Originally Posted by ichigo_m.
Do cosplay photographers prefer for the cosplayer to come to the shoot with ideas such as the theme to the shoot or do you prefer to come up with your own ideas? (:
My best shoots are always when both the cosplayer and I have ideas, by exchanging them we come up with something new and end up with more varied shots.
When I have a planned location shoot, I try to chat a bit with the cosplayer beforehand, talking about the mood of the shoot, the story we want to tell, the accessories we should bring.
The shoot generally ends up quite lengthy as a result of all the ideas we got (3 hours is generally a minimum)