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Cos & Effect Vancouver 2011 – Anime Cosplay Convention

August 16th, 2011 1 comment

Trevor Williams of Fiz-iks, a light painting group from Japan, was in Vancouver for a 2-night workshop on August 5-6, 2011. Light painting involves using a long exposure in a dark studio or outdoors at night and creating images and lighting with a variety of handheld lights. Check out the Flickr Light Junkies group to see some photos that were done using light painting. The creative possibilites are practically unlimited and each image is a unique work of art. The workshop was packed with ideas and techniques for photographers to get started with light painting photography.

The first night was all about looking at different effects and learning how to create them using a variety of light painting tools. Trevor brought a huge collection of light painting tools such as the ones shown in this video. Most of the tools are DIY and the materials do not cost very much. We also had the opportunity to try out them out in the studio and learn how to work as a team to produce some very cool shots.

The second night was on location. We arrived a couple of hours before sunset to scout the area for interesting places for light painting. We chose four spots in Queen Elizabeth Park and got ready for the sun to set. We actually started before the sky was totally dark and took some shots just after sunset, and continued into the night.

Check out the gallery to see some of the photos (click to zoom) that I took during the workshop. I'm inspired to keep learning more and develop my own style of light painting!
Trevor Williams of Fiz-iks, a light painting group from Japan, was in Vancouver for a 2-night workshop on August 5-6, 2011. Light painting involves using a long exposure in a dark studio or outdoors at night and creating images and lighting with a variety of handheld lights. Check out the Flickr Light Junkies group to see some photos that were done using light painting. The creative possibilites are practically unlimited and each image is a unique work of art. The workshop was packed with ideas and techniques for photographers to get started with light painting photography.

The first night was all about looking at different effects and learning how to create them using a variety of light painting tools. Trevor brought a huge collection of light painting tools such as the ones shown in this video. Most of the tools are DIY and the materials do not cost very much. We also had the opportunity to try out them out in the studio and learn how to work as a team to produce some very cool shots.

The second night was on location. We arrived a couple of hours before sunset to scout the area for interesting places for light painting. We chose four spots in Queen Elizabeth Park and got ready for the sun to set. We actually started before the sky was totally dark and took some shots just after sunset, and continued into the night.

Check out the gallery to see some of the photos (click to zoom) that I took during the workshop. I'm inspired to keep learning more and develop my own style of light painting!
 

Cos & Effect Day 2

The Cos & Effect anime cosplay convention was held at the Student Union Building at the University of British Columbia, prescription Vancouver on August 13-14, 2011. I was there on August 14, 2011 to take some photos of the amazing costumes. To see more photos, check out this album on Facebook and the  Cos & Effect forum on IRLEvents.

Cos & Effect Day 2

Cos & Effect Day 2

Cos & Effect Day 2

Anime Eyes

April 2nd, 2010 1 comment

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Most anime and manga characters have freakishly large eyes. We thought it would be fun to do a photo shoot with large anime eyes painted over the model’s eyelids. Using some anime images as reference, makeup artist Mika did some very cool work with model Candy. Mika posted a video on YouTube with more info on how she did the makeup. Candy also brought along a bunch of different outfits for the shoot.

It was challenging for Candy because she had to keep her eyes shut most of the time.  It was strange for me because after a while I forgot that the anime eyes were not real. When I'm photographing people, I pay special attention to their eyes - the shadows, highlight and focus. I did the same during this shoot and the eyes, as abnormally large and cartoonish as they were, started to seem real - as if they were looking at me and my camera! Candy did a great job modeling and I had to keep reminding myself that she had her eyes closed the entire time.

Here are some more photos from the shoot:

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