Photo Historian Denis Pellerin rediscovers a Victorian stereo-photographer from Manchester and writes about the information he's unearthed whilst researching him and his family.
The Stereoscopy Blog is excited to bring you our first of many posts by photo historian, life-long stereoscopy enthusiast and Director of Dr. Brian May's London Stereoscopic Company, Denis Pellerin. In this post he describes his most recent purchase of a stereoview of two sisters, his research into it and the story about them. It gives an insight into how he thoroughly researches each image for his excellent talks, articles and books.
A tutorial to explain how you can make your own spook-tacular 3-D ghost stereoviews using digital and analogue cameras as well as Photoshop and other photo-editing software or apps...all in the 'spirit' of stereophotography.
The British Museum announced yesterday that it will finally be reopening on the 27th August 2020 after its longest peacetime closure since opening its doors in 1759 (pre-booking is necessary to visit, please see the BM's website for details). To celebrate I thought I'd write a post about the stereographs of the British Museum taken by Roger Fenton in the 1850s.
For a crazy cat person every single day is Caturday so let's celebrate our feline friends in stereoscopic 3-D!
Here are a few more stereoviews from the box of about 30 1960s UK stereo-camera slides which I've scanned, digitally cleaned and digitally remounted.
These 1960s stereoviews are from a box of about 30 stereo realist slides which someone didn't know what to do with (when you're a stereoscopy nut with quite a niche interest these things have a habit of finding their way to you!). We're going to explore them!
These stereoviews were in a set of 15 which were originally made in France in the 1910s. The mounts show they were taken by a photographer with a studio in Paris and the clothing style shows French military uniforms as well as French fashion typical of the era. We're going to examine them and see what information we can find.
Well, it'd be a bit naughty to start a blog about stereoscopy and not say what it is! In a nutshell: Stereoscopy uses the illusion of depth to create a single 3-D image from two flat images when viewed by each eye separately.