I hope you’ve mastered the Two-in-One Collage from Part One of this series and gone wild with buying new plants for the Spring season. Now, back to lemon macrons! How can you make a single photo of one thing more interesting?
The Interest++ Collage
- This type of collage is all about playing with composition! In your editing software, try segmenting your collage — the key to these photos is repetition. For your macaron photo, open your collage software and chose the thirds layout; use the same photo for all three! This works because it’s a classic Rule of Thirds cheat & because the macaron is perfectly centered in each shot, even when cropped to fit into the thirds (the photo would look very different without this symmetry).
- Another fun thing to try is using the reflection feature on your photo editor. This is usually found in the same section as cropping/rotating and is often called ‘flip’. First you segment your collage into two perfect halves. Then flip! For the book store photo, I flipped around the vertical axis and adjusted the two images to line up in a way that created the illusion of a middle pathway and TWO rows of bookshelves, with the fun catch being the “NOVELS” sign spelled backwards in the reflected photo.
- In terms of editing, all of the rules and tips from How to Collage Pt. 1 still apply!
Have fun with these new ideas!