Whoa whoa whoa… backup backup BACKUP!!! featuring Jesse Feyereisen

Words by Jesse Feyereisen
Edited by Eryka Bagwell

"When Jurassic Park was released in theaters in ’93 it changed the game for visual effects. The classic scene introducing the T-Rex in the rain is one of my favorite memories at a movie theater. I had this shot in my head for a while now (to pay homage to that scene), and I finally decided to give it a go."

"This tabletop setup included a 10” toy car and a 24” T-Rex. For lighting, I used both off camera flash and constant LED lighting for this shot. A Godox AD200 hidden on the other side of the car helped to simulate the headlights, a second AD200 on a stand with to provided the lighting effect that I would later add in post. Finally a Godox M1 RGB panel (set to red), helped to create some light spill from the taillights, which I would also add later. Then I used a water bottle for rain and Atmosphere Aerosol for some additional mist. My camera was setup on a tripod, Platyball and the new Platypod Handle. Next I began to fire off some shots!"

"In post, I used Photoshop to remove the joint seams in the T-Rex, replace the toy eye with a better one, added some saliva in the dinosaur's mouth, of course I needed to add some condensation from its 'breath' (roar) and lastly, I added a composite in a few overlays of additional rain and water on the lens. Finally, using Boris FX Optics I added some lighting in the sky and tail lights to the car. Finished, color graded, and cropped in Lightroom."

"Overall, I’m pretty happy with my final shot, however, I almost wasn’t going to share it due to not being happy the way my 'rain' ended up. Not 100% happy with how it’s 'frozen' and not streaking due to my use of flash. No worries though… this gives me an excuse to do another version from a different angle down the road sometime."

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More Toy Photography at https://www.instagram.com/jessefeyereisen/

Learn how I created this shot and more like it at: https://www.jessefphotography.com/blog

Prints available at https://jessefeyereisen.smugmug.com/Galleries/Toys/

Canon EOS-R + RF 70-200mm
1/40 sec, f/20, ISO 800


To view more of Jesse's work, visit his Instagram page and/or his website.

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