Stereoscopic vs Analog images

Stereoscopic Image

The way stereoscopic images are displayed is to put two (almost) the same photographs together. One represents how human right eye would see the scene and another photograph represents the left eye. It's a play on human nature that when we see our surrounding with two eyes, the brain would generate a three-dimentional image in our head. Applying the same principle to stereoscopic images, when looking through lens that would help the eye focusing on the two images, the brain would work as if we're looking at a real world instead of photographs, which in result become 3D to our eyes. 

Although this manual method of creating 3D image seems childish, it'd be interesting to develop this childhood toy into a tool to communicate fashion. I could shoot a photoshoot with the same principle of creating a stereoscope and make a device to view the images. Perhaps, I could start from trying with already-made device and see how it goes. 

This is a good way to break through the traditional way of image viewing. I would be able to approach the manual aspect of the project through this experimentation since all process would not be involving digital manipulation at all. It's amazing to think that 3D image could be done manually as well considering nowadays technology that could create one in just a blink. Ideally, I'l be using analog camera to take the photo for this, but I need to do a trail on a normal camera as a test shoot to see if the approach works or not.

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Analog Image

This is another approach to viewing a flat image into a 3-dimentional photo. In contrast with stereoscope, analog image can be done digitally. While viewing, the viewer would have to have glasses; one lens is red and one is blue. At the same time, the image would be manipulated in accord to the colour of the glasses. Without the glasses, the analog image would look like an image that has gone through glitch-effect, which in my opinion, is aesthetically interesting. A stand along analog image looks like a piece of art itself, and it'd be even more interesting when the glasses are worn.

However, I found it quite hard to focus on the details of the image because of the colour distraction. Blue and Red kept popping into my eyes, and it was hard to keep focusing after a period of time. The 3D effect doesn't work as good as stereoscopic one, but this is a good approach to be experimenting with digital process in comparison to the manual process of stereoscopic. I could use the same set of photoshoot photographs to the stereoscopic one but apply different post-production method to really show the contrast between digital and manual manipulations.

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