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08 Oct 2009 - 01:3620643
Exceptional Cosplay Photography
Hey everyone~ I noticed there wasn't a thread like this so I took the liberty of making one;

This is a thread devoted to Cosplay Photography~

You can post Anything, from any time, From any gallery.

Only things I want to enforce

-Post 1 picture at a time, this way we can analyze a Photograph as opposed to a Gallery, which will slow and spam the thread a bit.

-Feel free to add an opinion/critique to the picture you put up, or one that someone else put up in this thread.

-Avoid bad pictures (example: an out of focus picture with too much unwanted digital noise and a horrid pop up flash effect)

-If you're putting a picture that's not your own, CREDIT!

Who's the brave lad that wants to go first?


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09 Oct 2009 - 02:2720697
Might aswell

Sukai-Yume as America


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10 Oct 2009 - 05:3420756
I really like that photo~ The low angle doesn't exactly flatter the cosplayer to the fullest extent but you still pull it off by showing that it's not all about getting them to look pretty as it is about showing a sense of hauteur. And I love the field of focus you have there <3



Countering with my own low angle shot- Cosplayers are Kitsunesqueak (DA) and Yeu (DA)


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Last edited by Mikau Mikau (10 Oct 2009 - 05:37)
10 Oct 2009 - 13:3020758
Adding with a low-angled one of my own!



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10 Oct 2009 - 17:0020759
wow i like this thread!
This was taken by death_may_die

i love it!




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10 Oct 2009 - 17:0320760
this ones by sephirian_cry (cosplaysnap)

its Sakura and Syaoran




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Last edited by kaasutii (10 Oct 2009 - 17:03)
10 Oct 2009 - 19:3620761
This was also taken by seraphim_cry:



10 Oct 2009 - 22:2120766
@ Manga Girl : That's a beautiful picture. I'm not entirely too crazy about the quality of it but it's a beautiful composition.

@ mogwai k : Try fixing the posts, I don't think the pictures showed up ><

I'm gonna post a link to the next picture because it's really big and I think deserves to be viewed at its fullest.

http://kjphoto.deviantart.com/art/Trigun-Cosmode-26-Shoot-110867174

It's by kjphoto and I think it has a brilliant composition <333


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10 Oct 2009 - 22:4020768
Quote Mikau Mikau:
@ Manga Girl : That's a beautiful picture. I'm not entirely too crazy about the quality of it but it's a beautiful composition.

@ mogwai k : Try fixing the posts, I don't think the pictures showed up ><

I'm gonna post a link to the next picture because it's really big and I think deserves to be viewed at its fullest.

http://kjphoto.deviantart.com/art/Trigun-Cosmode-26-Shoot-110867174

It's by kjphoto and I think it has a brilliant composition <333


I really like sky shots; especially when its as clear as that. It brings the actual characters into focus.

I wish I lived in the USA. They have more choice of location than we do here.

This is one of my photos taken at Ayacon this year:
(Just posting the link at the photo is pretty large)

http://evil-hippo.com/flash/FullMetal/FullMetal%20%286%29.JPG

Ed is Tab and Al is Xae. I like this photo - but really wish there hadn't been a car park. =__=


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10 Oct 2009 - 22:4620771
@SJ. Love that photo. The angle of you works well with the background.

@MikauMikau. Fab photo in the link you've posted. Its a great photo but not a great shot of the cosplays. I do love the composition as a great photograph. The location is stunning and the photograper has caught it well.

@Sliver, I love that shot of Xae and Tab. Its a great compostion and a great shot of the cosplays. I think you've chosen a great spot considering its a car park!

Heres one. Its Trinity Blood cosplays taken at Aya 09. Photographer is Fez. Cosplayers are; Sonia Leong as Isaak and myself as Abel.

Click to view bigger



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11 Oct 2009 - 03:4320783
@Sephirayne: Thanks, and I agree with the fact that it doesn't capture the models well, but that's what I love about this shot. :3 In response to the picture you put up, I respectfully dislike it mostly because the composition seems really hard on the eyes and the picture is a little too exposed. I wish they didn't crop out the side of the characters and had a more interesting angle to it.

That being said I love the way the photographer captured the cosplayers, it looks very natural and in the moment. <3

Iiii will now put up one of my personal favorites.




I hope this isn't too big... I think it is.

In any case- I simply love this picture. I think one of it's drawbacks is that it's more about the cosplayer than the actual picture, but the photographer really captured it well (chose a really good set of settings) and the angle just makes it look 100 times more dramatic


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Last edited by Mikau Mikau (11 Oct 2009 - 03:44)
11 Oct 2009 - 12:1320797
@Mikau Mikau: Oh I've seen that photo thrown around the Internet. At first it was quite funny; but now its lost its appeal for me. While I like the overall composition - my own personal dislike for people spitting (comical or otherwise) makes me dislike the subject matter. I think it would look better if it was just sky. I think the tops of the bushes interfers with it.

I think the cosplayer could have gone to a little more effort to hide the elastic keeping the mask in place.

On the plus side though: like I said it is a funny picture, and I like the extreme-ness in the photo. The costume is also appears very well done.

This following photo (link) was taken of me, for me by a friend as I didn't have any decent photos of this costume without a horrible wig. It was taken on a sunny yet windy day here in Brighton and that water was freakin' cold.

I did the post processing (which consisted of adjusting the colours etc.)

http://evil-hippo.com/silverstar/image/AerithBeach_17.JPG


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11 Oct 2009 - 12:2920799
Mikau Mikau - thats really cool the light/colour is awesome, plus overall picture itself is crazy ^.^ well done!


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Last edited by Captain_Marvelous (11 Oct 2009 - 12:33)
11 Oct 2009 - 12:4320800
Ok I'm gonna have to post up one of my favourite photos taken of me.

Picture taken by Death_May_Die!!



I have soo many faves from that photoshoot but this one is really nice with the angle and composition. Oh, and the sun


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11 Oct 2009 - 13:1620802
Quote Silver:
@Mikau Mikau: Oh I've seen that photo thrown around the Internet. At first it was quite funny; but now its lost its appeal for me. While I like the overall composition - my own personal dislike for people spitting (comical or otherwise) makes me dislike the subject matter. I think it would look better if it was just sky. I think the tops of the bushes interfers with it.


I really dislike spitting as well, but to be fair, the character does that in the game so it is accurate and I think they captured it well!


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11 Oct 2009 - 14:0420804
@Silver: OMG you braved the Brighton sea in cosplay?! O_O I'm surprised your legs didn't fall off!!! (Btw, we so totally need to raid Brighton beach in cosplay asap purely for the lulz >>. ANYWAYS!

Its a really cute photo, I'm a stickler for natural lighting, and the light in the photo is absolutely gorgeous, really suits the scene nicely, and it looks like your mate caught the best part of the broken wave! It might have been a bit better if you had your head up - though I'm sure you were taken a bit by surprise! (Or maybe just how cold it was! O_o The layout suits it as well, sometimes 'wangles' look good (wanky-angles) but the fact that you've got the horizon line makes it look all the more striking! ^^


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12 Oct 2009 - 13:4720896
@Sliver, I love that one. Its a great shot of the costume and it has life in it. My only thought is that I think it would of been even better if you were to look up in the shot. That would of made the body angle really awesome againts the angle of the water. But so far, one of my favs.


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12 Oct 2009 - 22:0920961
I'm going to put up a picture by TheDreamerWorld (DA) and it was part of a photoshoot I was modeling in (as Joshua from The World Ends With You)

This is one of my favorite shots from the shoot, because I love the angle and the background and I think it's very fitting to the game. What I like most about this picture (and this photographer in general) is that she really balances out the values of the photograph and the cosplayer, so it really is both about the photography and the cosplayer!



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12 Oct 2009 - 23:1020976
That is a really great shot, MikauMikau. Your right it is a good balance and I love the background and pose.

Not familar with the character but I still love the image. I can't really say anything bad about it as its awesome.


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13 Oct 2009 - 07:2820990
Quote Silver:

http://evil-hippo.com/flash/FullMetal/FullMetal%20%286%29.JPG

Ed is Tab and Al is Xae. I like this photo - but really wish there hadn't been a car park. =__=


you mean like this?



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13 Oct 2009 - 10:1120991
@Xae: Ehh... how'd you get rid of the carpark? (I have no photoshop skills. D: )


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13 Oct 2009 - 14:5721011
mask and clone to remove unwanted objects, smudge and blur filter to get depth.

;p 3 years at uni doing photography taught me many tricks


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13 Oct 2009 - 16:4621019
Xae, Nicely done. Its something I do want to gte better at as I'm not that great at editing.


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13 Oct 2009 - 17:0521023
We've just stsrted our photography Unit at Uni, so I'm already learning so much stuff about photoshop.

I think If I can find one, I might put a favourite Seras shot up here...

(Watch this space!)


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14 Oct 2009 - 02:5621073
People charge a lot of money for that sort of retouching, it's a useful skill to have


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