Join us on Sunday, May 2nd at 2:00 pm EDT / 18:00 GMT / 8:00 pm CEST. The VSC is excited to begin our new meeting format with a Stereo Photographer Spotlight, a Tutorial and a talk about History & Collecting. Also, we want to announce that all the past talk recordings are now available!
Month: April 2021
I understand it’s 2021 and I’m talking about shooting on film. From an educational standpoint though, the limitations it imposes forces you to learn the basics of exposure, composition and how to be more intentional with your artistic choices. Spending an hour or two mounting slides is definitely an exercise in humility as you reflect on all the things you wish you did right. As you get familiar with it, there’s a rhythm that develops with the tactile experience and it’s pretty relaxing.
What is meant by true crime? It’s a nonfiction genre having to do with actual crimes, usually murder. It’s popular now, but it was popular in the 19th century too‒just think of the penny press and the National Police Gazette. As the joke says, “Crime may not pay, but it sells!”. I was curious to see if it made its way into stereo cards, too. In what follows, I’ve tried to provide a thumbnail sketch of each crime. Accounts from the time often vary, so I’ve tried to present a composite set of the facts which I think are the most likely.
Since the 18th century, the castles along the river Rhine, Germany, have shaped the term Rhine romanticism that sums up cultural-historical interpretations in poetry and art. Here you find three famous examples of the countless places along the Rhine worth visiting.
The viewing experience of stereo photos sometimes is just as if you could step right into the scene. But the flatness of distant landscapes is an undeniable drawback for the stereoscopic effect.
Read about the reasons and methods to enhance the depth in such stereo photos. Look at historic glass slides as well as at modern drone stereo photos.