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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 - - 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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Cosplayer's Facebook page…
Time might separate us some day by fiathriel
Time might separate us some day
Time might separate us some day. But, even still, until then, let's stay together -Hotaru Takegawa

*** Edit - Thanks so much to :iconpullingcandy: for the DD, feeling very honoured! ***

This shrine in Japan is a key location in the series, so.... how do you tackle the logistics of shooting a scene where the location is at an island in Japan that's 1000km from Tokyo, the photographer lives in Australia, one cosplayer lives 530km from the photographer and the other cosplayer lives in Tokyo? :)

I highly recommend you visit this shrine if you are ever in Kyushu as unlike almost every shrine and temple in Japan, there are no stalls, no tourists and almost no people. Visiting a place like this when there no one to dodge and no noise is just magical.

This is a beautiful story, I can't recommend it enough for you to read the manga/watch the anime, it's written by the same author who wrote "Natsume Yuujinchou".

I don't often shoot natural light with cosplay but I was looking for a more filmic look with this one so it made sense to ditch the strobes ;) I liked it better than I thought I would so I will look at doing a bit more natural light shoots in future.

Photography by me :iconfiathriel:
Series is "Hotarubi no Mori e"
Gin cosplay by Sare (

Hotaru Takegawa cosplay by Luthien

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Black Lagoon - Sister Yolanda II by fiathriel
Black Lagoon - Sister Yolanda II
Black Lagoon - Sister Yolanda by fiathriel

I'm a massive fan of Black Lagoon and when Mary made plans to travel to me to shoot her Telma cosplay, I asked her what other costumes she had. Well I nearly hit the floor when she told me she had this one! This costume was really really well made, Mary's attention to detail is absolutely amazing!  She's perfect as this character and it was super fun to shoot!

Photography by me :iconfiathriel:
Cosplay by Hail Mary Cosplay
Helper :iconraineyj:
Stock by :iconraeyenirael-stock:

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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 :)


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^)↗
Alchemian Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015
Love Love Love Love 
ruffscorp Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
fiathriel Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
ty :)
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 ->…

PS: Feel free to submit your great art to us and join us if did not yet have the chance :la:
fiathriel Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
Thankyou! ;)
shiny-kiyoko Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
sorry to write sooooooooo late: but
welcome welcome to :iconcalm-as-still-water: ^^
tsp-official Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional Photographer
Miss your face <3
HPL-The-Outsider Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Welcome to the club! :)

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 ->…

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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