So. Cal. Photo Shoot Interest Thread

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by Star Wars Chick, Mar 2, 2006.

  1. Star Wars Chick

    Star Wars Chick Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Tired of crappy photos of you in your costume in bad lighting, surrounded by people at conventions with ugly backgrounds making it almost impossible to do anything cool with your pictures? Would you like to have high quality photos of your costume that you can use on your website, print off, photoshop, or just to admire your hard work or hard earned money you've spent? That's why our very own Brak's Buddy has invested a lot of time and money in photography equipment and learning how to make our costumes look the very best they can. We did our first photo shoot 2 years ago at Dragon con for our friends and have been taking pictures ever since. We have recently made 2 trips to Chicago to shoot our friend's costumes- many of whom you will recognize in the pictures below. He also has taken all of the photos of me in my costumes.
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    Well guys and gals on the West Coast, Brak's and I are heading to sunny Southern California and are planning to do a photo shoot provided there is enough interest. The plan is for Sunday April 30th all day, and if needed, Thursday April 27th after 5pm. If there is an overwhelming amount of interest, then maybe another day if we can. Thanks to boba_fetts we will have access to a real photo studio which will be a real treat... So, this is what we need. We need people because if we don't have enough interest, we can't make this happen. I do not have a price yet, as that will be dependent on how many we get in on this. The thing is, we need to be able to cover Brak's travel expenses out there. Now, this is NOT limited to RPF people. If you know people in your 501st garrison, Rebel Legion, friends, family, whoever that would want to have some really awesome pictures taken in their costume, they are more than welcome. This can be any costume provided that it is not obscene. You can either post here, pm me, or email me at miraxh@thedentedhelmet.com. What I need to know at this point is who is interested and what costumes you are wanting to have pics in. Once we get a count and know what we have, we will work out a schedule and give you all the details on pricing, times, how to get ready for your pics, etc. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Each person will receive a cd of all their pictures and are free to use them as they would like.

    Below is a sampling of Brak's photography:

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    Sign up List
    1.TimDrakeRobin - Robin, Green Lantern, Bucky
    2.Darth Brass
    3.Utinni-Colonial Marine. Ghostbuster, poss Ren Faire costume
     
  2. Darth Brass

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    Would "non-costumers" be welcome?

    I need new pictures for my website of me with my horns.

    Maybe two outfits?
     
  3. IanL

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    Awesome idea. Too bad I'm 3000 miles away from you. I hope they make a website and post some of the good ones.
     
  4. Star Wars Chick

    Star Wars Chick Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Sure, we can do that as well.
     
  5. Tim Allen

    Tim Allen Sr Member

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    As i said on TDH, im in.....
     
  6. Star Wars Chick

    Star Wars Chick Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  7. Zendragon

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    This is a great idea.
     
  8. Star Wars Chick

    Star Wars Chick Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    You and Tracy should come down for a shoot.
     
  9. Utinni

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    Interested.... Where will be it be held? LA area?

    Jeff
     
  10. Star Wars Chick

    Star Wars Chick Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hey Jeff. Would be awesome to see you again. We will be shooting in a photo studio at 3071 E Ceena Ct in Anaheim
     
  11. Utinni

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    Coolness, only an hour and a half from me. Keep me updated on this, I might bring 2-3 costumes.

    Jeff
     
  12. Star Wars Chick

    Star Wars Chick Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Good deal, will do.
     
  13. James Kenobi 1138

    James Kenobi 1138 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I wish you guys were in the north Texas area instead of the SoCal area, because I need some awesome pics of my costume for an upcomming web site.

    .....plus I'd finally get to meet Mirax in person... :love

    Best of luck to everyone, be sure to share pics of your costumes with us.
     
  14. Neon Sentry

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    Wouldn't happen to have any additional pics of the Crimson Guard, would you?

    Good luck on this. I hope enough people sign up for this to happen :)
     
  15. Star Wars Chick

    Star Wars Chick Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    So. Cal is only a short plane ride away..


    Here's another Crimson Guard pic
     
  16. Zendragon

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    Would love to come down... we have our own studio set up, so the photo part is taken care of (if we would just take the time to do it lol) but it would be cool to see you guys...

    Sadly, I don't think we can get down there during that time. If something changes, I will let you know.
     
  17. Star Wars Chick

    Star Wars Chick Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Well let us know if you can, would love to see you guys again.
     
  18. Clone-extra1

    Clone-extra1 Well-Known Member

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    If you ever do one in the North Carolina area, let me know. That's some real good quality work.
     
  19. Star Wars Chick

    Star Wars Chick Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thank you and will do.
     
  20. Star Wars Chick

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    Brak's does live in Atlanta and can do shoots at his house if you are ever interested in coming down.
     
  21. Hangar18Studios

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    Those are some fantastic photo's.
    Unfortunately we are located in NY, I'd love to participate in this but your all just too far away. Please pass on my compliments though, the quality of the photography looks excellent, and the craftsmanship on the costumes appears top notch.
    You are inspiring me to catalog some of the Hangar 18 groups costumes in a similar manner.
    Scott
     
  22. Moore3160

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    I'm interested. :p
     
  23. greatwazoo42

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    That is so cool...shame nothing that cool ever happens in NJ where I live.
     
  24. Star Wars Chick

    Star Wars Chick Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thank you very much. And glad we can inspire.
     
  25. Star Wars Chick

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    Ok Gang. I donÂ’t have times set up yet, Art and I are working on that. But I do have days set up for everyone as follows:
    Timdrakerobin and Darth Brass on Thursday. Utinni and Moore 3160 on Sunday.

    Pricing will be as follows: $40 for one costume shoot and $10 for each additional costume. We may have to limit everyone to 1-2 costumes, depending on how many people we have. I still have 3 more possible people to schedule. I will have a better idea once we have final commitments from everyone. What I need to have from each person as their commitment is a $25 deposit by April 1st. This will go towards your sitting fee and the balance will be due in cash at the time we take your pictures. This deposit is non-refundable. After shooting your pictures, we will burn you a copy of all of your pictures which you are free to use as you wish  Deposits may be paypaled to miraxh1138@yahoo.com If you canÂ’t use paypal, contact me and we can make other arrangements.

    We need some information from everyone. We need your first and last name, address and phone number (preferably a cell # that you will have the day of the shoot if we need to contact you). We also need to know for sure how many and what costumes you want to bring. If we can do more than 1, we will, but like I said, it depends on how many we wind up with total. If you have more than 1 costume, plan to stay a while as we will probably be rotating people around to allow you time to change costumes. If you need to contact us while we are in Calif, my cell phone # is 928-279-7095 and ArtÂ’s (BrakÂ’s) is 678-517-8381. We will be staying at the Embassy Suites 3100 E Frontera
    Anaheim, CA , 1-714-632-1221. We will be shooting at a photo studio located at 3071 E Ceena Ct, Anaheim, CA 92806.

    To help us help you look your best we need you to do a couple things for us. It helps us greatly to have pictures of poses that you would like to do. This gives us a good starting point so start researching your character and bring photos of poses that you would like to do. If you find other poses that you want to try that arenÂ’t of your character, bring those too. Practice posing in costume in a mirror. This is the single best thing you can do. It gives you a chance to see what you look like, what looks good, what looks bad, and to make you feel more comfortable with posing. Practice really makes perfect. Also keep in mind that the more dramatic the poses, the better they look on film. Also, when in costume, it really does help to try and become the character. Do what Fett would do. Act like a stormotrooper. It really does help if you know your character well. This will be very tiring, so make sure to eat and drink (no alcohol) before you come and stretch before you suit up. You might be sore after posing from having to hold your poses so be ready.
     
  26. Star Wars Chick

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    Just pm'd everyone with their times. And for anyone that is not having pics taken but would like to hang out, you are welcome to come down. We will be shooting on Thursday April 27th from 6pm to about 9:30pm and on Sunday April 30th from 9:30am to 12:30pm and then again at 2:30pm till about 5pm. Again, no alcohol please and please remember that we will be shooting and can't have folks disturbing the people when they are photographed but we will have a separate area for folks to hang out and chat :)
     
  27. bleyd

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    Man, I need to do a photoshoot like this of Maul. A friend of mine was just telling me the other day I need to get some professionally done. Just need to put another costume together and don the horns again.
    Any trips to Vegas planned? Would love to see your sandy in person.
     
  28. Guri

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    Do you guys think there's enough people in the NY, NJ, Philly area to consider making another shoot around here?

    I know I'd be in. :D

    Guri
     
  29. Chuey

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    :confused: I am curious, do you have any sample images of this past weekend's shoot? I saw some examples from a friend of mine who went and they looked great.
     
  30. Tim Allen

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(ez022341 @ May 3 2006, 02:23 PM) [snapback]1237808[/snapback]</div>

    Here are a few from my shoot on Sunday

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  31. bleyd

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    Love that trooper pistol and the hockey gear looks like you had lots of fun at the shoot.
     
  32. Tim Allen

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(bleyd @ May 7 2006, 11:02 PM) [snapback]1240380[/snapback]</div>
    Yep it was a blast, good to finally meet people i had known for years.
     

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