A 3D photograph usually consists of two images of the same subject taken from different viewpoints. One of the most common questions amongst both experienced and new stereo photographers is how to determine the right distance between the left and right camera positions that should be used when taking the photos. Learn how to achieve the right depth in your photos for a satisfying viewing experience.
The father of the stereoscopy, Charles Wheatstone, used geometric pictures to demonstrate his thesis about the “physiology of binocular vision”. Artificial Intelligence could be a new way to create stereoscopic worlds.
3D filmstrip viewers are a family of stereo viewers that gained prominence in the early 20th century. In fact, it was a small filmstrip viewer called Tru-Vue that re-introduced 3D viewing as a mid-century pastime, made it more affordable than earlier stereoscope sets, and paved the way in the hearts and minds of consumers for the popular 3D reel & card viewers that would come later. For this reason, Tru-Vue has often been called “the missing link” in stereoscopy. Explore some of the most interesting filmstrip stereo viewers here.
When considering restoration, I always ask myself one very simple question: What would this stereoscope look like today if it had never disappeared from its owner’s living room, but had been cherished and cared for continuously for over 100 years?
Lenticular photographs can be viewed the same way as ordinary photos, but they show the added dimension of depth. No stereoscope or 3D glasses are required for viewing. This ease of viewing is the biggest benefit of the lenticular print. By adding more than two viewpoints, the prints are easily viewed from a variety of positions and angles.
Stereoscopic negatives are, by nature of their creation, trickier dragons to conquer than are those made by traditional two-dimensional cameras. They are vicious chimeras, products of distinct photographic and stereographic processes, and difficult to tame. Read here how to do it.