It’s that time of the year again! In case you weren’t around in the late ’80s, this year’s Christmas card is based on the Back to the Future 2 movie poster:
I was hoping the same lighting could be achieved by two hard lights – one in the car shooting out and one for rim on the right – but I ended up needing 4 lights to do the job, largely because Doc Brown is much taller than Marty McFly, where as I am roughly the same height as Nicole, so most of the light coming out of the car was only hitting her. I ended up compensating for this by adding a second rim light high and on the left side, and adding some fill from the front with the LP160. Still didn’t end up quite right though, but we were freezing and didn’t really want to spend the extra time tweaking the setup:
Here’s the base shot:
Snow on the ground:
Add some glow to mask the crappy cut lines
Add some falling snow:
Crop it down, add some text, put on the finishing touches and BOOM:
That’s all there is to it!
Why you might ask? We’re keeping the tradition alive!