if you've been into this hobby for long, I would bet that you started off being a nerd who read books and can't start a conversation with a stranger even if your life depended on it. Amongst my siblings and friends...I have always seemed cold and distant. It's due to the fact that I am an awkward person and I am severely shy.
A LESSON OF COURAGE
Cheaper venues like amusement parks, picnic spots and whatnot are usually filled with (A LOT) people. But, they serve as really good spots for shots. They're pretty much generic, and in almost all japanese animations, they will at some point have a scene where there are plains or a sort of old ruin. But... you're shaking and people are starting to stare at you...
Here's a fact, you would definitely regret not getting a shot after so much effort of making the costume/props and styling the wig. (There's also the contact lenses, your makeup and gas or transportation fees) SO TAKE UP THE COURAGE, swallow that fear and just pose for the camera. It would also be to your advantage if you do this with some friends.
If you're shaking, it won't matter so much if it's not too dark but seriously,
DO NOT TURN YOUR BACK ON SOMETHING YOU ALREADY STARTED. Weather, time, and the availability of people are inconsistent...when you have a photographer standing with you in a venue just give yourself enough time to calm down...and give it a try. Believe me, it pays off. One great shot is better than nothing.
A lesson of "Looking the part" (Even when you REALLY don't)
Kuriyama Mirai is a moe blob, I don't know about most people but with an inch wide eyes and a small face that's what she is to me.
Now how, does someone like me who is human with a small set of eyes and a long edgy face going to pull her off? Well there are a few tricks I will teach you here.
It'll be up and running in a few days! I'm aiming to take Culinary Arts right after I quit or lessen my costume/cosplay projects. Something to replace the possible hole it'd be leaving. At the end of the day costume play isn't enough to satisfy my creative cravings, there are gaps left after projects. So I'd like to venture into one of my fond loves: FOOD
I hope you visit it as well! Thanks a lot guys,
(If you've already been there, you'd notice it's still empty, I was testing out design issues and whatnot)
UPDATE: Tutorial: Clean up
Will be up either late this evening (1-10-14) or Saturday evening (1-11-14)
So sit tight! :)
It's not "Photoshop Basics", it's a basic PHOTO CLEAN UP TUTORIAL so I more or less assume that you know of the interface and your way around Photoshop. Things like, opening your file, what layers are for, and the palettes and the customizability of each of the tools. (That basically, each tool has a lot of settings under it)
we don't want it to look fake if we can still help it.
UNLESS the effect you want is surrealism or that you think negative clarity (an overly blurred face, THERE I said it!) is what you're aiming for, these are things that would lessen too much edit.
Similar to surgery (not to doctors), we don't want it to look fake if we can still help it.
So! I hope you're looking forward to this tutorial. I'll be posting it in the "Kuri Tuts section" soon enough as I've started on it last Saturday.