Frank DeFreitas Holography Studio

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how to make holograms MAKE YOUR OWN HOLOGRAMS!
Make your own holograms by following the clear, step-by-step instructions provided by the top selling holography book in the world: Shoebox Holography. This method uses readily-available materials (found at most home centers) and a laser pointer -- to make the easiest and most inexpensive holography set-up you'll ever find! For teachers, students, amateurs and hobbyists of all ages. Shoebox Holography is the ORIGINAL, and has been officially endorsed (and used) by the Education Outreach Dept. of MIT. MORE INFO . . .

Holography Classes Holography Workshops & Services NEW 2008 Schedule!
Hey . . . if you're going to take a holography workshop, you might as well take it with the guy that wrote the book! My workshops are famous for providing the very best in private, personalized holography instruction and mentoring for 25 YEARS! Specializing in programs for the amateur holographer and students. ALL AGES and ALL LEVELS! Want workshops at YOUR LOCATION? I can do that too! more info . . .


Civil War Project Civil War Holography Project
See this exciting civil war holography project with students of Englewood High School in Jacksonville, Florida. These civil war treasures have been at the bottom of the St. Johns river since 1864. They saw their first laser light on February 7th. I've just returned from Florida, and here is all the news: READ MORE . . .

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HoloTalk Online Radio Show Holography Radio Show
"HoloTalk" is holography's longest-running interview program. Premiering in 1997 with its now-famous mix of interviews and topical discussions, the show features host Frank DeFreitas and guests from all aspects of the field. Across the nation and around the world, listener's have made "HoloTalk" a part of their online routine. Now in its 10th year broadcasting. Listen Now...

Holography E-Zine Holography E-Zine
Download the latest issue of HoloWorld: The E-Zine of Popular Holography. Each issue contains news & information, tips & tricks, history, reviews, net treks, and more. Latest issue is SPRING 2008.

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This will be a new section, coming soon, focusing on CLASSIC HOLOGRAPHY: the way holography was practiced during its developmental years. You will not find any diode lasers or computer generated / automated techniques here . . . just gas lasers, a table, optics and a little elbow grease to make it all work.

Careers in Lasers, Optics & Photonics Careers in Lasers, Optics & Photonics
Now that you've begun to explore the world of lasers & photonics, you may be wondering if this could fit in with your future career planning. Absolutely! In this section, I'll give you some information on things to consider when you're exploring careers in general. I'll also share some Internet resources that can guide you in your search for careers in the field of lasers and photonics.

Holography Exhibits Holography Exhibits
If you are a small to medium-sized museum, gallery, school, corporation or other venue, and you would like to host an exhibit of holograms from around the world, you'll find a great opportunity here. more info . . .

Online Hologram Exhibit Online Hologram Exhibit
20 Years / 20 Holograms: A selection of 20 holograms representing 20 years creating them at my holography studio/lab in Allentown, Pennsylvania: 1983-2003. Audio files accompany each hologram exhibited explaining their creation.

Antiquarian Holographica Webseum Antiquarian Holographica Webseum
I'm developing an online pictorial museum dedicated to history of now "antique" lasers, optics and related holography equipment and rare publication covers.

DIY Hologram Portraits How to Create Your Own Hologram Portraits
An in-process, step-by-step guide for amateurs and hobbyists for creating your own hand-made DIY portraits and stereograms. I also offer workshops at my studio.

Laser Pointer Holograms An Introduction to Diode Laser Holography
Diode Laser holography began here at HoloWorld. You can read my lab notes of the development of this technology from start to finish. Includes the world's first hologram created using solar power.

Holotalk Espanol HOLOTALK ESPANOL: Difusion especial -- LASERS Y HOLOGRAFIA
La audiencia del show aprendera acerca los ultimos desarrollos en la tecnologia del laser y sus multiples aplicaciones en carreras como medicina, communicaciones, y las ciencias y artes. Con su presentador Frank DeFreitas. Traduccion del Ingles al espanol por Mario Andres Munoz.

Holography for Kids Holography for Kids
A special web page devoted to my younger visitors . . . they are the future of laser and holography technology. I also offer student workshops at my studio.

Holography FAQ Holography FAQ
A section which contains frequently asked questions regarding lasers and holograms.

How Holograms are Made How To Make A Hologram
A multimedia presentation on how holograms are made. Requires RealPlayer.

Collecting Holograms Collecting Holograms
A primer on beginning your collection of holograms and other laser and holography related materials.

Holographic Brain, Mind, Universe Holographic Brain, Mind, Universe
A previously published paper of mine from LaserNews concerning the holographic principles behind the functioning of the brain and holographic principles.

External Links and Resources External Links and Resources
One of the largest listings of web links for lasers and holography on the Net.

Awards Awards
Awards that HoloWorld has won and comments from visitors.

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Email and Contact Information Contact Information
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Make Your Own Hologram Get THE BOOK for Making Holograms!
Imagine seeing a 3-dimensional hologram appear right before your eyes, and YOU made the hologram yourself! The top selling holography book world-wide . . . for students, amateurs and hobbyists of all ages. Developed by Frank DeFreitas. Endorsed by the Education Outreach Dept. of MIT. Great for science projects at home or at school! more info . . .

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