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    9 creative photo ideas to try in April

    | Photography Tips | 01/04/2014 00:01am
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    Creative photo ideas for April: 05 Shoot a street scene collage

    Creative photo ideas for April: 05 Shoot a street scene collage

    You might think you need a grand plan to create an image like this. But it doesn’t always turn out like that.

    “I took the photographs for the collage when I was walking the dog around the Raval area of Barcelona, where I live,” reveals Geoff Harrison.

    “I noticed pedestrians walking in silhouette past a large gate and in front of a sunlit white wall.

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    “I was carrying my camera that day – a Canon EOS 450D with a Tamron 18-200mm zoom – so just started taking shots. I ended up shooting around 80 frames.

    “The collage idea only came about later when I was looking at the thumbnails and liked the effect of seeing all of the images on one screen.

    “Aligning the photographs in PaintShop Pro took quite a long time. I hadn’t used a tripod to take the shots, so all the images were slightly differently orientated.

    “I did try to re-create the collage with another set of shots taken using a tripod, but somehow it just wasn’t the same!

    Collages can be effective for creating interesting results, even if no individual image is particularly strong or of high resolution. I recently created a 2×1-metre poster of 80 or so favourite Instagram pictures.

    “I used the Instaport web service (www.instaport.me) to download the images and CollageIt (www.collageitfree.com) to create the collage.”

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    Get started today
    * To make the ‘stitch’ appear seamless, choose a spot that features a clean view or a repetitive pattern.
    * Consider reducing the file size of the individual images prior to building the collage.

    Creative photo ideas for April: 01 Shoot a natural history sequence
    Creative photo ideas for April: 02 Shoot family portraits with a twist
    Creative photo ideas for April: 03 Shoot oil and water abstracts
    Creative photo ideas for April: 04 Shoot numbers in nature
    Creative photo ideas for April: 05 Shoot a street scene collage
    Creative photo ideas for April: 06 Shoot a single theme
    Creative photo ideas for April: 07 Shoot a war reenactment
    Creative photo ideas for April: 08 Shoot a pinhole image
    Creative photo ideas for April: 09 Shoot baby birds

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