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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Comic World Cosplay - Setec Center

Scarlett O'HaraReview:
The little lady and I checked out the Comic World Cosplay (Costume Playing) Event at Seoul's Setec Convention Center this past August. I really love the kids that come out to this. They put most of the stuff I've seen back in the US to shame. However, I usually have no idea what they're dressed as because traditional Marvel or DC type super-heroes are just not that popular out here, plus I'm just not that hip on anime, manga, or really anything the Korean kids dig these days. So I just said, "Oh cool! Look at that," and get a few shots off. Kinda lame, I know.

Most of the kids tried hiding next to the building in the shade which wasn't the most photogenic area. I actually saw a couple guys taking kids out and posing them for extensive amounts of time, shaping light, taking meter readings, getting great photos -- I'm sure -- but generally sweating balls out there. However, I'm a run & gunner at events like this, so I decided to go at it as gorilla as possible -- [1] stopped down my camera to darken the scene and brought back my subjects with some diffused flash to avoid the crazy harsh light available, [2] blurred backgrounds with large aperture and focal length to help separate the subject from any distracting elements like ugly building stuff, bags, other people, and general randomness, and [3] shot quick bursts and let the kids pose themselves. Hey, it was crazy hot and I'm generally nonchalant when it's on my dime! I'm really happy with the collection I got. Click on any photo to go to the full exhibit. Let me know what you think!

Here's a selection of some of my favorites:



Sword Girls



Eye Patch GirlBlue Eyed Boy



Rose



Hammer BoySmall Hat



The Drummer


2 comments:

  1. The girl in the first picture has an addictive mysterious expression...

    cosplay

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  2. That, she does. Thanks for commenting!

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