Excellent meeting Tuesday evening. Ken lectured on 3D composition, we had pictures and Cheesecake for dessert!
I took what notes I could, but as usual, missed quite a bit of the information. I’ve been told that if a person retains 10% of a lecture they are doing quite well, and I hope I have over 10% here:
1. All 2D composition rules apply to 3D. Use things like the Rule of Thirds and Ninths when composing.
2. Remember that in 3D, it’s like looking into a Window. The Window Pane is the front of the picture and everything you see is typically behind the window.
3. Watch for side violations. This is where something appears on the side of one of the two pictures, but not on the photograph. It leaves a ghosting image to the eyes and is very distracting.
4. Top and bottom violations are also possible, but less likely. Same effect on the eye.
5. Put a persons head towards the top of the image. Try to get the entire torso into the picture otherwise you may end up with half a person floating in mid-air.
6. Limit the picture to what you want people to see. Too much stuff can be very distracting in a 3d image.
7. Try to have multiple levels of depth. Something close, medium distance and far distance unless you have a fixed backdrop like a wall. The multiple levels is pleasing to the eye and prevents wasted space.
8. Focus – 3D likes the entire image in focus. Using selective depth of field can work, but care must be taken to ensure the background isn’t distracting. Using small apertures increases depth of field (slow shutter speed, small aperture)
In SPM, you may use the Easy Adjust (“K”) menu to adjust the image alignment and even rotate the images for a more pleasing image.
That’s the bit I remember from the lecture. Probably much that I missed, so apologies Ken for such a short recap!
Notes for October –
Walt volunteered for goodies
Subject for October is – Through the Window – The theme is based on Ken’s lecture and some information on how the 3D Window works. Maybe we’ll see some pictures where the subject is in front of the Window, instead of behind??
CODE Show – Entries must be to Ken by 24 September!!! Please get those entries to Ken as we are allowed 10 and want to show the world what we can do!
Pictures – I’ll be posting shortly. Need to convert from MPO to JPG for the Web Page!
Brad’s entries for the month:
Cindy showed these pictures:
Ken shared these:
Naoma brought these:
Sandra took these pictures:
Last but not least, Walt and Rosanne brought these pictures: