I'm just going to leave this here... more to follow after Brisbane Supanova (which I unfortunately cannot attend this year). This is AmenoKitarou (A.K. Wirru). A true master in cosplay craftsmanship. I had the honour of being the first person to shoot this national competition level costume! :)
Strobist info: 2x Elinchrom RX4s with Gridded 55cm beauty dish from the left; 60cm square softbox on the right; YN560II camera left behind subject. Smoke machine from camera right on the ground. Black background is muslin cloth draped over a 2m background stand. Taken with the new Sigma 50mm Art. I'm still a little awkward with the 50mm focal length. I'm much more accustomed to the 85mm focal length but i didn't have the room to use the 85mm in this scenario.
I'm going to upgrade my kit to include two more RX4's, then procure 2x gridded strip boxes (probably 140cm x 60cm). The 60cm square softbox is too small for full length portraits and i need a third and fourth light to fulfill the roles of background light and hair light. I should also get the charcoal gray paper option to complete the home studio kit.
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