Well, the October meeting theme was “Through The Window”, but we watched the CODE Shows instead. The quality of work from around the world just seems to get better and better.
Because we substituted the CODE Show for our October meeting, the November Theme is “Through the Window”!
What do we mean by “Through the Window”?
Typically in a 3D Photograph, the elements of the photograph seem to be behind a window, or pane of glass. All elements are behind the borders or frame of the picture when viewed. There are, however, techniques that make the photographs appear to be in front of the frame. That’s the goal, to create photographs that appear to be in front of the window instead of behind.
So far we have two techniques that help bring the elements in front of the window. You may also combine these techniques if you wish.
1. Using a Fuji W3,
focus on the rear most element of the photograph.
Press the shutter half way down, then compose the photograph as you wish.
Once composed, press the button the rest of the way and take the picture.
The W3 will align the lenses to make the initial focus point the “Window” of the picture. Any element in front of the initial focus point should appear in front of the window.
2. In SPM manually align the pictures to change the frame from the front to the rear of the picture. To do this,
open your picture in SPM
Use “Automatic Alignment” to straighten everything up. This will put everything behind the window.
Manually align the pictures by using “Easy Adjustment” by choosing from the adjustment menu or pressing “K”
Move the images further apart using the horizontal alignment controls on top of the anaglyph image. I’ve found that usually 15 to 30 pixels are usually sufficient to achieve the effect. You can push it more, but you must not push so far that people cannot bring the images into alignment when viewing.
These techniques don’t work on everything, but they cover quite a few scenarios. Combine the two for better alignment.
Here are the examples we shot during October and November!
Alan provided these pictures:
Brad showed these:
The first picture isn’t through the Window, but a demonstration of using the panoramic function of a tablet to shoot panoramic 3D images. The rest show “Through the Window”
Ken showed these
Naoma showed these
Priscilla showed these
Rozanne showed these
Walt shot these