After Andrew Michael “Dru” Phillips’ presentation on Cosplay at the Roswell Photographic Society November meeting, we got to take some shots of the “models” that shared their experience with us. I got a few good shots in spite of the miserable lighting conditions and then started to play in Photoshop.
We got to see some of the amazing images that Dru has produced and he talked a little about how he used Photoshop as a tool to enhance as opposed to a band-aid to fix poorly executed shots. I use Lightroom and Photoshop frequently to bring out contrast and color and sometimes to get rid of small distractions. In this case, I went all out and totally replaced the backgrounds to make it look like these people were truly in locations where you would expect to see the characters they were portraying.
Here are some before and after comparisons:
Game of Thrones
Cosplay with Andrew Michael Phillips
Roswell Photographic Society Meeting
Roswell Adult Recreation Center
830 Grimes Bridge Rd.
Roswell, Georgia, USA
Tamron 16-300 Di II VC PZD Macro
135mm @ f/6 – 1/60 sec – ISO 640