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Parkour and Cosplay Jump by neilcreek Parkour and Cosplay Jump by neilcreek
This is one of my favourite photos ever! I was at a cosplay photo meet at the Myer Music Bowl, having fun with friends, when these parkour guys showed up. They loved the cosplayers and wanted a photo with them. This is what we came up with. I am so happy with how this all came together. The timing was perfect!

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More photos from the shoot can be seen here: neilcreek.smugmug.com/Costuming/Vocaloid-Shoot-100515

Strobist info:
Five small flashes, of various makes and models, all bare and set to 1/4 power and triggered by Cybersyncs, except for the yellow gelled flash on the wall which was at 1/2 power.

Two flashes on stands at 45 degrees behind the parkour guys pointing back towards the camera.
One yellow gelled flash facing back at the wall
One flash on the ground next to the yellow gelled flash, pointing back at the camera for rim light on the cosplayers and a flare effect in center of frame.
One flash on a stand, camera right, pointed at the parkour guys.
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nicccee
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lovethereforcody Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
nice!
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Wolftherian-1 Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
O_o wow that was really good timing
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MayasWolfe Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
Holy cow! This is amazing!
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reno-fan-girl Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
amazing photo - i saw this awhile ago on the Melbourne parkour forums, i know one of the guys jumping though, ^-^. i dont doubt that this isnt real.
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15len Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
omg finaly, a ritsu cosplayer. coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooollllll
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powerpuffpopcorn Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
I'm more concerned about Slender Man up there in that window.
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Miss-sakaki Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
I was there and can vouch for him that it is 100% real.
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:iconmidnight-rose-shadow:
shopped! XP XP XP
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wallker22 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Student Filmographer
this is fake. you can tell that the people are inserted in the maid looking girl couldnt of goten that much air the second green hair lady (to the right) is standing not jumping and so is the guy in the blue behind her, and the whole picture lookes faked in general. The only thing i dont think is fake is the parkourist but im sketchy on that one.
Douch Bag Disclamer: I'm not trying to be a troll, and i like the pick, maby a higher tolorance on the magic erasor tool or better sizing and placement. But again i like the pic
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Ritsuka-shiina Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
[The green girl who is supposedly standing while jumping.]
This is not faaaaake D:
I was just tired after jumping so many times DDDD: so i kept my legs straight (Y)


p.s i just had to reply to this :D
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yeshayden Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
I am in this photo (centre background against the yellow door), and I can attest to this photo not being fake. The maid-looking girl likely has her legs bent back like I do, and while the second green hair lady doesn't appear to be jumping because her feet look flat in line with the ground, look at her hair; she is clearly in motion.
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powerpuffpopcorn Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
This is shopped. I can tell from some of the pixels and seeing quite a few shops in my time.
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neilcreek Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
Oh crap! She saw the PIXELS! Now I'm busted :P
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neilcreek Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
I can assure you, this photo was captured exactly as you see it. It was processed in Lightroom, and there was no photo manipulation. Anyone there could vouch that the photo is real, and I have the unedited RAW file to prove it, but I can't be bothered uploading it.

I'm glad you're not a douchebag, becuase that means you'll accept me as telling you the truth.

When it comes to fake photos, I take the philosophy "If it *could* be real, why assume it's not?" Amazing pictures do get taken sometimes. This was one of those lucky times for me. Plus, we attempted the shot four times before we got this one :)
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wallker22 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Student Filmographer
man then i must be parinoied, i am a photoshopper and maby have just seen one to many bad shopped photos that people say there real, but you maneged to exsplain evrything. but a very good pic. but can you exsplain one thing? the sadow and lighting diffrence on the people.
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powerpuffpopcorn Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
Sorry dude, but going through your gallery you don't come off as a photo shopper. You come off as a 14 year old with a copy of photoshop who knows how to use filters.

I choose to believe you are god's worst troll.

*hatershades*
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wallker22 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Student Filmographer
for your information im am a 13 year old who is taking advanced photoshop at school, and the reson that there are some crappy shops there is because i havent done one in a while because fotoshop isnt working. and thoes are my intro to photoshop pics so HA!
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powerpuffpopcorn Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
...You can't even spell photoshop. Jesus christ.

Troll harder or gtfo back to 4chan.
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shiroin Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010   Photographer
wtf is this im drunk and cant even understand whats going on
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lhizette Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
It's so unusual, and so detached.
But it's cool!!! I love it.
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badrus Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
stunning!
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fiathriel Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
One of the most unusual shots I've seen, well done!
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azusachan Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
What an amazing photo! There are so many interesting elements involved, and it's executed brilliantly! You should be astoundingly proud of your work (I'm sure you are, but it's always nice to hear it from someone else).
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haraju2girls Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
Tess: I lack the technical terminology to describe what I'm even seeing here! Such an amazing picture Neil, I love it so much!
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Emiko-Sakura Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
hahahaha omg this is epicness!
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iCookiiee Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
excuse me but y are there two hatsune miku's ~ me acting like a smart ass , you don't have to answer ~
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neilcreek Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
It was a Vocaloid meet, and people just came with whatever Vocaloid costume they had :)
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iCookiiee Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
ohk... but still good work.... XD no hard feelings k
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Quake-And-Bake Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
wow nicely done neil, love the use of strobes too
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Kaallisi Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
i love this pic so much! it's wickeddddd
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pockami Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
EPIC!!
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Mahou-Koneko Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
Oh wow! That's fantastic!
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kerryn-butterfly Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
This is an amazing photo! I just adore it. The timing was just amazing and perfect! <3
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RaineyJ Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Love this photo so much, it's got a lot of energy in it you don't normally see in cosplay photos. :D
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neilcreek Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
I try to make my photos a bit different, and I always love to have fun with them, I think that shows in this photo. It was a great time! I'm glad you like the pic :)
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zimiel Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
uwaaahhh SUGEEEEE~~ *__*
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neilcreek Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
Arigatou :)
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Straaay Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist
I love it! Amazing photo and perfect timing~ :la:
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neilcreek Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
Thanks! It's one of those very rare perfect moments.
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Straaay Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist
No problem :w00t:
Indeed, it’s defiantly a rare and absolutely perfect moment to shoot. Once again great job~
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MayBea Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
Such an epic moment you've captured! Perfect timing :D
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neilcreek Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
Thank you :) I'm amazed how everyone was off the ground at the same time! That almost *never* happens! So I wasn't the only one with good timing :)
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MayBea Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
Yeah! I've seen so many failed attempts of photos where everyone tries to jump at once, so this is just perfect in so many ways!
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