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SweeneyTodd
02-22-2012, 04:00 PM
So, I am currently on vacation (Madrid, Spain) and I have been thinking lately, that the places that I have been to had great cosplay photoshoot locations (I travel a lot, been to Spain, Portugal, England, Ireland, China, Italy, France, Singapore, Australia). So this has made me want to present you guys with this question.
Out of all the places that you have had photoshoots at, which place was your favorite? Or, which location would you really love to shoot at?
It would be awesome if you could include links to photos (your own, or location photos from online) in your posts as I would love to see some different locations
Also, if anyone could point me to some good locations in Europe (major cities) for my own photoshoots that would also be great.

My favorite place so far, obviously, would be London. Just because that city had so many great buildings and small alley ways that were perfect for video shooting and cosplay photos for my Sweeney cosplay
Unfortunately I don't have great photos of that location because I mainly just shot parts of my Sweeney remakes there, but yea.

Ashurachan
02-23-2012, 09:14 AM
I live in France near Paris, and there a lot of nice locations I can be at in less than an hour, but one of the big problems is that for a lot of them, you need a special authorization to shoot. For example it is close to impossible to do a shoot within the Versailles castle, even for historical costumes.

The most beautiful place I've shot at is probably Chambord castle, and I only got to shoot there because we were the official photogs of an historical costume event :
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7161/6594874675_19f564ce13_z.jpg

Inside Paris is a nightmare if you want to shoot inside buildings, fortunately you can shoot in the street with a small team without being bothered by anyone. I did a very nice shoot in the Saint-Michel/Notre Dame area :
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5179/5480100796_8b91e76e53.jpg

In my experience, the further from Paris, the easier it is to get to shoot in beautiful locations. Paris is simply too crowded with tourists.

bodatheyoda
02-25-2012, 06:52 PM
I've never done a shoot here, but I would really love to. It's called Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati Ohio.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/264963_10150216422946784_628616783_7748430_1518572 _n.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/270558_10150216423876784_628616783_7748452_2331598 _n.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/269511_10150216421316784_628616783_7748370_4402045 _n.jpg

SweeneyTodd
02-26-2012, 11:27 PM
Ashurachan- Those photos are amazing! Lovely locations and cosplays!
I understand about the restricted locations. Most historical areas and fancy buildings don't enjoy people taking photos, especially people in costume.

bodatheyoda- that looks amazing! I'd love to do a shoot there as well (not for my cosplay, but maybe for one of my friends) xD
That old church might be ok for my cosplay though, love the doors on the front of it.

bodatheyoda
02-27-2012, 12:54 PM
Ashurachan- Those photos are amazing! Lovely locations and cosplays!
I understand about the restricted locations. Most historical areas and fancy buildings don't enjoy people taking photos, especially people in costume.

bodatheyoda- that looks amazing! I'd love to do a shoot there as well (not for my cosplay, but maybe for one of my friends) xD
That old church might be ok for my cosplay though, love the doors on the front of it.

Actually they are all mausoleums with it being a cemetary, but it an arboretum as well so there are tons of different trees and plants to ad to photos. There are several buildings like that on the grounds..I think its like 730 acres or something. I spent probably 6hours or so there one day and only say maybe a 7th of the place. It's amazing.

Ashurachan
02-29-2012, 04:28 AM
Ashurachan- Those photos are amazing! Lovely locations and cosplays!
I understand about the restricted locations. Most historical areas and fancy buildings don't enjoy people taking photos, especially people in costume.

The problem is mostly with Paris and other very touristy places. Privately owned castles are generally easier, for example the castle of Vaux-le-Vicomte, that inspired Versailles, is privately owned and is a lot more opened to people who want to have a shoot in the gardens (actually in 90% of historical films, if a scene is supposed to be in the Versailles gardens, chances are it was shot in Vaux, the gardens are very similar), and they like costumers (they host a big historical costume event each year).

The less well-known it is, the easier it becomes to get to shoot. In the Paris area quite a lot of interesting places are manageable if you ask in advance (and shoot, for example, on the day they're closed) ; outside of Paris being polite can be enough, especially with nice costumes. And there are a lot of nice parks that are freely accessible (not in Paris directly, but just a few miles away there are places like Sceaux that look gorgeous and don't mind private shoots at all).

Akune-chan
03-07-2012, 05:26 PM
Romania.

I want to just carry my cosplays up there one day when I go to visit and take photos in the mountain side/ country side. Specially 'Dracula's Castle' (Vlad Tempece or Vlad the Impaler) that could double up for Orochimaru's lair and a place where Grell would hang out. But sadly, I'd probably be bothered by tourists/the natives since they are so judgmental with everything.

London is also a place I'd like to visit and have a photoshoot. :(

Akahime
03-08-2012, 11:00 PM
I might be a little biased, but China. 8 D lmao Just a landscape, nature freak. And China is so vast (non-East Coast, of course) and filled with beautiful nature. I would never say no to that. ;3

And Southeast Asia. They got beautiful mountains and forests too. 83

Neelh
06-10-2012, 11:10 AM
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/croome/ (Croome Park)

http://www.elizabethhanbury.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/croome-park-018.jpg (Grotto)
http://patientgardener.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/2010_03210007.jpg (Castle)
http://www.elizabethhanbury.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/croome-park-013.jpg (Templey Place)

A quick Google Image search will come up wth these. Unfortunately, the bridge that will pop up first is now broken and though it has been repaired, has blue rope keeping it together. I just got the idea of a photoshoot when I just got right next to the church, and Servant of Evil came on my MP3. I might do Cantarella with my friends there.

sephygoth
06-26-2012, 01:40 PM
Actually they are all mausoleums with it being a cemetary, but it an arboretum as well so there are tons of different trees and plants to ad to photos. There are several buildings like that on the grounds..I think its like 730 acres or something. I spent probably 6hours or so there one day and only say maybe a 7th of the place. It's amazing.

That looks and sounds EXACTLY like the Mount Auburn cemetary in Boston/Cambridge here! cept it's not, but I look at these and think I'm down the street in my "sunlight absorbing" getup. Same deal: fancy botanical and wandering welcomed, as long as you dont look as I did. KM second most fav spot for pics in the world is very similar to yours, good taaste!....first most in on top of mountains, but that's a bit harsh on the photogs XD

MDA
06-26-2012, 10:30 PM
My favourite is actually in my backyard and in my front yard.

Example of a photo from the front yard: http://midnight-dance-angel.deviantart.com/#/d54d3s1
Back yard: http://midnight-dance-angel.deviantart.com/art/Red-Lynx-Sky-Pirate-Ren-Cosplay-302787486

I want to see about photos at my cottage too... MORE TREES!

But I'd love to do a shoot at La Basilique du Notre Dame in Montréal (I go to Montréal 3-4 times a year, and haven't taken a shoot there yet!)
http://www.planetware.com/i/photo/notre-dame-basilica-montreal-cdn1140.jpg
Indoors would be to die for, but I doubt I'll ever see the inside in person.
http://photos.igougo.com/images/p197011-Montreal-Notre-Dame_Interior.jpg