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.
Taking stereo photos
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.
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 …
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.