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Iron Man vs. War Machine Setup

Iron Man vs. War Machine Setup

Posted to Flickr on 31 August 2010. Part of the Setup series.

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.

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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