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Photo Collection Projects

Often time we focus on a one or two images to tell a story. However, a single image can be limiting when the word is much bigger than what will fit in a lens at any given time.

One of the first artistic explorations of this idea was by David Hockney who took numerous close ups of specific scenes and put them together. He drew heavily from the early Cubist painters, include Picasso and Braque. The cubist painters took the idea of time and space to a new level. They didn't capture a single moment or perspective, but multiple ones.

Photocubism Examples

There are three parts to this project:

Part 1: Review and compare Cubist painting with Photocubism (complete the form).

Part 2: Complete a Photocubist Assignment (Select the method)
  • Panography - This is a series of images taken from the same vantage point, but with the camera at various positions (slanted, horizontal, and vertical). The images are placed on a single canvas in Photoshop at a lower opacity so it can be lined up as closely as possible. 

  • Photocubism - This is a series of images taken of a single subject (small or large). However, unlike the Panography option, the vantage point or subject moves. This can include taking: various angles or perspectives of the subject, detail shots, or having the subject move within the scene. You can put it together in a similar fashion as the Panography assignment, but you can resize the images as needed. You can also add a border/stroke around each image.

  • Extreme Photocubism - This builds upon the Photocubism idea, except that you apply Photoshop or Lightroom effects to numerous images. Be careful! This option can get outlandish and gaudy fast if you do not put some thought into it.
Technical Considerations: 
  • Determine the correct exposure and then switch it to manual.

Part 3: Complete either Photo Mosaic OR two Tiny Planet / Donut Scenes.
  • Photo Mosaic - All images must be your own and be related in some way. Examples: Robert Silvers
  • Tiny Planets (Tutorial #1#2) - Create a panorama then, twist it into a circle.

Photocubism - Example