How to view stereo photography without the aid of a stereoscope or stereo viewer.
To view a stereo pair without the aid of a stereoscope or stereo viewer is relatively easy and a person
has two methods to choose from. One method is called the parallel viewing method and the other is
called the cross-eyed method. With the cross-eyed method very large image pairs may be viewed. With
parallel viewing you are restricted to images whose combined width is about 5-1/2" or where each image
is no wider than the distance between your eyes.
Here we go - whilst looking in between two stereo pictures force you eyes to go cross-eyed and you will
see that you can actually see the 2 images in the background turn in to 3, whilst this occurs they all are
out of focus.
The funny thing that you have to do is remain cross-eyed however at the same time look at the middle
image out of the 3 created, also look for the edges of the middle image and you will begin to see the
depth of the photos reveal itself, eventually the image will jump into focus despite the fact you are still
cross-eyed - cool huh!
Is another area of photography that I am very interested in which has been around for many years and never
disappoints the observer.
With the use of a tripod slide you basically take two identical photos of a still subject - or if capturing a moving
subject, take 2 photos at the same time with 2 individual cameras (both methods usually eye distance apart) and then
using a stereo viewer force each eye to see each photo individually. .
Below is a method for seeing pictures in 3D without the use of a viewer and just the use of your eyes.
High dynamic range imaging was originally developed in the
1930s and 1940s by Charles Wyckoff. Wyckoff's detailed
pictures of nuclear explosions appeared on the cover of Life
magazine in the mid 1940s. Wyckoff implemented local
neighborhood tone remapping to combine differently exposed
film layers into one single image of greater dynamic range.
Click the thumbnails below to see my examples & note the
considerably more tonal range than the average photograph.
Nothing more really
than an animated GIF
file of a photography
that has subtle
and embedded within
the image to create
further interest for the
Here are some
examples of mine