If you are afraid of heights or have problems with looking down from elevated positions you have a problem: You miss one point in your photography. Nadir is a word people rarely use. Maybe because they do not know it. Why should they? Even if some people reach their zenith, nobody would boast with his travels to the nadir. Well, maybe if you are Orpheus…
I always was a big fan of M.C.Escher and his recursive and impossible pictures. When I saw the first escheresque photograph I could not resist to search the web and find out how it is done. A few days ago I rediscovered the technique of the Droste effect. A Droste effect picture is a picture within a picture within a picture within a picture… a neverending spiral.
This tutorial is based on the tutorial by Josh Sommers, which is a little outdated so I wrote a short guide on how to do it with current versions of the tools. As the original this version is directed at Windows users.