NOT just another boring portrait: Nikon dishes tips for cool cosplay photos
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NOT just another boring portrait: Nikon dishes tips for cool cosplay photos

Life got you down? Your friends all looking the same? Craving portrait subjects with a bit more life to them? Try cosplay! Costume play, or cosplay , is hugely popular in Japan and a popular subject for photographers. Here in the US, various “Comic Cons” and SciFi conventions are where cosplayers gather to strut their stuff, with literally thousands of great photo ops for the asking. But there’s a big difference between random snapshots and photos that really capture the essence of the players and their costumes. Nikon has decided to market its cameras directly to cosplayers and cosplay photographers by teaming up with professional cosplay photographer Yoriko Inoue and aspiring photographer Rinami to publish a series of photo tips on its Japanese website specifically for photographing cosplay. The “Cosgenic Lesson” series offers a series of tips, images, and behind-the-scenes photos to illustrate the key points. One of the biggest is to try to capture the character the subject is dressed to represent, not just a random person wearing a costume. People put a lot of time and effort into portraying a certain character, and they want to ensure that a portrait of them captures the character too. Encouraging […]

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