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.