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Leaping Sora by neilcreek Leaping Sora by neilcreek
Model: :iconk-chan009:

Photographer: :iconneilcreek:

Second photographer: :iconelias-lopez:

Moral support and art direction :iconcescat:

I was approached, along with my good photogrpahy buddy Elias by our talented cosplay friend K to help her out with a special photo shoot. K was invited to submit a photo to be used in an upcoming international cosplay calendar.

The shot had to be epic, and it had to stand out as something unique and original. K was using one of her earlier epic costumes, Final Form Sora from Kingdom Hearts 2. The three of us looked up reference pics, brainstormed ideas and searched for locations. It was a true creative colaboration.

On the night we had a few very specific ideas we wanted to execute, and spend the whole shoot getting those few ideas exactly right. The total number of photos between Elias and I was small, but the results were something beyond what either of us have done before.

For this shot we took advantage of K's athleticism, and tried to recreate the colour palatte and look of the game. I think we succeeded :)


We are all thrilled with the results!! We hope you like them too. We will be posting the best photos between us over the next few days. The photo selected for the calendar will be posted to K's DA page once the calendar is released :D


Here's one of the other shots:

Firey Sora
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:iconcyberdied:
cyberdied Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is a really great shot o.o
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:iconanimle:
Animle Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconinloveplz: omg this is so good!
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:iconmeiphon:
Meiphon Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
This is amazing, perfect capture. Awesome tones and lighting, good use of the elements. wow. Fantastic
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:iconyiji:
Yiji Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
Wonderful shot Neil <3
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fiathriel Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Another stunning one, I'm absolutely in awe over these last two deviations!
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Miscomunication Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
jump~~
XD
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DarkyLeon Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
coooool ♥_____♥
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K-tetsu Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
wow amazing shot!!! Dodgey cosplayer...hang on...i think i know that chump from somewhere?

XD XD XD so much :heart: for this pic!!!! now to put up the other two!
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SeaSaltSweetHeart Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010   Artist
That is really an amazing shot~!
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globalionGrid Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You can't run away from the darkness in your heart Sora, but I still will be amused to see you try.
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BeautifulByeBye Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
This sounds like such an exciting project! I'm glad you're happy with the pictures, and look forward to seeing the rest.

I take it you gelled the flashes for this shot?
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:iconneilcreek:
neilcreek Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
Thank you :)

The flashes weren't gelled for this shot. They have quite a cool colour balance already, being daylight balanced. The colour effect was achieved in post with Lightroom. You can see the buildings behind are quite greenish in colour. To they eye, those window lights looked a lot more yellow.
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BeautifulByeBye Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Ah, that makes sense. It's a really well-done effect!
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:iconneilcreek:
neilcreek Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Thank you :)
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BastRulez Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, nice shot! It is so realistic that it looks like it was actually taken in The World That Never Was!
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neilcreek Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
Thank you :D That was the aim, I'm glad we achieved it!
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naberus Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
Simply amazing, the angle, the colours, you all did a fantastic job.
All I will say though is the model's face looks a little dead, just a bit more emotion from her is all this shot needs.
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neilcreek Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
Thank you, I'm happy you like it. As for K's expression, I believe she was trying to be in character for Sora. Having not played the game myself, I can't say if she was accurate or not, but she's a dedicated and talented cosplayer, so I think it was probably the look she was going for :)
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:iconhexlord:
hexlord Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool stuff!
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:iconneilcreek:
neilcreek Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
Again, thank you very much :)
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galactic-burrito Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
such a cool shot! i love the lighting in this!
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neilcreek Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
Thanks Jess :D The lighting was carefully planned and placed to show and sculpt the detail just right. Glad it worked :)
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:iconazusachan:
azusachan Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
Absolutely amazing photo! It looks like a screencap from the game! Can't believe this shot Neil! All involved should be congratulated.
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:iconneilcreek:
neilcreek Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
Thank you!! :) We concentrated on a few shots and getting them perfect. I think the effort paid off :) So glad you like it!
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akinofujiko Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
wow! looks so cool! The lighting is really interesting. Can't wait to see more!
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:iconneilcreek:
neilcreek Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
Thank you very much :) I've added link to the other photo that I've uploaded, so you can see that one now if you like.
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:iconakinofujiko:
akinofujiko Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
awesome!
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Mahou-Koneko Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
Oh wow... what an awesome shot!
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:iconneilcreek:
neilcreek Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
Thank you very much :)
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MayBea Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
Absolutely amazing pic of K! Nice work :D
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:iconneilcreek:
neilcreek Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
Thank you :) K is amazing :) She's so great to work with. Easy to direct, tireless and athletic. So much fun :)
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