My Con Photo Workflow - Part 2(A photo collage with screenshots will supplement this text once completed, with fewer text)My Con Photo Workflow - Part 21 year ago in Photography More Like This
Part 2: After the Convention
The con ends, everyone says goodbye to each other and heads home. Meanwhile on the road, the cosplay photographer goes to work. He has (on average) 4-8 hrs to kill, so he begins his post-processing immediately, even before he reaches home. As the driver drives, the cos photog works on his laptop while listening to music with his earphones and the rest of the passengers recall fond memories of the con that has just finished, looking at their photos on the screen of the laptop...
The post-process job is long but necessary. Here are the steps:
1. Transfer: Moving image files from memory cards to the computer
__1.5. Rotation: Rotating Portrait images clockwise or counterclockwise so that the content appears upright
2. Sorting: Putting each photo into its proper category (hall/shoots/events/journalistic/random)
3. Selection: Rating each photo and making a decision
My Con Photo Workflow - Part 1(A photo collage with screenshots will supplement this text once completed, and will have fewer text)My Con Photo Workflow - Part 11 year ago in Photography More Like This
Part 1: Before and During a Convention
This 2-part tutorial shows how my cosplay photos get published, from planning before a con to the post-processing work that goes after. It's intended for both cosplay photographers (cos photogs) and cosplayers wanting to do private cosplay photoshoots at anime cons in a similar manner as I do.
There are basically 5 elements that contribute to a great cosplay photo:
1. The cosplayer's costume: Made by the cosplayer or any other person
2. The cosplayer's pose: Controlled by the cosplayer, but can be directed by the cos photog or another person
3. Scene lighting: Almost uncontrollable in bright environments (outdoors daytime), partially or completely controllable in darker places
4. Framing & composition: Controlled almost entirely by the cos photog, and minimally by the cosplayer (body part or prop positioning)
5. Post-processing: Done by the
Critique for Cosplay PhotosCritique for Cosplay Photos3 years ago in deviantART Tutorials More Like This
So, you want to write your first own critique? To a cosplay photo?
But... you just don't know how to do it?
You're afraid to hurt someone's feelings?
Well, let's try it together!
Step 1: Choose a photo.
This is a step which explains itself.
Choose just one photo, to concentrate about.
Step 2: Take a look.
And take a real good and close look.
Don't look at it for about 5 seconds and then think 'Oh, now I know, what to write about that picture!'.
To get a first impression it is important that you look at the picture as a unit. What do you feel when you look at it? Is something special and striking in that picture?
If you want to, you can mentally divide the picture into smaller fragments so you can check these smaller areas for the details of the picture. With this little trick it is also easier to check if everything is just fine in that picture or if the photographer has missed to conceal something. If it is possible, look at the picture in it