Tell a Story with a Diptych: Weekly Photography Challenge [With Examples]

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UntitledEarlier in the week we published a post on how to use Diptych’s to tell a story. Today we’re issuing the challenge to go out and shoot and edit one up to share with us!

Come on – we dare you! No… we double dare you (it’s a Double Diptych Dare).

Read Jason’s article on Diptychs, grab your camera and head out to shoot.

You can tell any kind of story you want – shoot on the street, photograph an event, set up a little story in your home – it’s totally up to you as there are so many possible approaches to take (we’ll include a few ideas below).

Once you’ve created your DIPTYCH upload it to your favourite photo sharing site and either share a link to it or – embed it in the comments using the our new tool to do so.

If you tag your photos on Flickr, Instagram, Twitter or other sites with Tagging tag them as #DPSDIPTYCH to help others find them. Linking back to this page might also help others know what you’re doing so that they can share in the fun.

Also – don’t forget to check out some of the great shots posted in our last challenge – Cute challenge where there were some beautiful shots submitted.

Looking for some Inspiration?

Check out these examples. Click the images to be taken to the photographers page on Flickr.

What a difference a day makes

half full or half empty

Justin Diptych

att blunda och se allting

Goodbye snow

sisters.

the journey as the destination for now

let's go chase the sunset, bring me the horizon

Day 60: Watch Out for Bogeys.

Mike - Stranger 37/100

First

Translation.

Sotsugyô, Japanese graduation ceremony

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Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

Some Older Comments

  • Tracy Murray June 20, 2013 11:45 am

    Wren Diptych

  • Honza Ptacek March 15, 2013 05:38 pm

    Found this great contest and aweome photos late:( Anyway I decided to contribute;)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/honzap/8558210251/in/photostream
    Cheers Honza
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/honzap/8558210251/' title='Real Life Movie' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8104/8558210251_4aa99c8224.jpg']

  • devin dunatov March 4, 2013 06:41 am

    My first attempt. I know the images were a little off when I combined them, but please let me know what you think!

  • Athena March 4, 2013 03:03 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/red_polka_dot/6419946305/in/photostream

  • Mehrdad March 4, 2013 12:41 am

    I built this awhile ago,
    A tropical storm is coming this way :)
    http://mtux.trovebox.com/p/kb

    PS, I'm late, because I just found this forum :D

  • Chris Sutton March 3, 2013 02:30 pm

    Combined my effort with monthly camera club assignment 'Shopping'

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/xpinger/8523497628/in/photostream

    and

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/xpinger/8523496894/in/photostream/

  • Seryo March 2, 2013 03:31 pm

    Thanks for the idea. Here is my attempt

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/seryo/8520639140

  • Alex February 28, 2013 04:55 am

    Here is my attempt at a diptych of a crawfish boil in a San Antonio pub.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/alex_carrizales/8499653224/in/photostream

  • gnslngr45 February 27, 2013 01:45 am

    Love this.

    http://bit.ly/oufr4c

  • Sebastien Wiertz February 26, 2013 11:16 pm

    Thanks for the idea and the challenge.
    Here is was I did just after reading your article (shots +postprocess took less than 30 min)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/wiertz/8509071599/in/photostream/lightbox/

    Hope you will like it

    Sebastien

  • Marlo Casabar February 26, 2013 06:13 am

    Here are a couple I did from my visit to the Fort Worth Zoo last weekend.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/marlocasabar/8506020537/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/marlocasabar/8507131770/

  • Andrew February 26, 2013 06:09 am

    @miggy mig - Photoscape (free) has a combine function that works well (though it's not available for Macs).

  • stephanie February 26, 2013 02:59 am

    My first attempt at this:

    http://grandeurgrace.blogspot.com/2013/02/telling-story-with-diptych.html

  • Marlo Casabar February 25, 2013 11:10 pm

    Here are a couple dyptichs from my visit to the Fort Worth Zoo last weekend.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/marlocasabar/8506020537/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/marlocasabar/8507131770/

  • Matt B February 25, 2013 06:32 am

    First atempt at a Diptych

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/matt_battison/8504800434/in/set-72157631569140401

  • Marcy February 25, 2013 05:25 am

    from a roller derby match:

    http://www.tootimidandsqueamish.com/2013/02/roller-derby-jam/

  • Barbro February 24, 2013 05:19 am

    Humbly, here is mine

    http://flic.kr/p/dXecXW

  • Kishan February 24, 2013 04:00 am

    Following is my Diptych from an Indian Wedding

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/76601665@N00/8499992323

  • Lukasz February 24, 2013 02:57 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bazlo/8500937992/in/photostream

  • Miggy Mig February 24, 2013 12:53 am

    Are there any free programs out there I could use to combine images like this?

  • Robyn Carter February 23, 2013 11:43 pm

    Here's one I did for a local competition.

    http://www.robyncarterphotos.blogspot.co.nz/2013/02/love-marriage.html

  • Deano75 February 23, 2013 10:32 pm

    A quick one using my Iphone http://instagr.am/p/WEjcCHlr_3/

  • Jeff E Jensen February 23, 2013 09:56 am

    Here's one I put together from a wedding I shot recently.

    http://jeffejensen.blogspot.com/2013/02/diptych.html

  • Michal France February 23, 2013 08:28 am

    here is mine, made a bit beforehand thanks to article about diptychs:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/90949112@N02/8495513429/in/set-72157632213031607/

  • Tom O'Connor February 23, 2013 06:39 am

    Check these twins out:

    http://taustinoconnor.zenfolio.com/p267114756/e3c4c9cbf

    http://taustinoconnor.zenfolio.com/p267114756/e1a83e5b0

  • Cookedphotos February 23, 2013 06:21 am

    Here's one I just shot during a trip to Boston:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cookedphotos/8491177634

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