Monday, 13 April 2009

Stereo Images

There is a trick to it. Either you can do it or you can't.

Ok so put your face about 2 feet away from the monitor and keep the image centered in your view. (Click on the pic for the larger version). Then cross your eyes slowly (not too much) and you will start to see three blurry images. Concentrate on the one in the middle.

The one on the left is your right eyes image shifted to the left and the one on the right is your left eyes image shifted to the right. The one in the middle is being created in your mind by merging the two images together as they pass each other. Concentrate on the "merged" image in the middle and after a few seconds your mind will focus the image.

This was done hand held to see if it worked, it did, kind of.

Click on the pic for the larger image, This one is too small...

INFO: Take a shot. Then move your whole upper body about a couple of inches to the right and keep the focal plane parallel to the scene. Then take the second shot.

Don't twist your body to the right, you want to physically shift the whole of the camera to the right, directly parallel to the scene.


  1. I need to try this soon - I have seen some good macros of insects this way and it really looks 3D - thanks for the method

  2. Hi Ryan,

    I didn't think it would work hand held but as long as you move smoothly and limit your up down movement then it should be fine.

    Good luck with it,


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