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"I'm a doctor, not a psychiatrist!"

"I'm a doctor, not a psychiatrist!"

Posted to Flickr on 09 October 2011. Part of the The Doctor Is In series.

Having had no luck with Lucy van Pelt, Charlie Brown searches for a new counselor … and meets Dr. Leonard McCoy.

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### Setup

This photo is the third in a series of “The Doctor Is In” match-ups. From a technical standpoint, my biggest worry was minimizing the light reflecting off Dr. McCoy, as the figure is very glossy. I also wanted to make sure he didn’t disappear into the background with his blue shirt against a blue sky.


The “The Doctor Is In” stand is actually a Hallmark Peanuts Christmas ornament, with Lucy van Pelt removed, obviously. I placed the ornament on a white T-shirt that I draped over a slightly raised platform. Then I placed Dr. McCoy standing below the level of the platform to suggest that he is sitting behind the stand. Because Dr. McCoy is much taller than Charlie Brown, I also placed the doctor a couple of inches away from the stand.

The sky background is wrapping paper mounted onto foamboard.

The ambient light in the room is softened by a large circular diffuser above the scene (not shown).


I also took an Instragram photo with the same setup.

Instagram version


Dr. McCoy has also been spotted talking to Charlie Brown in these places:

Have you seen this photo somewhere else? Or are you using it yourself? I would love to hear from you! It's always fun to learn where my photos turn up.

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