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The birth of Stereoscopy: Wheatstone on Binocular Vision 1838, original source

The birth of Stereoscopy: Wheatstone on Binocular Vision 1838, original source

Back in 1838 the con­cept of binoc­u­lar vision had not yet been explored or writ­ten about any­where. It was a sci­en­tist in his mid 30s who not only described the phe­nom­e­non lat­er called stere­op­sis but also con­struct­ed a device to view two flat images in 3D which he called a stere­o­scope. This is espe­cial­ly remark­able as pho­tog­ra­phy was not invent­ed until one year lat­er. Charles Wheat­stone’s obser­va­tions were based only on draw­ings. Most of these draw­ings are based on hor­i­zon­tal mir­ror­ing which is why we call them mir­ror stere­os today. Read Wheat­stone’s orig­i­nal source here.

Stone and Water — A 3D Journey through Bruges

Stone and Water — A 3D Journey through Bruges

The canals of Bruges have con­nect­ed the city to the sea for cen­turies. Inter­na­tion­al mer­chants guar­an­teed wealth and pros­per­i­ty. Bruges soon became one of the largest Hanse cities. Until today, the medieval build­ings and struc­tures of the 15th cen­tu­ry remained main­ly intact. UNESCO des­ig­nat­ed the entire city cen­tre as a World Her­itage site in 2000.

VSC Meeting, May 2022

VSC Meeting, May 2022

Are you up for a chal­lenge? We have one for you! The theme of our next com­mu­ni­ty slideshow in May will be ‘LIGHT’ and you’re invit­ed to send us your stereo pho­tos. It can be an image includ­ing sun rays, sun­sets, light art or just a cool light bulb.Besides the slideshow there will be a pre­sen­ta­tion about stereo con­ver­sions of paint­ings. Join us on May 8!

Shake it up with 3D Wiggles

Shake it up with 3D Wiggles

3D wig­gle­grams, or wig­gles for short, are 2 or more stereo images stitched togeth­er to cre­ate a sense of depth in the form of a video or GIF. The wig­gles that I am show­ing are made from the 35mm shots on my RETO3D camera.

VSC Meeting, April 2022

VSC Meeting, April 2022

Join our April meet­ing! Again, we will have two inspir­ing talks for you. You can dis­cov­er world maps with a third dimen­sion and the 3D artist with­in you! We also con­tin­ue our new “In-Depth-Social­iz­ing” series to intro­duce some of our mem­bers. See you there! Join us on Sun­day, April 10th 2022, at 2pm EDT / 8pm CEST

Miraculous Madeira

Miraculous Madeira

On my trip to Madeira, I took many stereo snap­shots. The beau­ti­ful moun­tain­ous land­scapes we walked through were well-suit­ed for stere­og­ra­phy. The snap­shots pre­sent­ed here were tak­en with my two GoPro Hero8 Blacks and the GoPro Smart Remote. Using this set­up, I could syn­chro­nize the cam­eras and adjust the stereo base.

Florence: a Stereoscopic Walk through History

Florence: a Stereoscopic Walk through History

Flo­rence is every stereo-photographer’s dream: his­tor­i­cal palaces, stat­ues, foun­tains. Tak­ing a stroll down its old streets is like walk­ing into a par­al­lel world. Art and his­to­ry come alive right before your eyes.

VSC Meeting, March 2022

VSC Meeting, March 2022

In our next meet­ing we are going to have pre­sen­ta­tions about the Look­ing Glass Por­trait, a new dis­play which allows us to eas­i­ly cre­ate dig­i­tal lentic­u­lar images as well as some insights on the mag­ic of Wig­gle GIFs. And we have some­thing new: In-Depth Social­iz­ing. Join us to dis­cov­er new 3D trends and our com­mu­ni­ty on Sun­day, March 6 2022 at 2:00 pm EST / 7:00 pm GMT / 8:00 pm CET

MINUTA STEREO — a new pinhole stereo camera

MINUTA STEREO — a new pinhole stereo camera

In 2020 the MINUTA STEREO Pin­hole Cam­era cam­paign got suc­cess­ful­ly fund­ed on Kick­starter with­in one month. The devel­op­er tells what hap­pened since.

A Declaration of Love

A Declaration of Love

Alfred Silvester’s 1857 series of stere­oviews enti­tled ‘Dec­la­ra­tion of Love’ begins with a scene depict­ing a young woman seat­ed at the piano. Jonathan Ross inter­prets the series and reveals a Valen­tine’s tale — not only for Victorians.

Stereoscopic Trip to Asunción

Stereoscopic Trip to Asunción

This gallery show­cas­es some stere­os I took in the cap­i­tal city of Paraguay: Asun­ción. Stere­oscopy offers a whole new per­spec­tive to look at our sur­round­ings, in depth and in detail. These were tak­en with a smart­phone using the burst mode fea­ture to take sequen­tial Left and Right images. I hope you enjoy this lit­tle tour pf my hometown!

VSC Meeting, February 2022

VSC Meeting, February 2022

Come join our sec­ond meet­ing in 2022! We will cov­er a broad vari­ety of top­ics: vin­tage stere­oview box sets, mod­ern stereo pho­tos from Paraguay and first-hand infor­ma­tion about the world’s biggest stereo event. Isn’t it just awe­some how mul­ti-facetted stere­oscopy is?
Join us Sun­day, Feb­ru­ary 6th at 2:00 pm EDT / 7:00 pm GMT / 8:00 pm CET