SMASH 2014 PART ONE

Cosplay, Events, Strobist

Category

Cosplay and pop culture convention

Location

Rosehill Gardens, Rosehill NSW, Australia

Date

9-10 August 2014

Equipment & Setup

Canon 6D, Sigma 85mm f/1.4. Elinchrom RX4 x2 + softboxes

Project Summary

Sydney Manga and Anime Show or "SMASH" is just as the name of the convention suggests: A two day event covering topics on anime, manga, games and cosplay. This year I brought along two studio heads and a battery pack to power them throughout the day. I used softboxes as Key and Fill roles. The total weight of gear was about 36 kilograms. It was a tough event moving all my gear on location but it was worth it.
Map to Rosehill Gardens


Sydney Manga and Anime Show or "SMASH" is just as the name of the convention suggests: A two day event covering topics on anime, manga, games and cosplay. This year I brought along two studio heads and a battery pack to power them throughout the day. I used softboxes as Key and Fill roles. The total weight of gear was about 36 kilograms. It was a tough event moving all my gear on location but it was worth it.

This is a snapshot of some of the AMAZING cosplays this year at the convention. Conventions are great places for photography as cosplayers continuely showcase their talents in costume, weapons and prop making. It is therefore my job to capture the costumes on exhibit as detailed and accurately as possible.

This requires a good understanding of lighting, mood, direction, and skill in communicating with the person being photographed. I feel so priviledged that so many people were willing to work with me at SMASH.


Saturday Cosplay Competition: Female Category Winners

Models: Taigakunn, Pyxis Cosplay

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Saturday Cosplay Competition: Male Category Winner

Model: A.K. Wirru

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Disney's Rapunzel

Models: Pockami, Josh Elvin

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Mortal Kombat

Models: Justin Acharacter, Jarrod Rolph, Luna Lockheart Cosplay

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Final Fantasy

Models: Tracie Firefly, Ashley Down

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Chip & Dale Rescue Rangers: Gadget

Model: Feisty Cuffs

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Pokemon Gijinka

Models: X Equals H Cosplay, TJ Cosplay

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Sailormoon

Models: Yasemin Arlan, Uncredited

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