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Diptychs & Triptychs – 5 Prime Examples

Main Entry: dip·tych
Pronunciation: \?dip-(?)tik\
Etymology: Late Latin diptycha, plural, from Greek, from neuter plural of diptychos folded in two, from di- + ptych? fold
Date: 1622
1 : a 2-leaved hinged tablet folding together to protect writing on its waxed surfaces
2 : a picture or series of pictures (as an altarpiece) painted or carved on two hinged tablets
3 : a work made up of two matching parts

Diptychs and triptychs are a brilliant tool for photographic storytelling. They present two or three images which can be from the same session or they can be polar opposites to show opposition or contrasting ideas. Below are 5 such images and what we can get out of them to help us form our own effective diptychs and triptychs.

1. {Zoom} This beautiful diptych uses zoom to focus on the two main elements of the image and cuts out the space in between.

Courtesy of Carl Pendle – www.carlpendle.com -


2. {Tell a story} Or a joke for that matter! This clever diptych from Kimberly Chorney was created to illustrate her son’s joke: What do snowmen eat for breakfast? Frosted flakes!

Kimberly Chorney

3. {Lapse} Illustrate a lapse in time or activity. Morning vs. night, old vs. new, dirty vs. clean.

Courtesy of Kelly West Mars

4. {Succession} This triptych is three frames in succession to show you more than just one nanosecond in time. I find this style very effective for shots of children who move so quickly and change their expressions continuously.

Courtesy of Simon Gerzina – www.simongerzina.com -

5. {Oops} experiment with the mistakes. When first going through the images caught in this session with my kids, I could have easily discarded the out of focus shot on the left. But paired with the in-focus on the right, it just seems ‘right’ somehow. Experiment and withhold the urge to hit ‘delete’. You might find the mistakes are actually keepers when paired in a diptych.

We would love to see your examples. Did you know you can add images to the comments below? Give it a try!

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Elizabeth Halford is a Hampshire Photographer and keeps a rockin'photography blog where she writes about photography and business in "real.plain.english". She's addicted to Facebook and can be found answering photography and business questions every day here on her page

  • http://karenstuebingsdailyshoot.wordpress.com/ Karen Stuebing

    I wish this had been published a few days ago. The assignment for the Daily Shoot for 02/07 was to take three photos that tell a story.

    I made this kind of lame looking primitive film strip border. I like these arrangements much better.

    Walking the Dog.

  • sonyapayne

    A little dedication to Otis Redding, except these people are standing on the dock of Puget Sound in Seattle

    [eimg url=’http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/members/sonyapayne-albums-winter-photos-picture36266-i-watch-them-roll-away-again.jpg’ title=’sonyapayne-albums-winter-photos-picture36266-i-watch-them-roll-away-again.jpg’]

    [eimg url=’http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/members/sonyapayne-albums-winter-photos-picture36266-i-watch-them-roll-away-again.jpg’ title=’sonyapayne-albums-winter-photos-picture36266-i-watch-them-roll-away-again.jpg’]

  • sonyapayne

    A little homage to Otis Redding. Photos taken in Downtown Seattle, Puget Sound

    http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/members/sonyapayne-albums-winter-photos-picture36266-i-watch-them-roll-away-again.jpg
    [eimg url=’http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/members/sonyapayne-albums-winter-photos-picture36265-watching-ships-roll.jpg’ title=’sonyapayne-albums-winter-photos-picture36265-watching-ships-roll.jpg’]

  • http://www.flickr.com MJK

    Diane, your images are really good

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/priti_j Pritoodi

    [eimg link=’http://www.flickr.com/photos/priti_j/4326885910/’ title=’Getting ready for love’ url=’http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2786/4326885910_982889ba9a.jpg’]
    [eimg link=’http://www.flickr.com/photos/priti_j/4297326251/’ title=’Day 16 | Hot Cereal + OJ’ url=’http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4036/4297326251_dc20547938.jpg’]
    [eimg link=’http://www.flickr.com/photos/priti_j/4289686380/’ title=’Day | 12 Alien Weeds’ url=’http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2771/4289686380_d45272d5d0.jpg’]
    [eimg link=’http://www.flickr.com/photos/priti_j/4272491955/’ title=’Day 5 | How to eat chocolate?’ url=’http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4058/4272491955_780ee317cd.jpg’]

  • Chris

    @SJlarue:
    Where the heck did you get a left-handed D300?! :-P

  • Nadia

    see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2631/4181687322_b12db5cd95_m.jpg

  • Nadia

    see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil

    [eimg link=’http://www.flickr.com/photos/ali_mama/4181687322/’ title=’my wise little monkey:-))’ url=’http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2631/4181687322_b12db5cd95.jpg’]

  • http://www.tiddleywinksandmore.blogspot.com/ Kelley


    I was inspired by this article, so I took this today.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/igorlysenkov/ Igor Lysenkov

    [eimg link=’http://www.flickr.com/photos/igorlysenkov/4327855832/’ title=’Diptych’ url=’http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4032/4327855832_7d8b48baee.jpg’] [eimg link=’http://www.flickr.com/photos/igorlysenkov/4189915266/’ title=’Dovil?’ url=’http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2627/4189915266_e6a1a54ba6.jpg’]

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonmcgovern Jon McGovern

    Something I made earlier…

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/priti_j Pritoodi

    [eimg link=’http://www.flickr.com/photos/priti_j/4344508627/’ title=’Day 31 | Nature gave vs Man made’ url=’http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2690/4344508627_5b5f4bf848.jpg’]

  • http://picasaweb.google.com/superdewa Deirdre

    [eimg link=’http://www.flickr.com/photos/superdewa/4301695283/’ title=’35/365: memories of summer’ url=’http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4040/4301695283_98244ae4be.jpg’]

  • http://eltonsphotography.blogspot.com Elton

    Here’s one i got from a recent live performance by a rock and roll / retro band called The Oher People.

    [eimg link=’http://www.flickr.com/photos/nyct0ph0bia/4346441132/’ title=’Loud music can be injurious to your ears’ url=’http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4071/4346441132_ded73a0a63.jpg’]

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/l1ght_pa1nter/ l1ght_pa1nter

    [eimg link=’http://www.flickr.com/photos/l1ght_pa1nter/4259156365/’ title=’Sadie’ url=’http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4057/4259156365_7265971902.jpg’]
    Here’s one of my attempts :-D

  • http://eltonsphotography.blogspot.com Elton

    Here’s one from the Kala Ghoda Festival, Mumbai. The singer is the lead vocalist of a rock and roll / retro band called The Other People.

    [eimg link=’http://www.flickr.com/photos/nyct0ph0bia/4346441132/’ title=’Loud music can be injurious to your ears’ url=’http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4071/4346441132_ded73a0a63.jpg’]

  • http://madhatclicks.com Apurva

    [eimg link=’http://www.flickr.com/photos/madhat/3852378387/’ title=’Sushma’ url=’http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2497/3852378387_9ea3e4ae63.jpg’][eimg link=’http://www.flickr.com/photos/madhat/3852379353/’ title=’Sushma’ url=’http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3524/3852379353_74b350b509.jpg’]

  • http://tingkap-vistaku.blogspot.com/ Sparda79

    I made 1 just now… :)

    [eimg link=’http://www.flickr.com/photos/37683651@N03/4347833908/’ title=’Yellow bird triptychs’ url=’http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4048/4347833908_11273c888a.jpg’]

    Sparda

  • http://www.nyoccasion.com Brandon Radoszycki

  • http://www.nyoccasion.com Brandon Radoszycki

    [http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4011/4207229315_e387f6c745.jpg]

  • http://www.nyoccasion.com Brandon Radoszycki

    [eimg link=’http://www.flickr.com/photos/brandonosman/4207229315/’ title=’3′ url=’http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4011/4207229315_e387f6c745.jpg’]

  • http://foodientravelbug.blogspot.com MeiTeng
  • Jen

    [eimg link=’http://www.flickr.com/photos/39680968@N04/4314983392/’ title=’sun triptych-1′ url=’http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4025/4314983392_f57017a2f3.jpg’]

  • http://bc-murray.blogpsot.com corina
  • Mindy

    Some of these are really beautiful! Good job, everybody.
    My question: how are you presenting these to your clients? Are you printing them as large images (ie. maybe 16×24)? Are they primarily meant for digital presentation? Do they work as small printed images?
    Thanks in advance for your replies.

  • http://fionaeng.blogspot.com Fiona Eng

    Here’s my contribution. Happy Valentine’s to you all.

    [eimg link=’http://www.flickr.com/photos/fionaeng/4348920518/’ title=’34/365′ url=’http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4032/4348920518_9dfafd5078.jpg’]

  • Tricia

    I think this falls under the storytelling category, but I’m not sure. I’d never realized what this style was called before.

  • Tricia
  • http://www.anitapeeples.com Anita Peeples

  • http://www.anitapeeples.com Anita Peeples

    [eimg url=’http://www.anitapeeples.com/hotdogblog/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/361.jpg’ title=’361.jpg’]

  • http://www.spyjournal.biz Tim

    my guess is its not a left handed body – its a delayed exposure taken in a mirror

  • http://franziska-schwade.com Franzi

    Really nice article..thanks :)

    [eimg link=’http://www.flickr.com/photos/kill-for-creativity/4313953137/’ title=’Leenai’ url=’http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4038/4313953137_2151ac6c50.jpg’]

  • mary

    I really love Triptychs. Here is one of 3 flowers my boyfriend gave me for our 3 year anniversary. [eimg link=’http://www.flickr.com/photos/m21229/4335295223/’ title=’flower collage’ url=’http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4017/4335295223_53d7e9acaa.jpg’]

  • http://picasaweb.google.com/superdewa Deirdre

    [eimg link=’http://www.flickr.com/photos/superdewa/4308732176/’ title=’37/365: nesting’ url=’http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4019/4308732176_5d49118ef9.jpg’]

  • Ryan
  • Ryan

    [eimg link=’http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryan_watts/4350408519/’ title=’First Diptych try’ url=’http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2803/4350408519_20249a55b4.jpg’]

  • http://simone.imenestrelli.it SimoneBlog

    This are my Triptychs

    Il mio senso della vita
    [eimg link=’http://www.flickr.com/photos/themaker82/3577817187/’ title=’il mio senso dellavita’ url=’http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3415/3577817187_f4f285ca8e.jpg’]
    Mia sorella studia
    [eimg link=’http://www.flickr.com/photos/themaker82/3173701203/’ title=’lostudiodilucia’ url=’http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1060/3173701203_05b2b95925.jpg’]
    Non vedo.Non sento.Non parlo
    [eimg link=’http://www.flickr.com/photos/themaker82/2187946052/’ title=’mapy’ url=’http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2144/2187946052_940a39ce78.jpg’]

  • http://www.spyjournal.biz Tim

    heres a diptych i did tonight – my first!
    [eimg link=’http://www.flickr.com/photos/alborath/4351526854/’ title=’Doorway to paradise diptych’ url=’http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2719/4351526854_0a3c0547ff.jpg’]

  • photokunstler

    Does anyone know where there might be instructions on the HOW of creating a nice dip or triptych with the border between?
    Thanks for any info!

  • http://www.spyjournal.biz Tim

    download this siftware – it does it for you and its free
    dipstych

  • photokunstler

    Oops, should have specified that I am a Mac user! And Dipstych is a Windoze product. But lucky those who get to use it!

    Any Mac instructions or programs? Thanks!

  • http://www.greeblemonkey.com Aimee Greeblemonkey

    Love all these!

    And my friend Kristen (MaineMomma / Shutter Sisters) is the queen of dips. And flare, too. But her dips rocks.

    http://mainemomma.blogspot.com/

  • Katkami

    My first Dipthyc…

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/katkamin Katkami

    My first diptych

    [eimg link=’http://www.flickr.com/photos/katkamin/4356976788/’ title='<3' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4021/4356976788_71fa0a1587.jpg'

  • Jakki

    My favorite subjects.

    [eimg link=’http://www.flickr.com/photos/jreid13/4357487925/’ title=’bubble triptych’ url=’http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2690/4357487925_22e9138ae4_o.jpg’]

    [eimg link=’http://www.flickr.com/photos/jreid13/4358234458/’ title=’lianna Diptych’ url=’http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4046/4358234458_2bf381298d.jpg’]

  • Cindy

  • Ronna Sakowska
  • http://www.twoeyesopen.ca Mike Taylor

    I have learned so many things from this web site including how to make a diptych using Photoshop. http://www.photoshopusertv.com
    It’s put out by Kelby Training and you will certainly be able to find something on how to make dips and trips here. Just dig around and watch the podcasts. You can also post qustions directly to Dave Cross, on “Ask Dave”. Enjoy.

  • http://www.nargoyen.com Hugh Nargoyen

    I am a very big fan of the triptych style, as you can probably tell:
    http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/1105889/viewall

  • https://sites.google.com/a/bmhs.org/digital-photography/ Kelly Kostelnik

    This photography is quite amateur! I am having my classes do this assignment and I am enraged at the quality of photography they have to see on this site. Terrible blog!

Some older comments

  • Kelly Kostelnik

    March 13, 2013 05:07 am

    This photography is quite amateur! I am having my classes do this assignment and I am enraged at the quality of photography they have to see on this site. Terrible blog!

  • Hugh Nargoyen

    August 30, 2011 08:59 pm

    I am a very big fan of the triptych style, as you can probably tell:
    http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/1105889/viewall

  • Mike Taylor

    February 10, 2011 01:41 am

    I have learned so many things from this web site including how to make a diptych using Photoshop. www.photoshopusertv.com
    It's put out by Kelby Training and you will certainly be able to find something on how to make dips and trips here. Just dig around and watch the podcasts. You can also post qustions directly to Dave Cross, on "Ask Dave". Enjoy.

  • Ronna Sakowska

    October 29, 2010 03:02 am

    http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs137.snc4/37191_151809168195911_151680064875488_242606_5846878_n.jpg

    Part of my project working around the theme of conceal/reveal. I get people to tell me their secrets.

    Here's a page if anyone wants to have a look at others: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=151809168195911&set=a.151808958195932.25355.151680064875488#!/pages/Promptu-in-promptu-ponere/151680064875488

  • Cindy

    April 3, 2010 08:07 am

  • Jakki

    February 15, 2010 12:20 pm

    My favorite subjects.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/jreid13/4357487925/' title='bubble triptych' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2690/4357487925_22e9138ae4_o.jpg']

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/jreid13/4358234458/' title='lianna Diptych' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4046/4358234458_2bf381298d.jpg']

  • Katkami

    February 15, 2010 04:16 am

    My first diptych

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/katkamin/4356976788/' title='<3' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4021/4356976788_71fa0a1587.jpg']

  • Katkami

    February 15, 2010 03:16 am

    My first Dipthyc...

  • Aimee Greeblemonkey

    February 14, 2010 04:33 am

    Love all these!

    And my friend Kristen (MaineMomma / Shutter Sisters) is the queen of dips. And flare, too. But her dips rocks.

    http://mainemomma.blogspot.com/

  • photokunstler

    February 14, 2010 12:02 am

    Oops, should have specified that I am a Mac user! And Dipstych is a Windoze product. But lucky those who get to use it!

    Any Mac instructions or programs? Thanks!

  • Tim

    February 13, 2010 08:53 am

    download this siftware - it does it for you and its free
    dipstych

  • photokunstler

    February 13, 2010 05:31 am

    Does anyone know where there might be instructions on the HOW of creating a nice dip or triptych with the border between?
    Thanks for any info!

  • Tim

    February 13, 2010 01:25 am

    heres a diptych i did tonight - my first!
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/alborath/4351526854/' title='Doorway to paradise diptych' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2719/4351526854_0a3c0547ff.jpg']

  • SimoneBlog

    February 12, 2010 10:08 pm

    This are my Triptychs

    Il mio senso della vita
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/themaker82/3577817187/' title='il mio senso dellavita' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3415/3577817187_f4f285ca8e.jpg']
    Mia sorella studia
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/themaker82/3173701203/' title='lostudiodilucia' url='http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1060/3173701203_05b2b95925.jpg']
    Non vedo.Non sento.Non parlo
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/themaker82/2187946052/' title='mapy' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2144/2187946052_940a39ce78.jpg']

  • Ryan

    February 12, 2010 09:08 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryan_watts/4350408519/' title='First Diptych try' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2803/4350408519_20249a55b4.jpg']

  • Ryan

    February 12, 2010 09:06 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryan_watts/4350408519/in/photostream/

  • Deirdre

    February 12, 2010 04:37 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/superdewa/4308732176/' title='37/365: nesting' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4019/4308732176_5d49118ef9.jpg']

  • mary

    February 12, 2010 01:42 pm

    I really love Triptychs. Here is one of 3 flowers my boyfriend gave me for our 3 year anniversary. [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/m21229/4335295223/' title='flower collage' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4017/4335295223_53d7e9acaa.jpg']

  • Franzi

    February 12, 2010 12:16 pm

    Really nice article..thanks :)

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/kill-for-creativity/4313953137/' title='Leenai' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4038/4313953137_2151ac6c50.jpg']

  • Tim

    February 12, 2010 09:53 am

    my guess is its not a left handed body - its a delayed exposure taken in a mirror

  • Anita Peeples

    February 12, 2010 09:29 am

    [eimg url='http://www.anitapeeples.com/hotdogblog/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/361.jpg' title='361.jpg']

  • Anita Peeples

    February 12, 2010 09:28 am

  • Tricia

    February 12, 2010 08:17 am

    http://i964.photobucket.com/albums/ae121/MadeYouLookPhotography/Asia%20Pritchard/AsiaPritchardCollage006a_5x15_MYLP.jpg

  • Tricia

    February 12, 2010 08:16 am

    I think this falls under the storytelling category, but I'm not sure. I'd never realized what this style was called before.

  • Fiona Eng

    February 12, 2010 04:50 am

    Here's my contribution. Happy Valentine's to you all.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/fionaeng/4348920518/' title='34/365' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4032/4348920518_9dfafd5078.jpg']

  • Mindy

    February 12, 2010 03:18 am

    Some of these are really beautiful! Good job, everybody.
    My question: how are you presenting these to your clients? Are you printing them as large images (ie. maybe 16x24)? Are they primarily meant for digital presentation? Do they work as small printed images?
    Thanks in advance for your replies.

  • corina

    February 12, 2010 03:09 am

    Just posted mine today.... thanks!
    http://bc-murray.blogspot.com/2010/02/larger-than-reality.html

  • Jen

    February 12, 2010 02:57 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/39680968@N04/4314983392/' title='sun triptych-1' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4025/4314983392_f57017a2f3.jpg']

  • MeiTeng

    February 11, 2010 09:33 pm

    Here's my attempt.

    http://lh4.ggpht.com/_kuV5VMZfKvA/S3Pqt4HpqdI/AAAAAAAAUTI/LrnmIQkz8eg/s800/Cookies%20And%20Cakes29.jpg

  • Brandon Radoszycki

    February 11, 2010 03:49 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/brandonosman/4207229315/' title='3' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4011/4207229315_e387f6c745.jpg']

  • Brandon Radoszycki

    February 11, 2010 03:49 pm

    [http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4011/4207229315_e387f6c745.jpg]

  • Brandon Radoszycki

    February 11, 2010 03:47 pm

  • Sparda79

    February 11, 2010 01:42 pm

    I made 1 just now... :)

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/37683651@N03/4347833908/' title='Yellow bird triptychs' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4048/4347833908_11273c888a.jpg']

    Sparda

  • Apurva

    February 11, 2010 03:28 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/madhat/3852378387/' title='Sushma' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2497/3852378387_9ea3e4ae63.jpg'][eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/madhat/3852379353/' title='Sushma' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3524/3852379353_74b350b509.jpg']

  • Elton

    February 11, 2010 02:28 am

    Here's one from the Kala Ghoda Festival, Mumbai. The singer is the lead vocalist of a rock and roll / retro band called The Other People.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/nyct0ph0bia/4346441132/' title='Loud music can be injurious to your ears' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4071/4346441132_ded73a0a63.jpg']

  • l1ght_pa1nter

    February 11, 2010 02:21 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/l1ght_pa1nter/4259156365/' title='Sadie' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4057/4259156365_7265971902.jpg']
    Here's one of my attempts :-D

  • Elton

    February 11, 2010 02:14 am

    Here's one i got from a recent live performance by a rock and roll / retro band called The Oher People.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/nyct0ph0bia/4346441132/' title='Loud music can be injurious to your ears' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4071/4346441132_ded73a0a63.jpg']

  • Deirdre

    February 11, 2010 12:45 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/superdewa/4301695283/' title='35/365: memories of summer' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4040/4301695283_98244ae4be.jpg']

  • Pritoodi

    February 11, 2010 12:25 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/priti_j/4344508627/' title='Day 31 | Nature gave vs Man made' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2690/4344508627_5b5f4bf848.jpg']

  • Jon McGovern

    February 10, 2010 08:46 pm

    Something I made earlier...

  • Igor Lysenkov

    February 10, 2010 02:15 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/igorlysenkov/4327855832/' title='Diptych' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4032/4327855832_7d8b48baee.jpg'] [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/igorlysenkov/4189915266/' title='Dovil?' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2627/4189915266_e6a1a54ba6.jpg']

  • Kelley

    February 10, 2010 08:53 am


    I was inspired by this article, so I took this today.

  • Nadia

    February 10, 2010 06:00 am

    see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/ali_mama/4181687322/' title='my wise little monkey:-))' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2631/4181687322_b12db5cd95.jpg']

  • Nadia

    February 10, 2010 05:57 am

    see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2631/4181687322_b12db5cd95_m.jpg

  • Chris

    February 10, 2010 05:10 am

    @SJlarue:
    Where the heck did you get a left-handed D300?! :-P

  • Pritoodi

    February 10, 2010 05:08 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/priti_j/4326885910/' title='Getting ready for love' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2786/4326885910_982889ba9a.jpg']
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/priti_j/4297326251/' title='Day 16 | Hot Cereal + OJ' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4036/4297326251_dc20547938.jpg']
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/priti_j/4289686380/' title='Day | 12 Alien Weeds' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2771/4289686380_d45272d5d0.jpg']
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/priti_j/4272491955/' title='Day 5 | How to eat chocolate?' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4058/4272491955_780ee317cd.jpg']

  • MJK

    February 10, 2010 04:26 am

    Diane, your images are really good

  • sonyapayne

    February 10, 2010 04:25 am

    A little homage to Otis Redding. Photos taken in Downtown Seattle, Puget Sound

    http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/members/sonyapayne-albums-winter-photos-picture36266-i-watch-them-roll-away-again.jpg
    [eimg url='http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/members/sonyapayne-albums-winter-photos-picture36265-watching-ships-roll.jpg' title='sonyapayne-albums-winter-photos-picture36265-watching-ships-roll.jpg']

  • sonyapayne

    February 10, 2010 04:18 am

    A little dedication to Otis Redding, except these people are standing on the dock of Puget Sound in Seattle

    [eimg url='http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/members/sonyapayne-albums-winter-photos-picture36266-i-watch-them-roll-away-again.jpg' title='sonyapayne-albums-winter-photos-picture36266-i-watch-them-roll-away-again.jpg']

    [eimg url='http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/members/sonyapayne-albums-winter-photos-picture36266-i-watch-them-roll-away-again.jpg' title='sonyapayne-albums-winter-photos-picture36266-i-watch-them-roll-away-again.jpg']

  • Karen Stuebing

    February 10, 2010 03:46 am

    I wish this had been published a few days ago. The assignment for the Daily Shoot for 02/07 was to take three photos that tell a story.

    I made this kind of lame looking primitive film strip border. I like these arrangements much better.

    Walking the Dog.

  • Lee

    February 10, 2010 03:29 am

    Maybe this will work now...
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/42146194@N08/4026976183/' title='Bliss' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2800/4026976183_8af838e479.jpg']

  • Daniela

    February 10, 2010 02:37 am

    So many nice examples!
    I make use of diptychs and triptychs very often, so here is one from me:
    [eimg url='http://danielalansink.zenfolio.com/img/v6/p625446666-2.jpg' title='p625446666-2.jpg']

  • cowwithaballoon

    February 10, 2010 01:58 am

    Yeah triptych and diptychs are a great form of expression. They allow for story telling but can also be great in that they provide the viewer literally twice or three time the information. They seem to fit in with the cubist idea of space where objects are viewed from main different angles at the same time. Diptychs and triptych just go to show you that there is much all media can borrow from art history.

  • mutia muliasih

    February 10, 2010 01:23 am

    Right after reading this article, I created a diptychs. I uploaded the thing in my blog..(hope the picture will be shown in this page)

    [eimg url='http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ZsiVH6tuiw0/S3F9E_FV_CI/AAAAAAAAAHw/3l31riCgbCw/s1600-h/Diptychs2.jpg' title='Diptychs2.jpg']

  • Rick

    February 10, 2010 12:51 am

    Here's one of several triptychs that I did this past weekend while shooting sledders at a local park.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/rick020200/4336523618/' title='Sledding @ Sharon Woods' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4013/4336523618_862eae451e.jpg']

  • Downhillin

    February 9, 2010 11:55 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/11771982@N08/3527465903/' title='GPOYW - DUDE... is that a cow?' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3560/3527465903_0b6344baee.jpg']

  • Michael James

    February 9, 2010 11:54 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/alephnaught/185846000/' title='Jen Polyptych (Oct 2005 ?)' url='http://farm1.static.flickr.com/47/185846000_b92bd1fdb8.jpg']
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/alephnaught/185846000/

  • Antonina

    February 9, 2010 11:33 pm

    Funnily enough, just yesterday I was playing with recent pictures to arrange this in diptychs, here's one:

    [eimg url='http://www.antoninaphotography.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Karie-06.jpg' title='Karie-06.jpg']

  • Prateek

    February 9, 2010 10:31 pm

    Apt time for this post... Just created my first yesterday...

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/prateek-shoots/4343486744/' title='Butterfly Triptych' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4029/4343486744_24ffce4ed6.jpg']

    Cheers!

  • AMAppel

    February 9, 2010 09:47 pm

    I've been having fun with these lately too. Here are some of mine.
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/30421056@N05/4342683383/' title='Shoes Diptych' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2781/4342683383_40b9cdb59d.jpg'][eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/30421056@N05/4342683429/' title='Artist Point x2' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4026/4342683429_a7d58cc981.jpg'][eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/30421056@N05/4343420686/' title='Dodge Triptych' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2784/4343420686_17c2d94baf.jpg']

  • kathrny.x

    February 9, 2010 04:57 pm

    wow theres a name for this :P

    3d glasses
    old vs new

  • Michelle

    February 9, 2010 02:43 pm

    I did this one based on a recent trip to Phuket, from wandering the back streets of Phuket Town.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/39657093@N00/3958980755/' title='Slices of life (back streets of Phuket Town, Thailand)' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2583/3958980755_941be42e0a.jpg']

  • Erick

    February 9, 2010 12:25 pm

    Here's maine, sorry for the quality but I did it with a compact ; )

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/31259215@N08/4342553276/' title='8 de Febrero...(Cuervo - Diptych)' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2680/4342553276_cab69b7b4b.jpg']

  • Octavio

    February 9, 2010 11:57 am

    Woops, here they are

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/oxido/3942907454/' title='Escupitajo' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2465/3942907454_ec5610aae6.jpg']

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/oxido/3942906344/' title='Dis-crónico' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2550/3942906344_69d10ee468.jpg']

  • Octavio

    February 9, 2010 11:55 am

    Here some of my own

    greetings!

  • Mei Teng

    February 9, 2010 11:01 am

    Thanks for sharing this great idea. Love all the photos here! :)

  • Luke

    February 9, 2010 10:46 am

    So that's what these are called!

    I created some of these, using nothing but exposure bracketing. The idea was by under, and over exposing to get two totally different images
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/43229181@N05/3986481893/' title='Sculpture' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2664/3986481893_51d9438910.jpg']
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/43229181@N05/3986481893/' title='Sculpture' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2664/3986481893_51d9438910.jpg']

  • Lee

    February 9, 2010 09:29 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/42146194@N08/4026976183/' title='Bliss' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2800/4026976183_8af838e479.jpg']

  • Lee

    February 9, 2010 09:28 am

    This website needs a preview button for posts.
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/42146194@N08/4026976183/' title='Bliss' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2800/4026976183_8af838e479.jpg']

  • Lee

    February 9, 2010 09:27 am

    There are some great ones on here. Here's one from this past summer:

  • Fábián Gábor

    February 9, 2010 09:24 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/fabian-gabor/4341436907/' title='4, 3, 2, 1, Start the Movie!' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4044/4341436907_58fa7fcba9.jpg']

  • Fábián Gábor

    February 9, 2010 09:23 am

  • Nadia

    February 9, 2010 08:31 am

    my son demonstrating the principle of the three wise monkeys: see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil...

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/ali_mama/4181687322/' title='my wise little monkey:-))' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2631/4181687322_b12db5cd95.jpg']

  • Diane Perin Hock

    February 9, 2010 06:55 am

    I've been having fun with diptychs, too. (I can't get the images to show up, maybe they're too big? So here are links.)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dphock/3203095412/in/set-72157612732511896/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dphock/3208328116/in/set-72157612732511896/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dphock/3207958046/in/set-72157612732511896/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dphock/3205662552/in/set-72157612732511896/

  • Diane Perin Hock

    February 9, 2010 06:53 am

    I've been having fun with diptychs, too:

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/dphock/3208328116/' title='Natural and Manmade' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3364/3208328116_4a82c6eeb8.jpg']

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/dphock/3207958046/' title='Have you any wool?' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3307/3207958046_f79426d67e.jpg']

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/dphock/3205662552/' title='The Bee-Loud Glade' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3424/3205662552_2dec3d80b7.jpg']

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/dphock/3203095412/' title='Before and After' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3482/3203095412_63bdd8b1bf.jpg']

  • Nicole

    February 9, 2010 05:10 am

    Oops, forgot the photo

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicolesphotos/3023838315/' title='50 Book Challenge : Book 33' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3236/3023838315_e1e51d66c8.jpg']

  • Nicole

    February 9, 2010 05:08 am

    I did an entire project using diptychs: My 50 Book Project

  • Stacey Malleck

    February 9, 2010 04:08 am

    I have been loving using both Diptychs & Triptychs in my blog. Here is one that I love :)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/staceymalleck/4185481653/

  • Jamie

    February 9, 2010 04:03 am

    This triptych actually won me my first (and so far only) award in a photography competition.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaydubyasee/3600360046/' title='Mushroom Triptych' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3355/3600360046_b185cca66f.jpg']

  • Allie

    February 9, 2010 03:05 am

    Here's my example - I suppose it falls more under "telling a story" than anything else...

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/cryptic_star/3713540787/' title='Triptych - Playground (Square)' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2663/3713540787_8e84494dce.jpg']

  • Holly

    February 9, 2010 02:53 am

    Does this count?
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/hollyxann/4314231250/

  • SJlarue

    February 9, 2010 02:44 am

    Here is mine from a few years ago when I was exploring light painting. I was light painting my camera as it was taking the picture. It shows the progression of the final shot at the end. First figure out how much flash you need then the light ...which was a pen light, Then all of it together.

    http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s226/sjlarue/Wulf-monath/triptych1.jpg

    Here is final image of camera with the labels reversed.:
    http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s226/sjlarue/Wulf-monath/Camera.jpg

  • SJlarue

    February 9, 2010 02:42 am

    Here is mine from a few years ago when I was exploring light painting. I was light painting my camera as it was taking the picture. It shows the progression of the final shot at the end. First figure out how much flash you need then the light ...which was a pen light, Then all of it together.

    [eimg url='http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s226/sjlarue/Wulf-monath/triptych1.jpg' title='triptych1.jpg']

  • Matthew Dutile

    February 9, 2010 02:38 am

    Here's one from a recent test shoot.

    [eimg url='http://www.matthewdutile.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/JT2.jpg' title='JT2.jpg']

  • Debbi

    February 9, 2010 02:34 am

    Took these just this weekend but had no idea there was a "name" for them.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/debbirobertson/4339782974/' title='Old Water Wheel at Price's Falls' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4051/4339782974_912f76189e.jpg'][eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/debbirobertson/4339035713/' title='Peekaboo' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2740/4339035713_bf622eb50d.jpg']

    Still learning (ALWAYS learning),
    Debbi

  • Chris Denbow

    February 9, 2010 02:25 am

    I have been using a handy tool called Dipstych. Love it and it is free to use too. [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/mojodenbowsphotostudio/4332654903/' title='Smile!' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2756/4332654903_8036bc5567.jpg']

  • Caroline

    February 9, 2010 01:51 am

    Sorry, it's been a while and I forgot how to link to images here...

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/carolinejangelo/3772671463/' title='Scarves and Scrawls' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3464/3772671463_ccb34006e1.jpg']

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/carolinejangelo/3772681115/' title='Diptych2' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2618/3772681115_6fbf1e47ca.jpg']

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/carolinejangelo/3785843987/' title='Desktop5' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3432/3785843987_3f9a335cee.jpg']

  • Caroline

    February 9, 2010 01:46 am

    Diptychs can also be useful in linking images that have common colors or shapes:

  • mike

    February 9, 2010 01:35 am

    Taken a while back at a random trip to Benihana.

    [eimg url='http://focalmatter.com/blah/wp-content/uploads/yapb_cache/1230960574.6ayb91dhovksgw8g4cgkokcww.6uwurhykn3gokwo0808sc4k88.th.jpeg' title='1230960574.6ayb91dhovksgw8g4cgkokcww.6uwurhykn3gokwo0808sc4k88.th.jpeg']

  • Pretty

    February 9, 2010 01:29 am

    Here's one on How to eat chocolate - http://www.flickr.com/photos/priti_j/4272491955/in/set-72157623098969951/

    with a Valentine theme - http://www.flickr.com/photos/priti_j/4326885910/in/set-72157623098969951/

    Breakfast - http://www.flickr.com/photos/priti_j/4297326251/in/set-72157623098969951/

  • Karl

    February 9, 2010 01:26 am

    Here's one I did a while back:

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/karlobrien/117765112/' title='The Gonzoid Triptych' url='http://farm1.static.flickr.com/38/117765112_c2e7dd895d.jpg']

  • Greg

    February 9, 2010 01:15 am

    Nice examples. I've only ever done one so far. Haven't had a need for them too much.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/busyashell/4007683367/' title='Black Widow Diptych' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3046/4007683367_e8ff6b3e72.jpg']

  • Bob

    February 9, 2010 01:09 am

    This was a series I did of my son. I told him very specifically NOT to laugh. This was the awesome result.

    [eimg url='http://chaosscontrol.com/index.php?showimage=27' title='index.php?showimage=27']

  • Pretty

    February 9, 2010 12:48 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/priti_j/4328550865/' title='Day 26 | If you are cold, tea will warm you...' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4056/4328550865_9fecfbb96b.jpg']

  • Greg

    February 9, 2010 12:45 am

    I have only ever done one before. Nice examples!

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/busyashell/4007683367/' title='Black Widow Diptych' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3046/4007683367_e8ff6b3e72.jpg']

  • Christoph

    February 9, 2010 12:40 am

    Triptychs sound easy and fun, but having the right images is not so simple! Still, it opens up worlds of storytelling. Below are some of my triptychs :)

    People? Have a look at the air guitar master, or do you prefer a Japanese girl at the Obon festival?

    Nature? Go this way to walk into the strawberry forest, or this way to find a ant trapped inside a leaf.

    Looking forward to see other triptychs from fellow readers!

  • Trisha

    February 9, 2010 12:39 am

    Two old diptychs then. Similar to each other. Involves children and sharing. Please check them out! :D

    1) http://captainemo.tumblr.com/post/350292547
    2) http://captainemo.tumblr.com/post/350292547

  • Kevin Hillabolt

    February 9, 2010 12:35 am

    Here is a recent one of my daughter. She was showing off her new princess crown and the castle she's chosen to live in (our state capital building - another picture I took).

    [eimg url='http://hillabolt.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/IMG_0931_comp_sharp.jpg' title='IMG_0931_comp_sharp.jpg']

  • Ilan (@ilanbr)

    February 9, 2010 12:31 am

    Some say that 'A picture is worth a thousand words'.
    I always believed that a good photo, should stand by it's own and tell a whole story in one frame.
    I did tried to create a 'Triptych' photo love story - http://www.ilanbresler.com/2009/06/love-story.html - And you know what? It's pretty cool.
    Selecting the right frames for a good triptych/diptych It's not as easy as it looks, by the way. The message should be 'refined' so it won't feel too corny to the viewer.

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