Books about 3D
3D A to Z an Encyclopedic Dictionary
Richard Kroon of
Technicolor has written a definitive dictionary of 3D Terms.
||3D A to Z
The World of 3-D
A Practical Guide to Stereo Photography
by Jacobus G. Ferwerda
Since its first printing in 1982, thousands of copies of The World of 3-D have
been sold to stereo photographers around the world. This book has been widely acknowledged
as the standard text on the subject. It is the most complete and definite book presently
available on stereo photography in all its practical aspects from seeing, taking, and
producing. It starts out basic enough for the absolute beginner, but advances in logical
steps to cover more advanced and diverse topics.
With over 245 illustrations, many of which are stereo pairs suitable for free viewing
or viewing with a simple viewer, The World of 3-D sets
out to answer the questions that are asked by everyone who wants to make their own 3-D
pictures. At the same time, it challenges the more experienced stereographer to think
about what he is doing, perhaps from a new perspective.
An excellent addition to this book would be the View-Master 3 reel set Jacobus G. Ferwerda - The Man of 3-D which is a good way
to see the work of the man who wrote the book.
The World of 3-D is divided into six parts and 27 chapters:
1 An easy beginning: stereo pairs on paper
2 Taking a stereo picture
3 Perfection in stereo mounting
4 Stereo projection
5 Separation of homologous points in stereo mounting and stereo projection
6 A few special stereo techniques
||World of 3D
Stereo Photography by Fritz G. Waack
| Do-it-yourself section |
| Numerous math formulas|
|Tables for 3-D photo calculations|
|Useful information for both beginning & advanced stereo photographers|
This 72 page 5" x 7" format book is subtitled “An Introduction to
Stereo Photo Technology and Practical Suggestions for Stereo Photography.”
This is the updated English edition of the original published in 1979 by the
German Stereoscopic Society. It is packed with useful information for both
beginning and advanced stereo photographers.
Beginners will appreciate the general background that is provided for getting
started, and the "do-it-yourself" section which shows how to make your
own slide bar, twin camera rig, stereo slide and print stereo viewers.
Illustrations supplement the text.
Advanced stereographers will find detailed technical information including
technical diagrams, and numerous mathematical formulas and tables for stereo
A good all-around text for any 3-D library.
||Stereo Photography by Fritz G. Waack
This book is an indispensable resource for the owner of any Fed Stereo Camera.
Due to the peculiarities of the Eastern European design and the rarity of the camera most
repair people have little knowledge of the camera. The 7P format and the auto-exposure make this one of
the most popular modern stereo cameras. The manual is an 'English' translation of
the original factory manual and although accurate, does not have the highest production
value. However the figures and the information is invaluable.
We have included a sample page of this 22 page
(5 figures) Softcover book.
This 3rd Edition features more text on every subject, more illustrations
including 34 full-color 3-D views, and better image quality thanks to the use of
a special high-resolution continuous-tone printing process.
In easy-to-understand terms this book covers everything from taking 3-D
photos with a single ordinary film camera to mounting 3-D slides or prints, viewing,
and even projecting in 3-D. For three years the earlier editions were used for a
university course in London, England.
Twin cameras, stereo cameras, attachments, and even a bit of history are all
included in this 32 page book. The 34 full-color 3-D views and 27
black-and-white illustrations range in subject from aerial hyperstereos to
close-ups of flowers and birds, and compliment the easily understood text. All
3-D images are suitable for free-viewing (directions included), or for viewing
with an optional viewer.
The book is about 5½" x 8½", printed on glossy paper. If you
bought the 1st or 2nd edition of this book, you still should consider adding
this beautiful new 3rd edition to your collection. If you are a beginner we
strongly recommend this as a great book to get you started!
||Photographing in 3D
The Stereoscope and Stereoscopic Photography
THIS BOOK IS THE SECOND in a series of facsimile editions of historical 3-D
works published by David Starkman and Susan Pinsky of Reel 3-D Enterprises; it
follows Brown's Stereoscopic Phenomena of Light and Sight (1903), which they
published in 1994. The Stereoscope and Stereoscopic Photography was written in
1894 by F. Drouin of France and first published in French. Matthew Surface (then
editor of The Practical Photographer) translated it into English that same year
for publication in England.
Little is known about F. Drouin himself, but the high quality of his work
leads us to believe he was very skilled and knowledgeable in photography in
general and the 3-D techniques and equipment of his day. This book focuses
mainly on the stereoscopes of that era. Drouin thoroughly describes and
illustrates just about all types that were in use at that time, as well as a
number of advanced concepts in stereo photography and viewing that became
practical and feasible only long afterwards with the development of new
technologies. The author also discusses all types of stereo photography methods
(e.g., single camera, twin camera, twin-lens camera, slide bar, etc.), as well
as a brief section on bin-ocular vision and the perception of relief. David and
Susan are to be commended for the superb reproduction quality of this facsimile
edition of a fascinating book and thanked for their on-going efforts to provide
3-D enthusiasts with copies of these excellent historical works, in which much
of the information is just as valid and useful today as it was over 100 years
||The Stereoscope and Stereoscopic Photography