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Many Photos Combined into Neat Scattered Image Panoramas

Roberts Birze, known as thescatteredimage on Flickr, has a neat set called “scattered images” in which he creates surreal panoramas by combining a large number of digital photographs taken of a particular scene:



Regarding how to make these images, Birze tells us,

The execution and construction of these “scattered images” is very simple (although time consuming) and no real secret. It’s the planning and ability to visualise the scene that’s difficult. Firstly, take many photos of the scene you have in mind. Make sure the separate shots all overlap … then take a few more just in case. Some of my images may have as little as 9 images – others almost 300. Then, using photo editing software that allows the use of layers, create a large new canvas and then copy and paste each image onto a new layer. Then it’s up to you to make each image fit (or not) as you like. Layer effects like drop shadows can be applied to give more separation between images.

Creating a scattered image panorama might be great as a present for someone if you were to have it printed out and framed.


Image credits: Images by Roberts Birze and used with permission


 
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  • http://twitter.com/poopoorama Danny Ngan

    Reminds me David Hockney's early photo collage and polaroid composite work.

  • AmiiROARR

    Surely nobody has forgotten that these were invented by David Hockney and are called 'Photojoiners'?

  • thescatteredimage

    Hello … just thought I might quickly jump in here and ensure everyone that I don't claim to have invented this style of collage. I first saw a poster of David Hockney's “The Desk” sometime in the mid to late 80's and gave it a go. It didn't work for me at the time, but I had another go with a digital camera more than a decade later.

    This idea is obviously not new and clearly inspired by David Hockney's work with polaroid & photo collages. Picasso and Duchamp amongst other Cubists are also influences and sources of inspiration for me.

    Cheers.

  • zandria1

    These are fantastic! Sorry you had to clarify the work, not everyone assumes that you claim to have invented this, lets all be honest, there isn't much that hasn't been done before us.

    Thank you for sharing all of these, like I said fantastic work!

  • zandria1

    These are fantastic! Sorry you had to clarify the work, not everyone assumes that you claim to have invented this, lets all be honest, there isn't much that hasn't been done before us.

    Thank you for sharing all of these, like I said fantastic work!

  • zandria1

    These are fantastic! Sorry you had to clarify the work, not everyone assumes that you claim to have invented this, lets all be honest, there isn't much that hasn't been done before us.

    Thank you for sharing all of these, like I said fantastic work!

  • Donna Seen

    These are stunning. It's such a clever concept and I can only imagine how time consuming. I can see that visualising the scene would be the trickiest bit. I was about to say I like the piano one best but I'm not sure I can really choose :)

  • tony

    You're right Roberts, this has been done before. By lots of people. But it seems to be rare that they are done as well as you have done them. Nice work :)