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Cosplay event!
Harry potter Mid-summer picnic theater performance before the screening of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2" at Stavanger Cinema, Stavanger, Norway.


Character: Bellatrix Lestrange [link]
Model: :iconamyrillis:
Photographer: Odd Jarle Jørgensen :icondragonslayero:

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens: Canon EF24-70mm F/2.8L USM
Filter: None
Tripod: No
Additional lighting: Yes, 100W studio lamp with white umbrella type reflector
Flash: No
HDR: No
Panorama: No
Exposure: 1/10
Aperture: F/4
Date: 15.07.2011
Location: Stavanger Cinema, Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway

(Lousy)studio setting by me.
All models are voluteers.

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This photo is not avaliable for YOU to copy and use in YOUR own or others works without my written approval. If you wish to use this photo in any way, please contact me. I might be cooperative in this case...

OJJ
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:icongracefulalexis:
Gracefulalexis Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
OOH Cosplay, Really good cosplay.  Usually I don't like them, but this one really caught my eye.  This is very nice.
-A
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:iconjohanlover100:
Johanlover100 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student Photographer
This... was truly... one of the best cosplays... of Bellatrix... EVER!
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:icondragonslayero:
dragonslayero Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
I'll relay the comment to the model herself!

OJJ
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:iconjohanlover100:
Johanlover100 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student Photographer
Do that :D
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:iconthestrayliger:
TheStrayLiger Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
BELLATRIX MARRY ME :iconexplodelaplz:
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:icondragonslayero:
dragonslayero Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
The original passed away at the hands of Molly... the model is taken... I think... :P

OJJ
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:iconthestrayliger:
TheStrayLiger Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Awww XD
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:icondragonslayero:
dragonslayero Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry breaking the news and ruining dreams...
But I seem to be good at that...... :P

OJJ
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:icondroxy:
droxy Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
finally a photo that allows me to -see- this lovely costume. I can't offically critique but I can here. =) First and formost I am a cosplayer like yourself.

You got the hair, you have a dark mark. All the bases are covered. I like the fact you did NOT reproduce the movie costume. I love the victorian look with the corset over the top, which is more romantic goth. Dress has nice details- when wearing all black you were smart enough to break up the visual with textures.

Tip- I use a wand in lighter color and tip it forward or up when pictures are taken. If this is not done, the wand disappears. That's my experience.

I would love to see the backside of this dress. =)

I would add a half cloak to the costume too. If possilbe create a light version of a death eater mask and hang it off the dress or make a pocket for it.

This costume is highly versitile and easily converted for a vampire or victorian widow look- the whole look of this outfit changes with hair and hats and accessories. A true asset to any cosplayer's wardrobe.

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:iconamyrillis:
Amyrillis Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the great comments! I feel like you're giving me too much praise though :P The wig was a very cheap one, with white extensions that I curled myself. It looked horrible until the girl playing Ron magically made it perfect :)

The dress is actually an underskirt borrowed from a friend with a dress on top with has had the front scrunched up to give the Victorian look, and then an under-bust corset added to give the Bellatrix feel. The lovely Dark Mark was drawn on in marker by the lovely lady playing Lucius :)

The makeup was done by the same girl who lent me the dress (not the skirt). The dark eyes really made the costume!

So, it was a collaborative effort, and it accidentally turned out perfectly! But I don't really deserve the credit :P

The wand was a replica of the Bellatrix wand that I borrowed from the girl playing Ginny ;) But I'd love to acquire something similar, wand, outfit and everything, at some point. I'll keep your comments in mind :)
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:icondragonslayero:
dragonslayero Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
For the note: I am just the photographer. It is a bit unclear so I will change that from now.

I do however know this model and I will be sure to relay your opinions to her.
As for my own part I do appreciate your opinion from a photographers standpoint because you point out a few elements that I can use for future shoots.
The lighting for this shoot was a bit limited, thus the reason for the blurred and almost invisible wand.

Thanks for the opinion, I will relay to her.

OJJ
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:icondroxy:
droxy Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok- so here's yours. =) Lighting can be fixed in programs like photoshop. I do this all the time.
I am not a pro photographer. But I am a seasoned cosplayer in HP. Here' is what I think might help.

When dealing with gals in pretty costumes and full skirts like the Bellatrix, treat them like brides. Arrange the skirt and dress to shoe the details. If the dress has details on the back, liek a bride, then pose the gal so she truns to look at the camera.

Now lets' add in thos pesky wands. If the cosplayer has a wand that has no cotnrast, like Bellatrixes black wand against a black dress, have the subject extend her arm in a natural way and tilt that wand down so you can see it against the back drop. Another pose is the overhead wand cast. Elbow up, hand down wand pointing down.

If the gal is kneeling in her dress, artfully arrange it so it covers the shoes if possible.
Most cosplayers will short the shoes if they are hidden by the costume.

I am tall. I am 6 feet in costume, 5'11 when I am not. Most professional photos make me looks skewed or sort of a downward shot from a focus on the head. I dont know how you can correct this, but I'd like a full body shot that does not have this odd effect. Maybe dropping the tripod. I dont know. But think of how to photograph tall cosplayes, like Chewbaccas, LOL.

For men, depends on the costume. If it's flowy and cloaky, treat like a bride. =)

Hope that helps.
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:icondragonslayero:
dragonslayero Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm not quite clear what you mean by the downward shot with focus on the head. Do you mean the photographer looking up towards you or the opposite?
I'm 6'4 in normal size and I've had problems with downwards pointed photos. A problem I usually fix either by using a tripod or kneeling/lying on the ground...
It's a relatively steady learning curve, but I'm new to model photography and I'm just trying to suck up as much knowledge as I can.

Btw. I'm good at making Chewbacca voices :P

OJJ
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:icondroxy:
droxy Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's it! Use the tripod or get on the knees. What i mean is it's a almso a perspective where the face is full on but the body visually tapers to the feet. You understand exactly what I meant. =)
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:icondragonslayero:
dragonslayero Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the clarification!
I'll put into my big book of knowledge.

Actually I tend sometimes to use that high angle for some photos, simply because I feel it gives a "correct" perspective for some characters and persona.

I'll put it to good use, thank you!

OJJ
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:iconpisu7:
Pisu7 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Student Photographer
awesome costume!
100w lights are not much that's true... but then it's able to add a normal lamp to have some extra light!
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:icondragonslayero:
dragonslayero Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
One 100W is far from enough, I fully know that from a few almost failed photoshoots...
My problem is not that I have enough lamps, I have access to two of the same kind, but I only have one white umbrella type reflector. That problem will be solved soon as I am basically in charge of buying new equipment for the photoclub at work and an additional umbrella is on the list together with studio backgrounds for a more permanent studio setting to be used by our members.
My attempts with flash thus far have been failed. Next on my personal shopping list is a proper flash diffuser.

As for the costume: I am just the photographer. As far as I know the model here does not have a dA account and she only requested her first name listed.

OJJ
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:iconamyrillis:
Amyrillis Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Du må gjerna linka te meg her :) Takk for bildene forresten! Me må treffas ein dag så eg kan kjøpa deg ein kaffe eller någe som takk ;) Synd staven ikkje blei i fokus. Du sko skjefta på meg! Eg bevegte meg litt for mye :P
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:icondragonslayero:
dragonslayero Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Eg e veldig balansert av natur, eg kjefte ikkje for småting...
Men så e planen min å starte hobby studio og der kan det kanskje bli litt bruk av "den store stemmen"

Joda, ska linka deg inn. Visste ikkje du hadde dA konto.
Bare dette du vil ha linket eller kan eg legga deg te alle bildene eg har av deg?

OJ
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:iconamyrillis:
Amyrillis Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Eg har hatt siden eg ville kommentera på ting ;)

Du må gjerna linka i alle bildene :)
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:icondragonslayero:
dragonslayero Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Da benytter jeg muligheten... if it is thy bidding... :P

OJ
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RockerDragonfly Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME ! ! ! JUST AWESOME ! ! !
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:icondragonslayero:
dragonslayero Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!

Your enthusiasm will be relayed to the model!

OJJ
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:iconrockerdragonfly:
RockerDragonfly Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love to encourage good cosplayers
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:icondragonslayero:
dragonslayero Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Maybe that helps for me as well, as I have a plan to be dressing up for my future photoshoots.

OJJ
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:icongarnet01:
Garnet01 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
blei bra bilde:D:la:
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:icondragonslayero:
dragonslayero Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Blei et greit resultat.
Aller helst skulle jeg hatt lysere setting for hele "studioet", men kan ikke få alt...

OJ

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