Just Ducky

focal length: 70 mm
shutter speed: 1/320
aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 500
flash: none

focal length: 24 mm
shutter speed: 1/200
aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 500
flash: none

My first attempt at a diptych! It’s not really the type of diptych I had envisioned as my first one but I wanted to put these two together anyway. What in the world is a diptych? Well, to me a diptych is a combination of two photos put together deliberately to show some kind of connection. They may not be connected at all in subject matter per se, but they might still be related in colour, texture, mood etc.

The one above is two photos. One is zoomed in and the other is wide while both having the same subject. I like it because, although the subject is the same, the angle and position of the subject are different, highlighting different things. The one on the left focuses on my subject’s face while the one on the right focuses on the ducky and her crouched position.

Do you have any favourite diptychs that you have created? If you haven’t tried one yet, why not give it a go? Please share. I’d love to see your creative juices flowing.

These days, she’s been preoccupied with her makeshift cape. Loads of fun… that lasts all of 5 minutes. Then it’s off to a new adventure!

Laura is a Vancouver wedding and portrait photographer. Visit laurahana.com.