A collection of interesting literature on Stereoscopic Photography from various authors. All articles are copyrighted and linked directly to its respective author/or published site url.
An Introduction To 3D Photography
by Michael Gabriel I Published on Contrastly.com
Three dimensional or 3D photographs are visually appealing. They invoke interesting reactions. They make photos look real, as if they’re just right in front of you.
The concept of 3D photography has been around for years. It’s not something that was recently invented or created. 3D photography is rather old.
It was in 1839 when 3D photography first came into the spotlight. Also called stereo photography, it attracted attention along with the photographic science revolution. That was before the time when people were inquisitive and wanted to know why our vision of images and drawings were all flat. This gave way to the investigation that led to the conceptualization of stereoscope, which referred to the study of how the mind can merge two images or ideas that are different in a way that’s so natural, but makes us aware of our three dimensional spaces. Sir Charles Wheatstone is credited for the investigation on stereoscope or stereoscopy. More...
Modern Stereo Photos
by Brian May and Elena Vidal I Published on londonstereo.com
It's a little outside the remit of the original London Stereoscopic Company, but the scope of the new LSC knows no boundaries !Stereo Photography is very much alive in the 21st Century, and on this site, we hope to bring you some prime examples; of course it will take time ... See a small selection below which include a some of Bri's stereos, a fascinating project in the medium of stereo photography by Louisa May, created in May 2008, and from November 2008, a new domain for Queen-related stereos ... some from the early days, with Freddie and John, and some from more recent times, with Paul Rodgers. More...
Stereo Parallax and Disparity in Single-lens Stereoscopy
by Michael A. Weissman I Published on researchgate.net
Single-lens stereoscopy (SLS) is the method where a stereo pair is derived by sampling light from two sides of an aperture within a single optical path. I first review the formation of the two images and the characteristics of these images. Of special interest are the differences between single-lens stereoscopy and dual-lens stereoscopy (DLS). Then I consider various practical considerations of using this method to make real-world products. Some of the questions to be addressed are: How do we form left and right images in a single-lens system? What causes the disparity between the two images? Just where is that aperture in a real optical device, anyway? What is the stereo parallax for an SLS system? How is disparity related to object depth (and is it different for DLS systems)? Can we measure a stereoscopic "sense of depth" or "depth effect"? How can we produce a strong depth effect in a SLS camera? How much depth effect is produced by the camera and how much by the display? What is the overall transformation from "Object Space" (the real world) to "Virtual Space'" (what we see)? How do we measure the sense of depth produced by the overall system? More...
Motion parallax, stereoscopy, and the perception of depth: Practical and theoretical issues
by Jocelyn Faubert I Published on semanticscholar.org
This paper deals with practical and theoretical issues related to motion parallax. Motion parallax implies that the perception of depth can be extracted from a temporal sequence of images that contain different perspectives. The present paper will focus on the relative effectiveness of motion parallax as compared to stereoscopic depth perception. It will be argued that motion parallax alone will generate a strong sense of depth, even in the absence of stereoscopic cues. Two studies directly comparing motion parallax and stereoscopy will be presented showing that, under certain conditions, these cues can be equally efficient and that there can be an additive effect when both cues are present. A theoretical discussion on the effect of optical distortions and how such distortions can influence motion parallax from a viewer’s perspective will follow. Particular emphasis will be placed on the optical distortions produced by progressive addition lenses used to correct for presbyopia. Finally, research avenues will be proposed to answer some of the theoretical and practical issues related to motion parallax in our daily activities. More...
The Future Of Photography Is About Computation
by Glenn Fleishman I Published on fastcompany.com
Since the birth of photography almost 180 years ago, the relationship between a photographer and a camera has remained mostly unchanged. You open a shutter and capture an image. Though you might manipulate lenses, exposures, and chemicals–or, in recent years, bits–there was a nearly one-to-one relationship between what the lens saw and what you captured. But you’ve likely taken thousands, if not tens of thousands, of pictures in recent years that break that relationship without knowing it. More...
Stereoscopic 3D: A Brief History
by Shaina Tromp I Published on cyberscience3d.com
3D technology has become commonplace in today’s society with the advancement of 3D movies, 3D gaming and technologies like Oculus, Microsoft HoloLens, zSpace and Magic Leap, but where did 3D imaging originate?
In 1838, Sir Charles Wheatstone invented the stereoscope to give depth to images. The stereoscope he created presented two offset images separately to the left and right eye of the viewer. These two-dimensional images were then combined by the brain to give the perception of 3D depth. More...
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