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.
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.
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)
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.
The following collection is a small sample of my favorite cloud stereo photos from the last few years while flying over Europe and the Southwestern portion of the United States. These images are all taken sequentially with an iPhone, and processed using a few different apps. For me there is no trick in taking cloud photos other waiting for the plane to level off and pushing the button. The important and sometimes tiresome step happens after, when choosing the 2 correct photos out of dozens to match together for the well balanced stereo photo. I hope you enjoy the collection.
© 2021 James Hoppes
James Hoppes (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
I started taking stereo photos in May of 2019. While wasting time on Instagram, I stumbled upon a collection of parallel view stereo photos and immediately I was hooked. The perfect storm of the warm and inviting community of stereo photographers on Instagram, my ability to freeview, and the ease and convenience of the smartphone camera, has provided me with a new hobby and a new way to look at the world around me. I have spent the last two years doing the cha cha everywhere with my iPhone, often confusing friends and family, but I am determined never to waste another photographic moment on a standard 2d photo.
In my spare time, I am a full-time father to two wonderful daughters, after having enjoyed a short career as a policy advocate in the non-profit world.
Carleen’s photography reflects her ongoing passion for nature, and the solidity and reassurance nature brings. See six of her calming and peaceful stereo photos here.
© 2021 Carleen Phillips
Carleen Phillips (Alabaster, Alabama, USA)
Carleen’s interest in stereoscopy started in 2014. She has placed in the top three in several stereo competitions, including two wins with London Stereoscopic Company. Her work has been featured in Stereoscopy Magazine and Stereo World. When not out shooting photos she is hard at work in animal rehabilitation, and being a mom.