Issue 15 · Spring
Meeting April 29, 2006
Due to technical reasons this issue is being published without photos.
Our Spring meeting was hosted by the Stan White
at his new home in Brantford. Things got underway with a
retrospective stereo slide show. Stan says he
photographed anything new since 1888 um correction 1988. He
started this project so that he could show his work in the stereo
section of the Photographic Society of America and when some of
it’s members have the Grand Canyon or the Teton’s
backyard to photograph he wanted to create images as grandiose in
southern Ontario. He says that he did quite well with these
images especially in the humour category. To musical
accompaniment the show featured some of his classic tabletop images
like his Lilliputian people conquering mountains of cheese and
defending it from monstrous mice. When he was creating these
images he could be seen carrying mannequin parts through the halls of
his college. Visual puns abound like the lemon car with a
wheel. Stan also included some images of how he accomplished some of
the images. He then followed with some stereo portraits taken with a
fisheye lens and a 1/8” stereo base and some conventional
landscapes. Stan says that he will be showing his
again on May 17th at the PHSC meeting and that Wolfgang and Maryann
Sell’s viewmaster presentation has been postponed to
welcomed us and informed the group about to upcoming stereo events, the
NSA Midwest in Ohio and the NSA convention in July in Miami.
passed around a viewmaster which featured images from the series
“The Strange Case of Dr. Addison and the Crosswell
Twins” by Christopher Schneberger. The
the story of two twins one which has passed away whose ghostly image
appears in photographs taken by a Dr. Addison of the surviving
twin. Felix discovered the set while at the NSA convention in
Irving Texas last year. Although the images are a complete
of fiction many people believed the story that was associated with
them. He says that he will produce another 3D issue of
magazine which will feature Christopher Schneberger’s
views. He invited club members to submit images for selection
the special Winter 2007 issue.
described how he adapted 2 Canon Rebel Digital SLR’s for
stereo. He sent the camera’s to the states and paid
their value to have the infrared filter blockers removed and infrared
filters added. The camera is now quite sensitive to infrared and he
shoots at 2000th/second at f8 with a ISO of 200. All digital
camera’s have them to help balance the colours of the final
image. He said that although there were instructions
the web it put the fear of God in him. The resulting jpeg
are a gloriously gross orange which he then colour corrects on his
computer. He feels that this set up would be good for
as it removes wrinkles. He gave each of the members a sample
stereocard. Stan also mentioned that the Canadian
Reference Library may finally be housed at the Ontario Art Gallery.
sold more than $10,000 worth of his large stereo prints. He
announced a new show of his work opening the following week at the
Leonardo Gallery on Avenue Road in Toronto. He now uses his
adapted Taxiphote viewer to allow the public to experience the 3D
now publishing a free community newspaper in Guelph called
It is mainly comprised of images of local people in the
community. It is a franchise and there are currently about 12
other editions published in other areas of Southern Ontario.
passed around a copy of the kid’s magazine Nickelodeon which
featured some of his 3D animal pictures.
described how his camera slide bar and synchronizer works for stereo.
Chow a visiting member of the SCSC (Stereo Club of
Southern California) showed some of his phantograms.
out some flyers and samples of digital to film conversions into
lenticular prints. He also provides a 2D
lenticular conversion service. $30 for a 4x6 and $50 for a 8x10.
from the Mississauga Camera Club and is interested in getting into
3D. He asked about software he had seen on the web that
digital stills into a stereo pair. He is looking for a way to
present stereo to his club, which has 120 members.
Dan was also in attendance.
showed off his beautiful hand built stereoscope. He is a
cabinetmaker and he wanted to pursue the challenge of making
It has a much wider intarsia laid hood, which allows for glasses to be
worn while viewing images. He has been taking stereo pictures
about 3 years.
showed a stereo wetplate glass negative that was produced for a
documentary that he is producing on James Esson a Preston stereo
photographer from the 1880’s.
informed us that it was pinhole photo day and shared some Polaroid
images he shot that day. He also found an optical device that
uses convex mirrors to project a small object into a hologram like
image. He brought some extras for sale to the interested members.
talked about her Egyptian presentation and 3D exhibit that he puts on
for her students.
Horan is currently enrolled in a digital photography
course and has set up a portrait and photography service.
Mutch talked about the Sputnik medium format camera and
other cameras he is playing with to do medium format 3D.
So that wrapped up out meeting. The next meeting will be on
November 26, 2006 at The Soccer Centre at 7601Martin Grove Rd. just
south of Steeles. It was suggested that we pay $2 fee for use
their meeting room and start a buy and sell section.
I’m not sure where this link came from
but by using a GIF animation file it wiggles
stereo pair and displays a pseudo 3D effect without the use of