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Drawing with light.

 
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Nov 02, 2011 01:49 |  #1

I hear that's a popular thing to do, though I've never actually had the interest to try it. But when I hear people talking about "drawing with light", I always think about recording images on film.

But has anyone here actually taken like, a laser or something, gone into a darkroom and literally used a pen laser as a substitute for charcoal on paper? You know...like, getting rid of the camera entirely, using siphotographic paper instead of regular drawing paper, and then just using a pen laser or something to literally make photographic sketches?

I'm sure that someone's done this. Anyone aware of any examples? Any idea how that kind of stuff tends to turn out?




  
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Nov 02, 2011 01:59 |  #2

you can definitely use a laser to draw just keep in mind that you should NEVER EVER POINT IT AT YOUR SENSOR

http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=J0TgaGePhJA (external link)

but if you are just point it at a wall, then it would work very effectively. i've actually used a laser to paint a tree at night by rapidly waving the laser left and right


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Nov 02, 2011 02:13 |  #3

c2thew wrote in post #13340952 (external link)
you can definitely use a laser to draw just keep in mind that you should NEVER EVER POINT IT AT YOUR SENSOR

http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=J0TgaGePhJA (external link)

but if you are just point it at a wall, then it would work very effectively. i've actually used a laser to paint a tree at night by rapidly waving the laser left and right

Yeah, but I'm not really talking about that.

But thanks for the tip about never pointing a laser at a sensor. I actually din't know that, and that's sure to be helpful (maybe). In any case, I just made sure to remember that, so that I never end up doing it.

But that wasn't quite what I was asking. I was more talking about bypassing the camera entirely. No camera required. Just taking a sheet of photographic paper, going into a darkroom, "drawing" on the paper with a pen laser, and then processing the paper using standard chemistry. Any idea how THAT looks, and how it tends to compare to standard drawings (normal pencil/charcoal on regular non-photographic paper)?

I'm sure that SOMEONE must have tried that, but I honestly can't recall hearing about any attempts. I'm just curious how that would work out. Though to be fair, this topic might be more appropriate for a drawing forum than for a photography forum, since it hypothetically wouldn't involve a camera at all.




  
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