Nardio Cosplay Adventures
One of our fave cosplayers had me at a loss at the last Anime NYC. Emily had on this interesting and really bright cosplay that was just awesome to look at. When I asked for a pic she was of course down, but then just kinda stood there. She then told me that the character just sorta stands around and just wants to be left alone. He was from one of those crazy animes that have a quiet lead and a whole bunch of crazy side characters that drive him crazy.
I took a few shots and loved the look and moved on. It’s always weird shooting a quiet straight man cosplay since they really don’t emote much. That said, the cosplay was awesome and Emily’s makeup was flawless. I had high hopes for the pics .
Fast forward to a few nights ago as I’m editing pics and I come across the Saiki cosplay shot and my jaw dropped. It was taken on the Friday of Anime NYC before people started to flood the side I prefer to shoot o and it was damn near flawless. The lighting was just about perfect, the sharpness made me very, very happy and Emily just had this really interesting look. I loved it. After a bunch of edits to clean it up and make it pop even more we have this awesome shot below:
I loved this. Then I watched a bit of the anime with Jasmine and I love it even more! So spot on, so perfect. This is one of my new fave shots. Emily nailed this.
Check out this fun before and after in Lightroom.
I hope you enjoyed the pic!
Camera: Sony a7III
Lens: Rokinon AF 35mm
F Stop: 5.6 Shutter Speed: 1/125 ISO: 200