Stereo Photography

Cyclopin: My Stereoscopic Pinhole Camera Made from a Cardboard Box

If X is good and Y is good, then X and Y combined must be even better. Out of this misguided reasoning have emerged such unholy inventions as the beer-tap hat and ice-cream fries. But sometimes, such combinations really do work – and I guess you don’t know until you try.

I’ve been obsessed with pinhole photography for a while, making my own cameras from cardboard boxes, cake-tins and the like. And last year – thanks in part to this blog – I got into stereoscopy. So I guess it was only a matter of time before I tried my hand at combining the two. Enter: the homemade stereoscopic pinhole camera.

Stereoscopic Singapore: Making of a 3D Photography Project – by Sroyon

The London Stereoscopic Company (LSC) features a different stereo photographer every month on their website. Sometime back, they invited me to contribute to the gallery for July. I’m actually quite new to stereo photography, having just discovered it this year (I described my first forays in a previous article on 35mmc). The LSC do amazing work to promote stereo photography and make it more accessible, so I felt honoured – and also a bit flattered, if I’m honest! – that they wanted to share my work.

stereo pair image of stereoscopy day banner

NEWS: Celebrate the World of 3-D with the First International Stereoscopy Day!

Today 3-D imaging fans around the world celebrate for the first time, International Stereoscopy Day!

The day-long celebration, to commemorate the official presentation of the stereoscope (3-D viewer) by its inventor Sir Charles Wheatstone, is led by Denis Pellerin and Rebecca Sharpe, curators at the Brian May Archive of Stereoscopy (‘BMAS’). Yes, one of Queen’s founding members (and Doctor of Astrophysics) is an avid fan of 3-D photography! Together, they aim to bring more awareness to the magical, historical and modern contributions stereoscopy can bring to both art and science.

Brian May said, ‘This is an exciting new step for Stereoscopy, and I’m grateful to Denis Pellerin and Rebecca Sharpe, curators of the BMAS, for not only coming up with the idea, but putting it into action at such a high level. Stereoscopy Day will be a celebration everyone can share of the unique position 3D imaging occupies in the world today, embracing art and science, and extending humankind’s vision and understanding of the world around us.’

Most events will take place today, with some following in the next few days, across multiple organizations and sites. You can find a listing on the main event page here, published by the Brian May Archive of Stereoscopy (“BMAS”). There will be talks, presentations, meetings, interactive displays, workshops, exhibitions and even special discounts available. (Source BMAS)

Everyone is invited to participate. You can join the buzz on social media and tag @BrianMayArchiveOfStereoscopy (Instagram), @londonstereo and @brianmayforreal and use the hashtag #StereoscopyDay!

My First Forays in Stereoscopic (3D) Photography – by Sroyon

Rebecca wrote a great introduction to stereoscopic (3D) photography which was published on 35mmc yesterday, and which some of you have probably read already. I only got into stereo photography last month, so I’m just a beginner, and as such, this is more of a personal account. I thought it would be fun to document my initial impressions of what I suspect will become a long-term interest. Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, I would like to share three important realisations – all quite recent – which really drew me into stereo photography.

An Introduction to Stereoscopic (3D) Photography, and the Stereoscopy Blog – By Rebecca (from Stereoscopy Blog)

I started the Stereoscopy Blog back in May 2019 after I was frequently contacted by people who wanted to get involved in stereoscopy but didn’t know where to start. There were already a few websites and clubs, but they seemed to go straight from zero to overly technical and expected immediate perfection, even before you’d worked out how to pronounce stereoscopy. They also usually focused on just one particular aspect, when in reality stereoscopy is multifaceted; it can be entertaining, artistic, educational and, above all, enjoyable. It also has several different applications.

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