Projectors are well known to be used for many different tasks. The main tasks being; presentations in an office, lectures in classrooms, and projecting movies on the big screen. Did you know that you can also use a projector in many different ways? Here are 4 things you can use a projector for that you didn’t know about!
Bet you never thought about using your projector as a mural! Recently people have been using their projectors to create murals on their walls at home. By projecting your favorite pictures on the walls of your homes, you can trace and paint the image you are projecting to create beautiful and fun murals! And no you don’t need to be a seasoned artist or paint to do this!
I’m sure you all already know about the infamous fake window challenge. For those of you who aren’t too familiar with it, then let’s go ahead and explain! As it first started trending on the very popular TikTok App, people began projecting fake windows on the side of their beds. This gave off the impression that they were living in a very unique place! We recommend trying this with a projector that at least has a resolution of 720p.
If you’re like me and you love taking pictures of yourself, then this one might be what you’re looking for when you want to have an at-home photoshoot! Similar to the fake window challenge, using a projector to project a moving picture on a plain wall provides you with the most amazing backdrops for your own photoshoot at home!
During 2020, we noticed that there were a lot of self-made businesses popping up, one of these infamous businesses was cookies! Bakers all across the country were getting their hands on pico projectors to create the craziest designs on their homemade cookies! If you’re a cookie hobbyist then you know exactly what I’m talking about.
That’s all for today! Let us know what you try in the comments below!
There are many different ways to express creativity when dealing with photography. One popular style of photography is Projector Photograph. With the right equipment and setup, you can turn your normal photoshoot into an “Art of Projection”. The main thing to focus on for projector photography is your shooting environment, your camera, and the projector that you will use.
It is important to find the right projector for you. For projector photography, you will need at least 1080p resolution with at least 1200 lumen brightness. It is also important to know your filming location since a more portable projector might be advantageous. One recommended projector would be the AAXA 4K1 Projectorwith 4K native support. Modern projectors are nice with different ways to connect and mirror directly from your phone, giving you the option to create unique backdrops and lighting that are unique to you.
Some things to bear in mind is the colour temperature of the image you are projecting. Select an image that’s nice and bright, with large sections of white, and just project that as your background. It will take a couple of trials to get the best shots and exposure to the projector settings, so you should keep practicing and trying different camera settings. .
Hoping on a trend that our writers have been seeing resurface on TikTok is of the use of projectors to enhance and stylize creative portraits. The use of a projector in the photography studio creates a more immersive background that gives a more realistic effect when compared to effects in post-production. The great thing about this effect is the amount of freedom you can have when using the projector.
Playing around with the different backdrops, and adjusting the brightness and focus of the projector can completely enhance the mood of each portrait. A great technique that has been highly discussed in photography forums is using projectors with a high lumen output for great background photography. Using a high lumen projector for background work and adjusting the focus of the image, brings the model into focus while naturally blurring the background.
One of the biggest hurdles that I have seen when using a projector for photography work is the mobility. The clunky projectors that you remember from your days in the meeting room and in school don’t allow for much room to move as they primarily rest on a flat mount or surface. There is a remedy for this issue however.
Instead of dealing with the weight and immobility of the standard projector, photographers pro and amateur alike should look at the market of micro and pico projectors. Not only are pico projectors more affordable but they also give you more bang for your buck. Projectors like AAXA’s P7 and the Anker Nebula Capsule give the photographer the ability to try different angles because of their compact size. The brightness of these pico projectors also really give great backdrops on effects on your subjects as the Anker boasts a solid 200 lumens and the P7 has a whopping 600 lumens.
If you are a photographer that doesn’t have a dedicated studio and wants to try this projector effect on the go, we highly reccommend Apeman’s NM4 or AAXA’s P-2B. The Apeman has a lower lumen output of 50-100 than the P2-B’s 130 lumen output, but does have a longer battery than the P-2B by about half an hour. With both of these projectors being under $200 dollars and the size of a smart phone it makes for the perfect choice for the photographer always on the go or in the field.
Go ahead and give this photography technique a try and comment below your results. A word of warning, be sure to tell your subject not to look directly into the projector. Projectors are getting brighter these days and we want you to avoid any photography disasters! If you are looking for more inspiration on these types of photos check out this behind the scenes video of projector photography!