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Joker vs. Riddler Setup

Joker vs. Riddler Setup

Posted to Flickr on 20 November 2010. Part of the Setup series.

This is the setup photo for Joker vs. Riddler.

As I mentioned in the comments of the original photo, these figures are from my childhood and despite appearances they are "well-loved." However, I took steps to show them in a good light. The Riddler’s costume is stained on his right side, so I angled that side away from the camera. The socket for one of the Joker’s hands is broken, so I fastened his hand to his arm with masking tape and made sure his sleeve covered the "repair."

The backdrop is made of two sheets of scrapbooking paper held in place with sticky notes. The figures each stand on a sheet of clear acrylic.

Above the scene a large circular diffuser softens the ambient light in the room. A dark strip of fabric is positioned above the backdrop to darken it a bit. A push-light sits on top of the diffuser to the right to brighten the Riddler’s darker backdrop.

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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