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Ivan Vanko vs. Indiana Jones Setup

Ivan Vanko vs. Indiana Jones Setup

Posted to Flickr on 15 December 2010. Part of the Setup series.

This is the setup photo for Ivan Vanko vs. Indiana Jones.

The backdrop is made of two sheets of scrapbooking paper held in place with sticky notes. Vanko’s backdrop is glittery. The "floor" is also made of two sheets of scrapbooking paper.

The figures are lit with a push-light to the left of the camera. Vanko is back-lit with two incandescent flashlights. Indy’s artificial sun is created with an incandescent flashlight mounted on clear plastic cups and a red raisin box.

Above the scene a large circular diffuser softens the ambient light in the room. A dark strip of fabric is positioned above the scene to darken it 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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