When looking at photographers, I came across The Portrait Dude on Facebook. As a cosplayer myself I immediately became interested in his work as I went through his albums that contained various cosplayers. The set up he does for the portraits captures the spirit of the characters that are being cosplayed and brings fiction to life. The lighting and effects enhance the subject without completely overpowering them. It inspires me to become a better photographer so I can go to conventions and take pictures of people AND get better at cosplaying so that I can be on the other end of the camera for once. Nothing’s cooler than becoming the character that you love or admire, and good photography can take it to the next level.