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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.


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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

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Pascal Martiné (Mainz, Germany)

Pas­sion­ate about stere­oscopy as a col­lec­tor and pho­tog­ra­ph­er since 2016. Admin of the stere­osite. More on About me.

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

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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!

Insta­­gram-pro­­file: staring.at.stereos

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

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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.

Insta­­gram-pro­­file: stere­o­scope­ma­nia

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

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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. 

Web­site: gakutada.com
Insta­­gram-pro­­file: gaku.tada

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”.

The Graf Zep­pelin (1933)
The (zep­pelin-moor­ing) mast on top of the Empire State Build­ing in New York, used as an exper­i­men­tal mail pick-up point by GoodYear blimps
(1931)
Air­ship pio­neer and com­man­der Hugo Eck­en­er in the Graf Zep­pelin dur­ing the Round-the-World flight (1929)
View of the Dutch town Zwolle in 1925 (1925)
Aer­i­al view of Lon­don, West­min­ster — to the right is the Thames, under­neath is the St John’s church at the Smith Square (1921)
‘Olle’ Bennström (r.) and mechan­ic in his Ford Spe­cial at the Swe­den Win­ter Grand Prix (1933)

© 2021 Her­bert Verhey

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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)

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