Photo Mosaics

Cades Cove Mosaic

I learned something new today. I stumbled upon a mosaic maker. It was pretty simple to do. I upload my image file and the mosaic generator pulls images from flickr to create a mosaic of my original image. I imagine that there are some real copyright problems with this use of the photos from flickr even though the mosaic generator puts a copyright notice on the Image Mosaic Generator site.

IMAGES USED IN THE MAKING OF IMAGE MOSAICS ARE COLLECTED FROM FLICKR AND COPYRIGHT OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OWNERS.


That said, you may want to go about creating your mosaic from your own photos. There are several ways to do it. There’s online tools that you can use your own flickr photos with (or any other online photos). Also, take a look at the popular software, Mosaic Creator, at aolej.com or ArcSoft Photo Montage. Want to learn more about photo mosaics? Start with the wealth of info on Wikipedia.

UPDATED 3/15/07:  See also, Rich Legg’s colored pencil mosaic post.

RAW vs. JPEG

I’m going to address a debate that there is no clear answer to . . . actually, there is an answer: “It depends.”

Ask a handful of photographers which file format you should shoot with and you’ll get some strong opinions on both sides of the debate. Each side has some good points. The problem with the debate is that some folks with strong opinions believe there is only one way – JPEG or RAW. I tend to think that this depends on each photographer’s particular circumstances. [Read more...]

Old School Photography: A History Lesson

Pixel peeping driving you nuts?  Wondering whether you should splurge for the latest and great uber-megapixel camera?  What about dust spots?  Aaaahhhhhh!!!  It’s enough to drive you mad.

Let me invite you to take a trip back to the roots of photography – I’m talking really old school here.  So head on over to Neatorama for a journey back in time and check some ancient cameras, literally.

. . . That 8 megapixel camera in my bag doesn’t look so old anymore.

A Drop and a Splash

Canon Rebel XT w/ 50mm f/1.8

A few days ago I posted another splash picture and I mentioned that I might explain how this was done. Well, that’s not necessary now because fellow blogger/photographer Rich Legg recently provided a rather thorough how-to on his shoot. I’ll have to admit that I like his shots better, which is probably why I’ve put him in my Favorite Photographers links on the sidebar. In the mean time, here’s the same shot from above but with some invert effects applied in photoshop.

Also, since we’re talking about drops, I can’t help but passing along some coffee with a drop of milk.

Canon Rebel XT w/ 50mm f/1.8 (invert in photoshop)