Issue 12 · Fall Meeting December 12, 2004

Welcome Back!
It’s been a full year since our last meeting in December of 2004 and we are back together again enjoying our love for 3D.  It’s been quite a year for our local members.  Both Steve Horan and Stan White graced the cover of “Stereo World” this past season. Our club, with the help of Bob Wilson, Simon Bell and myself put together a stereo display for Heritage Mississauga in February.  Simon Bell put on a couple exhibits of his stereo work this past summer and I’m sure many other members experienced personal 3D achievements since our last meeting. 

What a blast we had.  There was an exceptional turnout with quite a few new faces as well as some who had not been to a meeting for awhile.  The exciting thing was seeing how many people had been developing and achieving new ideas and techniques of exploring 3D.
So what happened?
Yours truly,
David Delouchery hosted the event in Kitchener and after the initial meet and greet things got under way with a slide show. Josh Kaell shared his TrueVue collection of images. Most were from the early 40’s and the first set were scenic monotone warmly tinted images that were quite nostalgic.  Locations included, Yellowstone, the 
Golden Gate Bridge, Lake Louise, the White House and New York.  The next set of images were of Hollywood personalities from the 1932 movie premiere of Mae West’s “I’m No Angel”.  We then watched a semi riské collection titled “A Night at the College Inn” which included backstage pictures of chorus girls and dancers getting ready for a show.  “A Night at the Carnival” showed a sleazier side of the “Circus” life.  These images included side show freaks and monkeys.  The final presentation was called “Santa’s Workshop for Boys”  This charming collection was actually a promotion for American Flyer Trains.  There were wonderful images of boys dressed as Santa’s Elves complete with beards helping Santa make model trains.  I then shared a short video I had made of my visit to the Keystone Museum in Meadville, Pa.  Some other images that were projected included a view of lichen from J and 3 views of the 1952 Grey Cup parade in Toronto that Simon Bell had as a gift from New England NSA member Ron Labbe.
Show and Tell
So lets move on to what people had to tell and show.  Bob Wilson passed around his copy of Harold Lloyd’s “Hollywood Nudes in 3D”.  This is the second book published of Llyod’s stereo work and a lot more revealing than the first which featured Marilyn Monroe in 3DMatt Tatham shared some of his time exposure views of Las Vegas.  Stan White talked about his infra-red hyper-view landscape images and the techniques he uses to tint/paint them in Photoshop.  He says that 2 lens cameras are only effective from 2 to 8 metres and then the image goes flat.  His camera  rig has a 20” base.  To avoid parallax he keeps the foreground at least 30 feet from the lens.  He has a third camera in the centre which he plans to use with colour film for tinting purposes.  
Jason LaBelle, an old friend and co-worker of Simon’s, brought a Polaroid 3D camera to sell.  It is very similar to a passport camera but was packaged specifically for 3D and sold for half the price.  It takes 600 film. 

Simon Bell shared his story of how he got into 3D.  Turns out he was going to the Galapagos on a photo trip and met a woman with a Kodak stereo camera from the 50’s.  He then asked Les Jones about how he could do 3D who in turn directed him to Stan White and the rest they could say is history. Simon brought his most recent publication. A non-stereo collection of photos of vintage cars of Cuba titled “Chariots of Chrome - Classic American Cars of Cuba”  He said that the publisher could'nt’t be convinced to publish the photos in 3D because they wanted to create  a “quality” coffee table book. Well that’s not the kind of quality we like, right? He had copies available for $30. He also has a display of his 3D Cuban cars on at the Moses Znaimer Television Museum (MZTV)  His friend Gail joined us for the meeting as well. 

Sarah Shrigley passed around some of her side-by-side 35mm views.  

Steve Horan had quite the item to show off.  He has mounted  3 sony camera’s together and synced them with a Lanc Sheppard sync controller for creating Lenticular images.  He also had a phantagram Christmas card for sale. 

Matt Neima is exploring medium format 3D and uses a Sputnik.  He passed around a cheap but good quality medium format viewer from China that is available at most of the 3D retailers. 

Jani Hamalainan had phantogram images of “Amanda”, a Sunshine girl which he took while at a bikini contest at the docks. He also recently received a patent for a technology he created which is a 3D biometric user recognition system. It took 5 years to develop. 

Peter Sinclair talked about his new service for printing lenticulars  and distributing cameras designed for taking lenticulars.  They range from low-end consumer single-use and reloadable 2  lens cameras to a high-end 5 lens camera. Models prices are $20, $100, $300 and $1700 US.  The high-end camera comes with either 38mm wide angle lenses or 78mm portrait lenses. All cameras use standard 35 mm negative film.  Prints are $1.70 each if you print the whole roll.  Reprints are $2.75.  A  8x10 is $22.  He says that the lenticular resolution is 179 lines per inch.
Felix Russo said that the 3D issue of “Photo Ed” magazine was very popular and expressed that lots of high school kids are very interested in 3D. He passed around copies of the Winter 2004-05 issue and highlighted what was coming up in future issues which included special photographic techniques and travel photography.  He is publishing a Canadian focussed photographic textbook.
Laura Jones met the Wilson’s about 15 years ago when she was collecting 3D views but is now using some of Peter Sinclair’s lenticular cameras to produce her own lenticulars.  Josh Kaell says that his RBT is once again on the fritz.  He also said that “Polar Express” is a lousy movie and the 3D is very variable. 

Jamie Waese takes 3D snapshots of his family with a digital SLR and a “3D lens in a cap” his goal is to create children’s entertainment in 3D. 

David Delouchery talked about the stereocards that he creates of civil war re-enactors.  I also brought up info on our opportunity to create a stereo exhibit for Heritage Mississauga from February to April. 

Ken Strass
(sic?) is interested in photographic history. 

J had some European format views.  He also mentioned that he has a European projector that is 220V which he wants to be able to run on 110V power.  He asked if anyone had any ideas on what he could use.  Active Surplus on Queen St. in Toronto was suggested and Simon quipped that he could go there after visiting his 3D display at City TV.

With food and drink our Fall 2004 meeting came to a successfull close.  Please keep in mind that we need volunteers to host future meetings.  If you have ideas or suggestions please pass them along to myself or Bob Wilson.