Double-take

Take two an­gles on the same sub­ject and dis­play the re­sults side by side

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There are times when one im­age is not enough. Take this wheat field, for ex­am­ple. The close-up shot works well and the wider view is also in­ter­est­ing – but the two edited to­gether are a much stronger re­sult.

Both the images were taken us­ing the same aper­ture set­ting of f/1.8. This cre­ated a shal­low depth of field and there­fore blurred lots of the scene in both images. When shoot­ing the wide an­gle, we made sure the tree in the dis­tance was the main fo­cal point; for the close-up, we homed in on one plant leav­ing the re­main­ing blurred around.

We also only used one lens, a 50mm prime. You could use a vari­able zoom or a more ex­treme wide an­gle to get a more ex­ag­ger­ated re­sult, how­ever.

It’s im­por­tant when you edit your images to­gether that they re­late to each other but also have the same fin­ish. We made sure the colour and tones in the scene re­flected each other, so they sat to­gether pleas­ingly as a pair.

The great thing about this project is it lends it­self to any genre. If land­scape scenes aren’t your thing, try it with a por­trait or ur­ban shots of the city.

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