Rogue from X-Men – amazing cosplay – Dragoncon 2011 – Atlanta

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DragonCon was amazing fun.  This year, I tried to only accomplish a select few shoots but it ended up being close to a dozen.  I still had time to devote to each photo shoot and allowed me to create some awesome stuff.

One of my first shoots was with a Rogue from X-Men.  This cosplay was very cool.  Yoko, one of my newer friends, gave me a whole hour to create some epicness for her.  I decided to go on one of the mid-levels of the Hilton of downtown Atlanta and shoot into the sky and skyline of the city.  It was late and I scrambled around trying to create an image in my head.  A lot of the weekend photo shoots were shot in tungsten white balance to turn everything blue and then CTO gelled all 3 of my lights to compensate.  This is very similar to what I did with a Griselda Cosplay earlier in the spring. With a very dark and clear night, the white balance turned the sky a gorgeous blue.

 

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I experimented with the gels.. took off one of the CTO’s to create a rim light which would also be blue.  I talked with Yoko to try and make sure I was capturing what she wanted and tried a few different setups.  The blue rim looks much better than the back of the camera now that I am at my PC.. I felt that would be the case.

 

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The sun sets extremely quickly when you don’t want it to.  If you pay close attention to the backgrounds of the images, it eventually turns black over a course of 15 minutes!  This is when I felt like the blue rim would not mix correctly and slapped on that CTO again.

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For a reference picture, just in case you have been living under a rock your whole life,  here is some fan art of Rogue by EdBenes from DeviantArt.

 

 

Most of all, it was a ton of fun and every photo shoot I learn so much.  An amazing shoot requires an amazing subject.  Well done, Yoko.

More to come..

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