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Emerald Eye Of Ekron vs. Green Lantern Guy Gardner Setup

Emerald Eye Of Ekron vs. Green Lantern Guy Gardner Setup

Posted to Flickr on 30 August 2010. Part of the Setup series.

This is the setup photo for Emerald Eye Of Ekron vs. Green Lantern Guy Gardner.

The backdrop is formed with two pieces of glittery scrapbooking paper, black behind the Eye and green behind Guy. The Eye is positioned over a piece of solid black scrapbooking paper. Guy stands on a piece of acrylic with scrapbooking paper in a zig-zag pattern beneath.

The Eye is mounted on a small, black plastic bottle top that blends into the black paper beneath it. I had originally wanted to hang the Eye from above with a reflective surface underneath, but the Eye is heavy, and I didn’t see a good way to hang it securely without damaging it. In fact, you can see that on the "stage" underneath them I had a nice, reflective surface set up for it.

The Eye is backlit with a push-LED shoved into the top of a green plastic cup which is sitting on a dish towel. Guy is backlit from three sources: a second push-LED shining through a green plastic cup and two clip-LEDs shining through green glass tokens scotch taped to their fronts. Guy’s push-LED-in-a-glass is mounted on a snack-sized potato chip container flipped upside-down. The high clip-LED is mounted on a red raisin box that’s sitting on a clear plastic cup. The low clip-LED is actually positoned behind the Eye, but it’s placed so that the camera can’t see it.

A large circular diffuser (not shown) sits above the scene and softens the ambient light in the room. A strip of dark fabric (not shown) is positioned just above the backdrop to darken it and enhance the backlighting.

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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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