Thursday, December 20, 2007
Laser Wall Art!
I am going to show you how to make some really neat looking laser wall art using just a laser and a digital camera. I figured this out at home one night bored after buying my Wicked Lasers Core 5mW green laser.
You will need,
1- Laser (any color)
1- Digital Camera ( with night mode or adjustable shutter speed )
Ok the first thing you need to do is turn on your digital camera and put it in night mode. If you cant do that then maybe you can adjust the shutter speed somehow. The idea is to have the shutter stay open as long as it can so it takes in the most light possible.
But lets say your camera is in night mode and ready to go. You are not going to be able to hold your camera so if you have a tripod go ahead and get that set up or find a surface where the camera wont be shaken.
So take a picture and listen for the shutter. You should be able to hear when it is doing its thing. use that to know how long you can draw on your wall with your laser.
Take a picture and try drawing your name with you laser. Once you are done take a look on your camera and see how it turned out. You should now have apicture of your name in laser light on your wall.
If you are really good then you can draw more complicated things. Try getting a little closer to the wall but stay out of the cameras view. This helps you draw a little more steadily.
Have a look at some of the things I was able to come up with.
Posted by Joe Elmore at 1:40 PM