Catching really good group cosplay can be a complex task. It is even more difficult when you don't know how to like and pose a group of similar cosplay. Here are some of my tips on effectively doing this.
The idea is to be prepared. Your camera should already be out with the proper lens on it. You should determine how much space you will potentially need this will help you to determine the proper focal length. In most cases a zoom lens will be very helpful possibly a 24-70 f/2.8. If you are a prime shooter like myself you would either want to have on your 50 or 85 and be ready to change quickly to your wider focal length primes such as a 24 or 35. Make sure that your lighting is already set up. Know what kind of lighting you were getting.
Next you have to find the group cosplayers. At a convention you simply go to group photo shoots. At youmacon I happened to be in the right place at the right time where I found a extremely gorgeous group of love live cosplayers. They were headed over to the love live group photo shoot.
You need to be prepared to work very quickly. Group photo shoots tend to change characters very quickly. So your potential subjects will be pressed to head over to the group shoot when their character is called. Finally, make sure you get a number of different poses with everyone together and individual portraits of each person in the group.
This was one of the best collections at Walk Fashion Show. Tyrone is from Detroit and after you see his collection you will understand. All of the images were shoot with a Sony A-99 with a Sigma 85mm f/1.4.
Have you ever met a person who looks as stunning on the outside as they are on the inside. I met Angelica in response to one of my post when I was looking for models to help me to rebuild my fashion portfolio. She was the second person who actually responded and shoveled the to the photo shoot.
What I like even more with that she was there on time with her husband and she had a double outfits that we had talked about her bringing to the photo shoot. She was more than prepared by simply having the basics with her such as makeup, heels etc.
The setup for this photo shoot was very simple I used a Sony A-99 with a Sigma 85mm f/1.4 and a speed lights with a rouge flash bender.
We were able to shoot 4 stunning outfits and under 2 1/2 hours. I can't tell you how many times people stopped to Angelica on how beautiful she looked. It was even surprising for the Wayne state campus police blow their car horn at her.
She told me that she was really knew the modeling but her ability to create beautiful and captivating poses put her more in the professional model range than just someone who is starting out.
I would have to bring this photo shoot as one of my favorite from this year. I am already planning for our next photo session.
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