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Interview for March: Neil CreekMelbourne cosplay photographer Neil Creek is our fourth interviewee. His dA profile is ~neilcreek, and his photography was featured last February: http://melcospho.deviantart.com/art/Featured-photographer-for-February-Neil-Creek-282772293
Q: How did you get into cosplay photography?
Neil: Kind of by accident. I first attended Manifest in its second year, in 2001. I took along my brand new video camera, not knowing really what to expect but being dimly aware that there might be people dressed up. Two things were quickly obvious to me: cosplay and cosplayers were awesome, and I'd need a better camera. It wasn't till 2004 that I could shoot cosplay with my first DSLR that I became completely hooked.
Q: How have cosplay meets and conventions changed since 2001?
Neil: They have changed so much! Mostly to get much much bigger and much more involved. I commented to Hayden at MelCosPho 13 that there were more people there than at the first Manifest. Back then, t
Featured cosplayer for February: RinRin has cosplayed to eleven MelCosPho meets. Her dA profile is *RinLouise.
Interview for December: Regan LauMelbourne cosplay photographer Regan Lau is our third interviewee. His dA profile is *AlchemyAllStars, and his photography was featured last December: http://melcospho.deviantart.com/journal/Featured-photographer-for-December-Regan-Lau-271779994
Q: How did you get into cosplay photography?
Regan: I first I heard about Manifest from my high school anime club. The club first started that year as well, and I think it was the first high school club. I saw a few fantastic cosplays and photos and thought I would like to do something like that.
Gradually I spent more and more time with cosplay as more and more meetups and conventions were organised and became mainstream. I recall going to the first Madman National Cosplay Comp held at Sebel Albert Park in 2009, trying to take photos in low light with my old compact and realising that it wouldn't cut it, and I think that was one of the driving forces for me to upgrade. I had previously used a Konica Minolta film P&S, a Sony C
Featured photographer for November: Hayden PrattHayden currently runs the MelCosPho meets and was previously featured in January. His profile is *yeshayden.
Featured photographer for October: Trung DoTrung won the MelCosPho 9 photography competition. His dA profile is *Wolfenheim84.
Interview for September: Lisa ShihMelbourne cosplay photographer *Blackcrane56 (Lisa Shih) is our second interviewee. She won the MelCosPho 7 photography competition.
Q: How did you get into cosplay and cosplay photography?
Lisa: I first discovered cosplay when I just started getting into anime in high school and came across it online. I was fascinated and would spend hours on Cosplay.com and deviantArt just looking up cosplays of all my favourite characters. 2008 saw my first official cosplay. I attended my first Manifest that year, cosplaying the 3rd Exorcist uniform version of Lavi from D.Gray Man. It was such a failure of a first cosplay; I didn't even have a wig on back then.
I didn't start getting serious about this photography hobby until late 2010. When my friends and I first started cosplaying, we didn't know anyone in the community really, and had only just started attending meets—late starters we were—so it became a habit of ours to just do shoots for each other. This is
Interview for August: Elias LopezMelbourne cosplay photographer Elias Lopez is our inaugral interviewee. His dA profile is ~elias-lopez, and his photography was featured in November: http://melcospho.deviantart.com/journal/Featured-photographer-for-November-Elias-Lopez-267639015
Q: How did you get into cosplay photography?
Elias: I've been an anime fan for quite a while, even before I knew it was anime. I used to watch Astro Boy in the early 80s as a kid. I'd been taking photos for only about a year before really getting into it, and it was always hard to get friends and family to sit for photos. I had always wanted to go to one of those convention things, and I figured maybe people wouldn't mind if I took photos since they are in costume. I was that much of a noob.
I went to a cosplay meet or two, and when Neil ran the 2009 Manifest "studio" and needed a helping hand, I put my hand up. This was in the traders' hall, where cosplayers could book a timeslot to get photo
Featured cosplayer for July: JodieJodie has cosplayed to seven MelCosPho meets and was featured for her photography in March. Her dA profiles are ~unikorn and ~PrincessUniKoRn.
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You must this journal to have a chance to win the prizes
As some people have known, I've been having a few Giveaways on Tumblr this season. There's always people here on Deviantart who say they can't participate because they don't Tumble :[.
So I decided I will have one last giveaway for my watchers here on Deviantart.
I'll use a random number generator ( on this journals favourite list) and the winner will get one throw pillow of my artwork of their choice:
Or anything else in my Featured Folder on a throw pillow case example below the obnoxious thumbnails :3
*OR a 3 month premium DA membership
Realistic PokemonDon't you sometimes wish Pokemon were real?
Lapras by =sanguisGelidus
-Dragonite- by `arvalis
Typhlosion by ~sporezofchaos
-Feraligatr- by `arvalis
Realistic Pokemon: Houndoom by *ReneCampbellArt
Entei by =sanguisGelidus
Realistic Reshiram by =arkeis-pokemon
Realistic Torchic by *Twarda8
Realistic Pokemon: Flygon by *ReneCampbellArt
#382 - Kyogre by *catandcrown
Realistic Pokemon by ~Roiuky
Realistic Snivy by *Twarda8
POKEMON X and Y 2nd-EVO-STARTER (COMPLETED) by ~Imaglelio
Hunger Games"You are in for a treat!" -Effie Trinket
Katniss by `alicexz
Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss in Hunger Game. by ~ShanaGourmet
Katniss Everdeen by ~zgirl3210
Katniss by *flominowa
Katniss by ~Black-Cherry007
Hunger Games: Catching Fire by ~Williaaaaaam
Katniss and Petta by *strannaya-anna
The Hunger Games by *scarlet-xx
The Hunger Games Chibi by Gigei
Katniss - The Hunger Games by ~kssu24
Katniss by ~Superior-Silverfox
Katniss (unfinished) by ~Superior-Silverfox
Peeta Mellark and Katniss Everdeen by *YoriNarpati
Peeta Mellark by *YoriNarpati
Katniss Everdeen by *YoriNarpati
Portraits by ~jaefosho
Haymitch Abernathy by ~jaefosho
How to Make a Good Profile PageHow to Make a Good Profile Page
Learn some helpful tips to ensure your profile page is appealing to the masses!
written by `miontre for Community Week in %projecteducate.
Quite simply, the way you present yourself is important. People make decisions about other people based on the way they present themselves. You know this is true because you do it yourself. There is no shame in this, because it's natural human behavior: we simply do not have the time to make decisions about each and every person we encounter from scratch, so we have to make some decisions based on how they present themselves. One such judgments made in this way is how worthwhile a person is - through this, we don't learn about a personality, but rather how long we are going to hold interest in this person.
If there's one thing which makes me uninterested in a person's profile, resulting in my immediate departure, it's when there's too much junk and mess on there - a result of careless presentation. :l
Don't you EVER give upPlease play the song while viewing this journal. I've tried my hardest to create a, well, a kind of experience for you. The music plays a crucial role in delivering that experience and a very important message. I promise you won't regret it. Just make sure the whole journal is loaded, turn on your speakers, push play, and start scrolling. The song is about 4 minutes so keep that in mind as you scroll. Please share this journal and help spread it's message!
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RoF Feature: Amongst the Elves and Fae
Amongst the Elves and Fae
presented by the Realm of Fantasy
Hunting partyby KJKallio
small shamanby aneteya
Magical Forest Elfby asuka111
Elf childby sakimichan
Most Popular CharactersThe Most Popular Characters at DeviantART
Have you ever wondered who the most popular characters are at DeviantART?
I liked $danlev's recent post on Trending deviantART Search Terms in October. It got me thinking about popular characters on DeviantART in terms of deviation count. I'm going to need some help with this research project.
Help Wanted, Reward Offered
Search for a character and submit the number of deviations found. You can post a screenshot or just put the number in a comment. Find a Top-10 character and get 100 points. Find a Top-50 character and get 10 points. Each person that faves this journal will get 1 point. If multiple people submit the same character, the first person gets the points.
Top 50 Popular Characters DeviantART
This list will be changing frequently. The cu
PE: Creating art on CommissionPE: Creating art on Commission
At some point in your career as an artist, you'll be asked to create artwork on commission. Whilst it's a wonderful feeling, being able to make money creating art, it's completely different than selling a personal piece you previously completed - accepting a commission means entering a temporary relationship with your client. As simple it may sounds, there's a lot to satisfying customer's needs, sometimes the best you can do is to say no. Being picky regarding which commission you accept is not a bad thing, but try not to automatically turn down commission because it seems to be violating your artistic integrity, it's hard to survive without paid jobs.
✐ 1. Communication and flexibility
This is the key aspect to being able to work on commissio
Keep in Touch!
^Nyx-Valentine arrived in our community and started whipping everyone into a frenzy with her relentless desire to bring the Artistic Nude and Fetish galleries to the fore. 9 years later, and it's safe to say that Nyx is not only a leader as a photographer in these galleries, but she has also established herself as a much saught after model. ^... Read More