What is a montage?
One definition reads:- An artwork
comprising of portions of various existing images such
as photographs or prints and arranged so that they join,
overlap or blend to create a new image.
See examples below.
|All photography, montage work and framing
by Borderpics. A commission for a client as a
birthday present. If you're struggling for ideas
for a present or gift, why not consider
something unique, personal and very special? A
montage can be made from a variety of images
taken by Borderpics or if you have photographs
or documents in your possession, they can be
scanned or copied for use. See below for other
The montage depicted above was created
from several photographs taken at a local event. Montage
work is a speciality from Borderpics and is a
photographic service available from a limited number of
photographers and photo finishers.
|Find out how this fine art
montage was made -
MONTAGE PRODUCTION / MONTAGE PHOTO'S
A montage is the ideal way to combine several photographs into one complete image rather than
simply display a collection or series of
WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE
If you feel you don't
have enough prints or images, why not commission
Borderpics to capture some for you. This is an ideal
opportunity to capture images specifically with a
montage in mind. A commission can include photographing
objects / items / people or scanning existing
photographs to create a montage of your choice.
You could have a montage produced from your own
digital images or from your own printed photographs which would be
scanned leaving the originals intact and unharmed.
As an option, I can visit a location of your
choice, take a series of photographs including house, car, people,
landscape, buildings etc.
The finished work can be printed
to any size, supplied as a photograph, laminated on board or
provided complete with a quality frame selected to match the style
and colours of the finished work.
A MONTAGE - THE IDEAL GIFT
A montage skilfully compiled and presented can depict
an event, a family, a hobby, or a complete lifetime. It
is a unique and personal item that makes an ideal gift
for a special occasion such as a wedding, anniversary, or Christmas present.
A montage carefully compiled can be a unique and personal gift to be
treasured and admired - after all, what do you give someone who has
See below for more
but consider the following ideas for gifts; wedding
photographs, christenings, your pets, holiday memories,
special birthdays, anniversaries, hobbies, collections,
school years, family tree, sports teams and trophies.
created from 5 separate photographs. click the pic to
see how ;-)
Above is an example of taking 5 separate photos,
stripping away the backgrounds and creating a new
photograph of all 5 subjects complete with a new
background. The photographs were taken at different
times and locations. These photos were supplied on CD
and some were only 450K in size. I can work from digital
images on CD, emailed files, or original prints sent by
on the image to see how these photographs were combined
to create this montage.
WEDDINGS AND WEDDING
Photographs taken on
your special day whether by Borderpics or another
photographer can be used to create a unique and personal
montage. The pages in your finished wedding album can be
photographed or scanned (copied) and a montage created
in colour or mono.
The montage photo
below was created from four separate photographs, the
couple (two separate photos), the chapel and the flowers
showing several generations
images can be blended together,
that special one-off holiday represented as a montage, display in
your own home as a constant reminder
18th, 21st, 30th, 40th, 50th etc
Your car or prized
possession can be blended with a background or image of your
choice. See the montage photograph below.
created from the three images below and some tarmac
ideal present, unique and personal
Hobbies / collections / pastimes -
Proudly display your achievements. Any object, any size can be
photographed and included in the finished montage.
School Years -
Bring back the memories. Display a selection of photographs taken
over the years in one image.
(Above montage photograph is an actual photo of the
framed print presented to Jedburgh Grammar School.)
Group them all together and send a copy to them all. Include your
school years or celebrations / places visited.
Team Montages -
Include your team line-up and individual action shots including your
Please note! The
example below is not a montage in the real sense and some companies
depict this as a montage service. This type of work is simpler and
easier to complete as you are not sectioning off (removing backgrounds)
images and very little is required in terms of creativity for a balanced composition. Do not pay over the odds
for this more basic service from other suppliers. Similar examples
often include feathered edges to the photographs or simply overlay
the photographs on top of each other.
A great way to show your family tree. If you need some old
in the process,
For a unique and personal gift,