Jesse Willesee’s FLASH/MOB

Now for something a bit different, but more of the same! Since 2010, I have been attending Jesse Willesee’s art events, starting from Seven Hundred Photos events. Last year, I enjoyed the Haunted Hotel show that he put on at the Kings Cross Hotel. So when the announcement came up for FLASH/MOB (which is basically the new name for Seven Hundred Photos), I knew I had to...

Learn More

The Sentinel

Summer is over, but still they flock here, to see the sun and the waves’ inexorable work on the ragged cliffs and the seagulls surfing on the bluster. There’s something here which draws me, as it draws them. A surreal landscape, rocks pitted and from sun and salt, grass growing in the most unlikely of circumstances. Yes, the heady days of summer, of blinding beaches...

Learn More

Cosplay photoshoot: League of Legends (LoL) Ahri

This is the first shoot I have done for a character from the League of Legends game. When Christina asked me to photograph her as Ahri the Nine-Tailed Fox champion from League of Legends, I knew straight away the general sort of look I wanted for the shoot. Further research from the game and other resources indicated that this character is cunning, flirty and ruthless...

Learn More

Cosplay photoshoot: Chobits – Freya

Thank you to Nona for inviting me to shoot her Freya (Chobits)! This was the first time I worked with her, and we decided to do the shoot in a pseudo-studio setup at her house, since she had a nice couch which would suit the shoot. Over Facebook, we collaborated to develop our ideas for the shoot, which is arguably one of the most important parts of the shooting...

Learn More

Cosplay video: Preview for IGNITE Kuroko Photobook

The IGNITE Kuroko cosplay photobook will be released during SMASH! 2013 by Kaiya, Michelle, Leanne, Nataku and Madara. For the shoot, I wasn’t photographer, but rather spent the time playing around with Madara’s new 5D MkIII and peppanda’s lenses (mostly 50mm f/1.2 and 24mm f/1.4). The idea was to shoot a kind-of behind-the-scenes of the shoot, which evolved from a...

Learn More

Figure Review: Good Smile Company 1/8 Ultimate Madoka

Not many people who know this blog as it currently is are original readers from the time when Hunting the Elusive called its home at this domain. Those who do will know that for a long time, my only photographic practise involved anime figures, which I captured for reviews. While I learned things like aperture, ISO and shutter speed from figure photography, I can’t...

Learn More

2012: A year in review

When writing about the past 365 days, where does one start? Can the experiences of an entire year really be summarised in one blog post? Should I talk about the 75+ shoots I did in the year? Surely they have already been covered in varying detail in the various posts on this blog. Or should I have highlights from my various shoots? Perhaps a good idea if I had a smaller...

Learn More

Pre-shoot location scouts

It’s been some time since I did a post dedicated to some of the mechanics behind my photography, so I thought I might be cover some old ground again in regards to location shoots. Remember, the Light Scribbling blog (what you’re reading right now) has categories, so for posts which contain certain musings about technical/philosophical parts of photography, check...

Learn More

Cosplay photoshoot: Alice: Madness Returns

Kotani returned briefly from Canberra and we did two shoots! This is the second of the two, but I decided to process and upload this one first. This is the “normal” version of Alice in the game Alice: Madness Returns, where Alice is the powerless orphan of dubitable sanity who runs around the streets of London. So it was decided that this would be a night shoot with a...

Learn More

Cosplay photoshoot: Haykka Ryouran Samurai Girls

This was supposed to be a double shoot, with Isabella as Yukimura Sanada (the girl version in the franchise, not any other version or the historical character) and and Fish as Sen Tokugawa (again, the female version as seen in this particular interpretation). We shot this at Auburn Japanese Gardens, which I have never done before due to their restrictive shooting rules...

Learn More

Underwater cosplay photoshoot: Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko

This shoot for Shirley was completed on 26 May 2012, but post-processing plus preparation to write this post has taken some time. This is not, in fact, the first underwater shoot I have done: I did one for Madara as part of her Card Captor Sakura photobook just as winter was approaching (in fact, it was one of the first shoots for the book, but was kept under wraps for...

Learn More

Crediting policy

Trying to enforce copyright on the Internet is about as futile and rage-inducing a venture as trying to use a tiny tea sieve to transfer water from a river into a bucket of water. However, that does not mean that simple principles like fair use and proper attribution should be given up upon. I will have covered most of the basics on the usage of my photos in my Usage...

Learn More

Cosplay photoshoot: Card Captor Sakura “Minnie Mouse”

The final shoot for the Card Captor Sakura photobook Fruits Candy by Madara! We’re done! So now all the work that needs to be done is for her to actually make the photobook. She will be selecting a few choice photos and editing them and laying them out! For my part, here’s a limited preview of my edits from this shoot. Note that the editing processes are totally...

Learn More

Thoughts on photographic gear

Yes, I have still been shooting. Yes, I have a big backlog of stuff I need to process and upload, and yes, they’re coming soon. With all that done, let me address a topic which is the favourite for many photographers: stuff. Or as they like to call it, “gear”. On the spectrum which ranges from “gear-obsessed” to “gear doesn’t...

Learn More

Photo Cards!

Today we picked up the photo cards from the post office! Pretty exciting, though it’s pretty sad that I don’t print enough of my work (too expensive, and I also don’t know where to put them) that pretty much the only way I can get access to my photos in physical form is by printing photo cards. So I was looking forward to getting my hands on them myself! I must say,...

Learn More

Preview: Vivid Sydney Light Festival 2012

Tonight was the preview night for Vivid Sydney, and approximately twenty light installations were open for media coverage and the use of a bemused public. Tonight, as it so happens, the dry spell which has blessed Sydney for the past few weeks also broke, and rain drizzled and trickled down upon us mortals. As part of my work, I went down to provide some coverage. For...

Learn More