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The Stereoscopic Society
VIRTUAL Annual Convention 2021
This year we are Coming To You.
7th – 9th May 2021

online audience wearing 3D glassesEveryone with an interest in 3D is invited to join us online for The Stereoscopic Society Annual Convention. Society members have been coming together since 1927 to share with each other their fascination and knowledge of stereoscopy. This year due to the Pandemic we are meeting online and invite everyone to join us (FREE – no charge).

We will bring you the usual mix of 3D photographs and 3D videos from our members and stereophotographers around the world. Many presented as fascinating 3D Audio Visual shows or 3D Videos. The highlights being the exhibition of our Annual Competition and also an audience judged competition of short 3D shows.

We also have some educational historical and technical talks.

There will be opportunities to ask questions and socialise with other stereophotographers and people interested in 3D – this is the heart of our conventions and the history of the society.

Schedule : (All times are UK BST : GMT+1)


Friday 7 May 2021 : 7pm-9pm UK BST
AV5 3D Show Competition
Audience judged competition of short 3D shows no longer than five 5 minutes, always a fun collection of innovative shows.
(Followed by social chat in the virtual bar.)


Saturday 8 May 2021 : 10am-12 noon UK BST
The Early Years of Stereoscopy in Australasia
– Carlton Wright (Sydney Australia)
The Overseas Folios of The Stereoscopic Society – Ray Moxom and Max Pow
Collecting Stereo Views – an insight into a member’s collection – Derek Medhurst

Close-Up 3D Photography and Timelapse – Barry Aldous presents some of his equipment and techniques for doing 3D Close-up and Macro photography, including Time-lapse sequences. Including Close-Up shows from other members.
3D Under the Microscope – John Chapman shows us Stereomicroscopy.

Saturday 8 May 2021 : 2pm – 4pm UK BST
The Vistascreen Story (So Far) With Guest Appearances from Weetabix & Others
Tim Goldsmith, avid 3D collector and camera dealer will present this fascinating talk about the very British 3D collectable Vistascreen and Weetabix – the 3D system that inspired a budding rock star into 3D.
Presentation of 3D shows from members & 3D photographers around the world.


Sunday 9 May 2021 : 2pm – 4pm UK BST
Excursion to the past : As we cannot go on a physical excursion like normal conventions, we will look back at previous years with members 3D images and shows.

Sunday 9 May 2021 : 7pm- 9pm UK BST
Annual Competition Exhibition Show 2021 a highlight in the society calendar.
Followed by social chat to round off the weekend.


Please use the Registration box below to Register for FREE so that we know who to send the online link details to.

(If you cannot see the big Registration box above try an up to date browser if you have access.)

We will be sharing the 3D images and shows in Side-by-Side Parallel format, so you will need a suitable viewer, prismatic glasses, or to reduce your sharing window size for free-viewing. It will be necessary for everyone to be muted during the shows.
(There may also be some anaglyph requiring suitable glasses.)

The sessions will take place using the Zoom online meeting platform.
The intention is to LiveStream to YouTube via The Stereoscopic Society YouTube Channel for those that find that easier or don’t want to use Zoom and record all sessions for later online viewing.

Any questions please contact Convention Organiser – Andrew Hurst : convention@stereoscopicsociety.org.uk

We look forward to a time when physical meetings and big screen projected 3D can once again happen and be run safely. But in the mean time embrace the opportunity to meet with so many more of you around the world who share an interest in the wonder of 3D images.


The 2021 Annual General Meeting will take place online the weekend following the convention.