Han Solo vs. Luke Skywalker Setup
For the curious, here is a setup shot for Han Solo vs. Luke Skywalker, the 200th photo in the Duel 365 series.
This is a fairly typical setup for my stormtrooper and other Death Star-inspired shots. The figures stand on a large piece of plexiglass covering my favorite old black shelf. Behind them is a broken computer monitor. Above them is my large circular diffuser.
The lighting is interesting. We have ambient light from the room to start. Then we have two clip-on LEDs high above the scene shining down on the figures. Han gets one clip-on LED and one small push LED pointed behind him, reflecting back into the camera and creating a blue halo. Luke gets a slightly more powerful push-LED pointed behind him in a similar fashion, except his light shines through a green plastic cup. All of the lights near the figures are "positioned" using clear plastic cups, because I’m too cheap to buy real lighting equipment.
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This photo was taken in my kitchen using some pretty simple Gear. You might be surprised to discover how low-tech my "photography studio" really is.
This photo was posted to Flickr on 20 July 2010. The last time I checked, it had 3,958 views on Flickr.
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