In this vlog (the first of two parts), I collaborate with local cosplayer Nikki Moxxi to bring one of her favorite superhero characters to life, Mary Jane as Spiderman.
With Long Beach California doubling for Gotham City, moody clouds replacing the usual bright blue sky, and Nikki bringing her A game (not to mention her awesome outfits) we had all the necessary ingredients for a super shoot.
We really enjoyed getting creative with this shoot and it was important for us to achieve authentic eye-catching looks without resorting to digital artistry post production effects. You will see that we (well, Nikki) went to great lengths to nail each shot, sometimes repeating very physical poses 10+ times.
A big thank you to Nikki for being an absolute pro with her extensive preparation, turning up super early, committing to quality results, and sharing her passion.
This is Part 1 of our Superhero Cosplay Shoot collaboration so hit that subscribe button and notification bell to hear when Part 2 is posted. Next up... Supergirl!
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I edited all but two of the pics. I highly recommend the following retouchers who did those...
- Kate Pechenkina
- Igor Yakubenko (@yak.retoucher)
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Camera #1 - Canon 5D markiii
Camera #2 - Canon 60D
Camera #3 - Apple iPhone 11
Lens #1 - Canon 85mm F1.8
Lens #2 - Canon 10-22mm F4.5
Flash - Canon 600EX and Canon 430EXII speedlites
Gimball - Smove
Photography - I used Photoshop CS6 for enhancements, eg. to add vignettes, refine exposure/contrast/saturation
Video - I used iMovie on my iMac
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