3D vision, the new consumer sensation. You see it everywhere, from the big screen cinemas, to smallest hand held console, it seems to be everywhere all of a sudden.
Some of you may have encountered some images in the past that have two images side by side. These are more likely than not, stereograms. For this specific type of image, one needs to cross their eyes so that both images merge into a single image in the centre.
During my outdoor photoshoot of Arturia and Sakura (which will be posted soon!) I took a few photos of them together, with a slight shift in angle. Once I was at home processing the photos, I noticed that they had a similar quality to stereoscopic images I’ve seen, so I tested them out. To my surprise, they worked! I’ve created my first accidental stereogram!
If you’re new to all this, before you click on the image and try it for yourself, I’ll let you in on my little technique which seems to work for me. Here’s a few steps:
- Focus on centre of the image, it’s best to keep the image small so make it easier on your eyes if it’s your first time.
- Put a finger in front of your eyes, between you and the image.
- While still focused on the image, you’ll notice that your finger is out of focus and that there’s two of them.
- Align the out-of-focus fingers so that each finger is in the middle of both sides of the image.
- Now here comes the tricky part, focus on the finger.
- You’ll now notice that the now out-of-focus image has combined.
- You can now move the finger away, but try to keep your eyes slightly crossed so that the image is still combined.
- Focus on the image without un-crossing your eyes and enjoy 3D!
Hopefully that helps ^^;
Now onto the accidental image:
Now, I tried to reproduce this with a figure on my shelf. It was quite a challenge without any specialised gear, or a tripod…
Hope you’ll enjoy those images :3