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10-06-2005, 09:34 PM
I just want to have a general sense of what types of photography people here do besides cosplay photography.
If you do it for a profession I would really like to have some reflections of your own work (like how you feel about it, how you like it, etc)

So to start with myself.
I am a starter in photography, and I am inclined to persue photography as my profession.
I have been experimenting different types of photography: photojournalism, still life, portraits, nature, etc. I have been photographing different things in Japan, Taiwan, Canada, and the United States of America. I plan on travelling to Europe and Bostwana next year to explore more. Right now I like protraits more than other types of photography. Part of this is also because my love of cosplayers. (I do not cosplay yet. I might this winter)

This is about it. I have a portfolio of some of my results. (Earlier works are subjected to more tuning beucause of my... ignorance back then.) I hope I can recieve some constructive critiques here also.


10-07-2005, 12:16 AM
Even though I've only really started trying, I basically got a great shot at PMX to try my hand at concert photography, which is a whole other beast altogether. I think I might like macro nature photography a lot, but I'm still a serious amateur there (heh, just get up close to whatever you want to shoot). It's all fun, but I still spend the vast majority of my time working on cosplay portrait photography, probably like quite a few people here.

10-07-2005, 12:45 AM
I mainly just do cosplay photography as a hobby, but I do occassionally like to do architecture shots ( http://www.deviantart.com/view/15415999/ ) and of course the common nature shots ( http://www.deviantart.com/view/19969497/ )

10-07-2005, 07:24 AM
I was a photographer at a summer camp. And having been an art student I've done alot of still life/ nature/ artsy stuff too.

Drngd Kreationz
10-07-2005, 09:38 AM
I've pretty much grown up with a camera around me all my life. but last year decided to start taking it seriously and actually think about what I'm doing. I do a little bit of everything (nature, Landscape, Portrait, Artistic, Event/Journalistic) and have been focusing on portraits these past few months and wound up doing a cosplay shoot for the first time.

you can check it out at Http://www.Drangedkreationz.com

Super No 1
10-07-2005, 10:17 AM
I'm the LA-area photographer for J!-ENT (http://nt2099.com/J-ENT/). I get to shoot a lot of entertainment related events, mostly concerts. Most of the concert shots on the site from this year are mine. Los Angeles is a pretty good place to be involved with this kind of stuff. I don't get paid for it, but it gets me into a lot of shows for free even if I don't get to shoot. A lot of the record companies are still picky about letting outside photographers shoot at their concerts.

10-07-2005, 10:26 AM
I'm mainly interested in portraiture, still life, and urban shoots. Right now my lens selection(50mm on a Digital Rebel)is kind of limiting a lot of the urban pictures I'd like to get, so that's kind of on hold until I get a much wider lens.

I worked officially as a sports photographer for a few months, but I don't have any of that up on my site.


10-07-2005, 04:13 PM
I do mostly portraits - fashion and artistic. I'd love to get into it more professionally, but do that would require a lot of time and effort. I kinda stumbled into cosplay photography simply because my friends were cosplayers wanting photos.

Drngd Kreationz
10-07-2005, 06:47 PM
Hey Shiroin, I really dig alot of the stuff on your gallery. :)

10-07-2005, 10:45 PM
For years it was portrait and landscapes.
Then it was for science and technology (lots of macro photography.)
Now it's part-time contract photogtaphy for engineering firms and some news.
I really don't like to "work," in photograhy, because it takes the fun out of the art.
I'll get the occasional, "are you busy on XX date" or, "have you ever been to (insert city here)" call from past or present contacts which usually leads to a job or two, but for the most part, I do it when I think it will be fun.
I got my first camera when I was 8 and have been into it every since. I though it would be a cool profession, but it wasn't what I thought it was, so I just do it part-time now.


Shiro MS08th
10-19-2005, 02:16 AM
Most of the time I'm doing portraits.
But also love street and landscape photography.

Always love those photographer that uses medium format cameras to take landscape pictures.
Stunning pictures!

10-19-2005, 03:04 PM
I do a lot of landscape and nature photography. Although I also like to do candid portraits of people as well. Some recent stuff:

Old Boats (http://lifeinplymouth.photosite.com/~photos/tn/35_1024.ts1125950894171.jpg)
Water Lily (http://lifeinplymouth.photosite.com/~photos/tn/269_1024.ts1121964571312.jpg)
Trail (http://lifeinplymouth.photosite.com/~photos/tn/276_1024.ts1125185025797.jpg)
Sleepy Dog (http://lifeinplymouth.photosite.com/~photos/tn/247_1024.ts1124846246564.jpg)
No Picking (http://lifeinplymouth.photosite.com/~photos/tn/274_1024.ts1125812351556.jpg)

10-25-2005, 08:21 AM
I'm just playing around with different things. I'd like to get comfortable in every avenue, but ultimately I would like to shoot fashion/glamour; or editorial.

I have a photojournalistic style, I haven't really delved into posing as of yet, but I'm trying not to create a niche that I can't get out of.

From a friend's wedding.

From a local historic site:



My first time shooting a volleyball, or any sport for that matter:

Not that it matters, but all but one of these pictures has my camera's serial number imprinted in metadata, and none are full resolution, so I am posting them without my name on the pics. I'm sure that noone that comes here steals work, but I just would hate to find my stuff being claimed by another. I'm lucky enough to have avoided this so far.

I have a lot of sports photos that I've taken lately, so I may end up having a few more to add, but my website is still in production and I'm stuck without a nice neat gallery until then.


10-25-2005, 03:50 PM
I took a whole bunch of photography classes in college, and I really loved it.

However, being able to pay to use the lab was easier than trying to get an entire darkroom set up in my own home. Then came the advent of digital! WEEE!!

I love nature and sports photography. I'm trying to learn more about studio portrait photography, and trying to get an actual portrait set up in the garage.

I really didn't get into cosplay photography until this year...I was too busy costuming. LOL

http://gallery.wyldfires.com is the online digital photos. THere's still a lot of film and slide that's not online as of yet.

10-25-2005, 04:58 PM

10-25-2005, 06:39 PM
i'm in a photo 101 class right now, so all of our work is in black and white and we use 100% manual cameras with about 15 different knobs @.<

the things i really enjoy are motion shots and i really like black and white portraits. if i were to do landscapes i would enjoy it better in colour, but i'm not that skilled yet ^^;

i am posting stuff on my deviant today!: http://lupuscrystalus.deviantart.com/gallery/

10-26-2005, 06:15 AM
I should do this when my head is clearer, but...

I am an artist, and I do a lot of work in a lot of medias. Photography is one of them.

I am a skilled artist with pencil and pen. (I plan on doing paints soon.)

In photography, Ihave been taking pictures since I was old enough to load a camera. My parents joke that they stopped taking movies of me because when the camera would whirr, I would try and take it away from them.

Since I got my Pentax SLR, I took almost all the photography classes I could. I took three types of black and white photography, and almost all the color photo cloasses I could. I learned how to use a multi-plane camera, and took some very interesting photos. And this was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyy before digital. I loved the darkroom, and did multi-exposure on the paper like ILM did with Star Wars.

As for the kinds of photography. It really should be: Wht kinds don't I do.

I have done landscaping, portrait, architectural, special efects, art, floral, graphic, record keeping, ad work. I have some of my old work in my gallery. Like the one I did with my MASK action figures, and the black and white print of a TARDIS I made.

Cosplay photography is just a natural extension of all of this. And I am working on a cosplay zine, which I hope to turn into a magazine.

But, also, along with photography, I have taken vidography classes. I can run a camera, edit footage, edit audio, set up a camera, and do basic production and lighting, and I know how to type copy and write a production script. Again, this was back in the days of analog. So I need to get back in for learning digital.

And to kind of re-state myself. I am working on creating a multi-media studio in Northern California, to do magazines, animation and live film.

I devour tv shows that show how they do the movie magic stuff, and love the DVD commentaries by the directors and producers. And one of my favorite indie films is THE WIZARD of SPEED and TIME

One of the ways of shooting I am linking a lot are high over the head shots. Basically holding the camera over my head, pointing it down, and shooting, hoping I got the subject in frame.

I will add more when more comes to mind....

10-26-2005, 05:35 PM
I also do really good "artistic" portrait pictures of my girlfriend. She says they come out really good, but Im technically still a newbie in this photography thing.