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WORLD DOMINATION

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 27, 2014, 6:21 AM


FREE TIME !!! Finally~! After more than a year, here I am updating my Deviantart account again. Well, I have almost 3 weeks before my premium expires (wasted my 2-year premium because of inactivity) but hey! it doesn’t mean I’m free from backlogs! I still have 3 albums/shoot to post-process so lets make this update quick!

First things first, FLASHBACK~!

So my last update was October 2013? I guest a lot of things happened right after that month — such as preparations for our SG Trip & Cosplay Photographer PH’s YOLO Project.


ROAD TO AFA SINGAPORE 2013

Personally speaking, this is my first trip outside the country. Special to the organisers who made this trip possible (ultimate leech mode in terms of managements). Well the usual thing for first-timers like us (yeah, I’m not the only one) is to compare — compare everything from cosplay, food, transportation, buildings, malls, people, etc! Ending with common conclusion — I wish our country is like this (not totally of course).

Anyway enough with patriotism and lets continue with the trip!
We arrived in SG the during the event period of Anime Festival Asia. I can’t recall if its the first or the second day because I was too exhausted all I wanted was to rest!

We attended the convention on its last day (officially?). I find it really tough to fanboy because I’m used to attend a con just to chit-chat with friends. But after a few hours (I think) I was able to talk and get some proper snapshots with the cosplayers.

Here are some of the photos:

Train Station Train Station AFA2013

AFA 2013 - Relena by LeNekoPotato
AFA 2013  - Mikasa by LeNekoPotato
AFA 2013 - Hitagi by LeNekoPotato
PS: We got lost after the convention because we rode the wrong bus. :v
PS2 : We are coming back for more! See yah this coming December SG Friends :D


BEST OF 2013

Aside from SG trip, we had a lot of random trips earlier of 2013. During these moments, we (taga-gloria, Frame-kun, alpombra-inthedesert, & LeNekoPotato (me)) bumped-in to this manly disney princess cosplayand randomly (YES RANDOMLY) we just said “Lets do this sometimes in the future!”.

That FUTURE arrives as we discuss our year ender activity at CosPhotogPH group. In a blink of an eye, the casts and characters were decided. The preparation commenced from that day on! — design search, cloth hunting, costume & props making, and growing of beard & moustache (YES! natural beard / moustache is required!).

Here’s the output of our project~
YOLO2013 YOLO2013 YOLO2013

YOLO2013

JasMAN by LeNekoPotato
Disney PRINCEsses by emptyfilmroll
taga-gloria - Jasman
Frame-kun - Snow White
alpombra-inthedesert - Pocahontas
LeNekoPotato (me) - Ariel (BOLD)
alainbrian - Anastasia
markysampson23 - Rapunzel
Aljohn - Alice

Photo by emptyfilmroll

Many thanks to our Fairy God Mothers seseostara, kasaikun16, amakurareika, & yefa for the make-up, costume, wig styling, cloth hunting, etc.

PS: We got featured on so many pages, blogs, websites —WORLD DOMINATION it is!


A COLD START FROM HIBERNATION

I started my new year in photography and cosplay (2014) with another trip to the north. Together with my YOLO friends, we invade the Summer Capital of the Philippines — Baguio City~!

Well, the objective of the trip originally was to attend the “Black Carnival” — a cosplay ball that will be held on that weekend. But who cares? We’re here for the LOCATION, FOOD & GOODIES!

Baguio2013 Baguio2013
Baguio2013 Baguio2013 Baguio2013
Baguio2013 Baguio2013 Baguio2013
Baguio2013 Baguio2013
Baguio2013 Baguio2013

Moonlight Sonata by LeNekoPotato
ALL HAIL FOR THIS AWESOME LOCATION !!


THE RETURN OF THE COMEBACK

Aside from me having my mood back in photography this year, someone from the depths of Aincrad had made his return too — KiraHokuten.

Kira hibernated in photography from late 2012 and has been inactive since then.
With him being active again, means it’ll also be an active year for the gang.

One of these was covering major cosplay events — such as ToyCon (The Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention) and BOA (Best of Anime). For me it was a challenge because my camera its not made for these kind of tasks — because of fix focal-length & low battery life. But hey I chose this hipster life. Sometimes, I’m thinking of getting an upgrade again because of these limitations but at end of the day I chose not to.

Anyway, here are some of the photos from Best of Anime 2014:
BoA2014 Homura I by LeNekoPotato BoA2014 Kotori by LeNekoPotato BoA2014 Kirito II by LeNekoPotato

BoA2014 Kirito I by LeNekoPotato BoA2014 Homura II by LeNekoPotato
BoA2014 Mikasa by LeNekoPotato BoA2014 Ahri by LeNekoPotato

PS: There were moments that my battery gave-up on me. But LUCKY I found a random outlet to charge it up. :D


Thinking that the busy season was over, few weeks later another event was held --- Cosplay Mania 2014. Well, it was light alright because there was no Cosplay Snapshot this year. Therefore my task is simple, get back to my friends I missed taking photo because of our busy schedule this past few conventions. Here are some of my favourites:

Gotcha !! by LeNekoPotato
Dont Give Me That Look ! by LeNekoPotato Do I Look Like Im Done? by LeNekoPotato


Well, that wraps-up my review for the last few monthssssss of being inactive.
As closing, I’ll share some tips in photography I shared with my friends earlier this year.

BENEFITS OF SHADOW

Since the break of dawn (of me learning how to post-process), I've been relying to shadows more to give my work a different kind of feel/story. Well, because back then, I only used Lightroom to process my works. I find it as part of the basic a photo artist have to consider in taking & processing photo.

Here are some of its uses that you might want to consider before jumping into complicated processing:

1. Adds Drama - it gives emphasis to what your viewer wants to see.
2. Control to Shape - contrast gives illusion to shape
3. Alternative of Liquify - refer to no.2
4. Hides unwanted details - self explanatory
5. For quick snaps - If you don't want to go liquifying things up, you can do this approach straight from the camera.
PS : Keep the face/costume well lit except your trying something else.

Tip1

ADDING ELEMENTS

Well, I don't usually share how things works on my post-processing/editing in public (usually its just around circle of friends or when someone ask me to) because of personal reasons. But since someone asked me to, I did a mini tutorial earlier this year and since I usually give tips here in my DA, I decided to post it here too. Also I'm not saying I'm all good on this. Personally speaking, I rarely photo manipulate things (like add this and add that, remove this and that) because I suck on it.

But... for the sake of sharing! XD

Anyway here it goes.
First how did I end up with that photo output. I added the BTS so that I can show you how or where that white BG thing came from. Basically I aimed for the hi-key approach with one umbrella in front. I end up framing that way too because we have very limited window space.

Then deciding what should be the best layout for the photo (Cropping, orientation, etc) -- which you can see STEP 2.
Step 4 is checking the SIMPLE THINGS that is awkward on the photo and STEP 4 is deciding what do you want to happen or what should've happened.

"What should've happened" is usually the basis why you want to enhance or edit on your photo. After seeing the awkward part on your photo, maybe at the back of your mind you'll say "it could've been a better if this and that happened".
It is my personal preference that when I edit or photo manipulate, I still want to keep things natural or something that still sticks with reality that's why I end up looking for possible enhancements of the photo.

At this point, I wished that someone flipped the models hair.
So I drew and sketched up where the hair should flow, cloned/duplicate some samples from the model's hair, and lay this out to the pattern.
Final touches would be adding the right highlight to the hair and the background. (Duplicate -> Overlay -> Mask)
WOOOLAAAHH~! There goes the final output.
Yeah its not that detailed but I hope this one helps some. For the PROs, sorry, feel free to add inputs on this.

Tip2
Click to View/Download the Hi-res.



That’s all~ my premium is expiring!
Watch out for our halloween project soon!
...AND SEE YOU FRIENDS IN ANIME FESTIVAL ASIA SINGAPORE THIS COMING DECEMBER :D



  • Mood: Joy
  • Playing: Ragnarok II - Legend of the Second

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Jene Kirishima
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
Philippines
a NOOB:
• Online Gamer
• Engineer
• Programmer
• Cosplayer
• Photo Enthusiast
• Props Maker

- A "passerby".. If, any case, our paths crossed.. Don't expect me to stay... else, we are taking the same path..

~ A Lost Soul
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Casual :: School Girl II by LeNekoPotato
Casual :: School Girl II
What : Casual Shoot - Project Seifuku
Where : Bonifacio Highstreet
When : August 24, 2014

Model : :iconyefa: yefa

Seifuku courtesy of :iconkazereivolt: kazereivolt

:camera: by : :iconlenekopotato: LeNekoPotato

About the Photo:
Another "I summon you Agito" Shoot. This project was organised by kazereivolt for Tonari no Tsun but since yefa  was unable to attend the said shoot, here's the part II of it!
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Casual :: School Girl I by LeNekoPotato
Casual :: School Girl I
What : Casual Shoot - Project Seifuku
Where : Bonifacio Highstreet
When : August 24, 2014

Model : :iconamakurareika: :deviamakurareika: 

Seifuku courtesy of :iconkazereivolt: kazereivolt

:camera: by : :iconlenekopotato: LeNekoPotato

About the Photo:
Another "I summon you Agito" Shoot. This project was organised by kazereivolt for Tonari no Tsun but since yefa  was unable to attend the said shoot, here's the part II of it!
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Nov 3, 2014
:iconlenekopotato:LeNekoPotato has changed their username (formerly LeNekoLightplay)

WORLD DOMINATION

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 27, 2014, 6:21 AM


FREE TIME !!! Finally~! After more than a year, here I am updating my Deviantart account again. Well, I have almost 3 weeks before my premium expires (wasted my 2-year premium because of inactivity) but hey! it doesn’t mean I’m free from backlogs! I still have 3 albums/shoot to post-process so lets make this update quick!

First things first, FLASHBACK~!

So my last update was October 2013? I guest a lot of things happened right after that month — such as preparations for our SG Trip & Cosplay Photographer PH’s YOLO Project.


ROAD TO AFA SINGAPORE 2013

Personally speaking, this is my first trip outside the country. Special to the organisers who made this trip possible (ultimate leech mode in terms of managements). Well the usual thing for first-timers like us (yeah, I’m not the only one) is to compare — compare everything from cosplay, food, transportation, buildings, malls, people, etc! Ending with common conclusion — I wish our country is like this (not totally of course).

Anyway enough with patriotism and lets continue with the trip!
We arrived in SG the during the event period of Anime Festival Asia. I can’t recall if its the first or the second day because I was too exhausted all I wanted was to rest!

We attended the convention on its last day (officially?). I find it really tough to fanboy because I’m used to attend a con just to chit-chat with friends. But after a few hours (I think) I was able to talk and get some proper snapshots with the cosplayers.

Here are some of the photos:

Train Station Train Station AFA2013

AFA 2013 - Relena by LeNekoPotato
AFA 2013  - Mikasa by LeNekoPotato
AFA 2013 - Hitagi by LeNekoPotato
PS: We got lost after the convention because we rode the wrong bus. :v
PS2 : We are coming back for more! See yah this coming December SG Friends :D


BEST OF 2013

Aside from SG trip, we had a lot of random trips earlier of 2013. During these moments, we (taga-gloria, Frame-kun, alpombra-inthedesert, & LeNekoPotato (me)) bumped-in to this manly disney princess cosplayand randomly (YES RANDOMLY) we just said “Lets do this sometimes in the future!”.

That FUTURE arrives as we discuss our year ender activity at CosPhotogPH group. In a blink of an eye, the casts and characters were decided. The preparation commenced from that day on! — design search, cloth hunting, costume & props making, and growing of beard & moustache (YES! natural beard / moustache is required!).

Here’s the output of our project~
YOLO2013 YOLO2013 YOLO2013

YOLO2013

JasMAN by LeNekoPotato
Disney PRINCEsses by emptyfilmroll
taga-gloria - Jasman
Frame-kun - Snow White
alpombra-inthedesert - Pocahontas
LeNekoPotato (me) - Ariel (BOLD)
alainbrian - Anastasia
markysampson23 - Rapunzel
Aljohn - Alice

Photo by emptyfilmroll

Many thanks to our Fairy God Mothers seseostara, kasaikun16, amakurareika, & yefa for the make-up, costume, wig styling, cloth hunting, etc.

PS: We got featured on so many pages, blogs, websites —WORLD DOMINATION it is!


A COLD START FROM HIBERNATION

I started my new year in photography and cosplay (2014) with another trip to the north. Together with my YOLO friends, we invade the Summer Capital of the Philippines — Baguio City~!

Well, the objective of the trip originally was to attend the “Black Carnival” — a cosplay ball that will be held on that weekend. But who cares? We’re here for the LOCATION, FOOD & GOODIES!

Baguio2013 Baguio2013
Baguio2013 Baguio2013 Baguio2013
Baguio2013 Baguio2013 Baguio2013
Baguio2013 Baguio2013
Baguio2013 Baguio2013

Moonlight Sonata by LeNekoPotato
ALL HAIL FOR THIS AWESOME LOCATION !!


THE RETURN OF THE COMEBACK

Aside from me having my mood back in photography this year, someone from the depths of Aincrad had made his return too — KiraHokuten.

Kira hibernated in photography from late 2012 and has been inactive since then.
With him being active again, means it’ll also be an active year for the gang.

One of these was covering major cosplay events — such as ToyCon (The Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention) and BOA (Best of Anime). For me it was a challenge because my camera its not made for these kind of tasks — because of fix focal-length & low battery life. But hey I chose this hipster life. Sometimes, I’m thinking of getting an upgrade again because of these limitations but at end of the day I chose not to.

Anyway, here are some of the photos from Best of Anime 2014:
BoA2014 Homura I by LeNekoPotato BoA2014 Kotori by LeNekoPotato BoA2014 Kirito II by LeNekoPotato

BoA2014 Kirito I by LeNekoPotato BoA2014 Homura II by LeNekoPotato
BoA2014 Mikasa by LeNekoPotato BoA2014 Ahri by LeNekoPotato

PS: There were moments that my battery gave-up on me. But LUCKY I found a random outlet to charge it up. :D


Thinking that the busy season was over, few weeks later another event was held --- Cosplay Mania 2014. Well, it was light alright because there was no Cosplay Snapshot this year. Therefore my task is simple, get back to my friends I missed taking photo because of our busy schedule this past few conventions. Here are some of my favourites:

Gotcha !! by LeNekoPotato
Dont Give Me That Look ! by LeNekoPotato Do I Look Like Im Done? by LeNekoPotato


Well, that wraps-up my review for the last few monthssssss of being inactive.
As closing, I’ll share some tips in photography I shared with my friends earlier this year.

BENEFITS OF SHADOW

Since the break of dawn (of me learning how to post-process), I've been relying to shadows more to give my work a different kind of feel/story. Well, because back then, I only used Lightroom to process my works. I find it as part of the basic a photo artist have to consider in taking & processing photo.

Here are some of its uses that you might want to consider before jumping into complicated processing:

1. Adds Drama - it gives emphasis to what your viewer wants to see.
2. Control to Shape - contrast gives illusion to shape
3. Alternative of Liquify - refer to no.2
4. Hides unwanted details - self explanatory
5. For quick snaps - If you don't want to go liquifying things up, you can do this approach straight from the camera.
PS : Keep the face/costume well lit except your trying something else.

Tip1

ADDING ELEMENTS

Well, I don't usually share how things works on my post-processing/editing in public (usually its just around circle of friends or when someone ask me to) because of personal reasons. But since someone asked me to, I did a mini tutorial earlier this year and since I usually give tips here in my DA, I decided to post it here too. Also I'm not saying I'm all good on this. Personally speaking, I rarely photo manipulate things (like add this and add that, remove this and that) because I suck on it.

But... for the sake of sharing! XD

Anyway here it goes.
First how did I end up with that photo output. I added the BTS so that I can show you how or where that white BG thing came from. Basically I aimed for the hi-key approach with one umbrella in front. I end up framing that way too because we have very limited window space.

Then deciding what should be the best layout for the photo (Cropping, orientation, etc) -- which you can see STEP 2.
Step 4 is checking the SIMPLE THINGS that is awkward on the photo and STEP 4 is deciding what do you want to happen or what should've happened.

"What should've happened" is usually the basis why you want to enhance or edit on your photo. After seeing the awkward part on your photo, maybe at the back of your mind you'll say "it could've been a better if this and that happened".
It is my personal preference that when I edit or photo manipulate, I still want to keep things natural or something that still sticks with reality that's why I end up looking for possible enhancements of the photo.

At this point, I wished that someone flipped the models hair.
So I drew and sketched up where the hair should flow, cloned/duplicate some samples from the model's hair, and lay this out to the pattern.
Final touches would be adding the right highlight to the hair and the background. (Duplicate -> Overlay -> Mask)
WOOOLAAAHH~! There goes the final output.
Yeah its not that detailed but I hope this one helps some. For the PROs, sorry, feel free to add inputs on this.

Tip2
Click to View/Download the Hi-res.



That’s all~ my premium is expiring!
Watch out for our halloween project soon!
...AND SEE YOU FRIENDS IN ANIME FESTIVAL ASIA SINGAPORE THIS COMING DECEMBER :D



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  • Playing: Ragnarok II - Legend of the Second

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Purplefire40 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hihi!!! Welcome to the :iconthe-da-ranger-group:!!!!!! I'm so glad you joined and I hope you have lots of fun!! *throws glitter*
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LeNekoPotato Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanksss
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ShiroLuna Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the watch!! ^^ :hug:
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LeNekoPotato Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
no prob~ ;)
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PWheartgal Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014   General Artist
Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!
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LeNekoPotato Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks~! :D
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AliceFoster Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Happy Birthday Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D Free Avatar - CupTardCake Cake for Shifteh Food Emoji-03 (Mini Cake) birthday cake 
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LeNekoPotato Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks You~! 
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Noys-Mogador Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Happy Birthday, Jene!!! :hug: :rose: :rose: :rose:
. Hershey Kisses - Chocolate - divider . by SugareeSweets
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LeNekoPotato Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thankssss~! :D
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CharlieBrown1745 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Happy birthday! May you continue to colour our monochrome lives!
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LeNekoPotato Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Yay~ thank you! :D
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drich2k11 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Your gallery is awesome! I hope I get the chance to have a shoot with you someday sir! OTL 
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LeNekoPotato Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
wow! thanks~! looking forward to that, for now, ill be hibernating because of lotsa stuff to work on >_<
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gazxiii Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome gallery. n U n )
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LeNekoPotato Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
yay! sorry for the late reply here.. :))
been busy >_<
thanks for appreciating my works :D
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Kynkyn Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Your gallery is amazing! You may as well be competing in international competitions for Cosplay Photography :) I like your concepts together with your photos :D (watches you)
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LeNekoPotato Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yay thanks for appreciating my works~ Not much about competing, I just enjoy taking photos~ :D
PLUS !! the international level ones were the cosplayers~ all thanks to them ;) :D
*watches back* :D
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Kynkyn Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
It's great to know that you enjoy your hobby! :D Hope to see you in conventions~!
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AnthonyCollazo Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
happy birthday
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Thank you~! :D
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Your welcome
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happy happy birthday^^
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Thank you~! :D
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HIIIIIII
I am here XD
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