Stereogram photography fun in the Photofusion Darkrooms

Photofusion Member Michael Stern has spent the day creating stereograms in the darkrooms!

A stereogram is any image that, through one of several techniques, is able to convey the experience of depth perception to the viewer by means of stereopsis for binocular vision.

Photofusion darkrooms | Stereogram photography

Photofusion darkrooms | Stereogram photography

Traditional stereoscopic photography consists of creating a 3D illusion starting from a pair of 2D images. The easiest way to enhance depth perception in the brain is to provide the eyes of the viewer with two different images, representing two perspectives of the same object, with a minor deviation exactly equal to the perspectives that both eyes naturally receive in binocular vision.

The side-by-side method is extremely simple to create, but it can be difficult or uncomfortable to view without optical aids – Michael used the glasses shown in the picture above.