Few photographers in Taiwan can resist the call of the cosplayer: that aficionado of the fantastic who dons eye-catching costumes and welcomes cameras to record the result. The events at which the cosplayer appears are
some of the most lively gatherings in pop culture. In Taiwan these events provide a perfect opportunity to get better
acquainted with your community and your camera. When that professional
model or friend has a full calendar, count
on the cosplayer to ride to your rescue, plastic lasergun drawn and turquoise hair streaming.
Watch this post for a discussion, revised from an earlier feature, about cosplay and photography. Here is an excellent opportunity for new photographers to build portrait-making skills and for photographers of every kind to develop a style. We’ll get a sense of the culture,
then talk about the pictures we can make.