Laser Art V2

About: I am a fourth year Architecture student who is interested in art, design and engineering. I am always looking for new projects and new ways to build things, and always enjoy Instructables because it is a gr...

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Hello again Instructables.  I redid my Laser Art Instructable because before I could only force the camera to keep the shutter open for eight seconds.  Now, after looking through the settings on the camera, I found a mode that lets me keep the shutter open for up to a minute!  On a Lumix (by Panasonic) Camera, the mode is called Scene Mode, and you select "Starry Night" in the menu.  It will then ask  you how long you want to keep the shutter open for.  I found that the 30 second timing was the best for my drawings.  I took 30 seconds to draw the picture, then had to wait another 30 for the image to load.  These pictures turned out much better than the others.  I was able to trace around objects in my room, and i found that the snowboard looks the coolest because of the blue light behind it.  I also drew a better stick person, a flock of birds, and wrote instructables.  The way I got the dots was by placing my finger over the laser while I stood in front of the camera.  Then I just spelled out the word backwords.  This is a great project if you have a laser, a camera, a tripod, and some time on your hands!  Please vote for me in the Wicked Lasers Contest and the I Made It Photo Contest.  Thanks!

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    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I would not go so far as to say unfair.

    From the contest page:

    "Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. "

    well, whoever was moderating the contest allowed it, so I will arrgue that it is fair. All Instructables contests are moderated.

    If you read Laser Art, my first instructable on the topic, it goes over everything. What you need is a tripod and you also need to set your camera so that the shutter stays open for as long as you need it to. Thanks for your support!


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks! The longer you can get the shutter to stay open, the more intracet you can make your designs.