Droste Effect 01

The week before Christmas I like to have some fun with my images to escape the usual stress before the Holidays. My partner and friend David showed my the Droste Effect in Photoshop and I thought that is a nice exercise for this week. You can look at the history of the Droste Effect by going to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Droste_effect.  The Digital Photography school has a nice description how to install the Droste Effect. Go to http://www.digital-photography-school.com/photoshop-droste-effect. Don’t forget, this exercise should be a lot of fun!


I found it helpful to look for a single subject, like this flower. I also learned that it is best to downsize your image to 800X1200 pixels if you don’t want to wait for a long time until the image is rendered!

Again, have a lot of fun with this project!

Droplets 01

Photograph water droplets that are falling down and hit something! This exercise is a lot of fun and can be done with a group of children during the winter break. I use one strobe light starting at at f8, 1/200sec. ISO 100. Try the setting that works best for you.


I used a cooking bowl and I hung a freezer bag filled with some water (you don’t need a full bag, it is too heavy)  over the bowl. Then I poked a small hole into it. I started the strobe unit in a 90 degree angle and tried a few shot. It took a little bit of patients but after a while I got some quite interesting images.

Have fun!