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Optical phenomena that can be photographed?

  1. May 14, 2008 #1
    Hey, I am doing this physics project where we have to take pictures of various optical phenomena.

    I was wondering what kind of phenomena can be photographed easily. One thing I thought of was total internal reflection, but I'm pretty much stuck on everything else. I need two different kinds of optical phenomena for this project...

    Can anyone help me out here?

    Thanks in advance =)
     
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  3. May 14, 2008 #2
    Interference can be easily photographed by looking at some oil on water. The oil forms a thin film causing the interference. Also can be done with some soap bubbles or something.
     
  4. May 15, 2008 #3
    Putting a camera in front of a diffraction grating and pointing it at some light is quite fun. I remember doing that in my physics lab.
     
  5. May 15, 2008 #4

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    Whatever can be seen can be photographed. Furthermore, with the right instruments, you can photograph light in the infrared and ultraviolet wavelengths. Eyeballs are very much similar to cameras.
     
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