Cosplay Shoot with Miranda
Well, I’d have to say this shoot involved a lot of firsts. This was my first ever Cosplay photo-shoot, first time working with Miranda and first shoot at my new location.
First let’s start with the setup. I used a 6 foot Impact silver umbrella as the main light source, camera right at a 45 degree angle with a White Lightning strobe. Camera left and slightly behind Miranda I used an Alien Bees B400 with a Softbox to create a nice rim light which also helped in separating Miranda from the background and in this case was a green screen. Now I usually don’t use green screens and build most of my sets and backgrounds but on this occasion I wanted to achieve two things a movie worthy green screen effect and test my new location in a photo-shoot. For camera gear, I mainly used my Sony Alpha A99 and Tamron 70-200 2.8 and at times I shot with my Tamron 28-75 2.8 attached to the camera. I did bring my Polaris light meter but decided to wing it and not use it this time.
Miranda was great! She knew the history of the character she was portraying very well, brought a lot of energy and her poses were excellent. I was really shocked that she hasn’t been modeling for years as her poses looked natural and not forced. Looking through all the photographs, it was very hard to find a pose I did not like and one in which I couldn’t think of a scene for a pose to go with. I can’t wait to work with her again in a Glamour or fashion shoot which I believe she’ll definitely do great in.
All-in-all, I would consider the photo-shoot a success and am looking forward to doing to more Cosplay shoots in the future. If they all go as well as this one did, I might advertise this as a specialty of mine on my website. Below are some images from the shoot. I hope you enjoy them and if you do please check out my website and also click on the link for my Facebook page and like it as there are many more images and styles I shoot posted there.