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.
Taking stereo photos
I understand it’s 2021 and I’m talking about shooting on film. From an educational standpoint though, the limitations it imposes forces you to learn the basics of exposure, composition and how to be more intentional with your artistic choices. Spending an hour or two mounting slides is definitely an exercise in humility as you reflect on all the things you wish you did right. As you get familiar with it, there’s a rhythm that develops with the tactile experience and it’s pretty relaxing.
The viewing experience of stereo photos sometimes is just as if you could step right into the scene. But the flatness of distant landscapes is an undeniable drawback for the stereoscopic effect.
Read about the reasons and methods to enhance the depth in such stereo photos. Look at historic glass slides as well as at modern drone stereo photos.
Ready for a journey into deep space? Then why not create your own universe by drawing it? Space and galaxies have always fascinated me and when I started painting some years ago I created several galaxies in the classical way — in 2D on canvas. A little later, I got the idea of converting my paintings into 3D. Finally, I switched from canvas to digital artwork.
I present you a series of modern stereo cards, inspired by the Victorian way of depicting reality: Stereoscopic photography. I’ve been inspired and fascinated by the atmosphere of old stereoscopic cards, which were, in their time, the most realistic way to immortalize and then relive the memories driven by the sight of a particular scene. I show you how to create your own modern stereo card in 10 minutes!
Unlike painting, in sculpture, the perception of spatial depth may be the most important thing to consider. The relationship of each of the elements distributed in the space is the real challenge to take into account in creating sculpture. In the vast majority of cases, color is dispensed with to focus attention on three-dimensional shapes. In a traditional two-dimensional photograph of a sculpture that perception of depth is lost, and therefore two-dimensional photography is a very ineffective means to represent the spatial awareness of a sculpture.
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.
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.