The world of cosplay, an abbreviation of the words ‘costume’ and ‘play;’ is the highly creative practice revolving around dressing up as one’s favourite character from such wide-range mediums such as comic books, films, anime and even video games. Arguably starting in the 1970s with the spawn of science fiction conventions in America and anime … More Is the sub-trend of ‘Gender-Play’ becoming more of a Normality than regular Cosplay?
As you can see in the video above, I attended the second day of Thoughtbubble decked out in my Poison Ivy cosplay. Like I mention above, I still cannot believe the amount of attention that I had gotten today from attendees and cosplayers alike! It was incredibly humbling to have so many people come up … More Thoughtbubble Convention Day 2
Today was the first day of Thoughtbubble’s weekend convention; for which I have decided to experiment with a little cosplaying of my own. If you follow me on Instagram or even look down the side of my blog you will have seen the cosplay outfit that I decided to wear today to see if I … More Thoughtbubble Festival Convention Day One.
As the Thoughtbubble Comic Book Art Festival is fast approaching, I have taken it upon myself to deconstruct the key aspects of Cosplay Photography. Here, I have categorized each element under the form of moodboards so that I have a better understanding as what kind of quality and skill is needed to create a replica … More Deconstructing Cosplay Photography
As part of the Editorial Photography module that we have been given for this semester; along with 5-10 images we must require an extended essay that underlines similar themes to our main assignment. Essay Requirements: .Be 1200 words that includes academic research into the underlying themes of your main assignment .Include theoretical assessment of the … More Editorial Photo-shoot Essay and Ideas.
What is a moodboard I hear you say? Well, typically a moodboard is a specific kind of collage that can consist of text, images and even samples of prototypes such as material that is set to compose a particular mood or theme. It is often used by artists or designers as a starting point to … More Mood Board Assignment
After learning previously about the importance that art direction can have in editorial photography, we were asked to create our own photo-shoot based around a concept that we had created ourselves through much thought and planning and then executing this in a series of pictures. Seeing as I have been doing a great deal of … More Art Direction Assignment
As one of the options for my editorial photography module is that we can make a video, it is obvious that we would have a tutorial where we experimented with the different filming techniques that we could use should be choose to make a video. For my subject, I felt as though I wanted to … More DSLR Video
What is Gonzo Journalism? A word that was popularised by Hunter S. Thompson, Gonzo journalism is a style of journalism that is written subjectively and often includes the reporter in the story as part of a first person narrative. It tends to favor style of accuracy by often using personal experiences to provide context for … More Gonzo Journalism
With the lighting assignment task we were asked to photograph two images that stayed the same apart from the lighting in order to provoke a different mood in each. To me, the most obvious of way to change in the mood in an image is the create shadows in the image that creates a more … More Lighting Assignment