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Photos that Tell a Story
Photos that Tell a Story Anonymous 06/09/14(Mon)17:57 UTC+1 No.7606849 Report

What really impresses me about a cosplay and a good photo is not only the costume quality but the sensation that something is going on in the photo (ie like photojournalism). Far too often in the community we are under the nation that a good cosplay photo means pretty people in pretty outfits statically posing in front of pretty backgrounds.

Anyone else feel this way and can we get a thread where we share photos that have more going on in them.
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Anonymous 06/09/14(Mon)18:30 UTC+1 No.7606882 Report

>>7606849
Bumping this thread because muh interest and muh Pokemon
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Velociraptor 06/09/14(Mon)18:48 UTC+1 No.7606900 Report

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Velociraptor 06/09/14(Mon)18:49 UTC+1 No.7606903 Report

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Velociraptor 06/09/14(Mon)18:51 UTC+1 No.7606906 Report

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Velociraptor 06/09/14(Mon)18:56 UTC+1 No.7606910 Report

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Anonymous 06/09/14(Mon)19:00 UTC+1 No.7606914 Report

Do you think the state of cosplay photography being this way is due to the fact that cosplayers have a different set of expectations and desires?
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Velociraptor 06/09/14(Mon)19:14 UTC+1 No.7606937 Report

>>7606910
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Anonymous 06/09/14(Mon)19:15 UTC+1 No.7606939 Report

>>7606937
the shrubs in the background
holy shit
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Velociraptor 06/09/14(Mon)19:21 UTC+1 No.7606947 Report

>>7606937

>>7606914
Maybe. I think it might have more to do with just not planning ahead or not thinking about what might be more interesting on the cosplayers' end. I haven't done tons of shoots but I don't think the photog should be responsible for pose ideas. Ideally it's a collaborative effort between the cosplayers and the photographers, but as a cosplayer, I think if I love a character/series enough that I'm gonna make an outfit and play dressup, I should have some ideas for photos and poses. If I'm not creative about my poses, that's on me not the photog because he/she might not be familiar with the source material. Not to say there's anything wrong with simple poses, but I think it's good to have both. Just my two cents.
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Velociraptor 06/09/14(Mon)19:22 UTC+1 No.7606951 Report

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Velociraptor 06/09/14(Mon)19:24 UTC+1 No.7606953 Report

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Velociraptor 06/09/14(Mon)19:25 UTC+1 No.7606955 Report

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Velociraptor 06/09/14(Mon)19:27 UTC+1 No.7606959 Report

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Velociraptor 06/09/14(Mon)19:28 UTC+1 No.7606962 Report

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Velociraptor 06/09/14(Mon)19:29 UTC+1 No.7606964 Report

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Velociraptor 06/09/14(Mon)19:30 UTC+1 No.7606965 Report

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Velociraptor 06/09/14(Mon)19:32 UTC+1 No.7606970 Report

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Velociraptor 06/09/14(Mon)19:33 UTC+1 No.7606973 Report

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Velociraptor 06/09/14(Mon)19:35 UTC+1 No.7606974 Report

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Velociraptor 06/09/14(Mon)19:36 UTC+1 No.7606975 Report

>>7606974
and I'm out for now
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Anonymous 06/09/14(Mon)19:37 UTC+1 No.7606977 Report

anyone got the velma/cyclops image?
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Anonymous 06/09/14(Mon)19:39 UTC+1 No.7606982 Report

>>7606977
found it
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Anonymous 06/09/14(Mon)19:58 UTC+1 No.7607015 Report

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Anonymous 06/09/14(Mon)20:18 UTC+1 No.7607031 Report

>>7606937
>>7606947
>>7606951
>>7606974
moar ygo please
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Anonymous 06/09/14(Mon)20:36 UTC+1 No.7607054 Report

>>7606947
I think its because of the nature of cosplay, that people are more interested in getting photos that show off the costumes quality/how good they look (aka glamor photos)

By the way I love this photo dump
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Velociraptor 06/09/14(Mon)22:12 UTC+1 No.7607251 Report

>>7607031
Okay, but I only have a few more that fit the thread theme. I'll dump them now.
We need a Yu-Gi-Oh! thread, it's been a while. I've been meaning to start one, but I'm waiting for more Arc-V cosplays to show up. I'm excited to see some Sawatari. I'm thinking about doing Yuya or Sora, myself.

>>7607054
That's a good point.

I'm glad you like it.
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Velociraptor 06/09/14(Mon)22:13 UTC+1 No.7607255 Report

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Velociraptor 06/09/14(Mon)22:16 UTC+1 No.7607266 Report

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Velociraptor 06/09/14(Mon)22:22 UTC+1 No.7607275 Report

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Velociraptor 06/09/14(Mon)22:23 UTC+1 No.7607278 Report

>>7607275
and ending with my favorite
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Anonymous 06/09/14(Mon)22:28 UTC+1 No.7607288 Report

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Anonymous 06/10/14(Tue)00:40 UTC+1 No.7607532 Report

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Anonymous 06/10/14(Tue)01:50 UTC+1 No.7607678 Report

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Anonymous 06/10/14(Tue)01:53 UTC+1 No.7607681 Report

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Anonymous 06/10/14(Tue)02:54 UTC+1 No.7607791 Report

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Anonymous 06/10/14(Tue)04:13 UTC+1 No.7607941 Report

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Anonymous 06/10/14(Tue)05:39 UTC+1 No.7608118 Report

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Anonymous 06/10/14(Tue)10:25 UTC+1 No.7608526 Report

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Anonymous 06/10/14(Tue)11:12 UTC+1 No.7608562 Report

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Anonymous 06/10/14(Tue)15:32 UTC+1 No.7608760 Report

>>7608118
Love this picture, I was playing some twewy earlier today. It makes me happy to see people cosplay the other character who are not players.
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Anonymous 06/10/14(Tue)22:21 UTC+1 No.7609233 Report

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Anonymous 06/10/14(Tue)22:44 UTC+1 No.7609273 Report

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Anonymous 06/10/14(Tue)22:59 UTC+1 No.7609307 Report

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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)00:39 UTC+1 No.7609469 Report

To start a discussion what do you prefer in a "story" based photo.

A: Pictures that try to capture moments of the series.
B: Pictures that just show any moment be it con related or something else
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Step it up, senpai 06/11/14(Wed)22:24 UTC+1 No.7611310 Report

>>7606849
It's what all us photogs should have as a goal.
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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)20:29 UTC+1 No.7612817 Report

>>7606939
thanks for making me splurt out my pepsi
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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)20:33 UTC+1 No.7612825 Report

>>7607255
>yugi's hat

lost it
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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)20:52 UTC+1 No.7612846 Report

>>7609469
I like both, but if I had to decide I probably prefer pics that capture moments of the series. There's just sometimes this feeling when you see a well reproduced scene and you think "woah.. so thats how this could've looked if it was real".

Also, I have to say I love the topic of this thread. I'll see what I can find in my cosplay folder.
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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)21:00 UTC+1 No.7612862 Report

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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)21:06 UTC+1 No.7612872 Report

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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)21:39 UTC+1 No.7612922 Report

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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)21:48 UTC+1 No.7612938 Report

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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)21:50 UTC+1 No.7612942 Report

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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)21:52 UTC+1 No.7612948 Report

no idea what they're cosplaying, but it's sorta cute
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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)21:53 UTC+1 No.7612951 Report

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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)21:57 UTC+1 No.7612959 Report

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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)21:58 UTC+1 No.7612962 Report

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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)22:04 UTC+1 No.7612975 Report

>>7612948
The series is Honey and Clover.
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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)22:06 UTC+1 No.7612978 Report

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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)22:11 UTC+1 No.7612990 Report

>>7612975
thanks!
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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)22:13 UTC+1 No.7612994 Report

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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)22:20 UTC+1 No.7613008 Report

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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)22:23 UTC+1 No.7613013 Report

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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)22:30 UTC+1 No.7613018 Report

last one i have
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Anonymous 06/13/14(Fri)04:17 UTC+1 No.7613514 Report

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Anonymous 06/13/14(Fri)04:27 UTC+1 No.7613530 Report

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Anonymous 06/13/14(Fri)05:24 UTC+1 No.7613590 Report

I don;t get it. How do these photos "tell a story" they just look like regular pictures to me.

I mean a photo like this "tells a story" it shows how a group of young cheerleaders met a cool cosplayer and took his picture but I'm sure that's not what OP means.
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Anonymous 06/13/14(Fri)05:25 UTC+1 No.7613592 Report

God-tier thread, I love photos like these.
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Anonymous 06/13/14(Fri)05:38 UTC+1 No.7613607 Report

>>7607278
Manjoume in the background gets me every fucking time. Thanks for sharing all these, good YGO cosplay is my lifes blood
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Anonymous 06/13/14(Fri)05:41 UTC+1 No.7613613 Report

>>7613590
The photos being posted show an event or scene happening. (instead of just a stationary pose in a plain background)
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Anonymous 06/13/14(Fri)05:45 UTC+1 No.7613618 Report

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Anonymous 06/13/14(Fri)06:25 UTC+1 No.7613669 Report

>>7607288
>he misspelled "too" on his fucking shirt
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Anonymous 06/13/14(Fri)06:44 UTC+1 No.7613689 Report

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Anonymous 06/13/14(Fri)06:59 UTC+1 No.7613714 Report

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Anonymous 06/13/14(Fri)07:04 UTC+1 No.7613727 Report

This certainly tells a story...

sage for unrelated
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Anonymous 06/13/14(Fri)07:38 UTC+1 No.7613773 Report

>>7609273
Yeeaaaahhhhh

Artori biches
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Anonymous 06/13/14(Fri)07:46 UTC+1 No.7613786 Report

>>7613613
They just look like any old con shots. I don't see why these are special. I mean this photo qualifies as telling a story but it's not going to be something that this thread would approve of
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Anonymous 06/13/14(Fri)08:13 UTC+1 No.7613830 Report

>>7607255
This made me laugh way harder than it should of.
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Anonymous 06/13/14(Fri)11:46 UTC+1 No.7613981 Report

>>7613786
Your inability to understand the concept of the thread make me question if you are trolling or just dense?

Also your picture qualifies but it's a shit photo so the only reason it wouldn't be approved of is it isn't really adding to the quality of the thread.

Sage for possibly responding to troll?
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Anonymous 06/13/14(Fri)15:25 UTC+1 No.7614185 Report

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Anonymous 06/13/14(Fri)17:55 UTC+1 No.7614327 Report

>>7613590
>>7613786
Are you really that oblivious or a troll?

This thread is for pictures where something is happening. Like >>7612990 where people are fighting or >>7607791 where the gang is on a treasure hunt or whatever. This sort of thing "tells a story". You wonder what happened so far or what will happen. Not just a random pic of a pretty cosplayer sitting around.
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Anonymous 06/13/14(Fri)18:03 UTC+1 No.7614340 Report

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Anonymous 06/13/14(Fri)18:08 UTC+1 No.7614346 Report

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Anonymous 06/15/14(Sun)21:49 UTC+1 No.7617276 Report

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Anonymous 06/15/14(Sun)22:04 UTC+1 No.7617303 Report

>>7614327
>Not just a random pic of a pretty cosplayer sitting around.

I think the argument stems from the fact is the type of story people expect. Every photo tells a story. I mean look at this picture it tells several stories even though its a static pose you can see stories of the people in the background and tells the story of a lively event. The cosplayer is also using her poses and body to tell a story, she's ready for battle as something dangerous is being seen.

See? I managed to tell multiple stories through this picture. The whole label of "tells a story" just sounds pretentious, The thread should have been asking for photos that recreate scenes as opposed as under the OPs guidelines any photo can be posted here
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Anonymous 06/15/14(Sun)22:06 UTC+1 No.7617312 Report

>>7607681
This is gold.
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Anonymous 06/15/14(Sun)22:10 UTC+1 No.7617319 Report

Old school
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)17:31 UTC+1 No.7618871 Report

>>7606903
Always a classic
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)18:07 UTC+1 No.7618923 Report

>>7617303
And you still do not understand it..
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thigh gap 06/17/14(Tue)01:26 UTC+1 No.7619520 Report

>>7617276
This made me really happy.

Man I really hope they do an EBA sequel
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