to my "Web Museum of Stereoscopic Photography".
photography is exciting!
photos show things in 2 dimensions, but stereo images show
life as we see it, in 3-D.
photography works the same way we see the world through our
two eyes, by using two slightly different views. When we look
at stereo pictures, we experience depth and realism like
looking at the original scene. What a miracle!
was a photographer taking regular pictures before I got
in stereo photos. Like many people, I first saw
images with View-Master reels. Back in 1962, an American
student friend sent me some of her View-Master reels and they
I saw 3-D pictures of American life back then, I thought it
would be fantastic to make such exciting images, but I didn't
thought expensive specialized equipment and advanced
techniques were necessary to make 3-D pictures.
to the present time, and lots of information is easy to
on the internet. Old stereo cameras aren't expensive and even
simple digital cameras can be used to make nice stereo
photos. Once you understand the basic principles, it's easy
by doing and improve your technique. And there are clubs and
groups where people who enjoy stereo photos meet and share
their images, enthusiasm and knowledge.
I live in Kobe, Japan, I joined the Kansai Stereo Photo
"3D KANSAI" &"ISU"some years ago. We
meet four times a year and share news, show stereo photos and
3-D videos, and learn more about the wonderful world of
hope you enjoy the 3-D pictures on my website and will try
stereo photography yourself, if you don't shoot 3-D already!