Fanime 2017 Part 1

The time of the year for Fanime registration has come and it’s probably about time I post some photos from last year.  I’m definitely not cut out to handle these long days of walking around taking photos, now that I think about it, maybe I should do some cardio training before the 2018 event.  more “Fanime 2017 Part 1”

Rezero Cosplay in the Garden

@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.

Catsmas lights

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

 

Fuji X-Pro 1 Unboxing

I’ve had the Fuji X100S for a while and started considering an upgrade to an X-Series camera with interchangeable lenses.  Last week, the camera gods sent me a sign on what i should do.  B and H posted a sale for the X-Pro 1 along with the Fujinon 35mm f1.4 and Fujinon 27mm F2.8 lenses.  I felt that this deal was too good to pass up and made haste with emptying my wallet. more “Fuji X-Pro 1 Unboxing”