Shahrokh Dabiri introduces you to the stereo window.
One of the first concepts to understand is “The Stereo Window”. Think of the computer screen or paper as the window plane and the edges of that plane as the window itself. Like a real window, some objects are at the same depth as the window and some are either behind the window or in front of it. You do not want to place an object at the edges of the image so it is in front, since the window would cut into the object and that is unnatural (known as a WV, window violation). If the object does not touch the edge it can be in front of the window and often that is one of the most satisfying types of images.
When objects extend in front of the window that is known as a TTW (Through The Window). Viewers seem to really enjoy TTW shots, I know that I do love them. If the photographer plans his angles and composition carefully you can really exploit that type of shot.
About Shahrokh Dabiri:
I live in Tehran, Iran, one of the largest cities in the world with a population of nearly 20 million. I am 53 years old (1957) and a dentist in Tehran with a private practice in my own clinic.
I have been involved in photography for 30 years, but nearly 10 years ago, I fell in love with 3D. I learned there is a great deal of information regarding 3D on the internet, that there were many people with whom I could communicate, and that there were 3D exhibitions around the world. And so I began to learn many things regarding 3D from other stereographers and groups on the internet.
I have a deep passion for 3D and stereoscopic images. I have received a few acceptances in digital competitions and my image “Engrave” was awarded a red ribbon for Best Human Interest by CSC (my favorite stereo organization) in their last digital exhibition. I won a pair of shutter glasses for third prize in the http://www.DDD.com Competition last year.
Enjoy Shahrokh’s fancy window treatments below.