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Snyder
04-14-2010, 08:52 PM
Im looking for some feedback from my latest cosplay photoshoot. All of the photos were takin on the fly no scheduled locations or cosplayers, if that was the case my photos would have been more dynamic with scenery and such anyways. I focused on portraits with natural light only one photo was lit using a strobe. Feedback of any photo would be appreciated. Thanks.

http://www.cosplay.com/gallery/178656/

FiveRings
04-14-2010, 09:07 PM
It would be easier if you could pick a couple specific photos that you think are the best examples of your work and that you'd like critique on.

Snyder
04-14-2010, 09:39 PM
If I was to pick id say these,

1) http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2502167/

2) http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2502143/

3) http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2502152/

FiveRings
04-15-2010, 02:40 PM
1) Nice clean shot, though I find the composition a bit bland what with the subject being dead center. I'm guessing it was just natural lighting? Either way, it's good. The column looks slightly tilted, which is a pet peeve of mine, thought it could also just be the lines playing tricks on me since the columns in the background look straight. Rotate 2 degrees counter clockwise and see how it looks. Move the cosplayer's bag out of the frame.

2) The shadows on the face are a bit harsh, but it works. Was this flash or natural light? You could consider adding a flash on camera-left to give some rim lighting and highlight the edges of the hat, similar to what's going on with the brim of the hat on the right side. Crop up just a tad to get rid of the random thumb sticking up at the bottom.

3) Good lighting on this one. You can see what a hint of rim light on the subject does by highlighting the right edges of the hair and body on the right side, which makes her stand out from the background that much more. I don't know if I'd keep the knife hand raised like that since it has no support and looks to be floating. You could either pull out a bit to show the elbow, which connects the knife hand to the rest of the arm and gives it placement, or just drop the hand and not show it. Alternatively, you could raise the arm over the head and still show the knife and rest of the arm.

Thanks for sharing and keep up the good work! :)

Eurobeat King
04-15-2010, 02:53 PM
1) http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2502167/


I like this picture but the one thing that stands-out is the object on the ground behind the cosplayer. Are those clothes or a bag? If they belong to the cosplayer and isn't part of the costume, try to hide it so that it isn't in the shot.

LlochNess
05-03-2010, 09:21 PM
I like it. :)

Max_Archer
05-06-2010, 03:40 PM
1) I would have turned the cosplayer around and framed the shot so that she was on the right of the frame, and the rest was looking down the row of columns. Of course you'd lose the natural light and have to replace it with some fill flash. And then the fill flash doesn't look right, so you add another for a highlight, and a couple more to light stuff you don't like, and eventually you end up with a quick shot turning into a 27-speedlight extravaganza like Joe McNally...