Sunsets with Boba Fett and Jesse Feyereisen
Words by Jesse Feyereisen
Edited by Eryka Bagwell
I’ve had this idea for a shot of Boba Fett knocking around in my head for a little while now. The sunset was looking great after dinner the other night so I grabbed some gear and headed out back on the patio for a quick shoot. Glad I did!
I placed this sixth scale (12”) Boba Fett up on an apple box. Then, setup the camera down on a Platypod eXtreme and Platyball Elite so I could get a nice low angle, as if Boba had just knocked the viewer (you) down. I adjusted exposure for the background sunset, which left Boba dark and silhouetted. I used a speed light with an orange gel (to warm the light) and a white foam core sheet as a bounce card to then light up the figure from the front. While handholding the bounce card, speed light, and camera remote all at once, I fired off some shots. It took a good bit of experimenting with different positions and flash powers to dial in something I thought would work.
In post, after some basic exposure correction in Lightroom, I moved over to Photoshop for some dust cleanup, fixed an odd visor reflection, and added the foreground grass. Then, using Boris FX Optics, I added a subtle lens flare and the soft “glow” to the sunset. Finished off back in Lightroom with some color grading and final crop.
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