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.
Moral support and art direction
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[link]Leaping Sora[link]