Monthly Archives: September 2015

What is a Photo Collage?

A photo collage is a collection of pictures that are put together to make a single picture. The traditional art involved cutting pictures into pleasing shapes or trimming out specific images for placement, but digital photo manipulation opens many new possibilities, including blending images to make a seamlessly realistic picture.
A traditional collage is assembled from photos cut and pasted onto a background and often embellished with things like ribbons or trinkets. Digital collages can be assembled by hand using any basic image program or automatically assembled by a collage program. One of the most interesting modern collage types involves using hundreds of tiny, uniformly shaped pictures arranged by color to create a single striking image when viewed from a distance.
To make a memorable collage, the pictures used should be related in some way and, taken together, tell a story. Family history collages are common, depicting the various stages of a family as the children grow. Anything memorable or special might be used as the subject of a collage. To be interesting, pictures should be chosen for maximum impact and the overall effect should reflect personality and evoke a mood.
The theme of a collage is personal and pays homage to something memorable. When considering the theme of a collage, think about the overall message.
Here are some collages I have done over the years, each one can be “clicked” for a larger view.

 

From a New Mexico trip.

From a New Mexico trip.

From a Bermuda trip

From a Bermuda trip

A mix of florals, and one frog.

A mix of florals, and one frog.

From a Caribbean cruise

From a Caribbean cruise

A different type of collage featuring a water lily.

A different type of collage featuring a water lily.

A mix from New Mexico

A mix from New Mexico

Posted in art and entertainment, Fun Stuff, lighthouse, outdoor, photography, travel

Evolution of an Image

Yesterday I was feeling a little creative, so I let the inspiration flow. I opened up an app called “FRAX” and created this:

purple-frax-web

Then I took this purple fractal and turned it into a kaleidoscope:

purple-frax-kaleidoscope-web

 

Then, still looking for more, I took the kaleidoscope and “Twirled” it:

 

purple-frax-kaleidoscope-twirl-web

What fun! You can learn how to make kaleidoscopes and twirls too by looking at the tutorials on this website. Just look at the “menu” at the top of the page.  Enjoy!

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