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Guest Post: So… You Want to be a (Cosplay) Photographer?

This article was originally posted by MindFall on his Deviantart journal and I had to share! Hope you enjoy this and learn some new stuff as well! ūüėÄ ————————————– Ladies and Gentlemen, due to an overwhelming response of “Yes” on … Continue reading

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Better Cosplay Photos: Storing Your Photos

Scott Kelby’s recent hard drive troubles got me thinking:¬†How¬†should you¬†store your photos after you download them from your camera? The easiest approach is to store them on your local computer’s hard drive. You don’t need to buy or do anything … Continue reading

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Better Cosplay Photos: Working Together

Note from Yunie: Posting this on Friday, so the usual tutorial for today will be up on Saturday. At Fanime¬†this past Saturday, I had the honor of being on a panel with Yukari¬†Kaiba, Bekalou, and Foxberry. We discussed cosplay photography … Continue reading

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Better Cosplay Photos: Why Hallway Shooting?

Last month I attended Anime Central (ACen), a large anime convention near Chicago. I didn’t have many shoots scheduled, so I spent most of the convention doing hallway cosplay¬†shooting. Even though some cosplay photographers belittle hallway shooting as boring, I … Continue reading

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Better Cosplay Photos: Before You Shoot

One of the most common myths about cosplay photography (and portrait photography in general) is that doing a shoot is as simple as running out the door with a camera, snapping some photos of a model, and posting the results. … Continue reading

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Better Cosplay Photos: Field-of-View

One of the most basic decisions when taking a shot is how close to stand to the model. If you’re using a prime (fixed-length) lens, the decision is straightforward — stand at the distance required to get the framing you … Continue reading

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Better Cosplay Photos: Where Can I Shoot Cosplay? Part 3

There are four location types for shooting cosplay photos. Each has its own style, and each has its pros and cons. The types are: Convention Hallway photography Convention scheduled shoot Cosplay Gathering shoot Non-Convention shoot I’ve already covered convention shoots … Continue reading

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