Iron Man vs. War Machine Setup
This is the setup photo for Iron Man vs. War Machine.
The backdrop is formed with two pieces of scrapbooking paper with a slightly metallic sheen to them. Both pieces of paper are attached to foamboard behind them with sticky notes. The figures stand on a piece of silvery reflective posterboard.
Iron Man is backlit with a single push-LED in a clear plastic cup. War Machine is backlit with two push-LEDs because he’s a little wider than Iron Man and because the darker backdrop needed more light on it.
I wanted to try to enhance the red "heart" on War Machine a little bit. I taped a red glass token to the front of a clip LED and then formed an aluminum foil snoot for the light to shine through. The enhancement wasn’t as dramatic as I’d hoped, but it was a good experiment.
Above the scene a large circular diffuser softens the ambient light in the room. A strip of dark fabric (not shown) is positioned on top of the diffuser just above the backdrop to darken it and boost the backlighting a bit.
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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 31 August 2010. The last time I checked, it had 3,447 views on Flickr.
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