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

Neil Creek is a regular contributor to DPS (and is a 3D photography nut), authoring Photography 101 (to be continued soon). Please visit his blog, and check out his prints for sale on the Fine Art Photo Blog.

“I’m just going to do everything in 3D now. I’m going to shoot my daughter’s birthday party in 3D.” – James Cameron.

3DtitlepicA 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 cinemas are 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.

All of the images below are presented in “crossed eye” format, and can be viewed by most people without any equipment or assistance.

To learn how to see crosseye 3D images, I have a step by step guide for you to read.

WARNING: It’s important to state right up front, that there is a small potential risk to your health with this 3D viewing technique. The risk is very small, but I must cover myself. If you have any known problems with your eye muscles, I recommend that you do not attempt this technique. If you experience any light-headedness, headaches or other symptoms, STOP IMMEDIATELY and rest your eyes. Everyone will likely experience some slight eye fatigue when learning this technique, so it is very important to rest your eyes regularly, and only look at 3D images for short periods of time. Even once you have perfected the technique, do not over-exert your eyes. You have been warned. If you attempt to learn this technique, you agree not to hold me responsible for any ill fortune that befalls you as a result.

By Brian Valentine

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By Jeffrey Cooper

By Wayne Karberg – Pro

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Pretty cool isn’t it? As you can see from these outstanding examples, 3D photography is very versatile and has huge creative possibilities. The best part is that you don’t need special or expensive equipment to make 3D photos. I wrote a post on my blog that shows how you can make 3D photos with any camera and free software. I highly encourage all photographers to give it a try, and get involved with the active and creative 3D communities online.

Right now, I’m running a 3D photography project on my blog, called 3D For Everyone. Using the simple single-camera 3D photography skills, I want participants to take a cool 3D photo and submit it to the project. Thanks to my sponsor for the project, Loreo – makers of the 3D Lens in a Cap – every participant will receive for free a new Pixi 3D viewer for seeing 3D photos on your monitor without using special eye tricks. The overall winner, as selected by a panel of judges, will be given their own 3D Lens in a Cap. The due date for the project is the 26th of May, so hurry and visit the project page.

3D Photography is back, and this time around everyone can get involved, so don’t get left behind!

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Neil promises that his next post will continue with the Photography 101 series, and is grateful for everyone’s patience. Lesson 4 will cover Aperture and Stops. If you would like to read more of Neil’s work, you can visit his photo blog. If you would like to buy any prints of his work, he is part of the Fine Art PhotoBlog with six talented photographers. The Fine Art PhotoBlog is recruiting new members right now as well!

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Neil Creek is a professional photographer from Melbourne, Australia. He has been shooting with a DSLR since 2004, and blogging about his experiences since 2006. Neil has authored five ebooks and a video training course, all designed to help others improve their photography. View Neil's folio at his home page. Learn about his publications here.

  • http://stepfo.dk/features.php 3D-billeder

    excellent guide :-)

  • http://3dfilmer.nu 3D-Filmer

    I used this guide to make my first 3D photos, awesome effects. I like mixing with the FX to create the best and coolest features in my pic.

  • http://none Justin Brooks

    I wonder if someone out there will make/create a 4 mirror cross-eyed 3D viewer with a button that adjusts the pitch of the mirrors.There is a “3DScope” product from http://www.berezin.com that is a parallel viewer for parallel 3D photo pairs,but the 3DScope Im on about,make’s your parallel vision the other way round using mirrors to make the left eye front mirror to the right back mirror,and the right eye front mirror to the left back mirror.This when viewing with no adjustment on your own eyes,make’s you see the world around you,in stereo 3D,instead of our own parallel 2D vision.Parallel 3D viewers (with mirrors) view the left photo to the left and the right photo to the right (for parallel 3D photo pairs),but with this mirror 3D Cross-eyed Scope Viewer(for cross-eyed 3D photo pairs),the front eye mirrors are in opposite directions (left to right and right to left) giving you,a 3D view of the world around you,just like looking through a 3D-lens on a camera.This new product idea,would come with a warning,that this product,is not to be used for long periods of time,as your eyes also need to adjust also to the real world (every day viewing) .Its a great idea though.In theory,you could take this new product at a cinema or film theatre (theater) and see a 2D film in 3D through this new 3D Cross-eyed Scope Viewer.Im not sure what it will do,as no-one has made/created this new cross-eyed mirrored 3D product yet.I hope someone out there,will make this new 3D cross-eyed mirror viewer.I would,but I dont have the material’s & space to work though,as Im from Manchester,Lancashire,England,U.K & have a job as a warehouse operative,at a plastics factory,in Bury,Lancashire,England,U.K.Im a 3D enthusiast,but I do some 3D photography using 2 2MP camera phones side-by-side each other & use the 3D pixi viewer (with elastic earbands) from http://www.berezin.com to see my 3D photo’s while I take them,which is a bit like a cross-eyed mirror viewer,but only parallel 3D,not cross-eyed 3D.Neil Creek,the owner of this webpage,will like this idea.I have sent this idea to “Berezin” website,but no-reply yet.

  • kurtis

    who did it with the ad

  • http://top3d.info 3d images

    Great photos.

    You cand find more here: 3D Images

  • Cristian Rosello

    Wooow, i can see them, fantastic!!

    I need to try to make it. Thanks!!

  • http://gholmes.photoartnet.com George Holmes

    I am able to see 3D using the cross eyed way. I can even blink and scroll down on some of your images here that are close together.

    What I really would like is to be able to find software for the Mac that doesn’t require me to use windows.

    I took a couple of shots using your technique, and resized, etc in Photoshop then combined them using layers. After a few adjustments it worked okay.

    thanks for the info,
    gholmes

  • Kurriota

    Wow…
    I love the rollercoaster track pictures!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/3dCorsseyedPictures Billy

    Check this page on facebook out. 3D crosseyed Pictures THERE ARE OVER 100 AND COUNTING

  • jayesh

    3d comment 3d comment

  • Elijah

    When I saw the Magic Eye posters I thought they were very easy, and I also think these are very easy. Also for other people who can see Magic Eye pictures check out .

  • Volts

    There is some truth to what they say that, “Blessed are the cross-eyed for they see God twice”. No pun intended.

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  • Riku Karjalainen

    Thank you for this article. I have taken photos in 3D for quite many years but found that this cross-eyed technique is an awful strain and pain for my eyes. My method is to place the photos vice versa, ‘logically’ with the left eye picture on the left, the right eye picture on the right. Instead of crossing my eyes I let my eyes fully relax, look to infinity and then let my left eye focus on the image pair in front of me.

    Once you learn this or the other technique, it’s hard to learn the other one, but for the newcomers I feel that the parallel sighting is easier to adopt than the crossed one.

    For the near sighted, this may work better if you take the glasses off.

    This is how I take 3D pictures: First/left picture, body weight on my left foot -> Second/right picture, body weight on my right foot. Approximate distance between photos 10 to 30 cm, depending on the subject.

  • Riku Karjalainen

    Just one thing I forgot to mention, as part of the parallel viewing method I explained in my previous comment:

    The pictures I have taken are in the landscape orientation and viewable directly on the screen without any 3D software or picture re-orientation. This habit is from the time when I took slides and watched the 3D’s straight from the slide strip on the light table. Nowadays, I could start taking portraits, too.

    I could imagine watching 3D movies with this method for an hour or two, but watching a minimovie eyes crossed must have some kind of permanent effect.

    BTW, this is the parallel viewing is the orginial, historical, old method of viewing, later used by the air photographers’ method, not my invention at all.

  • Johanna

    WOW sooo amazing and not that difficult to do! It’s almost instant now!

  • Robert Watson

    I want to thank you for making such grandiose comments about how my images suck, and yours rule. Those are amazing PICTURES you took…however mine are COMPLETELY computer generated. So, with all due respect, your photography is really nice and your method is good too. But please, come back to the forum and tell me my stuff sucks when you can build it from nothing… http://www.moillusions.com/2010/12/robert-watsons-stereo-vision.html

  • Gary

    This worked great! In about a millisecond. I’m impressed. THANKS!!

  • devan

    nice pictures

  • Sabir

    Yes…It works…But resulting 3 D image is smaller than actual picture. Why it is so?..I have experienced this in cinema hall also while watching 3 D movie using the glasses.

  • http://sparkingnow.com sparkingnow

    Hi. I hope i am not off the topic, but i have one question as people here are related to 3D. All the images shown in article are side side images. Not to enjoy their 3D affect, i had to cross my eyes. Well these are images. In other case i am watching any movie which is shown in side by side like above images.
    My question is that anyone here can help me that which glasses i can use to see the affect of these side by side images without crossing eyes?
    If anyone can share the name of glasses and from where i can buy them?

    Thanks.

  • Joe Mbugua

    This is what i would call real brains at work. I salute you !

  • Stephen Mabena

    Ati, Sparkingnow what was the recommendation, I mean what glasses were recommended for you?
    Am faced with the same problem you had…pls help

  • Angiep

    Fantastic :)

  • Hello Kitty

    No glasses FTW

  • nutlisadward

    Finally I found the great place related to my Best 3d images.Hey you are great and you blog is pretty .

  • rudy

    My eyes hurt

  • Grey

    I’d prefer the wall eyed parallel view, less strain, more relax. Even the 3d anaglyph on tv or movies used that technique to reduce the strain to the eyes. Cross eyed technique are very restraining to the eye because we’re forcing our eye muscle to look closer than usual, sure it’s useful to step back a little so that it will be more easier to do it, but then you realized the picture will then gets smaller due to the gap between us and the picture.

  • Guestvich

    STEREO IDIOTS FROM DPS

  • mario

    this is dum and stupid

  • MIRELA

    beautiful pics,add more :))

  • http://www.soumennath.com/ Soumen Nath

    O My God, once you get what is Cross eyed view, you will love them. they become 3-D and crisp and very very sharp. Its an amazing world out there. Just awesome.
    But I doubt, if people will get that”Cross eyed vision”. It took me some time to get it.

  • 1223

    Lucky me, i had been experimenting with my eyes to view cross eyed images in focus… Never knew that this experience of mine would be useful.. And here it is, the discovery of cross eye 3d – which took me a few seconds to get the 3d image :-)

  • SANTOSH

    gr8 event

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    Very interesting article.
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Some older comments

  • sparkingnow

    September 20, 2013 06:44 am

    Hi. I hope i am not off the topic, but i have one question as people here are related to 3D. All the images shown in article are side side images. Not to enjoy their 3D affect, i had to cross my eyes. Well these are images. In other case i am watching any movie which is shown in side by side like above images.
    My question is that anyone here can help me that which glasses i can use to see the affect of these side by side images without crossing eyes?
    If anyone can share the name of glasses and from where i can buy them?

    Thanks.

  • Sabir

    August 28, 2013 05:19 am

    Yes...It works...But resulting 3 D image is smaller than actual picture. Why it is so?..I have experienced this in cinema hall also while watching 3 D movie using the glasses.

  • devan

    February 27, 2013 01:14 pm

    nice pictures

  • Gary

    December 17, 2012 02:01 pm

    This worked great! In about a millisecond. I'm impressed. THANKS!!

  • Robert Watson

    April 24, 2012 07:36 am

    I want to thank you for making such grandiose comments about how my images suck, and yours rule. Those are amazing PICTURES you took...however mine are COMPLETELY computer generated. So, with all due respect, your photography is really nice and your method is good too. But please, come back to the forum and tell me my stuff sucks when you can build it from nothing... http://www.moillusions.com/2010/12/robert-watsons-stereo-vision.html

  • Johanna

    February 27, 2012 12:54 pm

    WOW sooo amazing and not that difficult to do! It's almost instant now!

  • Riku Karjalainen

    February 8, 2012 09:04 pm

    Just one thing I forgot to mention, as part of the parallel viewing method I explained in my previous comment:

    The pictures I have taken are in the landscape orientation and viewable directly on the screen without any 3D software or picture re-orientation. This habit is from the time when I took slides and watched the 3D's straight from the slide strip on the light table. Nowadays, I could start taking portraits, too.

    I could imagine watching 3D movies with this method for an hour or two, but watching a minimovie eyes crossed must have some kind of permanent effect.

    BTW, this is the parallel viewing is the orginial, historical, old method of viewing, later used by the air photographers' method, not my invention at all.

  • Riku Karjalainen

    February 8, 2012 08:41 pm

    Thank you for this article. I have taken photos in 3D for quite many years but found that this cross-eyed technique is an awful strain and pain for my eyes. My method is to place the photos vice versa, 'logically' with the left eye picture on the left, the right eye picture on the right. Instead of crossing my eyes I let my eyes fully relax, look to infinity and then let my left eye focus on the image pair in front of me.

    Once you learn this or the other technique, it's hard to learn the other one, but for the newcomers I feel that the parallel sighting is easier to adopt than the crossed one.

    For the near sighted, this may work better if you take the glasses off.

    This is how I take 3D pictures: First/left picture, body weight on my left foot -> Second/right picture, body weight on my right foot. Approximate distance between photos 10 to 30 cm, depending on the subject.

  • Myanmar girls

    January 10, 2012 01:30 am

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  • Volts

    January 9, 2012 08:07 pm

    There is some truth to what they say that, "Blessed are the cross-eyed for they see God twice". No pun intended.

  • Elijah

    November 15, 2011 08:58 am

    When I saw the Magic Eye posters I thought they were very easy, and I also think these are very easy. Also for other people who can see Magic Eye pictures check out .

  • jayesh

    October 7, 2011 10:18 pm

    3d comment 3d comment

  • Billy

    September 30, 2011 11:24 pm

    Check this page on facebook out. 3D crosseyed Pictures THERE ARE OVER 100 AND COUNTING

  • Kurriota

    September 3, 2011 03:50 pm

    Wow...
    I love the rollercoaster track pictures!!

  • George Holmes

    August 16, 2011 10:34 am

    I am able to see 3D using the cross eyed way. I can even blink and scroll down on some of your images here that are close together.

    What I really would like is to be able to find software for the Mac that doesn't require me to use windows.

    I took a couple of shots using your technique, and resized, etc in Photoshop then combined them using layers. After a few adjustments it worked okay.

    thanks for the info,
    gholmes

  • Cristian Rosello

    June 28, 2011 11:14 pm

    Wooow, i can see them, fantastic!!

    I need to try to make it. Thanks!!

  • 3d images

    June 9, 2011 09:52 pm

    Great photos.

    You cand find more here: 3D Images

  • kurtis

    May 13, 2011 04:54 pm

    who did it with the ad

  • Justin Brooks

    May 6, 2011 11:14 am

    I wonder if someone out there will make/create a 4 mirror cross-eyed 3D viewer with a button that adjusts the pitch of the mirrors.There is a "3DScope" product from http://www.berezin.com that is a parallel viewer for parallel 3D photo pairs,but the 3DScope Im on about,make's your parallel vision the other way round using mirrors to make the left eye front mirror to the right back mirror,and the right eye front mirror to the left back mirror.This when viewing with no adjustment on your own eyes,make's you see the world around you,in stereo 3D,instead of our own parallel 2D vision.Parallel 3D viewers (with mirrors) view the left photo to the left and the right photo to the right (for parallel 3D photo pairs),but with this mirror 3D Cross-eyed Scope Viewer(for cross-eyed 3D photo pairs),the front eye mirrors are in opposite directions (left to right and right to left) giving you,a 3D view of the world around you,just like looking through a 3D-lens on a camera.This new product idea,would come with a warning,that this product,is not to be used for long periods of time,as your eyes also need to adjust also to the real world (every day viewing) .Its a great idea though.In theory,you could take this new product at a cinema or film theatre (theater) and see a 2D film in 3D through this new 3D Cross-eyed Scope Viewer.Im not sure what it will do,as no-one has made/created this new cross-eyed mirrored 3D product yet.I hope someone out there,will make this new 3D cross-eyed mirror viewer.I would,but I dont have the material's & space to work though,as Im from Manchester,Lancashire,England,U.K & have a job as a warehouse operative,at a plastics factory,in Bury,Lancashire,England,U.K.Im a 3D enthusiast,but I do some 3D photography using 2 2MP camera phones side-by-side each other & use the 3D pixi viewer (with elastic earbands) from http://www.berezin.com to see my 3D photo's while I take them,which is a bit like a cross-eyed mirror viewer,but only parallel 3D,not cross-eyed 3D.Neil Creek,the owner of this webpage,will like this idea.I have sent this idea to "Berezin" website,but no-reply yet.

  • 3D-Filmer

    April 26, 2011 01:08 am

    I used this guide to make my first 3D photos, awesome effects. I like mixing with the FX to create the best and coolest features in my pic.

  • 3D-billeder

    April 16, 2011 08:31 am

    excellent guide :-)

  • Gord

    April 14, 2011 12:47 pm

    Love your photos. If anyone wants to see more you can visit http://3dcruiser.blogspot.com/

    Would love to get your feedback on these photos.

  • Rx

    February 28, 2011 10:07 am

    Feb 2011 - HP Envy 17 3D - much better solution!

  • joe

    February 25, 2011 03:36 pm

    wow...funny thing while i was scrolling down cross-eyed i came across an add for "make your portrait amazing"....and it had slightly different pictures of the same girl, i dont know if that was part of it but i was able to do the same thing for the ad...lol

  • Dawn Dennis

    February 10, 2011 03:24 am

    That is wicked cool. I thought I was one of the few who wouldn't get it (I never could seem to get those hidden pictures that were popular in the '90's) but I saw them. I'm on a mission to make some of my own now! Thanks for sharing this.

  • Ben

    January 31, 2011 12:35 pm

    I found that if I got one, I could keep my eyes focused like that, scroll down and see the other ones without crossing my eyes again. Try it.

  • fred fuchs

    January 7, 2011 05:46 am

    i can't see the 3D effect , i see only bunch of 2 pics ...fuck 3d

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  • Chocobollz

    October 21, 2010 01:05 am

    @ Wingedphoto

    Yeah, what you meant is autostereogram, right? It's a pretty cool technique too.

    @ shakeel

    Yeah I want to know that too :-). I think it's pretty safe if you use it with moderation and try both technique (cross-eyed & parallel-viewing/wall-eyed) to reduce the strain on your eyes. Personally, I've found the latter to gave me the least effects, though it limits the size of the image (usually a bit too small to be enjoyable). While the cross-eyed tends to make me feel disoriented for a couple minutes (like when you're just woke up and can't focus your eyes very well). It gives too much strain to my eye after some moderate use (maybe like 10-15 minutes of continuous use).

    @ Cream of Beats

    Yeah I agree though I can master both the wall-eyed & parallel/wall-eyed technique in less than 1 hour but I'm sure there's a lot of people whom failed to grasp the technique. But still, it looks awesome.

  • Cream of Beats

    October 7, 2010 11:20 pm

    Its cool, but I'm kinda on the fence with this. One or 2 images might be cool, but who really wants to strain their eyes to see 3D pics on the computer? Definitely cool, but takes too much effort from the viewers.
    Can you imagine taking a pic at a party, and trying to explain to everyone how to cross their eyes to realize how to see what your seeing?? haha!

  • shakeel

    September 9, 2010 03:05 am

    i want to know that will crossing eye makes any defect to our eyes?? Any side effects?? please can anyone give me a reply to "amdshakil@yahoo.co.in"

  • Mich

    August 14, 2010 02:54 am

    WOAH.......... its awesome....
    i have tried learning to get it...but i couldnt...
    now i can..
    its really AWESOME...n BEAUTIFUL...!!!!!!!!!
    thanks for the tips...

  • Gerard Klauner

    August 4, 2010 07:31 pm

    Hi,
    I have a new Samsung 3D tv. If the photos or videos are in the following proportions, they are quite easy to watch : the pictures have to be 8/9 (16/9 compressed laterally) and attached side by side. My computer is connected to my tv set by HDMI. If I try to play pictures that are not in those proportions, it doesn't work. Of course, I can use photoshop to solve the problem, but it is time consuming. I split the two pictures, then I paste them on identical black pictures that are in 8 by 9 proportions, and then I stich the two pictures together again.
    It is difficult to find pictures or videos on the internet that are suited for 3D tv. And we don't have lots of tv channels for the moment, and most of the time, they play a demo. Could you help me? Also, I wonder how I could stich two videos side by side. I have two identical small HD cmeras, that are easy to operate together.
    Thanks for your help, and keep up the good work. Gerard

  • Holy...

    August 3, 2010 10:44 am

    Holy Shit! This really works...Oo

  • jumbybird

    July 29, 2010 01:27 am

    Where can I view the final image, I'm curious about what the handful of prudes found offensive.

  • Terry Hor

    July 28, 2010 05:53 pm

    For those who still don't understand, there is also a very nice clear video of how cross eye 3D works, and with some cool bonus math and glasses trick: Hope this helps the 3D community!:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvShotHl1As

    (Warning: The tutorial contains cute / sexy scantily clad animated tutors that might be offensive to some people like NB).

  • Carolina

    July 24, 2010 04:48 am

    Amazing details and crispness...I which my eyes viewed our world like this every waking moment.

  • Itay

    July 20, 2010 09:29 pm

    WOW! this is amazing! the 3D adds to the photo so much information and richness that you would never get from a 2D picture. I wish all photographs would be like that.

  • Annamir

    July 13, 2010 11:48 am

    @Pixel Power: You may ask to the author ;)

  • Annamir

    July 13, 2010 11:44 am

    @Pixel Power: I think you may ask to the author ;)
    @Dave Brown: I can't see you image...

    View my latest 3D stereogrphy here:
    http://www.flickr.com/annamir/

  • Dave Brown

    July 9, 2010 07:19 pm

    Good site. I've been aware of stereo photography since I was about 14 (I'm now 48), and created a little wooden rest for my camera so I could slide it along the exact distance of my eyes to take two photos.

    Here's one I did years ago. A bit fuzzy, but you can plainly see in 3D that there are actually two cranes, one behind the other.

    [eimg url='http://www.spacewarp.co.uk/Cranes.jpg' title='Cranes.jpg']

    Of course over 30 years of doing this, I now have very moveable eyeballs!

  • Pixel Power

    June 20, 2010 01:16 pm

    Can I use this photos for big prints?

  • mark

    June 5, 2010 04:08 am

    its quite hard focus on your eyes, takes practice to cross eye. but still those are great images!

  • Justfew

    May 29, 2010 05:32 pm

    Well a good 3D photograph is all about the angle..Human eyes see in 3D we draw in pencil on our website in 2D and the article is good enough.

  • tiger

    May 20, 2010 05:26 am

    i have a thought...
    could i get the same effect by taking a pic in portrait mode on my 498 RC2 ball head and then flipping over 180 degrees. then it should be stable but be able to give me about 4-5 cm variation in lend placement.
    anyone else try this? i cant be the only one to have thought abut it but i haven't seen it posted anywhere either...
    cool effect... can't wait to try it out. any help will be greatly appreciated!

  • Rajneesh Chellapilla

    May 12, 2010 07:57 am

    I like the photos and the trick a lot.

    One suggestion is to space the pictures a little further apart I think the 3 d effect would be a little easier to attain. Though this may have just to do with me.

  • Shelley

    May 12, 2010 02:05 am

    Oh, wow! I have never done well with 3D; the glasses give me an instant headache. But this works perfectly! It's astonishing. Thank you so much for sharing the technique!

  • eljayel

    April 19, 2010 05:39 pm

    I find it easier to view 3D images by 'uncrossing' my eyes, i.e. by focusing behind the image instead of in front. All you need do is to swap the individual images within any of your samples. Don't flip the entire image - just exchange the two images. Then focus on a point behind the image, and the magic happens.
    I find that this is quite relaxing once you learn to do it.

  • LxB

    April 19, 2010 05:13 pm

    Unbelievable...I have to try this out now...(Adds to photography bucketlist.)

    Tip: Once you lock your eyes into focus and see the 3d scroll with your mouse and youll see all pics in 3d :)

  • Nah

    April 7, 2010 09:38 pm

    omgg, it's unbelievable, i was able to do it at the fourth time i tried it, and once you get it, you can even lock it and it's perfectly natural, i can even blink and move a bit while seeing the 3d image

  • Dhrubo

    April 7, 2010 03:34 pm

    When three blur images come in front of you, just relax and try to concentrate on middle picture. 3D will pop up. Simple...

    Pictures are really awesome.... Thanks

  • Lina

    April 5, 2010 01:20 am

    I dont get it.. How can you NOT see it? I see the pictures clearly and easy as pie!

  • john.b

    April 4, 2010 01:51 am

    Wow, i thought at first it's a gimmick. Cool! Thanks for sharing.

  • Annamir

    February 18, 2010 11:34 am

    Here is my newest stereograph photo.
    Manually captured ;)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/annamir/4364398702/

  • Jason Lloyd

    February 18, 2010 05:59 am

    That is really impressive, once you get the image its quite easy to finally focus on it and relax your eyes and you can see it no problem!!

    Thanks :o)

  • Brandi

    February 16, 2010 06:53 am

    UNBELIEVABLE!!! That was fun.

  • chandramouli

    January 29, 2010 12:34 am

    I had a good time making the 3D photograph. Will upload it in flickr and send it soon. I did that cross eyed approach. It felt like wow..... there it is. To get a real feel of it i sort of masked the two original figures. I mean, I masked it while having the cross eyed view of the subject. What i inferred was the brain is taking the left half of the photo (placed on the right) and right half of the photo from the photo (placed on the left) and merging it to have a depth experience. Are you still with me.......? I still managed to get only one 3D image infront of me without the two 2D photo at the background. In short it is a well articulated subject.

    So if i understand correctly, can we take a motion picture using two identical cameras running in video mode. Can we get a 3D motion picture if we watch the two parallely running videos using this cross eyed approach ?

  • Joe

    January 13, 2010 12:34 pm

    That is quite cool. Thank you kindly for sharing!

  • ThatGuy

    January 4, 2010 07:25 pm

    Just did a quick re-creation of the technique using photoshop and it worked! I'm quite surprised, I didn't expect to get it right so quickly, but it was pretty cool.

  • Neeraj

    December 23, 2009 01:39 am

    I'm shortsighted but that actually helps especially in viewing the "parallel" 3-D pics.

    Many viewers commented that they say 'inverted' depth. That was because they were focussing 'beyond' to converge the pics rather than 'before'.

    The proper technical difference is 'parallel' & 'cross-eyed' - yes! that is the proper technical term - "cross-eyed". And it is because you have to cross your eyes, literally, to view such 3-D pics.

    Even cross-eyed 3-D movies have been made. I am in possession of one such adult movie ;-)

  • Alex

    December 20, 2009 01:27 pm

    Am i the only one now seeing all the text on my screen in 3D after doing this? haha every second paragraph jumps out of my monitor and some words are set really deep in...
    These are great photos :)

  • Lewis

    November 27, 2009 11:43 am

    3rd graders i mean lol =D

  • Lewis

    November 27, 2009 11:41 am

    That's amazing how it happens, I'm severely short-sighted and it still works :)

    the forest was my favourite. =D

    And to those who find the last picture "offensive" get a grip! God, those of you who say that they don't want it to be seen when their at work or let 3 year olds see it, well 1: you should be doing your job! and 2: come on, how many 3 year olds look at pages like this! lol. I find it so amusing that people like to moan about non-arguements like this lol. have you got anything better to do?

    Have a nice day! =D

  • Mikel Azure

    October 1, 2009 06:05 pm

    Awesome effect, the first time the 3d thing has worked for me and MAAN how it worked! The explanation of how to see them was perfect and the result was genuinely like "being there".

  • annamir

    October 1, 2009 01:11 am

    I'm speechless to see this awesome stereograph photos! All are amazing!
    I'm just try to make this 3D images using a kit lens, surely with a manual focusing LOL :D
    Its hard for me to search & buy 3D Lens in Malaysia.
    Feel free to view my 3D beginner series in my 3D set here:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/annamir/sets/72157607484234159/

  • Anon

    September 17, 2009 07:03 am

    For those who missed the last picture:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimmy_frenchy/sets/72157621404434500/

  • Jo

    September 8, 2009 09:00 am

    I've been trying this since college..finally i got to see them..thanks for your tips

  • Laura Summers

    September 8, 2009 02:58 am

    Those were amazing. it took a minute to get the method down, but once I did, WOW. Just curious, I'm not seeing anyone in lingerie?? I see the photo of the woman with the light cominig around her like wings, but she is wearing a tank top. ?? Oh well. Wonderful pictures

  • Rager

    September 2, 2009 01:42 am

    After I reallized that I was seeing the 3D pictures inside out: I reversed the poositions of the two pictures on windows pantbrush and voila! I was able to see it in 3 D. Perhaps reversing left and right will work for some people.

  • Nonoy

    August 28, 2009 01:41 pm

    wow... this is great... will love to learn more bout this technique.... sure could try this! great job!

  • Val

    August 27, 2009 03:26 am

    Can a person just use 3D glasses to view the photos?

  • Caroline

    August 26, 2009 11:36 pm

    I think that's SO COOL! Some people may be having a hard time seeing them because of the size. 3D (and magic eye stuff) is easier to see if you don't have anything surrounding the pic to "disturb" your eyes. Plain white backgrounds around the entire pic(s) work best. It's a shame that last pic was removed. Art is subjective and what offends one person doesn't offend another. But I enjoyed this so much!

  • Keith Taylor

    August 26, 2009 04:43 pm

    Another trick: put the images into a gif animator and get it to loop them. This works especially well if there is a central focus in the foreground of the images. The images will appear to rock slightly, but the 3-D effect is quite discernable.

  • Keith Taylor

    August 26, 2009 04:38 pm

    Very good. One of the secrets of stereoscopy (that's what this kind of photography is called) is to have a deep field of view, with everything in pin-point focus (f8 or higher). The photo of the fly does not work very well because the background is blurred. Another thing: avoid too-detailed shots like that one with the steel loops.
    For people who cannot see the 3-D effect, try this: put your face as close to the page as is possible while keeping the images in focus. Now measure the distance between your eyes and the screen. Cut a piece of stiff card or board to that length and about 15cm (6 inches) wide. Place one edge of the board between the two images and the other between your eyes and look straight ahead in your normal way . Now you do not have to "cross" your eyes anymore and the image swill leap out at you in 3-D!

  • Nyi Nyi Myanmar

    August 26, 2009 12:55 pm

    I think I have to read step by step guide first. :D

  • Edim

    August 26, 2009 12:37 pm

    It was easier then I expected :-)… and it looks great, I’m amazed.
    Thanks for the tutorial.

  • Gina O

    August 25, 2009 11:28 pm

    this is why i love DPS! Now I wanna go make my own 3D pics.......once i learn how to do it.

  • romen

    August 17, 2009 05:38 am

    I Can Cross Eye Is Easy I See 3D Images Cool Cross Eye 3D

  • Reto

    July 30, 2009 10:04 pm

    I hate that 3D stuff because i can only see with one eye at a time... hope that 3d never gets to standard in cinemas...

  • Ranny

    June 10, 2009 11:05 am

    Holy Shot!!!!

    This is freakin genius.....!!!!

  • ochuko

    June 8, 2009 06:50 am

    wow.. this is incredible... i actually felt like grabbing the 3D pix with my hands... damn!! wow!!
    tot it wouldn't work, but after reading the article on the blog and trying again, i saw the spiritual side of 3D pictures.. wow!!!

  • Diman

    June 2, 2009 05:01 pm

    one of the best articles ever! and one of the best techniques I have ever learned!

  • madhawa

    June 1, 2009 09:19 pm

    This is great. I have seen photos like these when o was a kid. And I saw some other thing related to this yesterday in an exhibition. So I searched the web and found this site. I love these things, and also 3D stereography. This is a great site.

  • Frank

    June 1, 2009 03:07 am

    Incredible! I didn't knew that photographs could be 3d like this... I have seen only the paint ones... almost boring ones... but this.... rocks!

  • zed melody

    March 6, 2009 09:35 pm

    very nice images :) a tip for everyone who has problems with crossing-eyes is to place a finger in front of your nose while you looking at the image - this helps me a lot :)

  • Matthew Barich

    February 2, 2009 09:55 pm

    At Anachrome's web site, you can purchase Prisma Chroma 3D glasses, which will, with their prisms, allow you to see these and other such images in 3D without crossing your eyes.

    Also, there are new, high-tech stereo 3D viewing methods that have come out that allow you to view these images just straight on your screen -- and with full color quality (UNLIKE with anaglyph glasses). Two of these methods are LCD shutter glasses and autostereo monitors.

    Unfortunately, that last image has been removed. To bad -- it sounds like it was very tasteful. Please put it back up if possible.

  • Sam Ramadan

    January 29, 2009 12:41 am

    Dear Neal,

    Nice cross-eyed shots. I understand you are a 3D Photography Nut!, my kind of guy :-)

    I have spent the last 6 years building the Mission3-D Group of companies and in 2009 we hope to introduce www.Wiki3DPedia.com.

    Wiki3DPedia promises to be the single most informative place for everything to do with Stereo 3D Technologies on the net. The site is not up yet and is under development.

    A sample link of how we plan to display Tidbits and Factoids is listed below:
    http://www.mission3-dgroup.com/wiki3dpedia/3DiMedia3DPhoto3DImages3DPictures3DPrints.php

    I would like to invite you to also visit my main company site http://www.mission3-dgroup.com as well as my personal blog http://blog.mission3-dgroup.com to learn more about us, and perhaps give us share with us your thoughts.

    If you would like to contribute to introducing Tidbits and Factoids into Wiki3DPedia.com please reply to my my comment on my email to you and please let us know what would be your points of interest.

    Warmest Regards,

    Sam Ramadan
    CEO of Mission3-D Group of Companies

  • gurunathan

    November 9, 2008 04:58 am

    really amazing cross eye pictures, i have download more than 100 pics and all looks real in vision. Thanks for the person who found this technique.

  • Jubireba

    September 10, 2008 03:06 am

    waaaaaa nice man!! hahha and remember you need cross little, dont cross all your head xD

  • sunil

    July 26, 2008 05:03 am

    thats amazing, i could see that i wish if i could see some videos like this

  • tom

    June 18, 2008 01:49 am

    when i pulled a face, as a kid, my mother always said "if the wind changes, you'll stay like that!" thats my concern.
    Does it make you go blind??!

  • glen

    June 5, 2008 04:32 am

    Nice pics. I can't do cross-eyed or staring at finger methods, what works for me is 'wobbling' my eyes left-right very quickly - after some practice, it only takes less than a second and my vision locks right on to the 3d. I can even scroll the page up and down to look at the diff pics without losing the 3d image, like viewing a 3d website! cool!

    i really want to see the 'porn' photo now that there has been so much fuss! Partly because I like to see non-pornographic pics of beautiful girls (I love sites that refuse to show tacky porn stuff) but mainly because I want to see how ridiculously over the top (or not!) some of these reactions have been...

    maybe the following assumption says more about me than you but NB, do you come from bible-belt hicksville, USA? You crazy Americans you.

  • rsl56

    June 4, 2008 03:36 am

    The images are backwards, just look at the forest tree, the picture that is slightly to the right should be the right eye, but it is placed on the left...

  • zippy6234

    May 31, 2008 01:48 pm

    ZinY,
    Parallel viewing does not strain your eyes, as long as the image is small enough. Too larger image for parallel viewing, means that both your eyes would have to lok outwards, and away from each other. I can't do that, and don't no anyone that can.
    I told Rob F about the piece of card trick, he has written rough dimensions on it here. The darker the card, the better, because if you use white or light card, your eyes catch any light reflected from in the room. This strains your eyes too.
    Most of my images are made to fit a 1024 x 768 screen res, but i have tried even larger at 1900 x 1200. That was for someones wide screen monitor. They told me that it was perfect to view Cross Eyed.
    I don't think there is a limit on size when viewing Cross eyed, you may just have to stand back from the screen more.
    I started with Anaglyph version 3D, (Red/Cyan glasses), but soon went over to Cross View type, mainly to get the full colour and not to have to buy more anaglyph glasses.

  • Kerryn

    May 30, 2008 08:30 pm

    Wow, I never knew that every catalogue with lingerie advertised in it was actually pornography. How do the public allow this to happen?? They are delivered to every home and guess what?? I don't hear any outrage from anyone because guess what?? Women in lingerie is NOT pornography.

  • Adam

    May 29, 2008 04:07 am

    Your link under 3D Photography Links for the Flickr Stereophotography Group actually goes to the Fisheye group. The correct link is this:
    http://flickr.com/groups/stereo/

    However, there are many stereoscopic-related groups on flickr that you can see if you do this search:
    http://flickr.com/search/groups/?w=all&q=stereophotography&m=names

  • Robert

    May 26, 2008 02:26 pm

    This is cool. I've taken a few cha cha 3D pix and posted them to my Flickr stream. You can see them at:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/72822401@N00/sets/72157605246923772/

    I processed the pix in Photoshop and after a couple of false starts, I think I've developed a pretty good workflow for doing them.

    This whets my appetite and now I want a Loreo lens for my RebelXt

  • Rusty

    May 26, 2008 06:40 am

    Awesome !! I was never able to really see the old 3D posters with the hidden objects but after going through the how to with you post Neil the images just jumped out at me. A great article.

    Please put back the last picture as I would like to see it for myself and not be censored. Those who have a problem with the picture can excersise their right not to look at it and the rest of us can enjoy the fine work. :)

  • ZinY

    May 25, 2008 07:09 pm

    The jaw bone sinks into the red background if I use parallel-eye method. Of course, it appears as proper 3D if I use cross-eye method because it is meant for viewing cross-eyed.
    Parallel-eye method (looking away / gazing at infinity) is more relaxing to me than crossing the eye.
    Parallel-eye method gives me the same size as the original, while I get a slighter smaller image if I use cross-eye method.
    But, I cannot converge the third picture in the middle as the picture get bigger when using parallel method. I have to reduce the size to view that parallel-viewing picture. No problem with big pictures for cross-eye method.
    How about you all? I would like to hear from everyone else.

  • Rob F

    May 25, 2008 08:57 am

    For those of you that are having difficulty "seeing" the image in 3D... I wanted to pass on a tip that a friend gave me.

    "I use a piece of dark coloured card with a small square cut out of the middle to view them even clearer.
    The hole in the card is 45cm wide by 60+cm high approx. I
    hold it about 4 inches infront of my nose and do the cross
    eyed thing. It helps by not letting me see 3 pictures, but
    just the middle picture. Therefore my eyes can focus much
    better on the 3D image..."

    If you adjust your distance from the card and from the monitor you will be able to obscure the two additional view entirely.

    I hope that this helps!

  • powjana

    May 25, 2008 01:16 am

    Oh, and thanks for the "Cross-eyed" explanation! I tried it and it actually worked better than the "Focusing past it" method I had used before. And it really helped knowing that I could just scroll down once I was already focused! Thanks for the tips, guys! This technique is really cool :)

  • powjana

    May 25, 2008 01:13 am

    I agree with Kristarella. Everybody with a problem with someone else's views--get the heck over it.

  • John M Dean

    May 24, 2008 06:30 pm

    I have never cross-viewed before, I now know why so many people found it harder to see an 'image' in the Magic Eye pictures! If they were using the cross-eyed technique, for me at least the picture is much more blurry. I'd be interested to know if anyone gets a truly in focus image with the cross-viewing method!

  • merlyn

    May 24, 2008 09:50 am

    Nice images. To those who think they are reversed: you are partly right. There are two ways to view 3D pairs like these - by diverging your eyes (relaxing and focussing on infinity) or by converging them (going cross-eyed). These are set up for the latter - if you use the former method (as I generally do) then they are indeed reversed.

    I find the best way to view 3D pairs like this is this: Converge (or diverge) your eyes until you see double (drink may help!). You should find you can, with a small effort, control the spacing of the double images. When they are far apart, you would be able to see two complete pairs of images (four images in total). You need to adjust the spacing so that two of the four images are overlapping exactly. You then have three images, and the central one is 3D. When this happens your brain will lock on and you should be able to relax a bit, and even scroll the page, without losing the effect. Note that you may need to rotate your head a bit to make sure the line between your eye centres is precisely parallel to the line between the image centres on the screen or you won't be able to get an accurate overlap. Once you have double vision, rotate your head around a bit and it should be obvious when the alignment is correct and it will be possible to adjust the spacing to get a precise overlap. If you can't get the spacing right try adjusting the distance you are from the screen.

    Oh and if you have amblyopia you'll never see these, or any other static images, in 3D. Seeing things in 3D needs two or more viewpoints. If you don't have the ability to move your viewpoint around the actual 3D object, e.g. because it's really a couple of 2D static photos, then you're going to need two working eyes to acquire the two images simultaneously. If you have the means, you might like to try putting a pair of these images in the same physical location and arranging to flip back and forth between them quite quickly (a few times a second) - that would probably get you close enough to simultaneous vision to see the 3D effect.

  • Johnny Photon

    May 24, 2008 09:40 am

    Nice pics! I've got one of the Loreo lenses but I also have built a sliding track which I use when the subject isn't moving. I shoot one and slide the camera and shoot another with the same settings.I've had the best results doing computer generated pictures. For those of you who are seeing the inverse depth, you are parallel viewing not cross viewing. If you swap the pictures they would be right for parallel viewing. I also have a 3D gallery and a tutorial which includes a really easy to see computer generated training picture. To see the tutorial, go to the 3D gallery and follow the link.
    Johnny Photon
    www.johnnyphoton.com

  • dawid

    May 24, 2008 04:21 am

    Can I make 3d image only if i have 1 image
    Ex. i lake to make 3d image to my blog that in abut anime
    i have lot of pictures bat only in one example . :)

  • Lina

    May 24, 2008 02:02 am

    Amazing. I really loved the light in the forest canopy.

    I agree with what the people above had said: Don't try crossing your eyes excessively. I tried that at first and it got me nowhere. Instead, just cross them a little until a third image forms in between the first and the second and concentrate (with eyes slightly crossed) on the new picture the moment it appears.

  • murr

    May 24, 2008 01:55 am

    Now my eyes are stuck cross-eyed, and I still can't see. My lawyers will be contacting your lawyers. lol.

  • Q dub

    May 24, 2008 01:19 am

    Wow! My eyes hurt but had no idea it's possible without special glasses...

  • DaBayer

    May 24, 2008 01:01 am

    Reversal of Dimension:
    If you are seeing the 3D effect in reverse, the cause is most likely the method used for combining the photos.

    If you look past the photos and combine them by allowing the left eye to focus on the left photo while allowing the right eye to focus on the right photo (the same method for viewing "Magic Eye" compositions), the third dimension will be inverted causing objects intended to be farther away to appear closer.

    If you cross your eyes allowing the left eye to focus on the right photo and vice versa, the dimensioning will be correct.

    I also noted that none of the trees in photo 3 are adorned with brightly-colored balls, garlands, or a toppers. I, too, am offended by this pornographic image.

  • Subrata Bose

    May 23, 2008 06:02 pm

    That's the most innovative thing I have learnt, this is amazing, thanks a lot.

  • Roelski

    May 23, 2008 06:01 pm

    Great! For the first time ever I experienced a 3D pic without the funny goggles.

    I'm shortsighted (-2,5 dioptries) and colorblind, but it works.

    Here's some advice:
    - wear your glasses (sounds silly, but some people take'm off however you need the ability to focus!)
    - make sure your glasses are christal clear - otherwhise you'll see the swipes on your glasses in 3D too
    - start up real close and don't cross your eyes too much. I see the image appearing when I'm about 10-15 cm from the screen.
    - you'll first see the 2 images, and then a third one starts to form in the middle, which is in 3D.
    - the most obvious one to start with is the jaw bone.
    - you can even keep the (de-)focus and scroll your sceen to the next image.

    Absolutely amazing! (and no pornography - just a beautiful lady!) :-)

    Enjoy!

    Roelski

  • John M Dean

    May 23, 2008 05:24 pm

    :o I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed that they're the wrong way round.
    I noticed it as the lamp hanging in the photo with the layed out table appeared to be behind the hanging things (excellent description I know!), I had to check the '2D' image to see if I was right.

    The bone also sinks into the red background.

    I wonder why this is? Surely it's a bizarre phenomena that most eyes will arrange it into a realistic 3D image and some will read it 'backwards'

    Just a note; I am a self-confessed professor of the Magic-Eye pictures so popular in the 90's, I think I still have 4 or 5 books full of them - and I used exactly the same technique here - staring into a distant spot 'through' my monitor until the 2 images converge

  • Katami

    May 23, 2008 03:38 pm

    When you make a posting, you should really be 'on it' so that all of your viewers can look at your material. Hosting images on 'free image hosting' like Flickr or TinyPic, etc are usually blocked in corporation networks from the normal readers. Quit being so cheap and put the images on your own hosting.

  • Windle

    May 23, 2008 01:34 pm

    Unfortunately, those of us with amblyopia will never be able to enjoy this. Or at least from my experience, I have never been able to see 3D images. Same thing with the old school 3D glasses. They just never have worked for me. Anyone else with this condition ever have any luck?

  • Neil Creek

    May 23, 2008 01:23 pm

    For those who were unable to access my blog to read the "how to see" instructions, please accept my apologies. My host has been giving me a really hard time lately, with the blog going up and down for the last week. In this case the blog was down for about an hour. If it happens again, please try and visit the site again at a later time. My apologies for the inconveience.

    @Chlobo - It's similar to hidden image stereograms only inasmuch as you need to cause your eyes to converge and focus at different points. In the case of these photos, you look closer to your face, while focusing on the screen. These image should be easier to do than hidden images, because you have two clear, visible shapes that you are merging together, rather than looking for a hidden 3D form among random patterns.

    @Lissykeeper - Crossing your eyes is still necessary, but squinting may help to relax your eyes and bring the image into focus more easily. I'm glad you have found a technique that works for you :)

    @Leif & @Brian Moriarty & @Hank Fox - It seems you're not the only ones experiencing the 3D effect reversed. The images are definately designed to look correct 3D when crossing your eyes, but a handful of people are reporting that they see the effect reversed, and swapping the images fixes it. I suspect that maybe it's an "optical illusion" that flips it in the brain, similar to the wireframe box that can appear to be viewed from the top or the bottom. Very interesting! If you need to flip the sides, you can use StereoPhoto Maker (linked to in my "How to Make 3D Photos" page). Load the 3D image into it and click the "swap" button at the top.

    @wft I would love my (hypothetical) kids to look at that image, and appreciate it the same way I do. I'm sure each of us can decide for ourselves whether to show children or not.

  • Bruno

    May 23, 2008 11:03 am

    notice that you don't need to refocus your eyes on each images if you want, since they are all the same size, you can actually quickly jump image to image once your eyes are focused correctly, its amazing.

  • Stephen

    May 23, 2008 10:34 am

    simply amazing!

  • Mark

    May 23, 2008 09:44 am

    WTF (I find it funny that your handle is the common acronym for "What The F*ck"?)

    If you are worried about kids seeing anything remotely close to this - then keep them off the web and away from the television.

    Oh, and you probably don't want to take them to any art galleries either.

    You might also want to hide any magazines laying around.

    And NEVER take them to Europe unless you are prepared to blindfold them 24/7.

    God forbid, they ever go to a beach...where you would find humans wearing much less than in this photo.

    Yep, it's a good idea to keep them sheltered from the human art form so they can grow up sexually repressed and thinking that this is wrong.

    Go back to your convent and repent - you saw a partially clothed human on an ART site.

    WTF?

  • kristarella

    May 23, 2008 09:27 am

    Re: my last comment. If you weren't attacking and merely stating your opinion, then it doesn't apply to you ;)

  • kristarella

    May 23, 2008 09:16 am

    Neil - your blog did come back online after a few hours for me.

    Everyone else - people are different, have different opinions, different levels that they find acceptable. Believe it or not, some people do have problems with the lack of clothing a the beach.

    I'm numb to images like the last one these days since they seem so prevalent; NB's comment surprised me, but I accepted it because people are different.

    Everyone attacking those who are more sensitive to certain things should be ashamed. You think just because you think something is okay that you should kick people out of their comfort zone? What makes you more correct than them? Just because the internet is faceless doesn't give you the right to be rude to others – or maybe you think it does? Whatever, show a little sensitivity.

    For those that have a problem with those images, I guess you will have to decide whether to stay or go. I hope your decision isn't met with cheers and jeers by "free thinkers" among us.

  • Mark Jaquith

    May 23, 2008 07:36 am

    That's incredible. It makes my eyes tired, but it sure is a trip when it kicks in and the image all of a sudden pops into 3D.

  • Hax Or

    May 23, 2008 07:11 am

    Klyn and NB:

    If you can't tell lingerie from porn you won't be able to handle the internet. Get off the internet, now.

    Please find something else to do besides exposing other people to your vast ignorance.

  • saima

    May 23, 2008 06:53 am

    Wowwwwwwwww! .. thats really cool .. thanx alot! :D

  • Canadian Mum

    May 23, 2008 06:36 am

    That is amazing!
    I wasn't sure it was working for me with the first one... then on the second... all of a sudden the bowls on the table stood right up!! AMAZING!!
    It took a while to get the one with the trees to focus... but was totally worth it... to see the tips of the trees like that!!
    This is definitely a technique that I would love to try!!

  • Deb

    May 23, 2008 06:15 am

    Very cool! But are you sure my grandma was full of beans when she said, "Don't do that, do you want your eyes to stay that Way!?"

  • chris.

    May 23, 2008 06:03 am

    Neil, the blog is definitely down. more likely because of bandwith issues.

    ive been doing film photography for a long time. i really just enjoy black and whites more. its also less expensive because i was able to get all of my supplies from my highschool, and now college. I dont have the money to shell out on a decent DSLR, but as soon as i do, im definitely going to put some time into making three dimensional pictures like this. they are awesome. ill try it this weekend and take some nice stuff on my point and shoot.

  • Moxypox

    May 23, 2008 06:03 am

    Pornography? Hahaha, wow. You are clearly an idiot.

  • Cody

    May 23, 2008 06:02 am

    Wow! That is so cool!

    I'm amazed at how easy it is to create them too! I made 2 already and I'm loving it.

    Thanks for a super-interesting post!

  • Tony C

    May 23, 2008 05:17 am

    Your project page and your blog (other website) seem to be down? Cool stuff though!

  • wtf

    May 23, 2008 04:54 am

    It may not be pornography, but when viewing this website at work, it could be viewed as such by others in the office. So I don't care if YOU or so called Artists think the human body is artistic, it should not be shown on websites such as this. YES the human body is "beautiful" but that doesn't mean we show 3rd graders naked human bodies. The same thinking applies to this website. It is disappointing to see you have taken the "artist" approach and think it is ok just because it is beautiful. Do u want your kids seeing that image?

  • Digg user

    May 23, 2008 04:28 am

    Wait a minute...
    I do see it!
    Still no pornography though :)

  • Digg user

    May 23, 2008 04:26 am

    I don't see it...
    What a shame.
    The comments suggest you should be able to see pornography?

  • BobbyTheShat

    May 23, 2008 04:25 am

    Hmmmm, the blog still appears to be malfunctioning. I'm presented with a completely blank page. Hopefully I will be able to view it later.

    And not to harp on the subject of the pretty girl but, ah forget it.

  • Hank Fox

    May 23, 2008 04:23 am

    I don't like that "crossed eye" title. It's the OPPOSITE of crossed eyes, don't you think?

    You allow both eyes to look straight ahead, as if you're looking at a DISTANT object (not crossing, as you would if you were trying to look at a fly on your nose), but you FOCUS them for CLOSE objects.

    The left one focuses on the left image, the right one on the right, and your brain combines them for the illusion of depth, just as it does all day long in the real world.

  • powjana

    May 23, 2008 04:06 am

    I actually couldn't get it at first, and the instructions wouldn't open, so after reading the comments, I decided to try again. Actually, it's exactly like those jumble 3-d poster things from the 90's! For those like me who couldn't get the site to open, I'll put up the simplest instructions I can and hope they work for everyone else, too!

    Put the picture at perfect eye-level, and focus on the very center line b/t the two shots. Now remember when you were a kid and people tried the "floating finger" thing? (put your two index fingers as close as you can, and unfocus your eyes --so what's behind your hands are in focus-- and look at your fingers (without focusing on them!) and it appears that you have a little floating finger b/t the tips of your index fingers. Now try the same thing with the pictures. If you look at/focus on the center line, then unfocus your eyes so what's behind your monitor (your wall?) is more in focus than the screen, you should see the center of the two images converge in the middle and "create" a third image between... if you can manage that, just wait a few seconds and let your eyes adjust to the image in the middle.

    Some of these were easier than others, and definitely worth the effort!

  • one more

    May 23, 2008 03:58 am

    just thought i would weigh in too. i consider myself a conservative christian. dont look at porn, no sex before marriage...all of that. but that picture doesnt offend me. its a girl. with clothes. whoever said it was absolutely right that it is perfectly ok to wear less than that if the person is swimming. if they put some water in the next picture would you be more accepting?

  • Kabe

    May 23, 2008 03:38 am

    So where do you go for pornography?

  • Brian Moriarty

    May 23, 2008 03:36 am

    Er ... I hate to break the bad news, but EVERY SINGLE ONE of the stereo pairs shown on this blog post has the left and right eye views SWITCHED.

    If you attempt to fuse them these images by free-viewing, the image appears pseudoscopic -- things that are far away appear closer, and vice versa.

    Don't believe me? Take apart an image with any image editor, switch the two views and look again. Beautiful 3-D!

    So if you're having trouble seeing the 3-D, don't blame your eyes. The photos need to be repaired and re-posted.

  • PhotogMatt

    May 23, 2008 03:34 am

    "I don’t come to DPS to see pornography. And I won’t be back again."

    Don't let the door hit you on the way out. You see more at a beach in the summer than you just saw there. If your kindergarten level mind can't handle such exposed skin as arms, legs, and stomachs, please go back to taking pictures of junior playing on a slide that nobody gives a crap about anyway.

  • Leif

    May 23, 2008 03:28 am

    Um - the pictures are all backwards! If I take the left/right pairs and swap them around in a paint program, then they work fine.

    Or is it just my brain??

  • Kevin Price

    May 23, 2008 03:22 am

    You might like some of this too:
    http://worldsbest3d.com

  • Lissykeeper

    May 23, 2008 02:39 am

    Awesome! I loved those posters wingedphoto was talking about from the 90's and this just takes it a step further. For those of you still having trouble. Try squinting rather than crossing your eyes. That is what works for me.

  • selle

    May 23, 2008 01:00 am

    I like this!! at first I can't see them because I can't cross my eyes all the way even while holding my finger near my nose bridge.. so I tried to close my eyes, and let it rest for a while. Then I tried to put 2 of my fingers on my nose bridge.. then slowly opened my eyes (tying to cross them of course).. and there it is!!! a little more blinks and I see beauty!!

    about the last image :
    I am from a very conservative country but I didn't find the last image offensive at all!! I mean, the girl's smiling and NOT trying to seduce. And the clothes are not that revealing!! Is it considered pornography to wear a 2-piece swimwear (bikini)?! I just asked because it's more revealing than what this model is wearing. I don't know.. but that's just my own opinion.. Maybe they should try looking at sexy magazines to see the big difference.

  • Chlobo

    May 22, 2008 11:32 pm

    I don't get it.. I don't see it..

    Dammit.

    Is it like those books where you have to go cross eyed to see the picture?
    I could practically never do those...

  • cpk

    May 22, 2008 06:28 pm

    awesome! I was gonna give up.. but suddenly it jumped out at me... awesome...

  • Tom

    May 22, 2008 04:59 pm

    I did not come to DPS to see pornography, but I'll be coming around a lot more often now!

  • rivetgeek

    May 22, 2008 04:04 pm

    Seriously, that model isn't wearing anything you wouldn't see on prime time tv. Its not even particularly suggestive.

  • Billy Thomas

    May 22, 2008 02:37 pm

    Hi Neil, I totally agree with you about the final picture. People can be so uptight sometimes.

  • SinnedCbu

    May 22, 2008 01:56 pm

    awsome...im speechless, i enjoyed looking at the pictures.

  • Neil Creek

    May 22, 2008 12:27 pm

    Allow me to justify my reason for including the last image:

    The human body is beautiful, and has been the inspiration for artists for millenia. Many of the most stuinning artworks have been of the naked body, from David, to the Venus DeMilo, to most of Rubens' work.

    The human body is an excellent subject for 3D as there are many curves and details, it is a form we are hardwired to be familiar with, and it is incredibly dynamic.

    This particular photo was of a beautiful girl, and the clothing she wears is interesting for 3D because of the way it is partially translucent and hangs from her body, emphasising the 3D effect.

    The girl in this photo is wearing more than many people who legally wear swimwear at the beach.

    Frankly, if you have such a hard time accepting what nature made of us, the problem is with you, not the photo.

  • Tyler Robbins

    May 22, 2008 12:17 pm

    Oh my god, get over it. I liked the scantily clad woman, how about some 3d porn?

  • Charles Crowley

    May 22, 2008 12:12 pm

    Can't seem to open 3D project page?

  • Teewinot

    May 22, 2008 12:12 pm

    While it's an interesting article, I have to agree with NB about the final image. I was pretty surprised to see it here on the blog...a little inappropriate in my opinion.

  • Charles Crowley

    May 22, 2008 12:04 pm

    I've been playing with 3D photography for a few months now just for fun, see my Flickr page at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cdcrowley/ . I'm using 2 inexpensive cameras mounted side by side. Your work is very high quality, it's good to see someone pursuing this technique in a serious way. I've been using the "parallel" method as opposed to "crosseyed", are you aware of any reason that one is preferable?

  • Neil Creek

    May 22, 2008 11:24 am

    @kristarella - My blog's working for me. It's been a bit unreliable lately, so if it seems down, try again in a few minutes.

    Congratulations to those who can see the effect, it really is worth the effort, isn't it? I hope that you get inspired to try taking some yourselves, and submitting them to the 3D For Everyone project :)

    To those who can't see. Don't push it too hard. Doing so will only give you a headache, or make your eyes hurt, and that makes it even harder to do. Give it a rest and try again later. Most people can do it with practice, but it's just impossible for some, so don't feel too bad if it just doesn't work. You could always buy a Pixi 3D viewer from Loreo, and turn these cross-eye images into parallel images with StereoPhoto Maker.

    @NB - Photography is partly about capturing beauty. As is art. If the human form offends you, don't got to art galleries, and to be safe, stay away from mirrors.

  • Klyn

    May 22, 2008 10:38 am

    It may not be "porn" but it definitely is unnecessary. That's one thing I have always appreciated about this web-site, that it was ALWAYS clean, which is unusual for a lot of photo sites. I have recommended this site to many new photographers but will not do so if it has this kind of stuff.

  • kristarella

    May 22, 2008 10:34 am

    Bummer that Neil's blog has died and taken the instructions with it. I don't know what to do :P
    I was never good at Magic Eye, if it's like that, though.

  • David Alpuche

    May 22, 2008 10:10 am

    Very nice post, I'll try to do some 3D images now!

    ... and sadly I have to comment on NB's post:

    People like you disgust me, seriously.

  • Rivetgeek

    May 22, 2008 09:22 am

    @NB

    Pornography? If you think a woman in lingerie is offensive, don't ever open the sears catalog...

  • Nadine

    May 22, 2008 07:27 am

    Amazing! Took me a while to get it, but - Wow!

  • Durkin

    May 22, 2008 04:45 am

    thats crazy! love it though, cool post :)

  • wingedphoto

    May 22, 2008 03:35 am

    Does anyone else remember the 90s-era 3D posters that used this same technique but looked like a jumble of nothing, then revealed "hidden" images?

  • taryn

    May 22, 2008 03:20 am

    ouch...i think i have a headache now. lol!!

  • taryn

    May 22, 2008 03:20 am

    amazing!! it took a while for my eyes to get used to it, but i saw the images in 3D! :o)

  • ddkwh

    May 22, 2008 02:22 am

    i got a headache just tryin. damnn...

  • NB

    May 22, 2008 01:33 am

    I don't come to DPS to see pornography. And I won't be back again.

  • Drew

    May 22, 2008 01:23 am

    Snap that's awesome! I've even got that "relax your eye" thing down to really be able to see the 3D image.

  • Jess

    May 22, 2008 12:55 am

    I'm guessing that my short sight in one eye and long sight in the other won't help me out much here. It's like magic eye all over again! *sniff*

  • stacey

    May 22, 2008 12:45 am

    I can't see them. Trying to cross my eyes makes my head hurt. Ow.

  • DKCN

    May 22, 2008 12:35 am

    WOW!! I saw it!!

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