Single Camera Techniques

How to use a single camera to create a stereo image pair

The basic idea is to take two exposures offset by 2.5 inches horizontally. Of course, the big drawback to using a single camera is it won't work for scenes with significant movement. However, many subjects, such as landscapes and architectural scenes work well.

There are several simple ways to create a stereo image pair with any single-lens film or digital camera.

  • camera set on flat surface
  • camera in positioning equipment
  • the camera-at-waist shimmy
  • pair of single-lens cameras
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