Bremen is one of the 5 most popular cities in Germany, probably also because of their maritime history and flair. I would like to take you on a little stereo tour to visit some of my favourite places.
The Verascope and the Taxiphote are two halves of an unbelievable stereo development effort that went on for 40 years essentially without any changes. The Taxiphote was exported to and patented in many countries. All this serves as an example of how attractive stereoscopy was at that time, and also confirms the quality of the Taxiphotes as a technical device. We can only guess at the prestige of having a Taxiphote at that time.
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!
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.
Ready for a journey into deep space? Space and galaxies have always fascinated me, so when the book Cosmic Clouds 3D by David Eicher and Brian May was released in 2020, I got the idea of converting my traditional space paintings into 3D by using a depthmap. But I realised that the result was far from satisfying. So I switched from canvas to digital artwork, which has the advantage of being easier to convert into a stereoscopic drawing than a traditional one.