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Pickled Baby | by Mr Magoo ICU
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Pickled Baby

It's taken me about 12 months to finally piece this thing together but at last, i've been able to shoot my precious baby-in-a-jar. The set was slowly built using bits and pieces i accumulated over time. I had originally intended using strobes to light the scene but it proved to be a bit unpredictable compared to the mix of 12v and torches i ended up going with. Over 2 nights i tried different lighting techniques, lenses etc before i settled on these 2 shots. Once the lighting was setup, I could walk around the scene shooting different perspectives with only subtle adjustments needed.


Strobist info:


Canon 50mm @ f1.4

2 x 12v LED MR16 globes above, pointing down, snooted

1 x 12v LED MR16 globe far right, low

1 x Maglight torch far left, low

1 x 9v Torch bottom front, pointing up.

1 x Airpump hooked up to the tubing for the bubbles in the jar.

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Taken on May 6, 2008