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Incredible Future Setup: From Above

Incredible Future Setup: From Above

Posted to Flickr on 07 November 2009. Part of the Setup series.

Some people have expressed an interest in my action figure setups, so I snapped a few photos of the setup for Incredible Future.

I take most toy photos in my kitchen, usually late at night. The island in my kitchen usually provides enough surface area for my needs.

Setup Details

An orange poster board is clipped to a foam board, resting atop a cereal box, and leaning against another box.

In front of that is an aluminum shop light pointed straight up and providing backlighting. The reason the background and the figure are raised is so this light source can be below the view of the camera.

The figure is standing on raisin boxes stacked on an upside-down bowl. I love it that very often "raisin" boxes are "raising" up my figures.

A florescent desk light wrapped in an old t-shirt provides general lighting. Two small flashlights are aimed at the figure’s face for emphasis, one propped up on a rolled up towel and other wrapped in a paper towel and mounted on another cereal box.

My camera is mounted on a Gorillapod tripod, a relatively recent gift from my wife.

I use the remote that came with my camera to avoid jiggling it.

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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.

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