The wonderful thing about Overwatch is the huge variety of outfits available for the cosplay community. Masapuff picked up a swimsuit and we hit up the beach for some photos and snacks. more “Beach D.VA”
@masapuff cosplayed as Rem and Ram from Re: Zero. We didn’t have an extra person to make the pair so she switched things up in the later half to portray both characters. I have been here a few times and tried hitting up different angles to see how I could change it up a bit. It takes me a while to get comfortable with a scene so I might miss some really great angles the first time around. Lately, I’ve really been wanting to make the eyes pop out in my photos, it really adds so much more to the photo when you can see some beautiful catchlights. The effect is enhanced even more when all these cosplayers have some crazy colored contacts.
The second half of the photos were edited in another session and I handled them differently. This has become more common lately as I try to see what style fits in with my current vibe. I’m not really sure what direction I’m trying to head in, yet.
A few weeks ago, I was approached about trying to do a shoot with Christmas lights. I didn’t realize how fun it was to play with these during a shoot, or think about the warmth created when having the lights directly around you. We had a powwow to get a general vibe for the shoot and got started. We shot with just the Christmas lights as a source and brought out a strobe for me to get some practice in. There was also a mixing up of the gear even more so than usual since I had random items on hand. Even though the final images could have been edited to match, I took a different approach. The specific cameras gave me a feel, the Nikon was dark and “contrasty” while the I felt light and softer with the Fuji.
Nikon D750 with a black backdrop
Fuji XT-2 on the couch with light walls
I managed to get a small gig shooting some products for a local skate brand. All Day I Dream About Pizza had a few shirts and pins to display. This was the first time I got to shoot products for someone and the general theme kind of lined up with how I normally shoot anyway. more “All Day I Dream About Pizza”
Mai is currently visiting from Japan and wanted to snag a few photos. more “Gypsy at the beach”
In need of a macro lens, I went back and forth between the Canon 100mm L or the wide angle lens recently released by Venus Optics. more “Venus Optic 15mm Wide Macro Overview”
Early on a Saturday Morning, I was invited to join in on a very quick cosplay shoot. more “Snow White in the forest”
As much as I enjoyed the X100S, I decided to give the XT1 a chance. more “Fuji XT1 unboxing”
Time management is one of the many things I need to work on when it comes to life. This post with Monica has been long overdue. more “CatParty Walks 05 Monica”
Hung out at the beach with Anne for little shoot. It’s been several months since I had a chance to take photos with her so I brought a bunch of extra cameras to compensate. My Fuji Instax wide and Contax G1 seen a decent amount of action in between the digital photos with my Canon. My GoPro was set on a tripod to record the video. I also had my Yashica 635 on hand, but didn’t have a chance to bring it out, perhaps I reached my limit at 4 cameras per shoot. more “CatParty Walks 03 Anne”