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iPhone Closeups

iPhone Closeups

Any­one who wants to take close­up stereo pho­tos has to deal with the sev­er­al prob­lems. But apps like i3DMovieCam bring simul­ta­ne­ous stereo pho­tog­ra­phy to your iPhone. This opens up the world of small ani­mals, insects and mov­ing objects to every­day stereo photography.

A Restorer’s Journey

A Restorer’s Journey

Some­times you will get a glimpse of the indi­vid­ual his­to­ry of your trea­sure and know where it was stored, wether it was looked after or long for­got­ten, if the own­er was well sit­u­at­ed or not, etc. For me, these sto­ries are invalu­able. As a pas­sion­ate restor­er, I espe­cial­ly appre­ci­ate view­ers that have remained untouched since their last use. I care­ful­ly remove the dust of decades to reveal the orig­i­nal beau­ty of a stere­o­scope. Being the first one to do so feels almost like get­ting in touch with those who bought it a cen­tu­ry ago. I want to take you to one of those journeys.

VSC Meeting, October 2021

VSC Meeting, October 2021

Make sure you don’t miss Con­ny Wet­zig pre­sent­ing her unique macro-stere­os fea­tur­ing insects, and Ili­cia Benoit dis­cussing her method of cap­tur­ing visu­al stereo­scop­ic imagery via a sin­gle pho­to­graph, tak­en from a sin­gle van­tage point. Join us on Sun­day, Octo­ber 3d at 2:00 pm EDT / 18:00 GMT / 8:00 pm CEST

VSC Meeting, September 2021

VSC Meeting, September 2021

Super excit­ed to wel­come Mark Dia­mond to share his work & the lat­est in 3D trends, Pas­cal Mar­t­iné to teach you about cre­at­ing side-by-side stere­os entire­ly on your iPhone and *YOU* in our first com­mu­ni­ty stere­og­ra­phy show!!! More details below. See you this Sun­day, Sep­tem­ber 5th @ 2pm EDT / 8pm CEST

My Magic Cards

My Magic Cards

What kind of enter­tain­ment would you have as a Sovi­et kid grow­ing up in the 1980s? A cou­ple of dolls, clothes; metal­lic con­struc­tor sets, the vinyl record­ings of children’s sto­ries; some cas­settes with pop­u­lar Russ­ian songs, and a bunch of film­strips. These things were in almost everyone’s pos­ses­sion – at least, that’s how I remem­ber my friend’s toys. How­ev­er, I had some­thing very spe­cial – a set of stereo cards, along with a sim­ple stere­o­scope that looked like binoculars. 

Stereo photography to go — from start to finish in 3 minutes

Stereo photography to go — from start to finish in 3 minutes

This tuto­r­i­al is based on my per­son­al work­flow for cre­at­ing side-by-side stere­os and includes sev­er­al apps for tak­ing, align­ing, com­bin­ing, and post-pro­cess­ing stereopho­tos. From shot to post, all files stay entire­ly on the smart­phone. Depend­ing on the occa­sion I slight­ly mod­i­fy my work­flow by adding, replac­ing, or skip­ping par­tic­u­lar steps. But on aver­age the process real­ly comes down to 3 min­utes to get a fin­ished side-by-side stereophoto.

Vancouver Island Secrets

Vancouver Island Secrets

This gallery is a small rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the dif­fer­ent land­scapes on Van­cou­ver Island (Cana­da). You prob­a­bly won’t rec­og­nize any of these loca­tions unless you’re an islander like me, but I’m proud to live in a place with such var­ied nat­ur­al beau­ty! Come vis­it some time!

VSC Anniversary, August 2021

VSC Anniversary, August 2021

Hey, 3D friends! Please join us for our first anniver­sary this com­ing Sun­day, August 8th. We’ll share a fun, short 6‑scene 3D dra­ma cre­at­ed by Thomas Asch and inspired by “A Rake’s Progress” by William Hog­a­rth. Then we’ll open it up to all of you, our com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers, to share a trea­sured 3D item or pho­to you’re excit­ed about dur­ing our pop­u­lar Show & Tell seg­ment. Can’t wait to see your faces and your cool stuff this com­ing Sun­day at 2:00 pm EDT / 19:00 GMT / 8:00 pm CET. Our meet­ings are always free — just reg­is­ter if you haven’t already. 

Bright loose images for the Monumental Art series

Bright loose images for the Monumental Art series

I am record­ing and doc­u­ment­ing in 3D wher­ev­er I go, such as Gal­leries and Muse­ums, and espe­cial­ly, when a Mon­u­men­tal Instal­la­tion by an Inter­dis­ci­pli­nary artist, or artists takes place.

How to Make Flush Mount Stereo Cards

How to Make Flush Mount Stereo Cards

Here is a step-by-step guide to mak­ing flush mount stereo cards. Flush mount means cards in which the art­work extends all the way to the edge of the card itself, as shown in the photos.