I recently had my first photo shoot, although I would even be hesitant to call it that. It was with my Will of the Abyss (Pandora Hearts) cosplay.The lighting was poor, the camera wasn't of good quality, and we did the best to work with the setting we had. Nevertheless it was fun, but I'm wondering both what I can do to improve the pictures now, and what I can do to get better photos in the future.
Almost all of the photos look washed out. The background looks dark and I look colorless. While I think it suits the character, I worry that it makes the photos look bad or cheap.
I also had to decrease the quality of the photos in order for them to be small enough for cosplay.com to accept them. Is there a way around this?
Another note: being my first time alone in front of a camera, I was really terrified about posing. Any tips, pointer and critiques on the poses in the photos?
I would be really appreciative of any feedback - I would love to improve for the future! Thanks!