Everybody Wants To Be A Star
Close-up of a 3 1/2 inch action figure of the super-hero known as Stargirl.
This photo is actually an experiment using a tulle backdrop that contains a sprinkling of glitter.
My photography studio is my kitchen.
The backdrop is black tulle with a sprinkling of glitter over a black sheet of foam core. The figure is standing on an old black shelf elevated by two boxes from my pantry.
The scene is backlit from the left by a neat multi-color LED given to me as a gift from my daughter. It is propped up using the lens cover of my macro lens. Stargirl is backlit using a small LED flashlight propped up with a clear plastic cup.
Above it all is a large circular diffuser that I often use for my tabletop photography.
I have a darker alternate photo to share.
In the setup for this alternate image, which was my first attempt, I used just one light which backlit only the figure. It’s not bad, but I wanted to draw out more of the bokeh in the background, so I ultimately decide to try two lights instead, which resulted in more light in the background and therefore more bokeh.
Stargirl has also been seen here:
Have you seen this photo somewhere else? Or are you using it yourself? I would love to hear from you! It's always fun to learn where my photos turn up.
This photo was posted to Flickr on 28 April 2013. The last time I checked, it had 18,671 views on Flickr.
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