2020 Week No 18 Jigsaw Collage

Your Challenge if you choose to accept it is to produce a Jigsaw Collage

A jigsaw collage allows us a different way to extend our creativity in a new direction. Bunching groups of individual parts to produce one image. A simple explanation would be to photograph a fork, then a knife and a plate individually, then combine the three or more images as a collage to produce one image.

If you want to you can just copy this idea, that’s fine because it’s all about learning the technique.

The method is up to you; That is you can use any instant camera such a Polaroid, then digitally photograph the final product. You could use an Analogue film camera if you have the time and that’s your groove. Post processing with layers or a collage program. Im sure amongst this very creative group there’s other ways to, that will surface This week.

The Polaroid approach by nie_san_

I suggest initially a simpler approach combining fewer objects. But if you feel competent to take it further, then go for it. Recent challenges can supply us with ideas that are easily accessible during lockdown such as Eric’s tools challenge. When I say tools of course the tools of your trade or hobby. Standard household utensils. You’re free to choose your choice of Jigsaw collage no matter how bizarre.

David Hockney, a Master Class in this method (Link below)



As always remember to have fun, be creative and out of the box interpretations are encouraged.

The friendly community guidelines are pretty simple:

  • Please follow the COVID-19 safety guidelines at all times.
  • Take a new photo for the current weekly theme, not something from your back catalog or someone elses image.
  • Post your photo each week to our active communities on Facebook or Flickr (or both). Tag the photo: #trevorcarpenterphotochallenge  #2020photochallenge #photochallenge #tempusaura
  • Trevor Carpenter Photo Challenge is fun and easy.
  • Post your photo during the week of Sunday 26th April and Saturday 2nd May.
  • Please remember to comment on at least FIVE photo submissions this week by answering the question why? in your comments. In other words, why do I like (or not like) this photo? or why did this photo catch my eye?

About Peter Randall

As a youngster I was fascinated by camera’s. At about the age of 10 years I was bought a Ilford film camera which I proceeded to capture images as and when film was available, not very often because it was expensive at the time. While at school in the early seventies I was studying Art with a view to going to University. I abandoned my plans for an opportunity in press photography, however the business was struggling within a couple of years and I was made redundant after three years. This gave me some basic ground work after which I continued with photography as a hobby photographing family & friends. Between 1980 to 1985 I had my own darkroom processing both colour & B&W film. Printing my own photographs. I liked Kodak products for colour and Ilford for B&W. I often though about joining a photographic club but family life was busy, never did get round to it. I especially liked photographing my family as they grew up. When we had our second son in 1986. I bought a Canon (camcorder) and developed a liking for amateur video work. At the time I had a Commodore Amiga computer, which at that time had the best graphics so I indulged in Video editing adding titles and cross over fades. During the 1990’s I started building my own computers and this developed into paths crossing with video work. Early digitisation of video. Like many things the early days were painful LOL. I remember video capture cards and hard drives struggling to keep pace with the necessary speed to capture. Setting up the software options in those days was a nightmare because software was definitely not user friendly. Looking back I think I jumped ship from film photography to Digital too early. The early Digital images were not Pretty. But the appeal of the concept was too enchanting. 1996 was the beginning of my Digital Photographic Journey. Despite my initial hiccups with Digital photography, I was definitely sold. Being able to transfer digitised images to your computer. The possibilities of the digital Darkroom and beyond. I joined the PhotoChallenge group in April 2014, and Ive been learning ever since. Joining the group helped me turn the tap back on allowing my creativity to flow again. I found myself anticipating each weekly challenge. I was motivated by discussions, ideas and techniques presented within the group. Constructive Criticism was always very useful because sometimes we can get lost on the journey. However although it’s really good to know the rules it’s so much fun to break them.

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