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Site Pays Homage to Geeky '80s Laser School Portraits

Site Pays Homage to Geeky '80s Laser School Portraits

Hmm, can you spot the similarities between each of these photos? The '80s hair — check. The '80s outfits — check. The pink and blue laser beam backdrops — big check. I can't believe that I almost forgot about these lightsaber-esque backgrounds that graced hundreds of thousands of school portraits! I don't know if I was a minimalist back then or if the lasers had run their course of coolness already, but I actually skipped over the laser trend.

If you want to take a walk down memory lane, a site called We Have Lasers is dedicated to showing off the greatest school portrait backdrop that ever existed. And if you know your way around Photoshop, you could even make a laser portrait yourself . . . I know you want to! Did you get bitten with the laser bug back in elementary school?

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Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 6 years
Wow, I remember those goofy non creative backgrounds.
Monique-Marie427757 Monique-Marie427757 6 years
LOL, I remember these when I was in school, I thought the backgrounds rocked, LOL.
smouri smouri 6 years
So funny that you put this up. I am from Europe, but lived for a year in the US in the eighties with my family. This is the laser background from my 5th grade photo in 89'. It was the coolest thing ever back then, lol...
DesignDebutante DesignDebutante 6 years
Geek Sugar, I accept your Photoshop challenge! If junior high were today, this would be me:
aistea311 aistea311 6 years
So funny!
aistea311 aistea311 6 years
So funny!
karyney karyney 6 years
We definitely didn't have lasers - just gray. Boring!
dreamie-me dreamie-me 6 years
I don't think any of the schools I went to was cool enough to have this option, lol.
TidalWave TidalWave 6 years
i have some of these and some of the bookcase
syako syako 6 years
I forgot all about these! I totally have some laser background school shots. :oops:
vtjoy vtjoy 6 years
i couldn't stop laughing when i saw this post cause i think my school pictures from 4th-6th grade all have the lasers!
millarci millarci 6 years
I think during my grade school years it was either a bookshelf or some type of gradient as a backdrop.
Tech Tech 6 years
Trust me... They are all from the eighties!!
bengalspice bengalspice 6 years
I never picked that option ... I always got the library background ... and there was the neon mini-blinds background.
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 6 years
Idk... Except for the background, the one to the left looks current.
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