I’m so sorry to do this. But I get excited whenever I record a really great video. This one will be a Deke’s Techniques movie for lynda.com, available (I believe) July 5th. Altogether for free. And it will document how to make a stereoscopic photograph with a single lens (i.e., standard) camera, perfect for viewing with a pair of red/blue glasses—that is to say, red on left and blue (actually cyan) on right. Get yourself such a pair and check out the following:
This is me, btw. I imagine that some of you might want to see someone other than me, possibly a person with longer hair and more depth. But me is what you get. Me in real 3D.
The photos (b/c it requires two) come from Jacob Cunningham. Click the image above to see a higher resolution vertical shot, with lots of real-tree and real-grass action. (Damn, this stuff is real.) In case you’re curious, these sorts of images are called anaglyphs. Next thing you know, you’ll be at a party goin,’ “Dude, I created the most wicked anaglyph today.” And some hottie in the wings (presumably regardless of gender)‘ll say, “Serious, I’ve heard enough outta you. I’m taking you home!”
Me serious, I cannot tell you what a rad technique this is. And so simple. I managed to boil the whole thing down to two clicks. You’ll see in a couple of months. In the meantime, don’t despair—Deke’s Techniques is every week, so keep watching.