2X - Phantograms & Retouching Workshops

National Stereoscopic Association Convention for 3D Photography


Phantograms offer a unique and immersive perspective on 3-D imagery, seeking to visually recreate reality by reversing the effects of perspective. In this workshop we'll show you how to take phantogram photos of your pets or kids. All you need is a stereo camera or synchronized pair, and we'll show you how to prepare the images in Stereo Photo Maker and Photoshop..

Presented by Barry Rothstein

Stereo Retouching in Photoshop: Advanced Techniques

Burning and dodging an image has been around since the beginning of the darkroom and is an essential part of creating a pleasing image that helps to draw the viewer deeper into the image. Burning and dodging an image can also enhance the 3D effect by lightening and darkening certain areas. We'll discuss using burning and dodging techniques in Photoshop, using light and dark areas to enhance the image and draw attention to parts of the image in a creative way.

Presented by Jim Swallow

3D-Con (https://3d-con.com/) is the annual convention of the National Stereoscopic Association (NSA). It is for photographers and collectors of stereo (3D) images and anyone interested in 3D imaging including 3D movies and Virtual Reality. It will be held August 12-15, 2021

PLEASE NOTE that we are limited to posting 3 main events per day, but we have many more as seen in the “all” tab, and in the “3D (Stereoscopic) Photography” channel

The convention has programming for the collector as well as the photographer. Among the highlights are the 3D Theater, Workshops, virtual Art Gallery, Guest and Keynote Speakers and Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings. There will also be social gatherings on Zoom and other online forums. A highlight will be a symposium on the history of stereoscopic photography.

It is free of charge, but we do accept donations. With a paid registration you will receive a package that includes a commemorative Viewmaster type reel and several types of viewers and glasses you will need to view images presented during the convention.

The 3D-Con website will have a calendar of events and will be updated regularly. Facebook users are encouraged to join the 3D-Con group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/3dcon). There will be ongoing updates and opportunities to connect with other attendees. There will also be spontaneous workshops or social live streams. The group is currently open and may be joined anytime.