I’ve been playing with my toys lately, and found this amazingly simple trick to really add some bang to your action figure photography. You only need three things that you probably already have laying around the house: 1. cotton, 2. yellow spray paint, and 3. flashlight.
Spray paint the cotton — don’t worry about total coverage — less is more in this case. Place the cotton over the light source (I used a round tap light), turn off the room lights, and you’ll start to see where this is going…
Place your action figure in front of the illuminated cotton and take some pictures! It really is a simple trick that can result in some really fun photos. You might want to use another flashlight to light up the figure a bit, but with a little trial and error, you can take your photos from this…
You can also try moving the cotton in front of the figure to emulate fire in the foreground…
This cheap trick is super easy, and definitely worth trying.
I’m outta here!
Tune in next time for more tips on how to get some explosive results with your photos.
The Toy Box says
That’s actually really awesome. What color yellow is that?
It’s nothing special, just a stock bright yellow. You could even use a yellow marker or highlighter if you don’t have any spray paint.
John gaither says
Pretty clever and cool!
Buzz Chuck says
Wow, that works insanely well.
VERY cool trick! I’d have sworn the Arnold pic has a photoshopped background had you not revealed your secret!
Love it! Some of my Transformers may get an…explosive…boost after seeing this.