This is probably my favorite Christmas shot. I built the chimney out of E-Z brick, surrounded the base of the chimney with polyfil, and painted the houses and trees directly onto the blue seamless backdrop paper. To create the moon, I cut a circle out of the seamless and covered it with about five layers of yellow tissue paper. A White Lighting strobe was set up directly behind the hole. Clear iridescent sequins were glued at various places in the "sky" to create stars. And, last but not least, my wife made the tiny Santa suit. This time, for the fog I placed two pans of boiling water just out of the frame on both sides of the scene, and dropped pieces of dry ice into the water. This made the fog more controllable, and it hugged the ground. I used my Tiffen Fog #2 filter to create the haze around the moon.

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