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Here is one of my favorite “secret” tricks when shooting technology in a lab…

There is always a bit of mystery surrounding good photographs of lasers.  Either people are flummoxed as to how to shoot the shot, or they think they are experts and talk about using smoke to illuminate the beam.

We first have to understand that we cant see the light in the laser beam, we can only see the particles it is hitting whilst traveling through the air.  When we try to photograph the laser light, we get nothing.  The dust particles in the air simply don’t reflect enough light to make the beam show up.

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