The kids left a box of their action figures on the kitchen table this evening, and inspiration struck for today’s Photo Friday. A few quick arrangements, some test shots, and I obtained the pictures below.
Jason works up the courage to get a dance. I cropped this one to 16×9 to imitate a widescreen film shot, as well as to eliminate a small problem I had with my backdrop. I also wanted to sneak the other action figures into the gag.
A tighter crop of the action figure ball, focusing on the main characters and the pun. I chose to leave Jason out of focus so it would appear he’s just coming into the scene.
I used some facial tissue and a paper towel to cut down on the light. If I had a way to do a proper off-camera flash or at least the materials to put together a good softbox or lightbox, I would have gone that route. The goal instead was just to have a little fun with the action figures.
I think I prefer the widescreen shot. I’ll resist the temptation to put word balloons on them.