Triptych and dyptych

Discussion in 'Critique my photographs' started by IainK, Nov 1, 2015.

  1. I've been playing around with the lightroom print module today - something I haven't really done before - and decided to create a couple of multi-image groups. I've had these shots kicking around for a while, I've always had an intention to do something with them but the issue I have with the Kelpies in particular is that every fucker has taken a picture of them so doing something at least approaching original with them is a bit of a challenge. Anyway, not sure if these are approaching cheesy in a should-be-on-a-postcard kinda way, but thought I would post something just to prove I am, in fact, still alive. Any thoughts/comments welcome.

    [​IMG]Titanic by Iain Kay, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Kelpies by Iain Kay, on Flickr
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  2. Triptychs are an artform in their own right - bloody hard to make them work though.
  3. Shall I post my Kelpies? :)

    It is tricky. For me I feel groups are about a story so on the rare occasions I do them I lean more on my reading of videography and the "basic" shots.

    This means maybe a big establishing shot, a mid-range with a subject and a detail shot- or some such combination.
  4. Yeah, that's a good point, and perhaps something for me to try next time. This was a bit of an exercise in playing with how you do them in LR as much as anything else, although I do like the results.
  5. How do you do them in Lr? I have never tried. Can you export them full size and/or smaller if you only want digital versions?
  6. It's pretty easy. In the print module you set up the overall size of the print you want (so the Titanic museum one was 16x12) using the custom size option and then add the pictures to the size you want using the cells drop down. Finally used the print to file button to export.

    I sketched the layout out on a bit of paper just to work out the window sizes but you can probably manage without doing that.
  7. I'll have to try that then!

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