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Post By JudasNZ. 01/04/11, 12:59 am

Hi everyone
I have been working with both the Judges and Armageddon organisers to be able to offer this. I've enlisted the help of a work colleague, and between us we want to have some fun and offer you all the chance to get studio level shots of your creations.

We also can get outside to do some more freestyle shots weather dependant. Waterfront, Frank Kitts, there's a few good places.

At this stage, we're looking to set up a photo area upstairs, hopefully within easy walking distance of the judging and changing areas (i.e. flat, so you don't have stairs to navigate). There are 4 slots of time I have currently assigned - (Saturday) 11.30 to 12.30, (Saturday) 1.30 to 2.30, (Sunday) 10.15 to 11.15, (Sunday) 1.30 to 2.30. Hoping to take delivery of a new backdrop/stand/lighting kit today :)

Let me know if you're keen to have shots for yourself/group, I expect each person/group through to be about 10-15 minutes of time. Not after a strict schedule, just helps frame the day and work effort at each slot.

After the event, we'll post up the photos to flickr, so you can grab a copy and keep for your records/facebook/forum avatar/etc. The only thing Rex and I ask is that no-one sell or publish photos commercially without coming back to us first. We're doing this for practice and the fun of it.

See you at Armageddon!
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Post By Sebbiesawrr. 01/04/11, 01:17 am

Oooo sounds fun! Is it only for the competing cosplayers?
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Post By JudasNZ. 01/04/11, 01:19 am

For any and all cosplayers :)
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Post By Duckeh. 01/04/11, 01:23 am

Would be keen! C: I'm in a group of three though, so need to check with their plans.
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Post By seraphik. 01/04/11, 01:24 am

would also be keen. (:
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Post By Sebbiesawrr. 01/04/11, 01:26 am

Awesome Very Happy Hopefully i don't miss it x3
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Post By Guest. 01/04/11, 01:42 am

I would love to get photos of my competition cosplay! I'll have to ask my Selphie what her plans are

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Post By Li-Bai. 01/04/11, 01:54 am

I'm keen Very Happy
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Post By JudasNZ. 01/04/11, 02:04 am

Also recommend reading the cosplay photography section for extra tips - it's an excellent help to both the cosplayer and the photographer Smile

Static's comments I think are especially true, and I remember reading another great post on one of the overseas forums. Sleep and makeup were the other things recommended.

Check it here
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Post By sakuramiyabi. 01/04/11, 02:59 am

Ooo keen~
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Post By JudasNZ. 01/04/11, 04:58 am

Woo! Gear arrived :)
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Post By JVCA. 01/04/11, 05:20 am

(Copy pasta from the geddon forums, cuz I use these ones more often anyway)

I would love to take you up on this on Sunday at the very least - probably saturday too, if the rest of the Digimon group is keen. What's the maximum group size you're willing to shoot, and do you want us to prebook timeslots or can we just turn up during one of timeslots?
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Post By JudasNZ. 01/04/11, 05:30 am

I think if people turn up we should be able to cope. Keep in mind there's 4 slots, so if it looks like a mad rush, remember that we'll be around for more. I guess I could keep a book so people can note a contact number - if it runs over, there's a bit of flex in the timetable and could stay longer or come find your group.

Maximum group size - on a background, likely 3-5 people if it's a tight shot (close up on faces), 1-3 people going to the wider/laying down/etc type shots. The backdrop will be about 2.8m wide, and falls from 2m to a length of 7m in total. So about a 2.5m area to step onto at the front.

We can shoot:
wide (normally camera <.5m from you, exaggerated perspectives) - 20mm wide
medium full body (50mm, from about 2m away)
close up (portait/top half, 100mm to 200mm zoom from 2m+ away)

I'm yet to determine lighting/flash arrangement, as I haven't found exactly where we'll set up. But likely a fill flash or steady light at 60% on the bulk of the costume, 100% flash on face. If I get power we'll likely use constant lighting, as it saves on $$$ for batteries :)
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Post By neimhaille. 01/04/11, 05:49 am

yep we'll be organising a walk about to see where it can all go :)

I definitely want a couple of photos :)

As far as I know there will be someone near the info booth with contest and parade info, so there should be room for either sign up sheets for this or to be told where to go look see :)
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Post By JVCA. 01/04/11, 08:06 am

Sounds like you've got this well thought out! Very excited. Very Happy
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Post By rayjin. 01/04/11, 09:35 am

doesn't static normally take care of this???
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Post By JVCA. 02/04/11, 12:36 am

No, static does individual roaming shoots of her own, not backdrop shots like this. :) Besides, the more photos, the better! Very Happy
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Post By Ninaarrx3. 02/04/11, 05:01 am

Oooh This would be lovely! Probably going more for Sunday~ Ill see what my friend has to say about it >w<
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Post By Scurry. 03/04/11, 07:52 am

this sounds awesome Very Happy i would be totally keen
thank-you guys for being willing to take the time to take photos of all of us
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Post By Selphiroth. 03/04/11, 08:54 am

I hope this means I'll get to see more pictures of Static's outfit. Very Happy
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Post By lilapmedia. 03/04/11, 09:32 am

Great Idea, Bill and I were thinking of setting up something like this but had no manpower and time to do it.

Are you using Umbrellas or a Dish? Good luck on the whole thing.
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Post By JudasNZ. 04/04/11, 04:42 am

Lighting will be either natural + reflector panel + flash, or umbrella's/lighting + flash. Also depends if I can find an unguarded power outlet :)
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