Samus Aran

Tashi Cakes at Comikaze 2013

While at Comikaze, I got to meet Tashi Cakes and schedule two photoshoots with her. I really love the detail on her makeup and costumes, so it was great to be able to take photos of both her Samus Aran (from Metroid Prime) and Nightmare 2P (from Soul Calibur) cosplays.

Saturday was the Samus shoot. I’d initially intended to shoot at one of the balconies overlooking the lobby of the convention center, but the ambient light was a lot darker than I’d expected once night came along (plus a security guard had stopped by saying they wanted to clear the place out soon). We ended moving to a lower level with a little more light and it worked out well, got some really nice shots.

On Sunday as I was setting up for the second shoot, I realized I’d left the battery for my light at home. Fortunately there was a power socket nearby or else it would’ve been really embarrassing.

She was a pleasure to work with, and I think I got some great shots out of both shoots. I’m definitely hoping to get the chance to shoot with her again.

Camera: Canon 6D with 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II. Light: Einstein E640 with 22″ white beauty dish