July VIRTUAL Meeting 7/16

Due to the worldwide public health emergency, upcoming physical meetings of the LA 3-D Club have been suspended. However, we are holding virtual meetings and we’re still holding our scheduled competitions.

The July virtual meeting of the LA 3-D Club will take place on July 16 from 7:00pm – 8:30pm.  la3d.club

The meeting will open with a club member “Show-and-Tell.” We would love to see your favorite 3-D image, camera, or collectible. Member’s are encouraged to share an item of interest with the rest of the attendees.

Club member David Richardson will give a short demonstration of his techniques for colorizing vintage Civil War stereo view card images.

And our main presentation for the evening is:

The Civil War in 3-D

A Digital Stereoscopic Slide Lecture by Bob Zeller

Take a fascinating 3-D journey into the depths of Civil War photography when writer and Civil War photo expert Bob Zeller presents a photographic history of the Civil War in stereo. Wearing 3-D glasses, you’ll feel as if you can literally step into the tableaus of many of the most famous photographs of the Civil War as the images are projected in their original stereoscopic format. Many of the reproductions are ultra high-resolution scans made directly from the original 150-year-old glass plate negatives, providing unmatched clarity and vividness. The secret that Ken Burns never revealed in his PBS series on the Civil War is that most of its documentary photographs were created in 3-D. And most Americans saw them in 3-D during the war. Stereo views were the videos of the era – the primary form of home entertainment. Many of the more than 100 images in the program are well-known photos, but some are rare, recent discoveries.
Bob Zeller is the co-founder and president of the non-profit Center for Civil War Photography – www.civilwarphotography.org – and has published three 3-D books on Civil War photography. He electrified readers in 1997 with his first book, The Civil War in Depth, published by Chronicle Books. It was the first book to present Civil War photos in their original stereographic format. Chronicle also published Zeller’s The Civil War in Depth Volume II, (2000), as well as Lincoln in 3-D, co-authored with John Richter and published in 2010. Zeller is also the author of The Blue and Gray in Black and White: A History of Civil War Photography (Praeger, 2005), the first and only book-length narrative history on the photography of the war.
The digital slide presentation features the war’s best 3-D images, shown chronologically to provide a photo history of the war from beginning to end. Zeller has presented 3-D slide shows at the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, the National Archives, the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Associates, the Museum of the Confederacy, Chrysler Museum, the Newseum, the Norman Rockwell Museum, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Gerald Ford Museum, the Maryland Historical Society, the Civil War Roundtables of New Orleans, Chicago, Milwaukee and Atlanta, the Lincoln Forum and more than 150 other venues.

Please join our meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone at la3d.club

Members can sign in early at 6:30pm to socialize. All are welcome to attend.
To join the meeting:
7pm Pacific Time.
Please join our meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
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Meeting ID: 969 7915 8568
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Time: July 16, 2020 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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