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Hangin’ with Hockney

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Compose a David Hockney-esque photo with a very strong center of interest.  Pick something that will tell a story, this can be a landscape, an object, a person, or even a constructed scene. 


Hockney photographed a large scene by breaking it up into many smaller ones. Think of your scene as having an invisible grid with overlapping squares placed upon it.

Begin shooting with only your waist turned three-quarters to the left. Standing in one place is paramount to a finished image with awesome perspective and interest.  Continue to shoot your first horizontal row of photos, remembering to always overlap the photo you just took, until you reach a position where your waist is turned three-quarters to the right.

Take between 12 and 48 photographs filling your imaginary grid from left to right.  (You will want these in order for ease of editing later.) Making sure they all overlap vertically and horizontally.

Collage your images together (a minimum of 12) creating a Hockney-esque image.  This can be done in GIMP, or any photo editing software. Your finished product should be no more than 11"x17", 300dpi

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Blowing up the Micro World

I came across the Hangin With Hockney assignment for ds106. I immediately thought, wouldn’t it be cool to take a series of macro photographs of an object and assemble them into a normal size photo…well. That proved more difficult that I expect. Working in macro land the depth of field …

Javits Jigsaw puzzle

This is my third entry into the DS106 Hangin’ With Hockney visual assignment.  I took my 14 shots for this one outside the Javits Center in the evening when I was leaving, I only regret not thinking about doing it earlier but it still works I guess.

The process for …

McClarens restitched together

Ok so this is my second entry for the DS106 visual assignment Hangin’ With Hockney. This is a pic of the McClaren F1 road car and other Mcclaren models in the back ground. this was done quite similarly to the one I did for the 370 Z.

For …

370 Z Layered up

So last week I had the privilege of going to the Auto Show in Manhattan. Imagine 113 years and still holding strong……cars are just awesome. So any how as I was there and checking out the awesome rides and some not released yet, others that felt soooo right sitting in …

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