Every now and then you can find stereo illustrated books that incorporate a viewer, to view the printed stereo pairs, rather than anaglyphs. This basic concept and format turns out to be quite old. Read more about it in David Starkman’s abbreviated history of Stereo Illustrated books.
Month: September 2020
written for the stereosite by David Kuntz, USA Stereo photography is a bit more demanding than traditional flat photography, because a poorly rendered 3D image can be difficult or unpleasant to view. So, the stereo photographer has to take additional steps, not required with flat photos, …
In this post, I will talk about collecting antique stereoscopes for glass stereoviews from the period 1850 to 1930. Some tips from my previous post can also be applied to stereoscopes, so I recommend to read this post first. However, collecting stereoscopes comes with some additional challenges that I will address now.
This is the first post of a two-part series about collecting stereoscopy antiques. This post is about collecting stereoviews. André tells about his experiences based on two years of searching and bidding on glass stereoviews of the First World War, but in general these tips apply to all themes.
You may or may not know that adding a small handheld mirror to your stereo arsenal can help you overcome many of the common ‘cha-cha’ problems. With the mirror reflecting half of the camera’s view, you can capture an entire stereopair in a single shot, eliminating timing-related issues. Read a step-by-step guide here.