Go Back   Cosplay.com > Cosplay Photography > Locations

Reply
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Unread 02-22-2012, 03:00 PM   #1
SweeneyTodd
Jack Sparrow impersonator
 
SweeneyTodd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,938
Your Favorite Photoshoot Location

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.
__________________
I shall be impersonated as *Captain* Jack Sparrow and nothing less!

Why is the rum gone?


Find me on Facebook!

WorldCosplay Account
SweeneyTodd is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Unread 02-23-2012, 08:14 AM   #2
Ashurachan
now behind the lens
 
Ashurachan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 757
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 :


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 :


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.
Ashurachan is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-25-2012, 05:52 PM   #3
bodatheyoda
Thats right, love me
 
bodatheyoda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 467
I've never done a shoot here, but I would really love to. It's called Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati Ohio.



__________________
The stormtrooper you might see peaking from behind a wall staring at you.

My photography page on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Tk8919Photography
My DA: http://bodatheyoda.deviantart.com/

http://www.501st.com
bodatheyoda is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-26-2012, 10:27 PM   #4
SweeneyTodd
Jack Sparrow impersonator
 
SweeneyTodd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,938
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.
__________________
I shall be impersonated as *Captain* Jack Sparrow and nothing less!

Why is the rum gone?


Find me on Facebook!

WorldCosplay Account
SweeneyTodd is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-27-2012, 11:54 AM   #5
bodatheyoda
Thats right, love me
 
bodatheyoda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 467
Quote:
Originally Posted by SweeneyTodd View Post
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.
__________________
The stormtrooper you might see peaking from behind a wall staring at you.

My photography page on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Tk8919Photography
My DA: http://bodatheyoda.deviantart.com/

http://www.501st.com
bodatheyoda is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-29-2012, 03:28 AM   #6
Ashurachan
now behind the lens
 
Ashurachan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 757
Quote:
Originally Posted by SweeneyTodd View Post
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).
Ashurachan is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-07-2012, 04:26 PM   #7
Akune-chan
 
Posts: n/a
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.
  Reply With Quote
Unread 03-08-2012, 10:00 PM   #8
Akahime
Red Princess
 
Akahime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,504
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
__________________
my upcoming 2014/2015 Cosplays
Quina (FFIX), Kat (Gravity Rush), Nausicaš (Nausicaš of the Valley of the Wind)?, Cheria (Tales of Graces)?, Tia of Avalon Code, Lan Fan of Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood, Kyoko of Skip Beat!, Monster Hunter?

Next cons: Midoricon, Anime Fusion?
Cosplayer and photographer. Follow me at my DA, twitter, or my tumblr!
Akahime is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-10-2012, 10:10 AM   #9
Neelh
Toa of Psionics
 
Neelh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 439
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/croome/

http://www.elizabethhanbury.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/croome-park-018.jpg
http://patientgardener.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/2010_03210007.jpg
http://www.elizabethhanbury.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/croome-park-013.jpg

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.
__________________
help i'm in love with a fictional character

nokama.tumblr.com

Last edited by Neelh : 06-10-2012 at 10:17 AM.
Neelh is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-26-2012, 12:40 PM   #10
sephygoth
Hater lover
 
sephygoth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 2,423
Quote:
Originally Posted by bodatheyoda View Post
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
sephygoth is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-26-2012, 09:30 PM   #11
MDA
Destiny Productions
 
MDA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,382
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.devianta...play-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 Montrťal (I go to Montrťal 3-4 times a year, and haven't taken a shoot there yet!)
http://www.planetware.com/i/photo/no...al-cdn1140.jpg
Indoors would be to die for, but I doubt I'll ever see the inside in person.
http://photos.igougo.com/images/p197...e_Interior.jpg
__________________
Next Event:: Quinte Halloween Cosplay Day/Photoshoot VI
Knightstuck Tavros (Homestuck) [100%] or Izayoi (Inuyasha) [100%]


2014 Cons/Events:
Too many events for 2013, to see the full list please visit here: MDA's Schedule


Facebook | deviantART
MDA is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:08 PM.


Copyright 2002-2013 Cosplay.com, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
All comments and posts in our forums are the opinion of the respective poster.