Fischer 3D

January 22, 2011 By: erik Category: Experiments, Geeky, Photoshop 362 views

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Bobby Fischer 3DFor a while now, I’ve had a photoshop project in mind to take historical photographs and add a three dimensional effect to them by providing camera movement. I’ve hinted at the idea before. Using historical photos of, say, dead people, is just a gimmick to show that there was no intention of the effect at the time the photo was taken. So far, I’ve only been able to find the time to make one attempt, but I’d like to do more. After googling “iconic photograph”, and searching for one with a clear foreground and background, I settled on this famous photograph of Bobby Fischer.

Bobby Fischer 3D

The fact that the content behind the king is obscured in shadow made the work very easy. It was a good one to start with, I think.

  • Wow! Really well done!

  • Paul Rasmussen

    That looks great. That photo was taken in ’67, so Bobby was 24, and at the peak of his game. I’m not sure there has ever been a higher peak. Certainly not in America.

    Staunton, of course!

  • Lee

    Someone did this with photos of the legendary ballet dancer Nijinsky.

    And doesn’t Ken Burns kind of do this with his documentaries ?????(though mostly with zoom and panning…)anyway, I like the Bobby Fischer thing. I’m old enough to remember his famous days.