– Best 50mm Cosplay Photo Contest

[CLOSED] – Best 50mm Cosplay Photo Contest

September 11, 2013

It’s time to test your skills! Did you catch Shunichi Al Hayashi‘s article on shooting cosplay photography with a 50mm lens? If you haven’t, go check it out here and show us what you’ve learned by submitting your photo in our Best 50mm Cosplay Photo Contest!

Because you can never have fast enough storage, we’re giving away a 120GB SSD to one (1) lucky winner!

How to enter:

From now until 11:59PM PST on September 21st 2013, we’ll be accepting your submissions for the contest. Enter by emailing your submission to in the form of a JPG file. Please include the following information:

  • First and Last name
  • Nickname (optional)
  • Email address
  • A brief paragraph to describe your photo (optional)
  • The file must be named as “yourName-cosplayCharacter”.
  • The image must be at least 1024 pixels on the longest edge. – Best 50mm Cosplay Photo Contest – Best 50mm Cosplay Photo Contest

The Fine Print

You must be the creator or copyright owner of the image. The photo must be taken with a 50mm lens or a zoom lens set to 50mm(+/-5mm). Please, only 1 entry per person. Multiple entries will be disqualified. The contest is open to all users internationally, however, prizes will only be sent to US shipping addresses. You will be responsible for picking up the prize from a US location. Judging will be done in 2 phases: internal judging by our staff will select 25 entries or 30% of all entries, whichever number is greater, to continue on to the second round; the second round will consist of public voting on website. By emailing your image and entering the contest, you are granting the right to publish the image for purposes of this contest and promotional use related to this contest. reserves the right to exchange the winning prize for one of equal or greater value if the advertised prize is not available.

At Cosplay Photographers, we believe that cosplay is an art form to be celebrated. We believe that epic cosplays are about bringing your favorite fantasy characters to life and, through the latest mediums like digital photography and videography, sharing that with the world. We seek to foster a community of talented individuals who wish to promote the art of cosplay and photography.


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    Shooting with a 60D do I go with a 50mm equivalent, or a 50mm, which would give me about a 90mm equivalent?

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      Hi Rodney, you would use a 50mm (90mm Field of View)

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      Got it, thanks.

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      btw, I think the 60D is a 1.6 crop which actually gives you 80mm 🙂

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    Does the photo have to be taken after April 2013?? (date of tutorial)?
    I’m guessing so XD hmm I have to go chase down a model…..<3

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      Hi Jet, this photo can be taken at any time as long as you were using a 50mm lens.

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    This says 50 mm but im assuming these were all taking on 50 mm off of a full frame camera, would those of us who shoot using a 35mm on a 1.6/1.5 crop still be considered an entry?

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      I use a 50mm on a crop sensor, it should fine!

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    Am I the only one who can’t stand this rule #63 bull shit with gender swapped cosplay? WTF is so hard about NOT being a whore?!

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      are you seriously calling someone a whore with the username “dirtypervert”? check yo’self before you wreck yo’self, son. people are allowed to cosplay what they want.

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    so interesting!i will send photo asap

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    Public VOTE again…who have lot friends , fans and WELL KNOWN, most likely WIN this competition…..gonna lot SPAM for vote in FB….

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      couldn’t agree more >.<

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    Can there be more than one cosplayer in the photo?

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      Sure, the only restriction is that you shoot at 50mm. 🙂

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      Okay thanks!

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    I don’t shoot with a 50mm prime, but I shoot a ton with my 35mm…which is a 56mm equivalent on full frame…does that count? XD

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      56mm on a aps-c sensor. 35mm is 35mm on a full frame sensor

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      That’s what I meant.

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    It says 50mm lens, not 50mm focal length. So as long as you are shooting with a 50mm prime, you are good to go.

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    aww poo i should’ve submitted something =/

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    What’s the status of this?

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    Waiting for first phase! when will you select?

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    it’s beautiful picture. thank you for your share.

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