3D photos on the cheap …

Ive seen a number of images popping up online that use the simple technique of taking a photo of an object and then another one moving the camera slightly and then creating an animated .gif file that flicks back and forth between them at high speed. The effect is very similar to that used in the creation of 3D images and movies that require special glasses.

I tried it myself, and while my first tries are far from perfect, it does work. First photo experiment.

The effect would be better if I had a tripod to ensure the same height between photos as well as measuring out a radius from the center of the car to rotate around. The biggest improvement would be to decrease the amount of distance between the images to make the change more subtle, but for now it works.