I started to test one of the original group project ideas that I came up with to see what it would look like when actually created.
I took the idea I had of combining several posted photos from social media of the same location posted by other people/users into a single “collage” photo. These different perspective photos would be sourced from Instagram tags or location tags and then blended together as whole images. These images would show the story of different people’s perspectives on the world and how we each see the world around us. Since we all see and capture images in different ways/styles.
I originally planned to create this collage as just a static image but on consultation with others was convinced to make it animated or a video to make it more interesting to the viewer.
I set about downloading some images of Leicester Clock Tower using the Instagram Location Tag and then imported them into Adobe Photoshop. In Photoshop I used the Transform too to rotate and position these images over one another and then used the timeline tool to add in the different image layers over a set period of the animation. These frames were also set to loop.
This Photoshop file was then exported as an animated GIF image as seen below:
I think the final animated image looks good and is definitely more interesting than if it would have been a static image and also allows the use of more images that overlap. However I am not fully keen on this idea and so might work on another new idea relating to photos of significant landmarks or places around Leicester.
The final photos used in the above animated image are by Instagram users:
Background image – https://www.instagram.com/real__lbj/