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Getting the Right Depth in 3D Photography

Getting the Right Depth in 3D Photography

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.

Using Artificial Intelligence in the Stereoscopic World

Using Artificial Intelligence in the Stereoscopic World

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.

Freezing the movement of light

Freezing the movement of light

Look at the incred­i­ble vari­ety of stair­ways and their dynam­ic expres­sion increased through stereoscopy.

4 YEARS — Restless New York City

4 YEARS — Restless New York City

ANAGLYPH GLASSES NEEDED! As the world around us got increas­ing­ly changed polit­i­cal­ly, New York City streets have pro­vid­ed a unique stage for both the social unrest and the epidemic.

Simultaneous nature photography

Simultaneous nature photography

One of the advan­tages of liv­ing in Scot­land is that you are very nev­er far from a beau­ti­ful land­scape. Some of these stere­os were tak­en a short walk from my home and the oth­ers just a short journey.

Flower close ups

Flower close ups

In tak­ing flow­ers stere­os, I try to accen­tu­ate the poet­ic nat­ur­al beau­ty of each subject.

Mid-Century 35 mm Filmstrip Stereo Viewers

Mid-Century 35 mm Filmstrip Stereo Viewers

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.

Restoring Stereoscopic Antiques

Restoring Stereoscopic Antiques

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?

Multi-Frame 3D Photography

Multi-Frame 3D Photography

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.

Negative Notions: Proper digitization of stereoscopic negatives for parallel viewing

Negative Notions: Proper digitization of stereoscopic negatives for parallel viewing

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.