I thought I'd make a post about the different ways to make stereoviews with a single lens. You don't need specialist equipment to take 3D photos, you can use almost any camera!
To celebrate two years of The Stereoscopy Blog we're going to have a play with StereoPhoto Maker and make a panning stereoview video; these work really well on wide landscape stereoviews and are ideal for use on smartphones and social media. I'm writing it step-by-step and as there are so many steps involved you may want to bring a picnic/sleeping blanket for this one!
You don’t need expensive cameras or software to make your own stereoscopic 3-D images. It’s relatively easy and there’s currently a real buzz on social media with people making their own stereoviews with smartphones and sharing them, especially on Instagram, so this tutorial will be keeping this in mind.
I'm aware that not everyone will be able to use Stereo Photo Maker to make stereoviews, especially some Mac users, so I thought I'd write a tutorial to explain how to align images and turn them into a stereocard which can be printed off - all whilst only using Photoshop.
Nishika 3-D N8000s were first produced in 1989 and were four lens (quadrascopic) cameras designed to produce four half-frame instantaneous images from a click of the shutters. Lenticular prints could be made from the negatives. Nowadays you're most likely to see animated 3-D GIFs or 'Wigglegrams' made from them on Instagram, especially if you follow the coolest people.
There are different ways to view images in a stereopair and they all rely on each image being viewed separately by the corresponding eye so your brain can fuse the two 2-D images into one 3-D image.