Superhero Hype Cosplay: Practical Cosplay Photography

Note From the Editor: This week, cosplay photographer Pat Loika is back, and he’s sharing several pics as he explains his approach to cosplay photography, and how to get the most out of practical and studio environments. 

Cosplay Photography is a really fun form of photography. It’s even more fun if you have a working knowledge of the characters you are taking photos of.

There is no right or wrong way to take a photo, as long as the photo is true to the character, and is flattering for your subject. Unless, of course, the intent is to present the opposite.

That being said, while I am mostly known for creating composite images that marry photos with photoshop, you can’t get to that point without a working knowledge of taking simple photos in the real world.

The most common place to encounter cosplay is at a comic convention, so we’ll start there.

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Next time around, we’ll get into combining photography with the magic of modern technology and photo editing software.

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Facebook: Pat Loika Photo Works

Twitter: @PatLoika

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