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Aerial

Jon Keller used a video camera to document a helicopter flight over New Zealand’s iconic Coromandel Ranges. Three still images from the video are presented here as a vertical triptych.

Reading the Photographs: Guiding Questions

What aspects of the flight do these three images capture?

How does the vertical presentation affect your reading of the images?

How does the order of the images affect the structure of the overall composition?

What are the visual links between each of the images?

What do these aerial images communicate about the landscape that could not be communicated if photographed from the ground?

Learn more about aerial photography

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/EART/aerial.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerial_photography
http://photo.net/learn/aerial/primer

Learn more about the triptych

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyptych

Learn how to make a photographic diptych digitally

http://splashofstyle.com/archives/2008/09/21//

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