Photography's next dimension?
Professional photographer NICK SAGLIMBENI has pioneered new techniques in 3D photography that have transformed the genre. In our August issue, he tells Photography Monthly that it is something photographers of all abilities and budgets can embrace.
Here are some of Nick's amazing 3D images. You'll need some anaglyptic glasses to view the 3D effect. They are the ones with one red eye and one cyan!
Want to create your own? Here's how!
How to produce a 3D image
Creating a rudimentary 3D image is relatively easy if you have post-processing software to hand. Still life objects work best and it is advisable to start with a single object first time around. To give the most impact, shoot with a small aperture of f/16.
1. Take your first photo looking through your right eye, then shift your camera along on the same horizontal plane about two inches to the left (into the position of your left eye) and take another.
2. Open both images in Photoshop and then select the right image, copy it and paste it on top of the left image. You will now have one image layered on top of the other one – the right image is shown in the Layers palette as Layer 1. The left image is shown as Background.
3. Double click on Layer 1 to open the Layer Style window. Under Blending Options you will see a heading called Advanced Blending. Uncheck the box marked R. You’ll notice that your image will change to red and cyan.
4. Using the Move tool, shift the right image (Layer 1) so that your main object of focus lines up with its counterpart underneath. Wearing your 3D glasses, shift the image to get the best 3D effect.
5. When happy, crop out any extra parts of the image and save as a jpeg.
Get your August copy of Photography Monthly now, complete with free 3D glasses! http://www.buyamag.co.uk/Photography-Magazines/Photography-Monthly
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