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Cinematic Photography6

// September 29, 2011
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For him, it all started as a promise; a promise to deliver photos if nobody did. That promise was made by William Wong aka Rescend to the Singaporean cosplayer Blacklash when she started cosplaying. That promise has since extended to those he had the honor of shooting for, and everything went in fast forward ever since. [..]
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Mention underwater photography, and most would think of thousands of dollars worth of equipment - camera, camera casing, diving equipment even. Well, that's not necessarily true. Today I'm going to share with you guys, not just how to do it on a seriously tight budget, but also my own experience from the latest underwater shoot I did with Angie and Kazeki. [..]

Cosplay Video Projects4

// January 29, 2011
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While the cosplay subculture doesn’t have nearly enough videos as others to express how amazing it truly is, regardless if to some people it is just a hobby or a way of life, there are still some videos out there that caught our attention.
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Camera Lenses3

// October 6, 2010
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For those of you who have just started out on your photographic journey and have purchased your first DSLR camera, congratulations! The DSLR offers a flexibility not found on an average digital camera because you have the ability to change lenses, which allows for different kinds of imagery to be produced.
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Commonly Mixed-up J-Fashion Styles5

// September 25, 2010
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For people who are unfamiliar with the many subcultures of Japan, it is difficult to differentiate between the many styles, because to the untrained eye, it is easy to mix one style with the other. Therefore, it is best if we not only look at what makes the various Japanese fashion styles similar, but also what makes each style unique. It is also best to remember that aside from the clothes, each group also has its own culture. Keeping that in mind will make it easier for us to learn about the different J-fashion styles.
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Both Maki & Taka are regular contributors to TokyoFashion.com, a Harajuku-based English language website dedicated to Japanese street fashion. The site is updated daily with fresh street fashion photos from Harajuku and other areas of Tokyo. TokyoFashion.com also covers runway shows, fashion events, fashion news, and anything else related to fashion in the world’s most crowded metropolis.

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I want to make a costume. I want to put on latex and leather and a corset studded with screws, and I want to wear a wig, fake lashes and cupid bow lips in black. I want to move around, tall and regal, and see the world through someone else’s eyes. I want to wear gloves and ignore the heat and the sweat going down in rivulets on my spine under the synthetic material, because I want to be black and shiny and mysterious. I want to be Macabre Toshiya.
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Thomas Kuan, aka Hexlord,  first started photography back in 2004, when he brought a digital camera to a cosplay event; in 2005 he advanced to a prosumer camera, and finally, in 2008, to a DSLR camera.
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