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Yoda vs. Mr. Spock Setup

Yoda vs. Mr. Spock Setup

Posted to Flickr on 17 December 2010. Part of the Setup series.

This is the setup photo for Yoda vs. Mr. Spock.

The backdrop is made of two sheets of scrapbooking paper held in place with sticky notes. Spock’s backdrop is glittery. The "floor" under Yoda is a dark sheet of scrapbooking paper, while Spock stands on a sheet of clear acrylic.

Spock is back-lit with a push-LED mounted on clear plastic cups and red raisin boxes.

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. An additional strip of fabric is positioned over Yoda’s scene to darken it further.

Yoda is suspended with invisible thread tied at either end to binder clips, which are in turn attached to a wire suspended from the large circular diffuser.

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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