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Scouting Lines

Scouting Lines

Posted to Flickr on 06 March 2015. Part of the Stormtroopers series.

After an embarrassing defeat by the low-tech Ewoks, some scout troopers decided to go native.

Stormtroopers: the Empire’s finest.


I like the idea of pairing up stormtroopers with other black-and-white things. This zebra seemed like a great mount for a scout trooper.


The zebra is standing on a clear sheet of acrylic resting on an elevated black shelf. The Ewoks are positioned in roughly the middle of the shelf. A green towel rests on the back of the shelf, suggesting a tree line. The backdrop is a sheet of cloud wrapping paper attached to foam board.


A large circular diffuser (not shown) is positioned over the scene, softening the ambient light in the room.


I was initially not sure about introducing anything in the background, but the photo felt too empty without the tree line.


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The stormtrooper is the elite soldier of the Imperial forces in the Star Wars universe. They typically wear white armor and helmets and are armed with blasters. Imperial stormtroopers were first depicted in the film Star Wars (1977). As shown in the Star Wars prequels Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005), the stormtroopers were preceeded by the clone troopers, an army of soldiers cloned from the bounty hunter Jango Fett and loyal to Emperor Palpatine. In many ways stormtroopers are an iconic symbol of the Galactic Empire.


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