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08-05-2010, 04:03 AM
just wanted some thoughts on our fighting shots (poses and such, more so?) in the pictures located in my gallery, as well as my deviantart, if possible.

it's hard to find any good battle pictures out there, so we were trying to give a good display and lucky enough, a good photographer decided to take some shots.


08-05-2010, 12:32 PM
It's difficult to critique when you link an entire gallery and say "HELP!". Pick a couple shots that you think are your best and link those. You'll get much better feedback.

08-05-2010, 01:24 PM
See, I wasn't asking for any help, really. I'm just asking for feedback on the small collection of battle photos. My entire gallery consists of perhaps six images. I don't think that's an intimidating number of pictures to respond to, do you?

08-05-2010, 05:08 PM
I'm afraid the link leads to a lot more photos than that. Would you please pick the shots you would most like opinions on?


08-06-2010, 01:59 AM
Okay, well I am assuming you are talking about Hei vs Kuwabara 6-1 with all the images in between. I'll just give an overall impression, too many images in portrait. It really gives this cramped feeling to the composition and there is an awkward crop that occurs. Either that or the photo is taken farther away so it becomes really difficult to see your faces. There are also too many shots with characters backs to the camera. I think for action shots you need to see their faces so we can get an impression of the intensity of the you want the action to convey, pose is only part of it. HvK 2 & 3 are good examples, I can sort of tell that Hei is doing an attack, but since Kuwabara's face is turn away cant really tell if he's angry or what. Also the angle kind of plain, which can be said for the other photos too. Action photos cry out for some more interesting angles to give some energy to the photos.

08-16-2010, 07:48 PM
Oh my goodness those lolita hats rocked!

Anyway, I almost couldn't tell it was a action shot at first. They mostly looked like
two anime characters comically fighting like brother and sister over the TV remote.
@roflwaffles was right with the faces. Nothing like a good pissed face to set the
mood of a good fight shot. http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=&section=&q=Fight#/d1swk29 You can tell that she's gonna rip his balls off by that
face she's making. Plus, they guy looks like he's gonna spit teeth out any second.

Eurobeat King
08-17-2010, 12:58 AM
ferrin: I think in some of the shots the Kuwabara cosplayer is smiling too much in the pictures. Since this is supposed to be a fighting picture, the expressions should be more serious, especially in the picture where he's getting flipped to the ground.

08-17-2010, 08:01 PM
Asking for feedback seems the same as asking for help. Is there a difference?

When it comes to battle photos, angles and timing are going to be very important. Choose angles that show the action without it being blocked or turned away from the camera.
The timing of the shutter will determine which part of the action you will capture. It can be randomly done, shooting rapid-fire style, or you can plan what moment you want, and do your best to click the shutter at the best moment of the action. It is helpful to have some specific moments in mind that you want to catch.

Your battle shots seem too random, lacking control of angles and timing. As others mentioned, faces are hidden. A better angle would show faces. Try to time the shots when arms are not blocking the face. The cosplayers can also make effort to do their action, playing to the camera.

Here is a sample battle from my gallery:http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2346981/ http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2346981/