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9 Crazy Cross Eye 3D Photography Images and How to Make Them

OK the headline makes it sound….well crazy, but the simple fact is that 3D is now part of our lives in some form or other and will increasingly be part of future viewing experiences, these images and tutorial make it a possibility for all of us to create 3D pictures, do you want to? That is a hard one to answer, if it adds to the image then I guess we would say yes but the reduction of a 3D world to 2D representation has been part of what we as photographers have done for over 150 years, but then we used film for most of that time. Change will come whether it is a good thing the future will tell us when it is too late. Stereoscopic images (3D) are not new, the first invention that allowed 3D imagery was in 1838

The photographer behind these images and tutorial is Neil Creek and this is what he starts with..

“A revolution in photography and videography is coming. The 50’s cliche of the 3D movie and nostalgic childhood 3D viewers like the Viewmaster were ideas ahead of their time. Pretty soon 3D will be everywhere. Thousands of US cinemasare being upgraded to show new 3D movies, new computer display technology is bringing 3D without glasses to the desktop, and a growing enthusiastic community is breathing new life into time-honored 3D photography techniques.

If you haven’t experimented with 3D photography yet, now’s the time.

Anyone with a camera can take 3D photos, and with a bit of practice, most people can learn to see the 3D effect on their monitors without special glasses. I’ve collected here a few examples of some of the cool stuff that photographers are doing with 3D photography today. I hope these images will entertain and inspire you to explore the third dimension in your photography, and put you ahead of the new wave of 3D imagery which will soon flood our culture.”

How to Photograph Babies: 9 Tutorials

by Darren Rowse over at Digital Photo School

There must be a baby boom going on at the moment because today my inbox was hit by 5 separate emails from parents of new born babies wanting advice on how to photograph them.

I turned to our archives for some links to send them and found these 9 ‘how to photograph babies’ tutorials and thought I’d share them here just in case there are others looking for answers.

*Image Credit Nicole Hill.

16 Digital Photography Tips for Christmas

by Darren Rowse at Digital Phot School

It’s just a few days until Christmas so I thought a quick tutorial on the topic of Christmas Photography might be appropriate. Hopefully this will give you some good Christmas photo ideas.

Here are 16 Christmas Photography tips and ideas to try that come to mind for digital camera owners wanting to capture the big day:”….MORE

What Everybody Ought to Know About Posing for Portraits

Portraiture is a very popular area of photography, assuming you have family or friends… you probably like taking pictures of them, you get something and so do they. There are many technical issues to consider but the thing that causes most photographers problems is how to help their subjects pose.

We spend a whole session on this in our Portrait course, the next starts on 5th October if you are in Oxford and would like to be a better photographer. If you don’t live near Oxford you may find this post by Darren Rowse on his Digital Photo Schoolblog very useful. He has gathered together a  number of tips from around the web that will help you to pose your subjects better. The 9 different tips include subject areas like hands, power posing?, thighs, bums and other bits…Here is a link to Darren’s post

5 Ideas to Kick Start Your Photography Again

This useful little article by Darren Rowse over at Digital Photography School might be just what you need to get going again

“Last week I was speaking with an amateur photographer who told me that he’s been struggling for photographic inspiration and ideas lately.

He reflected that he felt like he’d become something of a lazy photographer and was in a bit of a rut – always photographing the same things in the same ways.

I shared a number of ideas from my own experiences of seeking photographic inspiration (some of which I’ll share below) but it struck me halfway through the conversation that a lot of the ideas I was suggesting was actually about him limiting himself in his photography in some way – in order to find inspiration.”...more

12 Ways to Add Randomness and Creativity to Your Photography

Darren, over at Digital Photo School, has penned this tutorial about taking chances and adding some originality through randomness. This is a technique I recommend to students on our Intermediate Photography course as a way of exploring creative potential.

“One of the wonderful things about digital photography is the creativity that you can engage in once you’ve got your image on your computer and in Photoshop. All kinds of effects can be achieved to make your shots look any number of ways.

But what about in-camera techniques for more creative and artistic shots? Here are twelve fun in-camera hacks to experiment with to get more abstract and artistic shots”

4 Rules of Composition for Landscape Photography

Here’s four ‘rules’ for landscape photography that might be helpful……more from those nice people at Digital Photo School

Color Correction with the Curves Eyedropper in Photoshop

The Curves Eyedropper technique provides a fast way to simultaneously correct color and fix exposure problems in your photo all at once. That’s a lot of benefit for just a few clicks. We teach this as part of our Photoshop Course

Here’s how it works.

11 Surefire Landscape Photography Tips

There’s something about getting out in nature with the challenge of capturing some of the amazing beauty that you see…..the quietness and stillness of waiting for the perfect moment for the shot, scoping out an area for the best vantage point and then seeing the way that the light changed a scene over a few hours.  These tips will help you make much better landscape images

20 Examples Of Low Angle Photography

Changing your shooting position is a great way to improve your photography, showing life from a different perspective makes people aware that things look different and sometimes more interesting, exciting or unusual when you get down on your knees. These days if your DSLR has a flip out monitor and live view option you may not even have to get grubby knees to achieve those shots. In one of my classes I get students to assume they are following a small dog or a small child around and take pictures from that point of view. This article from Digital Photo School by Peter West Carey shows images that might inspire you to get down and dirty.