View Full Version : Tutorial WIP: Reducing parallax in reference photos

03-29-2005, 01:27 PM
Hi all. I'm currently in the process of starting a 3d concept stock group over at deviantart...there's a TON of people that just love to take photos of themselves and share them with the public OFTEN over at DA so I figured I'd tap into that crowd. I'm still waiting for some of my PR efforts to push out...but check it out: http://3dconceptstock.deviantart.com/ - I'd love any suggestions ya'll have here or there about how I should run the group.

While being asked about photograpy methods for these shots, I stumbled on parallax issues and thought I'd address them through experimentation. I THINK I have th eproblem sorta nicked, but I'd like some feedback on my ideas. They're not perfect by any means...but they're designed with the cheap in mind (limited resources) and basically handle the issue of things in the outer edges of the shot being at a different perspective because of parallax.

Here's my initial proposal: http://www.deviantart.com/view/16603405/

I've taken three photos of my wife this morning before she left for work, and have tested this method using three shots instead of two...it worked...though it makes her face look a little fat...I'm going to write up a quick tutorial to show what I did and I'd like to get your feedback on this to see if its a viable way of handling the issue.

Discuss please :D

03-29-2005, 01:53 PM
Here's a link to the tutorial with the files I used.


04-07-2005, 02:24 PM
The best method for reducing parallax i find is to move as far away from the subject as possible, and then zoom right in with the camera. This is how 3D packages do it also!

not always the most practical method if space is tight however, but it is the most accurate.



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