Technology information and links will be posted here regarding such things as plenoptic camera technology, micro dot lenticular lenses (lenticular in this case is a misnomer), neuroscience research regarding 3D perception and what goes on in the brain, psychological research on reactions to 3D imagery, testing and evaluation of 3D photographic techniques and image enhancement/alteration, the effect of high dynamic range photography on 3D autostereoscopic imagery and other new and interesting information related to the explosive growth in multidimensional imagery and presentation media.
Some people have asked me about holograms and if that is what I’m doing. I am not doing holograms. They have a lot more limitations with regards to their creation. Live action photography on location just wouldn’t be feasible. Check out this video from YouTube on how a hologram is made:
With regard to others who are taking professional live action 3D photographs there is someone in Australia who I have had a brief series of emails with. His name is Mark Ruff and his work (based upon what I have seen on his website) appears likely to be impressive. He takes a different approach to mine, choosing to interpolate inbetween image perspectives with fewer cameras and he typically uses a lower line per inch lenticular lens (do not interpret these comments as positive or negative, just different) and shoots portraits on green screen so as to composite backgrounds (again, not meant to be positive or negative just different). His timeslice camera array is particularly impressive as he has developed very sophisticated camera synchronization technology. Check out his website at http://www.timesplice.com.au
So far, he is the only other person besides myself that I have found doing serious professional multi-perspective live action autostereoscopic photography. There are a few people using single camera on a rail to take multi-perspective shots and a few people with consumer grade cameras doing some things but I haven’t found any others doing live action professional autostereoscopic work. If you know of them – or you are doing it – please let me know!