone was happy for him.
He and his best man are as close as brothers (?) as you can see.
Two heads are better than one. 1+1 is 2. 4 divided by 2 is 2. The binary of 10 is 2. I can keep going and going. But the point is, having a second shooter is always, ALWAYS convenient! I am usually the primary shooter of the shoots we do, bu this time, we did a little switch-a-roo, and I had Katrina take over this one. Even though it was a small, quick photoshoot, being the first shooter is still a lot of hard work to do. Which is why we always work together to make it easier, not just on us, but for the client. So as Katrina does for me, I helped her as much as possible for this shoot.
As a second shooter, you want to plan with the first shooter to see what kind of poses that they want. And with that information, talking to the client can gradually lead the first shooter into that specific pose they want without even trying to position them. And, it’s more natural.
Also, you don’t need to be out of the way, you could even get your own shots in too!
Here is my look in to second shooting, hope you enjoy!
It’s almost time for our good friends, Jim & Tracy, to get married!! A couple of weeks ago, they had their wedding shower, put together by the wedding party. It was placed in a small field, called The Great Lawn; pretty epic name, and the party lived up the name. It was a beautiful, sunny day with a hintage o’ vintage, food for thought and tummy, and laughing ladies and gents.
I want to be able to start by posting their stop-motion video that you bloggers and viewers have been wondering and waiting. And without further ado “Save the Date Goes Stop-Motion” brought to you by Wide|OpenAperture….
Liked it? Yeah, me too. Enjoy the pictures from the party as well!
Congratulations again Tracy and Jim, I love you both! May your wedding be a blessed and fun day for the both of you!