The Victorian 3D Society Incorporated is a stereo photography club based in Melbourne, Australia,
but is open to anyone to join. Our members have a common interest in stereo
photography - particularly in taking and showing stereo photos. The membership
fee is currently A$25 per year. A newsletter is published 6 times per year.
Take us to the Third Dimension
|ABC TV broadcast a
feature on the Victorian 3D Society. It covers the December 2006
General Meeting, including segments of the Auction, and an interview
with Max Hem!
|Every two years, the Australian
National Stereo Convention is held, and in 2007 the Victorian 3D
Society is the host club.
All 3D enthusiasts are cordially invited to get together with members of The Victorian 3D Society and the Sydney Stereo Camera Club, in Swan Hill, Victoria, from Wednesday 25th until Saturday 28th April 2007, for the 20th Australian National Stereo Convention.
The Convention Centre will be at the historic Pioneer Settlement; where projection and other activities will take place. You can find out more about the Convention using these links:
The Club has six General Meetings per Year, on the first Monday of February, April, June, August, October and December (every even month). Guests are always most welcome. Meetings commence at 8:00pm, and are located at:
** Please note that due to renovations being carried out on the Horrie Watson Pavilion, for the rest of 2008 our meetings will be held at:
FROG HOLLOW PAVILION, FROG HOLLOW RESERVE, FORDHAM AVENUE, CAMBERWELL. MELWAYS REF 60, B2
At General Meetings, we always project stereo slides for about 1 hour. A special feature show usually takes most of this time. In addition, an exhibition is run each meeting, where Members can submit slides or digital images for the exhibition subject. Members or guests can bring along images to have them projected if they would like to do so.
Committee Meetings are held six times per year in every odd-numbered month. Any club member may attend Committee Meetings.
Membership and Club Contacts
Please feel free to come long to any of our General Meetings - guests are always welcome, and you will see the best 3D projection screen in Australia in action (shown below). For more information regarding the Victorian 3D Society we would be pleased to here form you via any of the contacts below:
A Membership Application Form is
also available at this web site. The membership fee is currently A$25 per
Governance of the Incorporation
The activities of the Club are governed by the Rules of Incorporation. Forms for Committee Nominations are to be found at the end of the Rules of Incorporation.
Prior to July 1999, the Society was an un-Incorporated Society. For historical
purposes, the old Constitution of that Society
is also maintained here, although it has no relevance to the current governance
of the Incorporation.
-Depth" - The Journal of the Victorian 3D Society
The Journal of the Victorian 3D Society - "In Depth" - is published and circulated to members six times per year just before each General Meeting. As well as keeping members informed of Club activities, the Journal carries articles by members on various aspects of stereo.
Some articles from our Journal are available from this Web page, and are listed below:
Bevel Gears Rendered in 3D by Club Member,
-Depth" Journal Archives (members only)
An archive of all Club Newsletters in Adobe PDF format was established some time back, and is maintained on the World Wide Web. The archive is accessible to members only. The web address is:
Email List (members only)
The club operates an email-list for discussion of activites amongst members. The home page for the email group is at http://www.egroups.com/group/v3d/info.html
These high-quality cardboard mounts are designed and made in Melbourne, and sold all over the world. Over half the supplies produced are exported overseas. The Sydney Stereo Camera Club, Inc. are also big customers for these mounts.
Medium format stereo is the "Rolls-Royce" stereo format, providing the ultimate "you are there" experience. This format is growing in popularity, particularly in Melbourne, as there is easy access to medium format mounting supplies, and about half a dozen Club members shooting medium format, some of who have constructed high-quality achromatic viewers.
The following stereo cameras are all still in use by many stereo enthusiasts everywhere around the world. Particular thanks go to the members of the Victorian 3D Society for making available the most of the cameras shown below for this photographic collection,and to John Bercovitz for the photos of the Kodak, Sputnik, and FED.
Please feel free to come long to any of our General Meetings - guests are always welcome, and you will see one of the best 3D projection screens in Australia in action. For more information regarding the Victorian 3D Society Inc we would be pleased to here form you via any of the contacts below: