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Fischer 3D

January 22, 2011
Bobby Fischer 3D

For 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.