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02/20/2006 12:40:39 AM · #1

I'm looking for an image I think I saw on here that a guy did where it's made up of frames of different sections of his image overlayed so it forms the whole image. He said he started with a picture holding the first frame and then went from there to put it all together.

I've got an idea for a shot like this, but I'm not sure of how to create one like this and wanted to look at this one again. I think it was within the last 2 months but I went back in several sections and didn't find it and a search didn't come up with it from the key words I tried.

If someone knows which one this was or any others like it that can help point me in the right direction to creating one, I'd appreciate it.


02/20/2006 12:45:44 AM · #2
I know which shot you are talking about but I can't remember which challenge it was in!! have to think on that one!
02/20/2006 12:46:46 AM · #3
This is what came to mind... I dont know if its the photo you're looking for but I dont think he's a member anymore so the photo is no longer there...

02/20/2006 12:47:14 AM · #4
Here is one that I know of. Not sure if it's what you were looking for, but it sounds similar.
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There was another cool one that jeffzoet did made out of polaroids. But he doesn't look to be a member anymore so I can't link you to it. The thumbnail is in my favorites folder though. :-)
02/20/2006 12:47:26 AM · #5
There was one done by a member Jeffzoet, but he is no longer a member, therefore his images are not on here.

It was an image of a woman who held the polariod for the first shot and then dropped it for the second shot and PS then took over.

I hope that might help you.
02/20/2006 12:48:27 AM · #6
Looks like we were all pretty struck by that image. :-)
02/20/2006 12:50:36 AM · #7
Polaroid Photo..under portraits 1??
02/20/2006 01:53:28 AM · #8
Elsapo, that isn't the one I was thinking of, this was a guy that did a self portrait, but that is the technique I was looking for. Thank you very much. Xcharrier, thanks for the link to the original thread of the above example that Elsapo provided. That also helps a lot.

And thanks for the help of everyone else. Jenesis, that's isn't what I was looking for, but that is also a very cool technique I'll have to keep in mind.

Thanks again. And if any more come to mind to anyone, I'm still open to other examples.

02/20/2006 02:17:39 AM · #9
In addition to the images already mentioned:

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A related concept:
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02/22/2006 01:50:07 AM · #10
Thanks Metoecus. These are also good examples. I've been amazed at the quality of work on this site since I started visiting a few months ago.


02/22/2006 03:08:32 AM · #11
This one ?


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02/23/2006 01:45:10 AM · #12
Bazz, no that isn't the one I was thinking about, but that's pretty good. Did you take the first picture with a frame and then fill each frame with the picture that was taken with the same background?


02/23/2006 02:27:59 AM · #13
Originally posted by MikeJ:

Bazz, no that isn't the one I was thinking about, but that's pretty good. Did you take the first picture with a frame and then fill each frame with the picture that was taken with the same background?



Sorry MikeJ...it's not mine. I guess you could send a private msg to the owner though. His details are here.
02/23/2006 09:12:47 AM · #14
I saw this one on pbase years ago, not sure who the photographer is though, I'll try and find out.

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edit to say I've found him and he has other great stuff too:

Message edited by author 2006-02-23 09:17:47.
02/23/2006 10:00:43 AM · #15
Here's one I did.

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02/24/2006 01:21:31 AM · #16
UncleBro, I've seen some of his work before but I've not seen most of them on the forum you linked too. He sure does great work. I loved that Rubic's cube he did. I've done the cube before, but it was a single picture on each of the 3 sides showing. Thanks for the link.

Teresa, that is really good. I have got to get out this weekend and find a frame. This thead and all the suggestions everyone has posted just makes me want to do something like this even more.

Thanks a lot.

02/24/2006 03:38:24 AM · #17
Here's another take on it by one of our more successful members.


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02/24/2006 07:03:22 AM · #18
Originally posted by MikeJ:

UncleBro, I've seen some of his work before but I've not seen most of them on the forum you linked too. He sure does great work.

I wrote to him to make sure he didn't mind me using his image on here and he wrote back with full instructions on he achieved the image:

Thanks for your note about posting one of my photos on DPChallenge. I don't mind at all...if anything, I'm flattered that you'd post it!

I read the original poster's note on DPChallenge, but since I don't have an account there (and am not motivated enough today to create one), I thought I'll send you the steps I took to create the picture-in-picture photo. I originally posted these instructions on photo.net to stem the flood of emails I received about that photo!

To put this composition together I did the following: 1) I started by taking individual pictures of each family member. Each person was holding a sheet of white posterboard, aimed directly towards the camera. 2) I post-processed each image until I was happy (RAW -> TIFF, Noise Ninja, USM, etc, etc). 3) Starting with the largest image (me!) and working down towards the smallest image: - using the Measure tool I drew a line along the top edge of the posterboard (this was done to determine the angle of the board) - I rotated the canvas so that the top edge of the posterboard was level with the horizon - Using the rectangular marquee tool I selected (just inside) the posterboard (this was done to determine the required dimensions of the next, smaller picture). - I then opened the next subsequent picture and cropped/resized it until it fit the previously measured dimensions - I pasted the next image onto a new layer (directly on top of the posterboard) and then using transform->distort, dragged the corners so that they looked 'right'. - Using a layer mask I erased the part of the new layer that was covering the fingers of the person holding the posterboard. - When all photos were in place, I rotated the canvas back to its original orientation. That's it! Hope you found this helpfull!

Please feel free to pass these directions on to whomever may find them useful.

Thanks and have a great day!


02/24/2006 07:31:57 PM · #19
Im pretty sure your talking about a picture like this, i saw the old one and did one with me as the subject
02/24/2006 08:23:06 PM · #20
Originally posted by Emenresu:

Im pretty sure your talking about a picture like this, i saw the old one and did one with me as the subject

Fixed link

Thats pretty cool looking.

Message edited by author 2006-02-24 20:23:34.
02/24/2006 09:19:34 PM · #21
UncleBro, that was great of you to contact him and even better of Lew to pass back the instructions. If you speak to him again, pass on my thanks for the instructions.

Teresa, Yes! That's the one I was thinking of. I was beginning to wonder if I'd seen it somewhere else. But yes, that was a real eye catcher and the image stuck with me... even if the author and where I saw it didn't. :D

Thanks a lot everyone. I hope these have motivated others to try them as much as it has me. :D

02/24/2006 09:34:07 PM · #22
Mike, that wasn't me, I just fixed the link. Glad you found what you were looking for. It is an amazing image.
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