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November 30, 2010
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Sep 22, 2010, 10:16:36 PM
Sweeping Keyblades by neilcreek Sweeping Keyblades by neilcreek
This is the photo I've had to sit on for the last two months, and I can finally share it now! This photo was chosen to be used in the 2011 Cosplay Calendar for Charity. Details below.

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 used el wire, a long exposure and careful flash lighing to create what I think was the most dynamic and visually unique photo of the shoot. I was thrilled when K chose it as the photo she wanted to use in the calendar! :)

We are all thrilled with the results!! We hope you like them too.

The calendar is raising funds for the Room to Read charity, promoting child literacy. It's an amazing calendar with great photos of incredible cosplayers, and it's raising money for a great cause. It's available at a good price, so everyone should order one! You can read more and order your copy here: [link]

Here's some of the other shots:

Firey Sora

Leaping Sora
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micahmikaella39 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Photographer
lovely picture
neilcreek Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Thank you very much :)
micahmikaella39 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student Photographer
your very welcome
kennethcb Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh gosh, I know I saw this photo before... YOU made this? Oh wow, gonna add you to my watchlist now. :3
bgzstudios Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
Stunning.. very inspiring to me as I do similar stuff :) - high five man!
BeautifulByeBye Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
My goodness, it must have killed you to have to wait so long to release this one! It's beautifully done, and I love the lighting effects. The shapes created with the keyblades frame Sora very well, and are a nice contrast to the lines of the city.

I'm amazed you were able to catch the movement while keeping such a tight focus on the cosplayer's face!

Also, I have to ask - what is el wire?
bear48 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Professional
This is exquisite
elsch Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
OMG, AMAZING shot *_*
hexlord Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Great job~ I saw your article on the DPS website :)
Thedrjazz Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional Photographer
IT rocks, seems a drawing!!

well done
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