Favorite Portrait Photographer

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.



F Stop and Shutter Speed


fstop1 (1 of 1)
ISO 400, F/5.6, Shutter 1/125 sec.
fstop2 (1 of 1)
ISO 1600, F/11, Shutter 1/125 sec. 
fstop3 (1 of 1)
ISO 3200, F/16, Shutter 1/125 sec.
fstop4 (1 of 1)
ISO 6400, F/22, Shutter 1/125 sec.



shutterspeed2 (1 of 1)
ISO 400, F/4.0, Shutter 1/6 sec
shutterspeed1 (1 of 1)
ISO 400, F/4.5, Shutter 1/8 sec
shutterspeed3 (1 of 1)
ISO 3200, F/4.5, Shutter 1/200 sec
shutterspeed4 (1 of 1)
ISO 6400, F/4.0, Shutter 1/250 sec


Dog Photography

I really adore taking photos of my own pets which is why I enjoy the photos done by Dog Breath Photography. They capture these pets with dynamic actions and bold backgrounds. The way the cameras focus on the dogs while portraying the details of the backgrounds helps the dogs stand out as the subject matter. The dogs look like they’re enjoying themselves rather than being forced to sit still.

The lighting of their photos allows colors to stand out in their pictures, such as with the Husky with hetereochromia. Upon first looking at the picture, the difference in eye colors was the first thing I noticed due to the environments and the lighting helping it stand out. The colors of the water and the snow in some photographs is also very vibrant and helps the dogs appear more striking.


photo credit/photographer: http://dogbreathphoto.com/