May the 4th Be With You! If you are a Star Wars fan and are taking part in a Photo 365, here are some Star Wars themed ideas for your assignment!
Whether they are the action type, Lego, or collectable…a lot of creative images can be made from them!
I really hope you don’t have snow in May…but here are a few humourous Hoth-style images I shot with some Star Wars Lego figures.
It’s also very easy to get creative with lighting. Use off camera flash, or any light source you can move around to create dramatic light. Top and monster lighting will make more menacing light. You can also get interesting effects using shallow depth of field, or use your macro to get close up.
It may not be Halloween, but since it’s May the 4th your friends can probably get away with wearing Star Wars costumes.
You can also use interesting lighting from the top, side or spotlight to create interesting detail images of helmets, props, etc.
I hope you find these tips useful!
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For cool lightsaber shots, you could meter from just the light on the faces as in the image below:
Another possibility is to spot meter from the saber, but the only issue with be the light on the subjects may not be bright enough, so you might have to mix in some flash. The image below was taken without flash, as you can see, the lightsabers are nicely colored, but the subjects are too dark.
But it can also result in some cool light streaks and trails like the lightsaber battle below, using slow shutter speeds in the dark.
For some examples of mixing objects that emit light and their subjects using them, check out this post on photographing sparklers.
And if you are a photoshop wiz, you can insert Star Wars characters, vehicles, etc into your own photos! Check out the work of Thomas Dagg.
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