written for the stereosite by David Kuntz (Rancho Palos Verdes, California, USA) Stereo photography is a bit more demanding than traditional flat photography, because a poorly rendered 3D image can be difficult or unpleasant to view. So, the stereo photographer has to take additional steps, not …
Taking stereo photos
You may or may not know that adding a small handheld mirror to your stereo arsenal can help you overcome many of the common ‘cha-cha’ problems. With the mirror reflecting half of the camera’s view, you can capture an entire stereopair in a single shot, eliminating timing-related issues. Read a step-by-step guide here.
If you are already taking stereo pictures, well done! However, if you desire to broaden your horizons by capturing more challenging images, for example freezing motion, or creating dramatic landscapes, then a twin camera set up may be the answer.
This article describes a simplified approach to macro stereos, which should serve as a starting point for further experimentation with this medium.