Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Behind The Scenes: Meal

The 28th round of the Photography Scavenger Hunt was the first one where I made all my own props and backgrounds.  This is a behind the scenes look of how I made the image for the word "meal".

The concept was simple:  Two of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in a sewer, one with pizza, sharing with the other.  The final shot looks like this:
To make this shot I need the sewer diorama background, and the pizza boxes.  The diorama background was simply foam and paint, made inside a cardboard box to add some strength to the piece. 
The tricky part of this build was figuring out the angles to make the circle of stones.  The rest is pretty straightforward: carving in brick work, add some paint, done.

I downloaded plans for a model pizza box from the Internets. I replaced the logo on the box with the Dominos logo, because in the 1990s movies they ate Dominos (just going to show living in a sewer means you'll eat even third-rate pizza with glee).  I printed off a bunch of the boxes on card stock (for strength), cut em out, folded them up, and then glued the ends (else the paper folds up, looking meh).
I aged the boxes with some paint, and added them to the scene.

Everything else was pretty much shot as one image, except the pizza itself, which is a PixelSquid model.