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Emotive Toy Photographer

Behind the Scenes of “Aliens”


cardboard for the outer rim of the space ship


white acrylic paint undercoat for the spaceship rim and a glowing bouncy ball for the center (I then painted over the white with glow in the dark gel)


rocks from a bamboo plant


painted gold, white and glow in the dark



quarter machine, glow in the dark aliens bought in bulk from ebay


holographic foam core for the sky and cheese cloth for the ground


everything all set up


I used my lens baby control freak for this image


there was too much light coming in from the window so I created a tent between my camera annd the set up with a blanket (all house and studio lights were turned off for the actual shot)

glow in the dark

All images were shot very quickly with my phone, so I apologize for the iffy image quality.


View the One Word Photo Challenge: Glow-in-the-Dark post where I originally shared this image here.

17 Responses to “Behind the Scenes of “Aliens””

  1. becca givens

    OMG — such intricate and creative work!! I believe it takes a lot of patience to work with miniature anything! My fingers would get in the way!!


  2. woodlandgnome

    Amazing! What a creative and thoughtful approach! It must have been great fun shooting this one. Best wishes, WG


  3. wandapsycho

    That’s cute and cool that you made the picture yourself. With the title “Aliens” I was expecting something about Xenomorphs (or as our chum Axe Man calls them, Xemophores) and face huggers and all that sort of thing!


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