29 01 2013


‪if you ever visited my photo-blog, you would have noticed that I am a big fan of stereo-photography. years ago I used color-slides and watched them in a broken apart old viewmaster. today with all digital images that doesn’t work anymore, but – there is a new way – you create out of the 2 stereo-image components an ANAGLYPH. in some simple steps red and cyan-blue is added to the 2 images in photoshop and the layers are combined to one picture. now you can see the 3D-image effect through special red/blue glasses, the blue needs to be on the right side.‬


‪during my flights I shot a lot of stereo-photos, not by using a special 3D-camera, just one camera and shooting 2 pictures. the stereo effect in the end happens when you wait about 10 seconds between the 2 shots, it looks like as if you had moved the camera sideways. you can see a lot of those images on my other blog.‬

‪a while back I found out that this same technique can be used to create stereo images from normal tv-documentaries or even feature films. whenever the camera moves sideways, like shot from a car or helicopter, you screen-capture 2 images with a small distance ( you find the best results after a while with a bit experience ), and these final anaglyphs look stunning, as you can seen below. there was nothing 3-dimensional looking planned in all these films, you create the effect artificially. I especially like 3D results from historic film footage. maybe someone is as crazy as I am and give it a ‘shot’… ‬

3D-comp 2013.1 web
3D-comp 2013.2
3D-comp 2013.3

images © ZDF 2.german tv



22 10 2010

on my second blog – twelvefield –, I started to post a new series of 3-dimensional photos from my collection, so-called ANAGLYPHS. you need blue/red glasses, the blue on the right eye, to see them right. over thirty years ago I started to take 3-D photos, improvised – only with one camera. in that case you take the 2 necessary pictures with the same camera, moving sideways between eye-distance and more than 30 meters. eye-distance, in case there is a lot of foreground and you use a wide-angle-lens, a bigger distance the bigger your tele-lens is. out of an airplane for example you cover a huge distance taking the second picture after 10 sec. important is that you choose the same center in your 2 pictures. for my early 3-D photos I used colorslide-film and looked at them through a modified VIEWMASTER-viewer. since I changed from film to digital photography I could not use that viewing method, until I found out only recently about ANAGLYPHS. in that case you manipulate your 2 photos in PHOTOSHOP and create a blue/red combined picture. with blue/red glasses it is possible to see these pictures on your computerscreen in full 3-dimension. in case someone is interested in this technique I will explain more in detail. it is a fun way to store your memories in 3-D and probably soon an affordable technique will be available to watch them even without glasses on your tv-screen. below you can see one sample picture, more on – twelvefield-.

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