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Come not between the Nazgul and his prey by fiathriel
Come not between the Nazgul and his prey
Night shoot time! Background is real, dragged the shutter a fair bit in this shot to burn in the sky, he did ghost a little around the edges as a result but I think it suits it. The red areas down below are from car lights with a hue shift. We were on top of a little hill that overlooks the ocean and a carpark. The little castle top looking thing he's standing on is actually a left over from WWII, it's a lookout gun bunker I think that they used to see if anyone was coming by sea! The cars were smudged and rain drops removed but basically it's pretty close to how it looked in camera. We got absolutely drenched and this was the final shot we were able to take!

Photography by me :iconfiathriel:
Nazgul from Lord of the Rings cosplay by :iconachlime:

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Tifa - FFVII by fiathriel
Tifa - FFVII
I have a Buy 1 GET 1 FREE in my print shop at the moment - bit.ly/1mCUjQm - ends Sun 26th April @ midnight, no code needed - I only open my print shop around every 1-2 months. Prints ship within 48 hours of the sale ending ;)

First upload from our Tifa set. There's more over on our facebook accounts ;)

We shot late in the day, a lot of our shots from the set are shooting into the low sun, highly recommend you have a play with this, it can be a bit hard to look through the viewfinder and it's tricky getting enough light on your subject but you'll get some very pretty results! Try using a white reflector if shooting without flash (watch out for silver and gold, too blinding for the cosplayer) and if you have a flash, try exposing for the background and fill in the cosplayer with the flash, if you want a different look, expose for the sky and fill with flash, some really cool effects you can get with the sun nice and low and you'll eliminate shadows on the subjects face this way too!



Photography by me :iconfiathriel:
Tifa Lockhart from Final Fantasy VII cosplay by :iconshockdelivered:

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Brisbane Extra Day


Hi Brisbane! I'm heading up now a day early, this Thursday 11th September. I have 1 extra slot, *possibly* two depending on how much I want to push myself ;) See below for full details.
 



Brisbane Shooting Trip


Hi Brisbane! I'm heading up soon on the weekend of Friday 12th September.

I'll be available for a limited amount of slots on the Friday and Saturday, I'm only likely to have room for 2 or 3 maximum though. No free shoots this time as I've already chosen the person I'll be shooting for free which is the reason for my trip!

If anyone is interested in shooting with me, unless I've already contacted you, there would be a fee of $110 (inc GST YES everything I do goes through the tax office) to shoot with me, you'll be given 1.5 hours minimum with me and I'll give you extra if schedule allows it. You'll get a full proof gallery so you don't have to worry about getting a handful of photos and wondering if there were other shots that you would have liked. Also you choose up to 5 photos for me to fully post process . . . . you can definitely have more images but they wont be processed in Photoshop just colour/exposure corrected etc. I also choose my favourites so chances are you'll end up with more than 5 processed images. A reminder I do not charge for shoots that I instigate ;)

 

Conditions :-

- be on time
- see copyright business further on
- $55 booking fee required non refundable if you change your mind . . . other half due at or before the shoot

So send me a msg if interested here on dA or FB and we'll go from there

Copyright etc:-

 You have the right to use the images for self promotion (personal use only), this means your website, blog, Facebook fan & personal pages, World Cosplay, deviantART, Coscure etc etc. Basically any site that you have a profile with that is your personal page, you must provide linkbanks on these uploads to my photography Facebook photography page or my deviantART, if I upload your images anywhere I will also provide links to your Facebook fan page or deviantART, I will never leave your pictures uncredited unless you have requested this or have no online profile to link to.

 

You cannot give the images to a third party without first seeking permission from myself including contests, blogs & websites (that aren't yours), calendars, books, magazines, newspapers . . . . . anything. It does not matter whom, a third party is a third party, which means anyone aside from you. You are not able to upload or share proof images anywhere, they are yours to peruse and serve only the purpose of choosing your final images. You cannot alter my images and you cannot remove the watermark.

 

 However!!! I'm pretty easy going and I've yet to say no to anyone who sought my permission first but I am not so friendly if it's been done behind my back and I find it somewhere, this happens a lot so please do the right thing and contact me ^___^

 

You will be asked to sign a model release, which outlines the above terms, you'll get a copy for yourself as well. You also need to be 18 years old to shoot with me alone; if you are under 18 you must bring a parent/guardian to your private shoot otherwise I will not shoot you (unless we are at a convention). The parent/guardian will be asked to sign a model release form instead on your behalf. If you want to sell prints that's fine too, contact me for further details :)



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fiathriel
Otakutographer
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Name: fiathriel
Gender: Female
Location: Mid North Coast, NSW

What do you enjoy about cosplay photography?
I like all stages from the planning of the shoot to the end product but my prime motivation is creating pictures that show the true beauty and power of the model and the cosplay they choose. I want the effort that they have put in done justice and I just love people and they images that they produce. I love to see a cosplayer light up when they see the preview pic or when I give them prints, compliments are always welcome, squeees/glomps preferred. Weeaboo and rabid fangirl at heart.

What kind of shots do you like to take?
PEOPLE PEOPLE . . . . I love conceptual shots and closeup portraits. I love people's faces and their features just gleam though the lens, the whole package comes together and often the finest details like contacts, makeup and expressions are lost in long range and group shots so I always try to get some closeups and full size shots for costuming if I have time. For conceptual shots, I like to mimic a scene from the game/anime, if I can't (don't have a ref pic) I'll get as close as I can.

Post-processing or no post-processing?
I'm using Photoshop less and less and processing in Lightroom as much as possible to adjust colours, contrast and levels and spot fixes. Lightroom also allows nice colour alterations for more interesting effects. For the model editing, I'll try to even out skin tone but encourage my models to use makeup, this minimises or eliminates the need to do any skin edits. I'll almost always use PS to do basic sharpening and give the image a bit of a pop. I do do more extreme edits sometimes (especially if the cosplay is from a game).

What equipment do you use?
Canon 5D MK III
Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8 L II
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L II
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Misc gear includes Canon 580EXII's, pocketwizards, diffusers, gels, boring stuff like that!

What do you do besides cosplay photography?
Non cosplay photography, I work full time in medical (bookkeeping), I play bass in a death metal band (currently on hiatus) and I cosplay (the oldies will know this one) which has also been on hiatus.

Which conventions do you usually attend?
I was original floating around between 2002 - 2007 in AUS, attended some conventions in Japan and then had a break for 2 years. Recently it's been Animania and Supanova.
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Tiniehyde Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Love your photo so more↖(^ω^)↗
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Alchemian Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015
Love Love Love Love 
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sugoy!!!
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fiathriel Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
ty :)
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Zaigwast Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
Greetings' ! :iconfemaleexcellence: has a great honor and pleasure to announce you that your art was selected in the "# 22 Monthly Art Promoting Contest [07.10.2014]"

Congratulation ! :D, you can check it here ->  femaleexcellence.deviantart.co…

PS: Feel free to submit your great art to us and join us if did not yet have the chance :la:
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fiathriel Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
Thankyou! ;)
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shiny-kiyoko Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
sorry to write sooooooooo late: but
welcome welcome to :iconcalm-as-still-water: ^^
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Miss your face <3
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Welcome to the club! :)

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Zaigwast Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Greetings' ! :iconfemaleexcellence: has a great honor and pleasure to announce you that your art was selected in the "#21 Monthly Art Promoting Contest [06.08.2014]"

Congratulation ! :D, you can check it here ->  femaleexcellence.deviantart.co…

PS: Feel free to submit your great art to us and join us if did not yet have the chance :la:
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