Tail Lights – final composition


I decided to create a square out of 25 images. First I added a frame to all my 27 images that I photographed during the past two weeks. I picked a frame size of 20 pixels making the total image 520×520 pixels. My master would be therefor 520×5 pixels meaning 2600X2600 pixels. Then I copied and pasted 25 out of my 27 images and organised them in a grid. Since the frames double to 40 pixels inside the grid I added another 20 pixel frame to my master. After this I copied the master into a regular 4×6 image and added some text.

On more note: It is always interesting to see how one organises images in a series of shots. I attended a class, taught by the great German photographer Harald Mante about Serial Photography and I specifically remembered that I thought I had all my images organised. He took just a short look at my images and shuffled them all around and got a lot better final image than me. This basically happened to everybody in the class and it was always fun to watch how he, the master photographer, developed a great vision in just the blink of an eye.

Tail Lights 01

This weeks photographic challenge may seem tedious, please do it anyway and hang in there with me. I ask you to photograph the right tail light of a car, truck, bike etc. You will be astonished how different tail lights are. Especially during the last years car companies produce very unique tail lights. I ask you to photograph at least three tail lights a day. Please remove any letters, since they distract from the light. The other reason is that you want to give the viewer the opportunity to guess the make on mode of the car. In addition I ask you to convert the image into a square.




As always, enjoy this exercise!