Photograph by Bill Coderre

3D Photography

Taking stereographs is easier and more fun than ever. By Bill Coderre

3D photography has been around for almost as long as regular photography. But the 1950s brought the fad of 3D horror movies, starting with Bwana Devil (1952) and House of Wax (1953). Many of these were so bad that 3D soon became an embarrassment. Even 50 years later, 3D still hasn’t shaken its reputation as a cheap gimmick that causes headaches — which is a shame, because the medium can produce compelling images worthy of contemplation. ...

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