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K as Sora from Kingdom Hearts 2

A while back my good friend Neil and I were asked to do a cosplay shoot for the lovely K. She had been selected to submit a shot for a charity calendar, and we were honoured to be part of this as photographers :)

 

For this shot, although I set up the shot and pressed the shutter release, we all worked as a team, with me doing the lighting and camera work, Neil with the EL wire and smoke special effects, and K for patiently waiting in that pose while we got the shot right :)

 

At first, I was skeptical of Neil's talcum powder smoke idea but it turned out to be pure genius!

:)

 

The calendar shot, and Neil's other shot from the evening can be seen here

 

Strobist:

Gridded + CTO gelled Sb28 on DIY Boom, some flash behind for the backlight. EL wire on the keyblade. The sweep was done by moving the keyblade slowly and timing it with the exposure duration and rear sync.

 

Post:

Cloned out some of the junk and weeds on the ground, some light dodging and burning, and colour correction

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Taken on September 22, 2010