I got to shoot with Fairwind Cosplay on Oct. 23rd, 2016. She wanted to debut her Velma from Scooby Doo cosplay, so we crafted a Halloween shoot. The photos were taken on the grounds of my late grandfather's house, which has become run down since his death.
This shot was done in the afternoon. I used highspeed synch mode on my Canon 430EX II speedlites. One was placed behind her with a simple red gel (red cellophane from Micheals) aimed at the tree. The other speedlite had a Fstoppers Flashdisc as a modifier since the wooded area was so dense I couldn't fit my softbox without cutting back most of the branches.
The highspeed synch mode made the sunlight and the houses in the background go black, which meant I didn't have to do any photoshopping to take them out in post (which makes John a happy photographer).
Camera: Canon EOS 5DS R
Speedlites: Canon 430EX II
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens
Settings: f/3.5, 1/250, ISO 400
Thank you to Fairwind Cosplay for collaborating on this shoot with me.