By John Gasca
This is a ceramic Christmas village. The houses have bulbs inside and
plug in to light them up. The people are about 2 inches tall. The
scene was backlit by hanging a white sheet from two light stands and
firing a strobe through the sheet at 1/8 power. The strobe was gelled
with 3/4 CTB (Blue Gel) to give it a chilly winter evening look and
provide the background between the houses. Two LED pen lights were
used to side light the people and top light the foreground pine tree.
Snowfall was created digitally in 3D Max and added in Photoshop. View
the largest (Original) image size to see more detail.