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Name: fiathriel
Gender: Female
Location: Mid North Coast, NSW

What do you enjoy about cosplay photography?
I like all stages from the planning of the shoot to the end product but my prime motivation is creating pictures that show the true beauty and power of the model and the cosplay they choose. I want the effort that they have put in done justice and I just love people and they images that they produce. I love to see a cosplayer light up when they see the preview pic or when I give them prints, compliments are always welcome, squeees/glomps preferred. Weeaboo and rabid fangirl at heart.

What kind of shots do you like to take?
PEOPLE PEOPLE . . . . I love conceptual shots and closeup portraits. I love people's faces and their features just gleam though the lens, the whole package comes together and often the finest details like contacts, makeup and expressions are lost in long range and group shots so I always try to get some closeups and full size shots for costuming if I have time. For conceptual shots, I like to mimic a scene from the game/anime, if I can't (don't have a ref pic) I'll get as close as I can.

Post-processing or no post-processing?
I'm using Photoshop less and less and processing in Lightroom as much as possible to adjust colours, contrast and levels and spot fixes. Lightroom also allows nice colour alterations for more interesting effects. For the model editing, I'll try to even out skin tone but encourage my models to use makeup, this minimises or eliminates the need to do any skin edits. I'll almost always use PS to do basic sharpening and give the image a bit of a pop. I do do more extreme edits sometimes (especially if the cosplay is from a game).

What equipment do you use?
Canon 5D MK III
Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8 L II
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L II
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Misc gear includes Canon 580EXII's, pocketwizards, diffusers, gels, boring stuff like that!

What do you do besides cosplay photography?
Non cosplay photography, I work full time in medical (bookkeeping), I play bass in a death metal band (currently on hiatus) and I cosplay (the oldies will know this one) which has also been on hiatus.

Which conventions do you usually attend?
I was original floating around between 2002 - 2007 in AUS, attended some conventions in Japan and then had a break for 2 years. Recently it's been Animania and Supanova.

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Brisbane Extra Day Hi Brisbane! I'm heading up now a day early, this Thursday 11th September. I have 1 extra slot, *possibly* two depending on how much I want to push myself ;) See below for full details. Brisbane Shooting Trip Hi Brisbane! I'm heading up soon on the weekend of Friday 12th September. I'll be available for a limited amount of slots on the Friday and Saturday, I'm only likely to have room for 2 or 3 maximum though. No free shoots this time as I've already chosen the person I'll be shooting for free which is the reason for my trip! If anyone is interested in shooting with me, unless I've already contacted you, there would b
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Sydney Supanova Trip Ok, late minute decision to come down to Supanova on Fri 13th June weekend! Shoots will work two ways Mini Shoots Available during con within con grounds Done at the convention for a short period of time (app 15 mins), no charge, I'll prioritise if I get to many queries in order of outfits that appeal to me (generally colourful and elaborate and also cosplays from series and games that I like). Private Shoots Thurs night, Friday day, Sat & Sun, Mon morning (away from con grounds if during con opening hours) These will be done off convention grounds and charged at the rate of $110 inc GST for a minimum of 1 hour
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nice photos keep it up.

Hello nice to meet you
gorgeous gallery miss Fiathriel :)
Great Gallery Fia & Invite to join Global Super Group :star::iconcutieshots:  & :new: Chat Room :star: Members deviations Auto=Approved :star: Please join soon :star: xoLexxiiCutieShots :rose:
Cosplays are great^^
I would like to ask if I can post some on my tumbr, with the link to your page of course ^^
Absolutely! I'm on tumblr too if you want to tag me, same username. Sorry for the late reply I don't login to dA often!
I will use your tumblr^^