Cosplay Photography
23. November 2019
Tanz / Dance I (for everybody)
5. February 2020

MagicCon 4 | Workshop | Cosplay Bildbearbeitung | by Angelina 'Mihael' Mühl

Many cosplayers know the problem: You wear your cosplay, which has been produced over weeks, for the first time at a con and now you want to put it in the right photographic light!

What looks very promising on the small LCD display of the camera, but when enlarged on the PC screen, often doesn’t look the way you’d expect it: Hair and wrinkles in places where they shouldn’t be, inappropriate lighting conditions and maybe a visitor to the Con who is unperturbed by his new stuffed animals in the background. But this is no reason to move the pictures to the trash can without motivation! Often, with a few simple tricks and simple workflows in Photoshop, pictures can not only be saved, but upgraded and made into a real eye-catcher.

MagicCon 4 | Workshop | Cosplay Bildbearbeitung | by Angelina 'Mihael' Mühl

MagicCon 4 | Workshop | Cosplay Bildbearbeitung | by Angelina ‘Mihael’ Mühl

Unfortunately, not every cosplayer has connections to people who can edit your pictures professionally. That’s why I would like to teach in the workshop Cosplay Image Editing on MagicCon 4 especially beginners in image editing a few simple steps in Photoshop, with which they can get the best out of their cosplay images themselves!

In this course, one or two cosplay photos will be edited as examples. Based on this live editing, topics such as image details, face retouching, clever use of light and shadow, color correction and the creation of color moods will be worked out together.

Participants are welcome to bring their own laptops with their own image processing software, if available, in order to be able to follow the work steps live.

Workshop leader: Angelina 'Mihael' Mühl
Max. attendance: 20  -  Pre-registration at: TBA
Fee: TBA  -  Duration: 90 min
The Workshop will be held in: german  -  Material to be brought: none
My name is Angelina, or Mihael Graham and I have been active in the cosplay scene in front of and behind the camera for about 9 years (who else counts...). During the day I'm working with the works of old masters in my master studies of art history, but in the late evening I try to create a little masterpiece out of some cosplay photos.

After years of enthusiastically attending cosplay and photography workshops at MagicCon, I hope to pass on my self-taught knowledge in the field of image processing to a few interested and like-minded people. With this workshop I want to offer the Photoshop crash course for cosplayers, which I desperately needed myself a few years ago while sitting in front of the PC. From my own experience and that of my friends I know that the inhibition before this "ominous Photoshop" is often much too big, but-unlike many other things at >MagicCon>/b>, image editing is not magic!

Sources & additional links for Cosplay image editing:

Instagram

http://www.robots-and-dragons.de/

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