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08 Jul 2014 - 15:29114547
Cosplayers - Home Series Photography Project
Hi guys,

So I'm currently doing a series where I go into Cosplayers' Homes and take photos of them in costume doing an activity that someone may do in their home (or depending on the character, posing in character as well).

You can see most of this series on my website: http://www.bethdooner.co.uk/portfolio/album/cosplayers-home-series?p=1

I've mostly used friends so far, but I would like to gather more interest; and I figured posting in here would be a good start.
I will just say that I can not guarantee to shoot everyone who shows interest, since this is a very pricy project and I do need to objectively decide what costumes will work and what wont.
Also, I feel like I should clarify... I am also a cosplayer. I'm not going to be anything but honest with you about how photos will be used and I do not want to trick people for my own gain. This will be discussed further in PMs.

What I need from people who are participating (this is all done in PMs btw):

- Location of their place and total trust with me being in their house and shooting. I have done people's rooms for people who live with parents, and done living spaces for people with their own places.
- As an extension to the above one, photos of the room(s) in question and an idea on the size of them. This just saves a lot of faffing around on the day.
- Costumes you are ABLE to bring out and shoot. I know CosplayIsland lists are not always accurate since some may be retired or be broken.
- Any interests or hobbies you have outside of Cosplay. Don't panic if these don't come to mind straight away, as a lot of these are done on the day of the shoot. But if you say... do woodwork then that could be something worth photographing.
- Model Releases Signed.
- An idea on what days you can shoot, do you work weekdays? Which days are best etc.
- Quick communication, the sooner the above is discussed or agreed to, the less stress it causes me.

I usually try and get 3 different shots so I have a choice when going through an edit later.
I also tend to pick costumes based on: how big they are; how weird they are; or how recognisable they are.
Also I may agree to shoot with you, then leave it a few months before I actually get around to visiting you to shoot. This is usually down to schedule and money. If you're based in the West Midlands then you're more likely to get quicker shoot responses.
The shoot itself rarely lasts more than an hour, prep time usually takes longer if I'm honest. However be prepared for the possibility of it lasting longer.

That should be everything. I hope people are interested in being involved! Also don't be embarrassed about rooms being too geeky; I haven't entered a room yet which I've found dull. The more variety, the better.

19 Aug 2014 - 21:12115263
Bumping this as I've worked with Beth more times than I can count over the years and she's a pleasure to work with! I've already been part of this series and I've loved both the experience and the outcome and would definitely recommend to anyone to get involved

19 Aug 2014 - 21:58115265
Seconding that Beth is an absolute babe and joy to work with! Also, the home series is really fun to be part of, I got to decorate and eat a cake for my photo! It's such a good way to show off your cosplay and your personality c:

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23 Aug 2014 - 14:22115324
Those portfolio pictures look gorgeous - really cute idea!

23 Aug 2014 - 16:18115327
If I lived closer and had the space, I'd definitely be tempted to do this. Sounds like a lot of fun!

24 Aug 2014 - 09:44115335
Thank you to all who have responded so far!
Feel free to just post your interest in here and I'll get back to you in Private Messages. For one thing, it bumps the forum post and more people see it

16 Oct 2014 - 09:44116071
Those portfolio pictures look gorgeous - really cute..

16 Oct 2014 - 10:00116072
I absolutely adore all these pictures, I've seen so many friends post theirs and I love the series to bits, I'd love to be involved... if you're ever coming to Scotland, heh

16 Oct 2014 - 10:18116074
Great work and would love to help but I guess I live too far away

I'm in the Channel Islands

Great work!

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