The Otaku Guide to Becoming a Cosplay Photographer

INTRODUCTION I AM COSPLAY PHOTOGRAPHER Welcome to a guide on how to become a cosplay photographer. Yeah. It’s kind of a weird guide for me to be writing. But as I was researching for some cosplay photography stuff, Google actually suggested this search phrase – Which means that enough people are actually interested in cosplay photography. It’s a good sign, that I am not alone in this. So here, let senpai share some thoughts, memes and experience in this session.         NAVIGATION TABLE OF CONTENTS Section A Getting In Section B Private Shoots…

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9 Ways to Create Smoke for Photography

INTRODUCTION A SMOKY SITUATION? Welcome to my guide on how to create smoke for photography. Want to add some drama and epic to your photos? Smoke and fog is probably one of those answers, but most photographers will run into a wall with this – Where do we even get smoke from? After searching much of the Internet, I have found several ways to create smoke for photography. I put my hands to try some of those, and compiled a list plus my thoughts on each method.      …

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How To Do Levitation Photography in 5 Ninja Ways

INTRODUCTION THE MAGIC OF LEVITATION PHOTOGRAPHY Welcome to my humble guide on how to do levitation photography, where I will show you guys the magic to make people fly… or at least make it look like so. Sadly, human’s cannot fly. Luckily, humans are smart. We shall dive into five methods of doing levitation photography, and only one of them will involve Photoshop. So you purists don’t have to worry too much – this is 80% purist friendly and 4/5 Photoshop free guide. Some sugar added, but no preservatives. Now onto creating…

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Cosplay Photoshoot Tips – The Complete Beginner’s Guide

INTRODUCTION COSPLAY PHOTOGRAPHY NOT RECOGNIZED IN THIS WORLD!? Hello people, let me do some good ranting before we start. If you just want cosplay photography tips, feel free to skip this section of my randomness. I know that there are already 999999 photoshoot tutorials out there… but surprisingly, only a few of them address cosplay photography. I mean, cosplay has been around since like, the 1980s? Maybe the photography world doesn’t recognize cosplay photography as a “school” of it’s own yet. To you who chose this less recognized path – well done! This is…

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How to Do Silhouette Photography

INTRODUCTION SILHOUETTE, THE ANCIENT ART Welcome photo ninja, to this not-so-secret guide on how to do silhouette photography. Silhouettes have been around way before photography, and arguably, first found on cave paintings. But I am pretty sure that our caveman ancestors did not call it “silhouette” back then. It is not until 1759 that silhouette was named after the French finance minister Étienne de Silhouette… in a bad way to depict cheaply made portrait outlines. Sorry France, but history is history. Read more of the story on Wikipedia if you want. Today, silhouette is a well known…

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How to edit epic cosplay photos

INTRODUCTION MASTER, TEACH ME EPIC COSPLAY PHOTO I get asked these questions a lot – “how to edit cosplay photos“, “how do you Photoshop”, and “how did you do this effect”.Well, I don’t intend to keep those a secret. It’s just that I don’t have a “secret recipe”. I don’t have secret ninja scrolls, and I don’t have a sealed 9 tailed fox. Every photo is different, and I really can’t teach “one sure way to win in Photoshop”. Moreover, I don’t see myself as a “master” of Photoshop. I am just someone who…

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