The Flash Centre are hosting two Cosplayer Photography workshops with myself, on Saturday the 20th of July at their London premises. Places are limited, and on a first come, first served basis. The morning session can be booked via Eventbrite here The afternoon session can be booked via Eventbrite here. Learn how to master ambient light and flash to shoot cinematic cosplay portraits, with lighting
Whilst the above image may well look like a studio shot, it’s actually one from a competition event held at Blackpool Winter Gardens. This was the Europeans annual competition, and I was there with Helen, of Helen Rose Photography.
Cosplayers. Definitely a unique type of client, and not because of the costumes. They tend to have quite a special outlook on life in general. They give up an awful lot of their time for charity causes, and quite frankly, they all seem to be a little bonkers! And it’s this last trait that I love the most.
This was a rather nice shoot, and a bit of a reunion. Hannah is a violinist and tutor, and needed some imagery for her website which promotes her sessional work. I say a reunion, because I had photographed Hannah and her boyfriend a good few years ago, when they were members of Montego Bay.
Meet Damien McGlade, photographer and a long time friend. Although he did scare the hell out of me when I first met him. But that’s another story.
This is a very simple and quick portrait setup, giving quite a nice three dimensional feel to the image.
The above image is a composite of four images, suggested by my assistant Wayne. The original portraits were to be full length, in an environment conducive to an era when a string quartet would have been very much at home.
The technique demonstrated is “short lighting”, where an accent light is used on the far side of the subject’s face, which then has a slimming effect to their features. This wasn’t a portrait session, but a quick demonstration example, shot during a mentoring session.
This is the portrait of Wayne Myers I shot for the blog entry on the launch of his own career as a full time professional, as opposed to working full time for me.
This was one of the first events the Olympus E-M1 covered. As I mentioned in The Tides of Change post, the Olympus was originally purchased for personal work.