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Welcome to the forum, KapHn8d. It'll be nice to have another photographer around!

There are a number of threads related to photographing you lasers, and how to fine tune the images for the forum. If you ever have any questions, feel free to PM me.

Your's was a nice into thread...I'll give you rep points too!

Enjoy you time in the forum!
 

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Well, Zakkusus, I am pretty big into photography as a hobby, so I think the first little starter project will be to learn how to create some cool visual effects (either projected against a background by shining the laser through some medium or in the atmosphere by using fog/smoke/etc) and learn how to photograph it in an artful way. I will, of course, share any photos here as I learn. There has to be some tips and tricks for photographing lasers on here in the archives somewhere... but I'm focusing on getting the basics of laser operation and safety down first and then I'll start digging in.
Clayton here are a couple of shots I've done to get an idea on how to do beam photography. I'm using a point and shoot so it can be a challenge.

405nm hitting crystal in water with detergent.


This is a 532 hitting the same crystal this time I used pink highlighter ink.




I need to get a fish tank and a rig to hold the crystals with,(using wire now).
Ed
 

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Thanks, Mattronium! I've made it through most of the stickies... especially the rules and regs type ones. Learning a lot digging through old posts and following breadcrumbs to YouTube vids and stuff. Good times.

Thanks again for the nice welcome.
-c

Welcome to the forum, and remember to read the stickies if you haven't already. It looks like you're off to a good start (with an Introduction) and I'm certain you'll have a great time here.

Thank you, laserbee!! I've skimmed through almost every link in the anti-WL thread and let me tell you... it has opened my eyes to be sure. I have to admit, I was woo'd by the look of the hosts and all the marketing media out there (the do a good job of marketing on the web with all the sexy vids even if they have other problems), but I'm a fan of folks actually using some critical thinking to make decisions instead of just mooing with the herd, so thanks for contributing to my taking the red pill and get out of The Matrix.
I have a feeling I may be making an order from you soon... I'm really digging all the positive stuff I'm reading about the LaserBee LPMs!

Thank you for your hospitality and have a great weekend!
-c

to the Forum.... Clayton
39 Reasons NOT to Buy From Wicked Lasers
Enjoy your stay...
Jerry

scumbagatheist - Thanks for the rep points and the welcome! I can see how photographing laser beams can be tricky... especially as I learn more about wavelengths and power and their effect on perceived visibility. I found the "post your random pics" thread and contributed there, but they weren't "laser" pics (yet). ;)

Have an awesome weekend!
-c

Welcome to the forum, KapHn8d. It'll be nice to have another photographer around!
There are a number of threads related to photographing you lasers, and how to fine tune the images for the forum. If you ever have any questions, feel free to PM me.
Your's was a nice into thread...I'll give you rep points too!
Enjoy you time in the forum!

Antharak, those are pretty nice! I like the chaotic reflections of beams going through smoke, so that will probably be one of my first photo projects. The detergent added for effect was neat... the cool factor of laser beams penetrating stuff is just off the charts. Anyway, thank you for sharing your pics!
-c

Clayton here are a couple of shots I've done to get an idea on how to do beam photography. I'm using a point and shoot so it can be a challenge.
Ed
 




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