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Captain Marvel vs. Captain Marvel Setup

Captain Marvel vs. Captain Marvel Setup

Posted to Flickr on 12 August 2010. Part of the Setup series.

This is the setup photo for Captain Marvel vs. Captain Marvel.

The backdrop for these figures is two glittery pieces of scrapbooking paper, one gold and one blue. They are both attached to foamboard with sticky notes.

The figures are standing on a sheet of shiny silver posterboard, which makes a great reflective surface. You can see the reflection of the sticky notes holding the backdrop in place.

I set up push-LEDs in plastic cups to create the backlighting; two on the gold side and one on the blue side. Because Billy Batson’s cape is so wide, I needed Billy’s backlighting to be wider than Mar-Vell’s; that’s why he gets two.

The figures are front lit with two push-lights on either side of the camera.

A large circular diffuser sits above the entire scene. A piece of dark cloth (not shown) is draped across the diffuser just above the backdrop to darken it a bit.

Off to the side you can see my remote which I always use for this kind of photography.

To get a closer look at the equipment I use, check out my Gear series.

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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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