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Photography Tips - Lighting the Model by WildTigerCosplay Photography Tips - Lighting the Model by WildTigerCosplay
Taking some pictures from my recent shoot with Rikki, I compare these two shots to demonstrate a simple yet important bit of lighting advice.
With the exception of certain dramatic effect or special lighting shots, I find it is best to keep the whole model in the same light. A common mistake I made early on was not actually looking at the face, and comparing it to the body of the model to see if the lighting matched well. This produced images which didn't look as good, and were painful to edit or correct later. Often just turning the models face, adjusting the lighting, or taking a step forward into the light can make a world of difference. Learn from your photos!

Hope my fellow photographers find this useful!

Original Photos by :iconwildtigercosplay:
Model: Rikki, as Haruko from FLCL

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eternalukyou Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
As a cosplayer, there is nothing I hate more than having my legs cut off below the knees like that, it makes a very unpleasing photo.
Try to cut people off above the knees or just above the waist for the most flattering pictures, or as most cosplayers seem to prefer, center their whole body in the shot so you can see the complete package.
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WildTigerCosplay Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
that is a good point....
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