Jabba the Hutt at Star Wars Celebration VI
This scene of Jabba the Hutt at Star Wars Celebration VI is another brilliant set from the Belgian Prop Crew. These guys build some outstanding sets that transport you into the Star Wars movies, including this scene of the palace where Jabba the Hutt holds court.
Part of me thinks that Jabba the Hutt is the natural evolution of folks who sit on the Internet just to insult other people. He’s the model image that comes to mind for any vile behavior. Yet there are people who love Jabba the Hutt.
These sets are a big part of the reason why I went to Star Wars Celebration VI. During the previous event, I had no idea what to expect and just showed up for a few hours. I got a few shots, but I missed out on some cool stuff because I was unprepared. As a former Eagle Scout, you have no idea how much it pains me to make that admission. This time, I went prepared for just about everything. In fact, I shot way too many HDR portraits of folks, because I’m left with a backlog of images that I promised to get out to these folks. Still working on clearing out a few of those shots.
Going to a crowded convention like Star Wars Celebration VI to do some photography means you need an abundance of patience. That’s because there are thousands of other folks who want to get their snapshots and they can get easily frustrated when you setup to compose a scene and get everything just as you want it. It’s best to wait for the flow of people to subside, get your shot quickly and get out of the way. The Belgian Prop Crew who work these scenes do a really good job of accommodating photographers who want to get something more than a snapshot, though. It’s supposed to be fun for everyone, after all.