Inspired by the Force: A Photo Technique

When Alex Ivanov photographed some of the collection for Star Wars: 1000 collectibles he used some interesting techniques…


To photograph small plush items Alex had an interesting technique to get a nice gradual shadow below the plush instead of a harsh shadow:

  • White backdrop on floor
  • Prop a sheet of clear acrylic on blocks
  • Place plush on top of acrylic
  • Take photo with camera facing straight down