The National Stereoscopic Association presents its
36th NSA Convention
July 14th-19th, 2010   •   Sawmill Creek Resort - Huron, Ohio

WORKSHOPS

NSA workshops are not available any place else! See demonstrations on creating stereo images, including Phantograms, stereo cards, anaglyphs, etc. and discussions on software and hardware, such as StereoData Maker. There is no extra charge; all of this is included with your convention registration. Each NSA convention has a unique selection of workshops.

Day/Time Details
Wednesday
July 14, 2010
noon - 1 pm
From Film to DigitalGeorge Themelis
This workshop is for film users who are thinking of starting or are just starting to work on digital stereo photography. We will cover the following topics: How to take, how to manipulate, how to view digital stereo pictures, plus tips on how to organize digital photos and how to convert film to digital, or digital to film. Film to Digital Notes
Wednesday
July 14, 2010
1 - 2 pm
Stereo Window BasicsBill Moll
The workshop will illustrate the theoretical concept of the stereo window using an actual physical window. Each attendee will use their own window to better understand the concept and how it applies to a variety of 3D formats. There will also be discussion of cropping to eliminate disconcerting window violations.
Wednesday
July 14, 2010
2 - 3 pm
Digital Stereo Projection for Beginners
Steve & Suzanne Hughes
Tips on getting started on digital stereo projection.
Wednesday
July 14, 2010
3 - 4 pm
Judging Stereo Images
George Themelis, Boris Starosta, Al Sieg
This workshop will discuss issues related to judging stereo images. Topics include: 1) Why compete? 2) Mechanics of judging, 3) Qualifications for judges, 4) How to do better in competitions, 5) Judging experiments. Selected images will be projected, scored and discussed, as time allows. Judging Notes
Wednesday
July 14, 2010
4 - 5 pm
3D Doodle-Making with Carbon PaperJim Olsen
Hands on! Create a nice-looking 3D doodle in minutes on a standard Holmes-size card! A paper slider, with carbon paper behind it, lets you draw in 2 to 9 planes! Draw on the right, making carbon copy. A vernier scale makes it easy to find and return to each plane! Slide to the left to view. Slide right to continue drawing. The same device on a larger scale lets you make a large stereo pair. Art talent not needed. Emphasis is on creating stereo! All materials are provided, including extra carbon paper for sharing with school groups, artists, and grandchildren back home!
Thursday
July 15, 2010
8 - 9 am
Electronic Flash in StereoGeorge Themelis
Electronic flash is a useful source of extra light under low available light situations but using it in stereo has always been a bit of a challenge. In this workshop we will explain the basic principles of electronic flash photography and the special challenges in using electronic flash with 1) vintage stereo film cameras, 2) twin SLR film cameras, 3) the new Fuji 3d camera and similar compact digital cameras, 4) twin digital cameras. Flash Notes
Thursday
July 15, 2010
9 - 10 am
Collecting Vintage Stereo SlidesRon Labbe & Tom Martin
Tips on how to buy, label, classify, store, preserve, and share vintage stereo slides. Ron's stereo slide collecting system
Thursday
July 15, 2010
10 - 11:30 am
Shooting and Processing PhantogramsBarry Rothstein
Those who try discover that producing phantograms is do-able, and the results are often stunning. This workshop will demonstrate shooting and processing a few with ideal and far from ideal setup conditions. When you're out shooting, frequently you'll find a great phant opportunity literally staring up at you. Even with just thoughtful point and shoot shots, we can produce some compelling phantograms. Attendees are encouraged to bring a tripod, a digital stereo camera or a single digital camera and a slidebar. At the start of this workshop we'll head outside and everyone will shoot a phantogram in relatively ideal conditions, and we'll also take some imprecise point & shoot shots. Next we'll come inside and see how to process them in Photoshop, both a precise example with good grid references, and an imprecise point & shoot shot.
Thursday
July 15, 2010
11:30 - 12:30 pm
Custom View-Master ReelsSheldon Aronowitz
How to go about making Custom View-Master reels. The following topics will be discussed: 1) Do I need a 3D camera? 2) What kind of camera do I shoot with - Can I use the View Master camera? 3) Aligning the 3D pairs. 4) View Master Template. 5) Advantages of producing a single reel only. 6) Advantages of producing a 3 reel blister pack. 7) Advantages/disadvantages of making my own packaging. 8) Can I produce a pack of more than 3 reels? 9) Designing your own artwork for the blister pack. 10) Can I place my name on the reels and/or pack? 11) Do I have access to the View Master archives for images to include in my reel or pack? 12) How do I distribute my reel or pack? 13) Ideas to make a small business out of View Master production. 14) Pricing for reels/packets. 15) Special services such as rush, small run orders, etc. 16) Set up charges, up front fees, contact person, etc.
Friday
July 16, 2010
8 - 9 am
Getting Started in Stereo PhotographyTim Rywick
An overview of stereo photography which tries to answer these questions: What is stereo photography? How easy is it to make 3-D photos? Is stereo photography costly or difficult? What types of 3-D systems are there? A brief historical overview is given as well as information on different approaches (anaglyph prints, stereo pairs - side-by-side prints, polarized projection, hand viewers, etc.), and equipment (Realist cameras of 50's, Fuji W1, SDM-controlled digital Canons, etc.
Friday
July 16, 2010
9 - 10 am
A Beginners Guide to StereoPhoto MakerDavid Starkman
An overview for beginners on how to use StereoPhoto Maker. This is a powerful and FREE program for easily, and even automatically, aligning digital left and right stereo image pairs. Images may also be batch renamed, aligned, cropped as a stereo pair, aligned for twin-digital projection and more.
Friday
July 16, 2010
10 - 11 am
Homebrew 3D LenticularMichael Brown
Personal computers and inkjet printers make it possible for enthusiasts to make their own high quality 3D lenticular prints. This workshop gives an overview of the tools and techniques used from start to finish to make 3D lenticular pictures. An assortment of lenticular prints illustrating the techniques and concepts will be available for viewing.
Friday
July 16, 2010
11 - 12 noon
Single Camera Hyper- & Hypo- StereosGeorge Themelis
We will discuss how to take hyperstereos and hypostereos with a single camera. The emphasis will be on using a digital camera, and more specifically the new Fuji 3d camera which offers special functions for treating these kinds of pictures, but the basic concepts apply for any camera. This workshop is dedicated to Paul Wing, the legendary stereo photographer for whom single camera hyperstereos was an important area of interest and speciality. Hyper/Hypo Notes
Friday
July 16, 2010
noon - 1 pm
Polarization of Light in Stereo Photography
George Themelis
This workshop will discuss the differences between linear and circular polarization and some fun experiments you can do with the "free" RealD glasses that you get from the 3-D Movies. Polarization Notes
Saturday
July 17, 2010
8 - 9 am
Starting with StereoData MakerSteve & Suzanne Hughes
This workshop features a brief overview of how StereoData Maker works and looks at some practical examples of cameras that have been put together using it.
Saturday
July 17, 2010
9 - 10 am
High Dynamic Range Imaging in StereoDavid Kesner
HDRI or High Dynamic Range Imaging is a method of creating an image that extends the dynamic range beyond what can be captured in a single exposure. This allows an image to have details in bright highlights and deep shadows where it would normally be blown-out or totally black. Creating these images presents difficulties that are even further problematic when done in stereo. This workshop will discuss how to take the images, how to process them, how to overcome the problems, and finally show some examples.
Saturday
July 17, 2010
10 - 11 am
Medium Format Stereo PhotographyDavid Lee
Topics to be discussed include: Advantages and disadvantages of Medium Format, various camera pairs and MF stereo cameras, techniques for making stereo images using medium format cameras, films and viewing the images.
Saturday
July 17, 2010
11 - 12 noon
2D to 3D conversions in 2 minutes
Eugene & Elizabeth Mitofsky
Using Photoshop, GIMP or Photoshop Elements and Stereo Photo Maker, create a 3D image (anaglyph or card) from a single 2D image using image mapping and the displace filter. The process takes less then 2 minutes!
Saturday
July 17, 2010
noon - 1 pm
Review of the Fuji 3D CameraGeorge Themelis
This workshop will give a basic description of the new Fuji 3d camera, discuss advantages & disadvantages and gives tips for using the camera. Examples of pictures taken with the Fuji will be shown in stereo projection. Fuji Notes
Sunday
July 18, 2010
10 - 11 am
Repeats
TBA
Sunday
July 18, 2010
11 - noon
Repeats
TBA

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