Deep space stereo drawings

Deep space stereo drawings

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.

Stereo cards from modern times

Stereo cards from modern times

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!

Symbiosis of art — a sculptor’s stereo photos

Symbiosis of art — a sculptor’s stereo photos

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.

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.

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.

Stereo Window basics

Stereo Window basics

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 

Getting started with Catadioptric stereos (Mirror stereos)

Getting started with Catadioptric stereos (Mirror stereos)

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.

Evolving to a twin camera set up

Evolving to a twin camera set up

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.

Macro stereo photography: a beginner’s perspective

Macro stereo photography: a beginner’s perspective

This arti­cle describes a sim­pli­fied approach to macro stere­os, which should serve as a start­ing point for fur­ther exper­i­men­ta­tion with this medium.

Unique floral photography

Unique floral photography

Remov­ing the back­ground of flo­ral pho­tog­ra­phy will show­case the intri­cate beau­ty of even the sim­plest of flow­ers. Here you can read how to do it.