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.