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.
Probably you’ll need to adjust the image size for a better viewing experience. The shortcuts crtl + [+] and crtl + [-] work for most browsers. Crtl + 0 brings everything back to it’s original size. If you have a Mac use cmd instead of ctrl in these shortcuts.
- Stone and Water — A 3D Journey through Bruges
The canals of Bruges have connected the city to the sea for centuries. International merchants guaranteed wealth and prosperity. Bruges soon became one of the largest Hanse cities. Until today, the medieval buildings and structures of the 15th century remained mainly intact. UNESCO designated the entire city centre as a World Heritage site in 2000.
These stereo photos where taken with two synced iPhones 11 Pro mounted on a rig. Two combined volume controls served as a remote shutter. This set up is my personal approach to combine the advantages of a twin camera setup with the light weight of a smartphone and its ability for editing and post-processing the stereo pairs.
© 2022 Pascal Martiné
- Shake it up with 3D Wiggles
FLASH WARNING — The content below contains flashing images.
3D wigglegrams, or wiggles for short, are 2 or more stereo images stitched together to create a sense of depth in the form of a video or GIF. The wiggles that I am showing are made from the 35mm shots on my RETO3D camera.
I like that wiggles are as if someone pushed pause around a moment or scene and it glitched. I’m specifically drawn to the retro vibe and dreamy atmosphere of film wiggles. As a 3D experience, wiggles can be more inclusive. The viewer doesn’t need to freeview or use stereoscopic glasses, so it can offer a sense of depth to people with vision impairments. Additionally, if you are posting on Instagram, they loop easily.
These days I am editing my photos in Lightroom and then I import the images into Procreate. I am able to play the wiggle on a loop under the animation assist settings. Once my photos are lined up on a specific focal point, I can export it as a wiggle or add animation to it. Check out the VSC meeting video to see a little more in depth about this process. Lately I’ve been drawing animated crystals for a series of wiggles. Some of them are featured below.
© 2022 Jassimine Dixon
Jassimine Dixon (Portland, Oregon, USA)
Jassimine Dixon is a graphic designer running her own stationery business in Portland. She was introduced to 3D via stereograms. Viewing those zany patterns with hidden images prepped her to freeview stereoscopic photos. Now she takes her own stereo photos and also creates her own stereogram greeting cards.
- Miraculous Madeira
On my trip to Madeira, I took many stereo snapshots. The beautiful mountainous landscapes we walked through were well-suited for stereography. The snapshots presented here were taken with my two GoPro Hero8 Blacks and the GoPro Smart Remote. Using this setup, I could synchronize the cameras and adjust the stereo base. I brought a regular mirrorless camera too, and although far superior in image quality, it cannot capture the moment like this stereo setup can.
Challenges I encounter using two GoPros are latency between the cameras, exposure and white balance differences, and doing proper adjustment of the stereo base. Most shots turn out well straight out of the cameras though, and most of those that do not can be corrected afterwards to an acceptable degree.
© 2022 Björn Staf
Björn Staf (Skövde, Sweden)
Stereoscopy is a hobby that combines my interests in art, technology and science. I first encountered stereoscopy as a child, reading a magazine with anaglyphs. More occasions followed from time to time, but I never gave it much thought until 2018. A friend of mine made an interesting remark when we were walking in the woods; he thought his nature photographs were missing something, but he could not point to what exactly. I thought it was the lack of immersion that our depth perception could give. Knowing the basic principles of stereoscopy, I made an experiment with my camera. Back home, I crudely assembled a few stereograms to display on my 3D TV. They were far from perfect, but it worked! Over the course of a year my interest grew and in late 2019 I bought myself two GoPro cameras which I mounted side-by-side. Since then I am hooked, still experimenting my way forward.
- Florence: a Stereoscopic Walk through History
Florence is every stereo-photographer’s dream: historical palaces, statues, fountains. Taking a stroll down its old streets is like walking into a parallel world. Art and history come alive right before your eyes. Most photos in this gallery can be found in Piazza della Signoria or inside the Palazzo Vecchio (the majestic building famous for his high clock and bell tower). The statues of Galileo Galilei and Pier Antonio Micheli are situated in a niche carved from the last inner ground pilaster in the Loggiato degli Uffizi famous for the world renowned museum it hosts. The Baptistery, Cathedral and Bell Tower are located in a nearby piazza.
© Valentina Carta
Valentina Carta (Brescia, Italy)
My first encounter with stereoscopy happened in the summer of 2000 when a family friend lent me a book filled with autostereograms and a handful of stereo cards. I didn’t manage to view any of them but on New Year’s Day in 2019, while on the NASA website, I stumbled into the famous stereo picture of Pluto. I was hooked the moment I managed to view it in 3D! Fast forward 3 years and now I don’t miss any opportunity to take a stereo of something, to the point that I like to plan trips with the explicit goal of taking stereos of new interesting places. My favourite subjects are buildings, statues or empty streets. The majority of my stereoscopic pictures are sequential stereos taken with my iPhone 11 Pro — although I use a Fujifilm W3 when I’m dealing with moving subjects like animals or pictures where water is involved.
- Stereoscopic Trip to Asunción
This gallery showcases some stereos I took in the capital city of Paraguay: Asunción. Stereoscopy offers a whole new perspective to look at our surroundings, in depth and in detail. These were taken with a smartphone using the burst mode feature to take sequential Left and Right images. I hope you enjoy this little tour pf my hometown!
© 2022 Flory García
Flory García (Asunción, Paraguay)
I’ve been passionate about photography for many years. However, after discovering the magic of Stereoscopy back in early 2019, the way I look at my surroundings changed completely. Inspired by Dr. Brian May’s life-long passion for Stereoscopy, and an ever-growing global community of stereoscopists, I began taking my own stereo images. My favorite subjects in particular are my hometown Asunción and nature. I take all my stereos with a smartphone and occasionally with my old yet trusty Nikon D5200 camera. It’s incredible how we’re able to immortalize special moments with just one click, but with two clicks, we can almost relive them, as well as the feelings we once experienced! Magic!
- 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