My octo-girls project was featured in Dark Beauty Mag! Link here -> CLICK ME!
There I was; minding my own bee’s wax, plugging away at my cubicle, when I get an email from Ashley Wilson. It was a short very friendly email asking me if I would like to be featured in Cosplay Culture magazine. She then referred over to the Editor (Paul) which selected and collected my images, then in turn referred me to Jill Bergforth, the Journalist who would interview me. I’m SO very honored and confused as to how or why they wanted to feature my photography. Click the image below to get your issue and read all about it, or read my interview here -> LINK
Thanks again to everyone involved. I will keep you updated on more behind the scenes, and upcoming projects, and conventions as I get myself re-organized.
The Columbian correspondent Poisoned Candy from Lolitasnaps.com contacted me a few weeks back to interview me about my Suspended Elegance photo series. Thank you to Lolitasnaps for spreading the word on floating lolitas! <3 The interview was conducted in English, but was translated into Spanish for their readers.
Click the Screenshot below to read the interview in Spanish.
I have a bunch of new themed shoots scheduled for Suspended Elegance, so stay tuned for more Floating Lolitas on LAphotoNet.com
Here's another look behind the scenes of a recent cosplay photo shoot I did.
I have gotten several questions asking about my GoPro over-the-shoulder view videos, and what I use.
It's basically a custom frame mount made out of PVC pipe, cut to fit inside of a back pack. I learned how to make it from the video below. I've seen a few videos on how to make it, but haven't seen many videos made with the actual mount however.
The version I've built is made out of 3/4 size PVC for sturdier quality, since I used it frequently for my behind the scenes videos.
Here are some photos of what my version looks like, I've also made small modifications to make it easier to use (and some cosmetic differences). One of those modifications being, adding a rubber washer to the end of the 1/4 bolt to hold the tripod mount with a snug fit, but still loose enough to remove afterward. It also makes it easier to adjust the angle on my GoPro if needed.
Here are some other ideas that I've come up with. GoPro batteries only tend to last an average of one hour. I take a lot of video, which has me changing batteries frequently. I purchased an affordable external battery power-bank, and now I use that to run my GoPro for hours. I run a USB cable down to another compartment that holds my external battery. See below.
I love this setup because it doesn't get in the way while shooting, and I can turn on my GoPro and forget about it. It also makes for an interesting perspective. I take my DIY PVC rig with me whenever I shoot, so I have loads of videos waiting to be edited. Here are a couple of recent examples of my behind the scenes GoPro videos (my editing skills need work, I know). I edit on my iPad using iMovie. Sad.
I'm still working on getting a better workflow for my videos, but for now this is it.
Stay tuned for more behind the scenes from LAphotoNet.com!