Canon SX20IS
ISO 100

Just a "from the hip" shot of a dandilion - Wysiwyg + Pixels :)


This photo was shot in my kitchen in Braunschweig/Germany.
My girlfriend and I were baking Christmas-Cookies and i documented everything for the posterity.
This type of sweets is called "Schoko-Crossie" in Germany and its simply made from Cornflakes which are thrown into molten chocolate.
They are all gone by now.

Olympus Pen E-P1 with Standard Lens
1/15 sec
ISO 800

-Bernd Paschulke

Shot with Canon 7D. Canon 18-55mm (kit lens from my old Rebel). ISO 100, F/18, 15.0s


I knew I wanted some zany angles, and whatever was pixelated had to have some exciting, vibrant colors. I looked around my apartment and couldn't find anything that excited me. After giving up I decided to comfort myself with a turkey sandwich. As soon as I opened the fridge, I knew it was the perfect subject. I dug out my old Rebel kit lens as it was the only lens I have that was wide enough to capture the entire scene in my narrow kitchen. I placed the camera on an indi-slider as a tripod, and taped the door open using a bit of masking tape. Set up for a long exposure, I fired a couple of shots. Took them into Aperture for color correction, then to photoshop for the Pixelmutations!

-Bret Palmer

I shot this picture in my home-made whitebox. It's made from an old cardboard crisps box and some flooring underlay. A couple of lamps give my the light to work with

My camera is a Nikon D300s.

The lens used was my trusty nifty-fifty, Nikon 50mm 1.8 prime lens of joy. It was at 50mm, (obv), and f/2.8, 1/30th a second, and ISO 200


I used photoshop to add the mosaic effect to the blurred back orange. I hope you like it. I thought a pic of summer-like orange would brighten up these horrible winter days.

-Dave Walker

-Florian Stravock

I shot this picture of my Grandpa's 80-year-old pocket watch using my Canon T2i (35mm at f/4 ISO 200). I used CS5 for post processing by starting with pixelizing the entire watch face, but I didn't like the finished result. With the entire face as pixels, the watch looked too messy so I ended up just pixelizing the numbers This made the watch easily recognizable, but also gave an old analogue/mechanical device a "digital" feel. I'm pretty happy with the end product.

-Jeff Rowland

Camera: Canon 5D Mark II
Lens: Canon 150mm Macro
ISO: 100

This image was shot in a studio with a Aretha Franklin impersonator. I was hard for me to ask her to flare her nostrils a lot more but, once she got the idea we both laughed until it hurt. I eventually added a highly illustrated shot of a recording microphone to the final image. These were meant to be printed 48 " X 48" and viewed from 10 feet away.

-Morgan Howarth

This photo was just a snapshot taken with a Canon PowerShot A580 with automatic settings. The post work was done in Photoshop CS4 on my Mac Pro while listening to the soundtrack of TRON: Legacy by Daft Punk. When I'm working on my computer, it's the only thing that's real to me, so this seemed like a natural pixelmutation.

-Nathan Grout

Immediately after reading the new challenge I got the idea to put the camera as the central object in the picture. Then by "pixelmutating" everything but the camera and the hands, you create an effect which keeps them looking natural, but also a bit surreal and moving forward out of the picture.

f 3,5
1/6 sec

-Peter Proost

I read the the Shooting Challenge for this week and thought; "I've done this before, so i'll just grab a quick pic and do it again!" I picked up my handy-dandy Panasonic Lumix ZS3, set the white balance to "Daylight", ISO 200, 1/4 shutter speed and placed it on top of my computer desk's uppermost shelf (which is in front of a window, perfect for non-flashing photo-y times). I'd like to title it "lost moments on interweb"... so indeed, I will.

-Rafael Garcia

This is a picture of my roommate Rich's kitten "Stella" on her first week home after she was adopted from the ASPCA. She is a little bit more then a month old but managed to fit right at home finding a nice little bed on the couch with my blanket.

Shot with a Canon Rebel EOS 300D at 6.3MP - 8:30pm
- ISO 800
- Shutter 1/15 sec
- F Stop f/4.0
- Sigma DG 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 macro lens @ 92.0 mm

-Robert Lockhart

EXIF: CANON 5DMKII with 24-105mm Lens

This was a photoshoot with an upcoming DJ and musician in Los Angeles. I think the Pixelmutation really adds to her beauty and portrait. When you look at the photo from a distance, it looks like a regular photo, and you can make out certain details of her face, but as you move closer, those details slowly disappear, which is in contrast to how we usually see things with out eyes.

-Ryan Jesena

Nikon D40 w/ kit 18-55mm
iso400 f/5.6 1/60sec

I saw some Mario figures on the desk in front of me and went for it. The green pipe is a kaleidoscope from the Amsterdam science museum.

-Sean Spokes

I was at the Marina in Kirkland, WA and was about to leave when I saw this view. A storm had just passed through, and I was wishing I had a camera with me. The only one I had was in my iPhone 3GS. I thought I'd take a few shots, wishing I had a flash for some foreground illumination, but went with what I had.
I aimed towards the sunlight and touched on the darkest part of the image to expose for that area, hoping not to blow out the sky too much, and took the photo. As it turns out, this is my second entry where the only camera I had available was my iPhone.


Camera: Apple iPhone 3GS
Shutter Speed: 1/3400 sec
Aperture: F/2.8
ISO: 64
Focal Length: 3.9mm

I used the polygonal lasso, in Photoshop CS2, with an 11 pixel feather and selected the artwork in the foreground. I used the patchwork filter instead of mosaic tiles and made adjustments to the size and relief of the tiles as well as doing a slight hue/saturation adjustment for the colors. I lightened up the selected area a little, which is more apparent in the wallpaper size than the 800 pixel size. I cropped out some of the image that had been shot in landscape mode and resampled up to scale it larger for the wallpaper size.

-Steve Everist