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CosplayPhotography Tutorial IV by Andy-K CosplayPhotography Tutorial IV by Andy-K
Finally the fourth part of my tutorial on cosplay and convention photography.

Unfortunately I can't upload the fifth part until next week because I didn't manage to finish it in time.
It's now 1am and I have to get up early tomorrow to go to Animagic :D

Part I: “So you want to shoot at a con?” a.k.a. “Introduction and basics” [link]
Part II: “Auto mode is the enemy” a.k.a. “Get to know your camera” [link]
Part III: “Now show me your ass” a.k.a. “Poses and composition”
Part IV: “Dude, don't touch her there D:” a.k.a. “How to behave as a photographer”
Part V: “Convention over, work's done. Right?” a.k.a. “Post processing and uploading”
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AmouNaru Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Thank you for this.
TaoNeko Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
waiting for Vth tutorial *_*
Thank you for sharing these, it was very useful to read!
barkingbeagle Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Schönes Tutorial...

Aber das mit den Bildrechten ("at leat here in germany") macht einen deutschen Fotografen ja manchmal schon zum Schwerverbrecher...

P.S. Kommt denn noch ein Teil 5? Oder habe ich da was verpasst? Teil 4 wurde ja doch schon Juli 2010 hochgeladen.
Andy-K Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Teil 5 hatte ich auf unbestimmte Zeit verschoben, da ich zu spät festgestellt habe, dass ich eigentlich so kaum nachbearbeite und deswegen zu wenig Material habe. Mir sind aber inzwischen schon einige gute Ideen gekommen, die ich noch dieses Jahr umsetzen werde.
barkingbeagle Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Das freut mich. Bleibt also kein "Unvollendetes" Werk.
BlanxMisa Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Waiting for the V part! Love this tutorial so much <3
Kasafusutan Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Vielen dank für den tut x3
Ich bin selber Cosplayer und fange gerade an auhc zu fotografieren und da war ich wirklich froh diesen tut gefunden zu haben. Vielen Dank*verbeug*
Dr-steinple Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
Oh that's a very nice guide !!! thanks :la:
Tofu-Sushi-Roll Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
:) Hey, Thanks for the tutorial! A lot of this stuff I actually knew beforehand but there were some great new tips as well!
I'm currently trying to read all I can about cosplay photography because a friend of mine wants to have a cosplay photoshoot with me when she's finished her costume and I'm trying to get all the info so that the pictures won't look flat.
red-cluster Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
This is very informative and also fun to read. I like the way you wrote it. ^^
It's true that photographer should show the models the pictures they took for the shoot and so we can discuss over them. But when the photog don't do that, I was afraid to ask to see pictures since they might think I didn't trust them in their ability or something... But, ah well.
Chickaen Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
Wirklich gutes Tutorial. Vor allem, weil die Umgangsformen ausführlich erklärt werden.
Ich selbst bin zwar (bis auf eine Ausnahme) kein Cosplay-Fotograf, aber ich bin fast ausschließlich outdoor und finde es auch immer sehr wichtig, dass man sich beim Shooting gut versteht und nett zueinander ist.

Der eine Tut-Part in dem "photographers hate each other" stand, hat mich schmunzeln lassen.

Deutsche Leser? [link]
Nat-The-Wise Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I absolutely love reading these tutorials as they are quite helpful, especially as I'm going to do some cosplay photography soonish =). Just out of curiosity, when is the 5th installment on editing being uploaded?
Andy-K Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I know I promised to upload it a while ago but I wasn't able fill it up with information,
because the editing on my photos is pretty minimalistic and I don't want to upload a tutorial with maybe 5 lines of text.
So I'm gathering information, but that takes a while because I have to try it out myself before trying to teach it to someone :D
Nat-The-Wise Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
That's fair enough then. Cannot wait to see it though =).
NeenaChan Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Hobbyist
Ich liebe dich daür, dass du Nuramoon auf deinem Creepster-Bild hast <3<3<3<3<3<3<3

Und da ist Franky da unten *_____*

Und danke, man sollte dein Tutorial drucken lassen und auf Cons an Fotografen verteilen!!!!
Andy-K Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
nuramoon steht doch gar nicht bei den creepern Oo
das Foto steht im abschnitt zum Thema "mehrere Fotografen mit einem Model" öö

aber danke für das Kompliment <3
NeenaChan Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Hobbyist
Ich meine ja im Creeper-Teil des Tutorials....wohl undeutlich formuliert, sorry xD
Valvaris Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
I really like reading your tutorials :3
nikita666 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Die armen Plüschelephanten.
Den letzten Punkt mit den Zeigen und Fragen sollte ich mir wirklich mal zu Herzen nehmen. Das mache ich meistens nur, wenn 1. keine anderen Fotografen angekrochen kamen und 2. es keine Standartpose ist und ich auch merke, dass mich das Modell überhaupt auch als Fotografen und nicht als Knipser wahr nimmt.
Problematisch wirds hier allerdings bei Auftrittfsfotos. Ich hatte bisher ein Mal den Fall, dass ein Cosplayer ein Bild von seinem Auftritt gelöscht haben wollte. Bei sowas kann man natürlich selten nachfragen, jedoch frage ich mich dann, was die/derjenige auf der Bühne wollte, wenn sie/er keine Bilder von sich mag (das Bild war nicht unvorteilhaft und sie/er hat generell bei allen Bildern von sich angefragt auf Löschung)

Wieder ein tolles Tutorial.
Dennoch stalke ich gerne :P
Allerdings versteh ich darunter was anderes.
Ich versuch mich ja zu bessern >.<
Polymachaeroplagides Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Student Writer
Das Riesenausrufezeichen in der Mitte:
Das ist geil.

Ansonsten weißt Du eh, was ich hiervon halte (i. e. viel), also genug Honig um Deinen Bart. :D
Bis morgen.
rawien Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah legal trouble... All photos should have permission from the model in order for them to be uploaded to any site, but clearly that hasn't stopped anyone...It's irritating, especially if it's a bad photo that a cosplayer comes across though in most cases I've come to find that people don't mind in the least. It's flattering, though kinda stalkerish if it's clearly not a good shot, as the cosplayer looks distracted by something/someone else. I know what you mean though in terms of making sure all is ok with the model in order or upload the photo of them to any site. That's the main reason why I don't upload any photos of people I don't get information from, (hah, half the time I wait for people to find me-that way I know who the person's name is that I can attribute to the photo...though when I did ask the one time if someone had a DA or a name to attribute to the photo I just took of them, they seemed confused on why I was asking to begin with) and I don't know if my "models" know this, but if I upload something and they don't like it, I would be more than happy to take it down to appease to them.

As usual, can't wait for the continuation of this! You did an awesome job with it so far! =)
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