Every year the Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival is hot. Despite the weather it was my favourite Japanese summer festival so far. I think this is because I approached it in a sensible manner.
Since I’d been previously I knew what to expect and therefore had learnt from my past mistakes. Rather than cosplaying I “simply” took photos. I still wore an in theme outfit, but I don’t appear in any of the photos here because I was behind the camera.
In reality if you’re a cosplay photographer there is no such thing as a simple photoshoot. I had a lot of fun photographing the Sailor Scouts and getting some fun poses.
To get these photos the cosplayers and I had to work hard together to create the best photos possible.
In order to get some of my photos I often had to lay down on the ground in some very awkward positions.
So often when it came to cropping I had to crop my feet.
And don’t get me started on random background people. This is why I will edit most of the photos I took. I want them and the people in them to look perfect.
It certainly helps when your cosplayers are perfect in the first place.
Certainly a good excuse to practice using Photoshop. I would love to add some extra sparkly magic to these magical friends.
Stay tuned for some epic edits!
Anyway I’ll do a part 2 post soon…
So don’t be sad…