A Century of 3D in the Finger Lakes


A Journey of Stereographic Picture Making

On Saturday, August 25, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Diego Ruiz, a 3D photography artist, will host a presentation about stereographic photography at the Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium in Branchport.

Diego will start the morning by leading participants through an examination of original 3D photographs of stereo photographers of the region (historic and modern day) to see what made them tick. Diego will then shift from 3D to 2D and delve into some of the components of making a photograph.  Do you ever look at a picture and think, “Wow! That really captured it?” You may not be able to identify what makes the image strong, but you know there is something special there.  Diego will cover composition and dispel some myths about getting the shot. Load up with tips and techniques that can immediately apply to your own photo-making journey. Participants will receive a goodie bag which includes a pocket cheat sheet to walk you through the process of making 2D images with balance, appeal, and longevity. Finally, there will be time for the outdoors at the beautiful FLM&A campus! Diego will lead participants on walk around the property while talking about good compositions in practice what was just learned. Bring your camera…even a cellphone camera will do. Complex artistic shots are best left to the bigger cameras but it all starts with good content and composition. 

A light snack will be provided and a chance to goof off in front of Diego’s prototype Daydream 3D box Camera.  The resulting 3D pictures of the day will be posted on Diego’s website: http://www.stereoscopejourney.com/flm/.  Use your 3D glasses from the goodie bag to see the images online.

Preregistration is required. Individual tickets are only $10, and family tickets are $20. Anyone interested can register here: https://www.fingerlakesmuseum.org/programs-events



The mission of the FLM&A is to inspire appreciation and stewardship of the cultural heritage and ecological evolution of the vast Finger Lakes Region.  Located in the hamlet of Branchport, New York, on the northwest fork of Keuka Lake, the FLM&A’s 29-acre site encompasses a 16-acre wetland/preserve—known as the Townsend-Grady Wildlife Preserve—and a 13-acre Campus that includes a 17,000 square foot building currently under phased renovation. Since its inception in 2008, the FLM&A has fulfilled its mission through outreach and new experiential program offerings each year, while working to establish an indoor space for even more experiences and exhibits. Each summer the FLM&A offers a full calendar of public programs that include community and evening paddles, yoga, wildlife photography classes, timber-frame workshops, woods walks, bird identification walks, and more!




The Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization and is chartered by the New York State Education Department. See www.FingerLakesMuseum.org for more information or to contribute.

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