|Mes règles / My rules|
- Speak French (1st language) and English (let's clarify this right now ^^)|
- Currently looking for a job as a 3D animator
- Got into cosplay photography a while back, and loving it
- Love doing serial wallpapers and fighting game wishlists in the form of character select screen
- Talk a lot, as I tend to write long comments
- Would love to visit other conventions, like New York and Toronto, but travelling can be a real pain...
- Would love to work in a game company, revolution the way of making games and develop my own games
- Strongly believe in logic. It must make sense before making an impression.
- Strongly believe in the "Not judging a book by its cover" motto, as people should judge the content and NOT the container. That applies to people as well.
For this lucky 7, here are 7 answers for 7 questions:
Q: Why did you take a lot of time before making a Facebook page? Others have done it before.
A: I have a... special relationship with Facebook. I had to create one for university as a communication tool between studants... but I didn't use it to open myself to the world. I'm the kind of guy who's really careful on the Internet, so I try to control myself as much as possible when using social medias. Furthermore, I thought that dA was THE source for photos... until I noticed that Facebook does the same easily. I now have a Facebook page to keep in touch with the world and the one dedicated to my photos also serves as a light portfolio.
Q: What camera do you use?
A: A Nikon D40X... that is 8 years old now. It belogned to my sister, who one day decided to buy another one... and to give me her old one. I use a standard lens too, without doing panoramic effets and such.
Q: What is the biggest mistake you have done concerning your photos?
A: To be honest, revealing cosplayers' real names. Yeah, I thought to myself that if they are on Facebook and that they have their cosplay photos, it wouldn't matter if I give their real names. I had 2 problems following that: 1) giving the wrong name and 2) learning that certains peoples are getting stalked on Facebook by some... Whoops... I asked that question back in a previous journal, and by popular demand, I went back to nicknames. I apologize if that caused any trouble
Q: How much time does it take to upload your photo online?
A: Taking Otakuthon 2014 as an example: 6 hours to sort, 3 hours to correct the lighting, 3 hours to add my logo and to rename using Lightroom, 1 hour to put them on Facebook, 12 to 24 hours to identify both the characters and the cosplayer, 24 to 48 hours to upload them on dA. In short, a lot of time, but not as much as other photographers.
Q: What tips would you give to a cosplayer?
1) Cosplay the character that you want, regarless for your physique and/ou complexity
2) Carry a cellphone... to take photos of business cards and/or to look up poses to take
3) Don't be indimidated by other cosplayers
4) Have fun
Q: Why do you write journals in both French and English?
A: At G-Anime 2014, while I was discussing with Yorizura , I was shocked to learn that she doesn't read journals in English, like other people, regardless of their content.. So I decided to write in both languages to get as many people. Also, this allows me to practice my English, so I can't complaint.
Q: Do you do private shoots?
A: (The question that keeps coming back) I am preparing myself to do so. I'm still charting my prices and I even intend to take photo classes to up my game a little. However, I'll say it right away: I will never do shoots during conventions. I'm simply going to have a good time and meet people... not to "shut" myself in for one hour with 2 or 3 peoples. Beside, in a private shoot, I am MUCH less stressed and even less on an adrenaline rush... if you haven't seen me during a convention, I run around constantly looking for costumes. I wouldn't be remotely able to contain myself during a private shoot that happens during a convention.
Here you go, while hoping that you liked it,
With that, cheers ^_^