Tagged: Photography

Handheld, single camera, #3D still photos

The following photos were taken while hiking, using a single Lumix GH-2 camera. ┬áThe 3D effect is created by taking the left image photo, then moving the camera slightly to the right, and taking the right image photo. The two images are then combined in Stereo Photo Maker to create these red/cyan anaglyph images. (Click on any image for full size – all are in red/cyan stereo anaglyph format) [singlepic id=178...

3d photos taken with a single camera

While hiking I took several 3D photos using a single Canon SX1 IS camera. This works by taking a photo and then sliding the camera a couple of inches to the right and taking the same photo again. The left and right images are then combined with Stereo Photo Maker to create a 3D image. Obviously, when handheld, camera pointing is not perfectly aligned in the left and right images. Much...

My 3D Camera Mounts

The photos below do not show all the mounts I have built but you get the general idea. For example, several mounts are just pieces of drilled out steel or aluminum mounted to a tripod adapter. One problem with putting cameras side by side on a length of aluminum is that you need to put a hole and fastening nut for the tripod mount, in between the cameras, which means 3/4...

The 3D rig I used for a Civil War Battle Re-enactment 3D video

I used two Lumix GH-2 DSLRs to shoot 3D video. In this configuration, the lens centers are spaced about 6 inches apart which means that primary subjects need to be at least 15 feet and preferably 20 feet away from the camera to avoid 3D eye strain (convergence going bonkers). The cameras are screwed into a rail made of aluminum using 1/4-20 knobs picked up at a local hardware store. Audio...

Are inexpensive “steadycam” camera stabilizers worth it?

Anyone who has shot video for a while eventually wants a way to create smoother handheld shots. I do a lot of my shooting while on my feet and walking, just the type of activity for which “steadicam” (steadycam) units are built. But do inexpensive camera stabilizers deliver real value? I ┬áhave not tested them but this guy has and he suggests they are not worth the money relative to the...

Build your own 3D dual camera mounting rails

Ritwika Mitra shows how to build your own dual camera mount featuring an adjustable interaxial distance for 3d stereoscopic photography or video. Ritwika is a high school senior, by the way. Cool young woman! She and her sister are also the founders of the non-profit Rennow.org. The details begin at about 2:30 into the video. I built this but I also use a fixed mounting bracket that is simpler and smaller....

Low end camera and camcorder sales dive, expensive cameras rise

Study: Smartphones Putting Serious Hurt on Point-and-Shoot Camera Sales | News & Opinion | PCMag.com. Smart phones are replacing the very low end still and video cameras. 2011 versus 2010: Point and shoot camera unit sales down by -17% “Pocket” camcorder unit sales down by -13% Traditional camcorder unit sales down by -8% High end point and shoot cameras (10x zoom are larger) up by 16% High end detachable lens cameras...

How many clicks will your camera shutter last?

How many shutter clicks can your camera handle before the shutter stops working correctly? Well, it depends on the camera, whether it uses electronic or mechanical shutter, and whether it is a consumer or pro camera. This is an issue especially now that many photographers are shooting time lapse videos using their DSLR. A 100 second video clip might use 3,000 clicks of the shutter! There is actual data that can...