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Psylocke in Training by bgzstudios Psylocke in Training by bgzstudios
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I had the amazing opportunity to shoot inside of a real Matrix-themed Dojo at Black Knight Martial Arts here in Atlanta! The Visual Insanity of Miracole Burns (fan page) had this neat idea for this location for her new Psylocke costume and I was all over it!

I was able to throw some ideas and lighting tricks around to get a neat beauty effect along with some lens flares (to come) to mimic purple super powers :)

Here is the first of a pretty large set of awesome pics from this weekend - Miracole could hold this pose for a good 2 seconds before falling over.. trust me.. looks a lot easier than it actually is!

Miracole's Fanpage - [link]

Shot with 645D 35mmFA
5 lights - Profoto, Elinchrom
Very minimal post processing
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Daily Deviation

Given 2012-06-22
Psylocke in Training by *bgzstudios ( Suggested by FluffyLover1986 and Featured by pullingcandy )
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theportraitdude Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
Absolutely amazing you two.  Miracole always brings it and BGZ never disappoints.  Amazing work
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:iconsv7who:
sv7who Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
gorgeous
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:icon2195razielim:
2195Razielim Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:clap:
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:iconpullingcandy:
pullingcandy Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The June, 2012 Cosplay Daily Deviation round up has been posted. You've been featured, and you can find your amazing work HERE. :aww:
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:iconm-a-c-h-o:
m-a-c-h-o Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
absolutely stunning
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:iconcenturion77:
Centurion77 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing costume work and I like the perspective of this pose.
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:icononewingedshark:
OneWingedShark Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Very nicely done; the costume looks top-notch.
The red sash adds a nice contrast,
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:iconthisnameowns:
Thisnameowns Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous. Grats on the DD.
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:iconclearfog:
ClearFog Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful :)
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:iconstrider-x:
Strider-X Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
YES MA'AM! (O_O)!
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:iconme0wchi:
me0wchi Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
awesome!
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:icondve6:
Dve6 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
sexy!!
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:iconbluesigma:
Bluesigma Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Student Artist
nice costume, the details in the katana are so awesome. The hilt and stains are just awesome
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:icontobenude:
ToBeNude Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Modern Dance.
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:iconredkoshinomi:
RedKoshinomi Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice pic.
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:icongpho:
GPho Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work at the shoot and in post - Did you have a martial arts advisor for the pose or did Miracole just 'get it'?
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:iconbgzstudios:
bgzstudios Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
Oh.. And no martial arts director was there.. Had the pose in my head and we tried our best to do it :)
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:iconbgzstudios:
bgzstudios Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
Not much was done in post.. Basic dodge/burn and slight touch ups. I lit her face with 2 beauty dishes :)

5 lights total
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:iconderfs-domain:
Derfs-Domain Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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:icondarkonash:
DarkoNash Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Foo Kin Ah-Sum
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:iconshockwavex2:
ShockWaveX2 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Awesome job on the photo, also cool looking cosplay costume. 8-)
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:iconiheartibuki:
iheartibuki Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Uber hawt!
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:iconcalwyn408:
calwyn408 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
this looks like it's slightly animated it's so good! like one of those CG movies, but that might be just because her skin is so white and her hair is a dark color. this is so cool i wish there were more cosplayers with such good costumes! :D
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:iconfluffylover1986:
FluffyLover1986 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Oh, and I knew I forgot one...

:icontheze:
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:iconfluffylover1986:
FluffyLover1986 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
:iconvampbeauty:,:iconanaaesthetic:,:iconcrystalcosfx:, and this may interest you then.
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:icondagoth-jeff:
dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing, I totally thought this was a digital fake. Neat pic.
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:icondruje:
druje Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow! This looks great. Miracole looks great! And the costume (just like her) is beautiful!
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:iconcosmosprincess:
cosmosprincess Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very well done, and congratulations. :)
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:iconmightymorphinpower4:
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Awesome and beatfuil cosplay
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:iconkanuky:
Kanuky Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Great codplay!
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:iconjzlobo:
JZLobo Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Man! That is a great Psylocke costume! Even better than the actual, canon one, I say!
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:iconselen-fluro:
Selen-Fluro Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh My Gosh, she's perfect o_o
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:iconquorrah:
Quorrah Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
What's real and what's been doctored? Wild!
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:iconbgzstudios:
bgzstudios Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
Not much was shopped. The clear, white face is caused by shooting 2 beauty dishes at just her face. There was then 1 light for the front torso and legs and 2 Tim lights in the way back gridded to be an exact angle :)

A lot of people don't realize - if you just light someone correctly, the shop doesn't really need to be done :)
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Quorrah Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
The swords and the dojo walls weren't touched up? The swords, especially. It really came out beautifully. I'm not a Psylocke fan (whoever that is), I just liked the art.
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bgzstudios Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
oh.. yeah mild litle spots on the floor, etc were touched.. but the blades were relatively clean :)
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:iconredwolf246:
RedWolf246 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
rw:cool pic but i do not do facebook sorry
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:iconcoatlquetzali:
coatlquetzali Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
ITS AMAZONG!!! YEAH!!! I LOVE IT n_n
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:iconsteven725:
steven725 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Absolutely the best Psylocke costume I've ever seen.
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:icontrueform:
Trueform Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
excellent cosplay, you really look the part :D
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:iconfluffylover1986:
FluffyLover1986 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
This is the photog's dA =/
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:icontrueform:
Trueform Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah well, sorry I just saw the picture while pic surfing, but I favourited for the whole thing, not just the cosplay :) The photography is also very good, the composition is excellent, as is the backdrop :)
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:iconfluffylover1986:
FluffyLover1986 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Yeah, Darrell's really terrific. There's one other redhead I wish he'd put into a proper costume and photograph as Phoenix, Poison Ivy, Black Widow, even Ariel. But he's in Georgia and she's in Long Island...

*SIGH*
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Trueform Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol that is a shame...
very good work though, the photo is great quality and it's very professional :happybounce:
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:iconbgzstudios:
bgzstudios Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional Photographer
thanks Trueform :)
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:icontrueform:
Trueform Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're very welcome, keep up the great work :D
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UDtheAesir Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow! This is really cool!
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
*i meant "fave" ... I hate auttocorrect. :(
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:iconsilvervulpine:
SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
... WHY!

Why can't I have this more than once?! :cries:

Amazing work! And congrats on the DD! :)
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:iconbgzstudios:
bgzstudios Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional Photographer
haha thank you.. you are too sweet :)
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