Here's a little behind the scenes of the "(Plastic) Splinter of the Mind's Eye" shot from yesterday. The last two images are the final shot and the original image by Ralph McQuarrie.
This is a two light setup; one overhead - directed (using barn doors) mainly on the forest/Vader. The second light is behind the reflector (cover removed) being used as a diffuser in this case.
There are two cards on either side - white on Luke's side, black on Leia's - reflecting just a little light - mainly from the rear light - to those foreground figures and adding a little rim light. A small pen flashlight is used behind the red transparent lego "crystal". Settings: Nikkor 40mm macro, 1.3 sec @ f/18, ISO 100
Fog is practical. Basic edits in Lightroom and color grading, touch-up in PS.
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