On this site you find some modern stereophotos of various members of the community. I’m really happy to have gotten permission to show them here. If possible I’ve added a link to their own website or social media and I highly recommend to pay them a visit. Among them are also some stereos I’ve taken myself. Unless otherwise stated all images are provided for parallel viewing.
If you want to know more about how to view these images, take a look at Viewing methods. For anyone who feels more comfortable by using a viewer the LSC Lite OWL is a good choice for viewing parallel stereos on screen.
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- The Depth of High Mountains
Hiking offers many opportunities for landscape stereo-photography. Due to the diverse scale of the objects, from small, beautiful flowers, to trees, to entire mountain regions it is possible to take a large variety of stereo-photos. My favourite stereos are the hyperstereos of mountains. But with baselines this large (ranging between 5~100 Metres), there are multiple things (clouds, people and moving shadows, cast by clouds, or even the earth’s rotation) which make this type of stereo-photography challenging. But with some practice a photographer can develop methods to counter these phenomena, and once you do, the results speak for themselves.
© 2021 Felix Schlicht
Felix Schlicht (München, Germany)
I started taking my own stereoscopic images in mid-2020 when I first discovered that free-viewing stereoscopic images is possible. Since then, with every photo I take I always find an opportunity to take a second photo from a different angle to create a stereo. While hiking I discovered that increasing the distance between the two images makes it possible to see depth even in distant objects like mountains, which otherwise would have appeared flat. I use my Smartphone Camera (Pixel 4a) to take stereos of just about anything, but my preferred stereo subjects are mountains and landscapes.
- iPhone Closeups
Anyone who wants to take closeup stereo photos has to deal with the following dilemma. Using a twin camera setup sets a minimum baseline that is still too large to achieve the right depth. Switching to sequential stereo photos eliminates this problem but excludes photos of moving objects.
But several apps like i3DMovieCam by the Japanese developer Masuji Suto make use of the possibility to control two of the back cameras of an iPhone simultaneously. This also results in a fixed baseline, which is too small for standard stereo photos — but it’s exactly what we need for closeups. Of course, you have to pay attention to several technical and artistic factors (partially described in Stereo photography to go) but it opens up the world of small animals, insects and moving objects to everyday stereo photography.
© 2021 Pascal Martiné
- Vancouver Island Secrets
The 6 stereos you see here form a small representation of the different landscapes on Vancouver Island (Canada). The first is Kinsol Trestle, finished after the conclusion of WWI, which is one of the tallest wooden railway bridges in the world. Other views include sailboats docked near the Oak Bay Marina, the little summer pools of the Koksilah River, snow-covered trees atop the peak of Mount Washington, a selection of bright trees in Mystic Vale near my house, and a sunset snap of the southern beach of McNeill Bay. You probably won’t recognize any of these locations unless you’re an islander like me, but I’m proud to live in a place with such varied natural beauty! Come visit some time!
© 2021 Lindsay Cole
Lindsay Cole (Victoria, Canada)
My stereo-hobby is quickly approaching its 3rd birthday, proving once again how time flies! I started taking stereo photos when I was living in Hamburg, Germany, and needed a personal interest to pass the time. Like many people I first encountered the stereo process thanks to Dr. Brian May, and since then I’ve met many wonderful photographers and artists! I mainly enjoy hyperstereos and photos that can demonstrate the grandiosity of my subjects. Having returned to Canada, my main focus has been the natural beauty and colour that surrounds me every day. Any time I’m on a hike or camping excursion I’m sure to snap a few pictures! It’s amazing how much you can do with a smartphone. My only equipment currently is my trusty, old, cracked Samsung Note 8… the camera is great and that’s all that matters! Sequential photos do have a limit, but there’s enough for me to work with for now!
- Bugging Out!
I have always been fascinated by animals and since I’m able to take macro photos, insects have become my favorite stereo subjects.
© 2021 Conny Wetzig
Conny Wetzig (Leipzig, Germany)
I did not become interested in photography until I read ‘Queen in 3D’ by Dr. Brian Harold May in 2019. That’s when I began to take stereos photos on my own. With my smartphone (Huawei P30 Pro), I started to take macro stereos of animals (especially insects) and flowers. My equipment is my smartphone, a self made catadioptric rig and my Fujifilm Finepix Real 3D W1. I primarily use my smartphone to take stereos, even though it takes a bit longer to take photos of insects. I have a lot of fun taking stereo photos and I’m always looking for new opportunities.
- Space handpainting
The following six images show some of my ’space handpaintings’ that were created using the 3D painting app Blender. I used to export them as a video and let the visitor ‘fly’ through my little painted worlds. More recently I’ve tried exporting them as stereoscopic pairs to enable visitors to watch them in real 3D. These are the first results.
© 2021 Gaku Tada
Gaku Tada (Wellington, New Zealand)
I learned Computer Animation at college and started my career working for the film industry in Los Angeles. I worked several big shows and then moved to New Zealand for for the Lord of Rings company, and worked on films such as King Kong, Avatar, Planet of Apes and more. I was in the lighting/rendering department to make computer generated images look real — to fit in with real photography.
Now I am a freelance artist and running a tutoring business. I spend a lot of time for making realistic images, but now I am more into illustration images. I use Blender software to create 3D illustrations. My style is simple, I believe empty space encourages people’s imaginations.
- Historical Stereo Extractions
The scenes from historic documentaries presented here were up until now only viewable in 2D, but thanks to the horizontal movement of the camera and/or the object within the video, I was able to ‘extract’ stereo pairs by combining selected stills without the use of (artificial) manipulation. As a result, I was able to create 3D images from 2D video, in some cases almost a century “after the fact”.
© 2021 Herbert Verhey
Herbert Verhey (Seminyak, Bali)
The first stereo image ever I made was with a single camera, by moving it a bit to the side, taking one photo and then another and combining the two prints for cross-eye viewing. Later on, after having made hundreds of stereo slides with a double set of pocket cameras mounted side-by-side on an aluminum strip, I began experimenting with single camera imaging again, expanding my technique to use 2D (historical) movies/videos as a source. Some of my first results using this method were published in 1998. This extraction technique, together with with my passion for aircraft and airships resulted in dozens of unique “stereo extractions” as I call them, some of which I published in a book (Zeppelins in 3D, 2019), and also on Instagram. I have also been experimenting with applying the same extraction method to music videos and I publish those images on Instagram as well.
Instagram-profile: herbertverhey (historical extractions), darealthing3d (music video extractions)
- 3D Slices & Shapes
The stereo of the tree with multicolored foliage below was my original inspiration for this series: it has so many patches of various colors that when you mirror certain slices, different colors abut one another, and it winds up looking like a pastiche of many trees rather than just one. I expanded this concept of internal contrast with the stereo of yellow and purple flowers, and then tried a more homogenous hybrid with the tulips. Meanwhile, I always love honeybees and most other insects, so decided to highlight one and its takeoff runway in color. Finally, with the stereo self-portraits, I am attempting to viscerally convey how my new reading glasses (my first ever) make my head feel!
© 2021 Gordon Au
Gordon Au (New York, USA)
I am an avid stereographer and 3D experimenter/tinkerer, making stereophotos, stereovideos, anaglyphs, extractions, and conversions, drawing upon a variety of sources, including TV and film, artwork, NASA data, found footage, and more. My experiments include catadioptric stereos, artificial intelligence, slices and shapes, asymmetric framing, video panning / zooming of 3D stills, x‑rays and fog as depth map sources, and more. I am a proud member of and have presented and/or written for the VSC, New York Stereoscopic Association, LA3D, the NSA, and the ISU.