Camouflage, Semi-Transparency, and Reflections
Due to the success of last year's competition, we have decided to hold another 3D photo competition. This year's categories are Camouflage, Semi-Transparency, and Reflections. These categories are roughly defined by the pages showing sample images. Perhaps the most complex category is semi-tranparency. The samples page helps define this category more broadly than might be expected.
The sample pages for camouflage and reflections have few examples, however you can see a couple more examples of camouflage images on the semi-tranparency page.
The entries in this competition will be shown and judged at the second Stereographic Art and Photography Conference sponsored by Pokescope Products. The deadline for submitting your images is December 10, 2006. The grand prize will be a complete digital stereo camera based on the Pokescope Lanc controller, two Sony V1 cameras and Deluxe slidebar.
The competition is for the best set of three images one from
each of the three categories below.
You can enter 2-3 images for each category. Your top
scoring image in each category will count toward the top prize.
below. Images submitted to us in previous competitions are not
eligible for this competition. (You need to submit different
There will also be several merit awards
for the best sets of images one in each category by a single photographer and for individual images in each
These awards will be special "collectors' issue" blue Pokescope 3D
viewers or blue Pokescope viewers.
The viewers are molded from special blue ABS plastic rather than
the traditional black.
How to Submit Images
Images can be submitted to:
If there is something interesting about your images which you
would like to share, please help us understand your images by including
a short description or comment with your
Stereo vision apparently evolved from a need to perceive
depth. This competition is about subjects which can't be viewed
well in 2D or look dull in 2D, but are exciting when viewed in
We have identified three categories for this
| Category 1. "Camouflage -- This can be
coincidental camouflage or purposeful camouflage (avoiding
predators). The camouflaged subject doesn't need to be
living it only needs to blend with the background."
| Category 2. "Transparency -- In
this type of subject, there are two or more surfaces which can be seen
through each other."
| Category 3. "Reflections -- In this type
of subject, reflections cause additional levels of depth in the
Rather than describe these categories in great detail, we hope
to illustrate the range of these categories with the set of images
above. If you would like to participate in these competitions,
you are encouraged to submit images which are not only nice images, but
which also help better define the categories above as you interprete
The images will be projected with 1024x768 resolution projectors during judging. In order to project the images without resizing, we appreciate receiving images with 1024 pixel widths for each side or 768 pixel heights. However, slightly smaller or larger images will be projected without resizing or with resizing whichever is most pleasing to view. If you do not have exactly these dimensions, it is best to submit what you have rather than resizing them.
We will not put these high resolution images on the web.
we do not assume to own the copyright on the images. We may put
lower resolution images up to 500 pixel width per side on our
website unless we receive a request not to do so. However, we
assume that for images submitted to us,
permission is granted to us to use the full resolution images in
educational presentations where the images may be projected with
Due to the subjective nature of judging images, we prefer to use the phrase selecting images. The details of selecting images for awards are not yet determined, but we hope to have several people involved in the process. The images will be selected on at least these four criteria:
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