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Flash Gordon vs. Commissioner James Gordon Setup

Flash Gordon vs. Commissioner James Gordon Setup

Posted to Flickr on 07 September 2010. Part of the Setup series.

This is the setup photo for Flash Gordon vs. Commissioner James Gordon.

The backdrop is made with two pieces of scrapbooking paper: glittery blue on the left and a brick print on the right. They are attached to foamboard behind the figures with binder clips and sticky notes. Each figure is also standing on scrapbooking paper as well: glittery red under Flash and a dark print under the Commissioner.

The figures are lit with a single push-light to the right of the camera. Additionally, Flash is back-lit with a push-LED in a clear plastic cup.

Above the scene a large circular diffuser softens the ambient light in the room. One dark strip of fabric (which is difficult to see) is positioned just above the backdrop to darken it a bit; it stretches from one side to the other. A second dark strip of fabric is positioned over the Commissioner to give his scene even more darkness.

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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