The Roads to 3D Photography & Capture

There are now so many ways to capture and view the world around us as holograms, so we thought we’d break them down to show you that it’s easy to enter the world of 3D photos, whether you have a depth-enabled camera, a regular digital camera, even if you don’t have a camera at all!

Here are the three main approaches to 3D photography that you’ll be able to enjoy on your first day with Looking Glass Portrait!

1) Depth-enabled cameras

The cameras on the latest iPhones are all you need to take incredible high-fidelity depth photos. If your phone can take a Portrait mode photo, then all you need to do is pitch those photos into Looking Glass Portrait (via HoloPlay Studio) for instant holographic viewing.

2) Regular Digital/Mirrorless cameras

Where digital cameras provide 2D snapshots of a moment, light field images provide a much fuller picture. All you need is a rail setup that can capture a scene from multiple perspectives, and our software will patch those perspectives together to create a single holographic image. If that sounds good to you, then you may like our Holographic Capture Bundle.

3) No camera, no problem!

If you can take a photo, you can make a hologram. But let’s say that you’re a person that doesn’t have a camera of any kind in 2021, it’s still all good. If you can save a photo, you can still make a 3D photo! Thanks to our new web-based service that infers depth maps from any 2D image, you can turn essentially any photo into a 3D hologram.

Trust us, you can easily spend hours converting photos you find on the internet. For a more personal experience, try scanning a photo from a family album and seeing how your memories come to life, like this one of Shawn from his third birthday!

Want more proof of this magic? Check out these amazing results!