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Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica! by rainbownote

A few years ago I fell in Love with Madoka Kaname. To me she is the definition of Kawaii. :) I happen to be a Cosplay Photographer and h...

Death the Kid by CofL-fee

I'm a big fan of the Soul Eater anime series and "Death the Kid" is one of my favorite characters. Here is my Critique: Death the Kid -...

Darth Maul by DromCZ
by DromCZ

Character: Darth Maul Series: Star Wars (Episode 1) Darth Maul: The raw fury and the attack pose is done really well. The light saber a...

Pretty Guardian Sailor moon cosplay by Kawaielli

Greetings Kawaielli, Here is my Critique of your Group Cosplay: Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon - Inner Senshi Scouts Sailor Jupiter (Makot...




Greetings Everyone,

Happy 14th Birthday to Deviant Art. Thanks goes to all of the Deviant Art Website staff for creating and maintaining a wonderful website to be on and be a part of. Not only do I get to see wonderful artwork from people around the World I also get to showcase my Cosplay Photography photos for other Deviant Artists to see. During the last two years I have made new friends and talked to many wonderful people on this site. This site has changed me in a good way and I thank all of my Deviant Art friends, fans, and supporters for being their for me and helping make my hobby a worthwhile pursuit. Here are some highlights that I would like to share:

1. Look Out Telulu might steal Your Heart!! 

Photo - Look out Telulu might steal Your Heart!! by smithers456

Cosplayer - Breathlessaire - :iconcupcakecosplay:

This is a very special photo to me. It was one of the first cosplay photos that I have ever taken and it is my Deviant Art fans and watchers favorite one that I have posted to date. This photo was also one of the first ones that I posted on Deviant Art. Due to it's popularity it encouraged me to post more photos for people to see.

2. Needing Comfort

Photo - Needing Comfort by smithers456

Cosplayer - :iconmitsukifullmoon:

This is one of the many photos over the years that I have Loved sharing with everyone on Deviant Art. In my photo's description's I often tell a brief story of why I took the photo and or why it's special to me. To my surprise one of the two cosplayers identified herself in a comment on the photos page. I thanked her for posing for me and I added a link to her page on this photos description. When I can I give credit to other Deviant Artists for their work and contributing to mine.

I also cherish each and every comment that my watchers and fans post on my photo pages. Redspiderlillies :iconredspiderlillies: posted this comment on this photo: "Chi and Freya!! Aw, they look so cute!"

3. Taking A Break

Photo - Taking a Break by smithers456

Cosplayer - Missy - Tigerofsnow - :icontigerofsnow:

This photo is from my first personal Photoshoot. I created the "Jafax 18 Lyfa Photoshoot" album on Deviant Art just to showcase the best photos from this photoshoot. In the album I got to show other Deviant Artists how well a wonderful cosplayers new outfit turned out. Missy's posing added to my talent and the comments that I got encouraged me to do more photoshoots.

4. Pink Chiffon

Photo - Pink Chiffon by smithers456

Cosplayer - Unknown

By the time that I took this photo in April of this year I was taking photos of cosplayers from Popular Anime series that I liked a lot and I knew my Deviant Art fans would like to see as well. My hobby had transformed from taking photos for just my enjoyment to taking ones of Cosplay characters that were for my Deviant Art fans as well.

During the two years that I have been on Deviant Art I have done 32 Critiques of other Deviant Artists works. My photo Pink Chiffon was used to help me critique a drawing of the same character. I enjoy helping out other Deviant Artists by writing helpful and encouraging critiques.

Critique Of - Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica! Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica! by rainbownote

Deviant Artist - iconrainbownote - :iconrainbownote:

5. Together Again!!

Photo - Together Again!! by smithers456

Cosplayer - Myself

One of the things that has amazed me on Deviant Art is not only the interest in my Cosplay Photography but of my own Cosplay outfits as well. In this photo I'm Cosplaying Syaoran from the "Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles" series. I found at a convention a Princess Sakura cosplayer from the same series and had a photo taken with her. I showcased the photo of cosplay work for my deviant art fans and got to share some of the joy with them that I get from going to Cosplay / Anime conventions.

I have enjoyed my adventure during the last two years on Deviant Art and I can't wait to see what happens next. :)

Ron Cauvin


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Ron Cauvin
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
Here is my Story:

I started to do Amateur Photography when I was 7 years old. Having just over 40 years of experience I have been able to take pictures of a wide variety of subjects over those years. Photographic categories have included travel, nature, history, geology, family, and people.

A new photographic category has recently gotten my attention that I'm very excited about. I have been taking pictures of Cosplayers since 2009. When I started going to Cosplay / Anime cons I was surprised by 3 things. Most Cosplayers wanted to have pictures taken of them and they would even pose at times for the pictures. I was also amazed at the number of Cosplay outfits which were mostly hand made.

Being born on Halloween I have always liked costumes in general. Cosplay outfits are a few magnitudes better and higher classed than store bought costumes. A dream came true when I combined my Love of Costumes and photography together into a new interest, Cosplay Photography!!

For the first time in my life other people including Cosplayers at the Cosplay / Anime conventions wanted to take pictures of me!! Like a lot of photographers I'm a bit shy about having pictures taken of me.

About 50 pictures were taken of me in my Star Trek Cosplay outfit at my first con. After that experience much of my shyness went away and I was definitely hooked on Cosplaying, taking pictures of Cosplayers, and going to the cons. You can check out photos taken of me in my cosplay outfits in "My Cosplays" album.

My first venture into the Cosplay Internet World was creating a ACParadise Page. It was a wonderful experience creating my profile their and showing off my Cosplay outfits. Then I created a page. On that page I started to showcase and share my Cosplay photos. Now I have a brand new Facebook Photography page that showcases my Cosplay Photos, has special Photography features, and where I promote Cosplayers, Photographers, and Artists.

On this site I will showcase the photos that I have taken of Cosplayers and their outfits. My photography hobby also includes pictures that I take when on go on outings and often shed light on many of my interests. On this page I have an example of my other photography work in my "Manistee" Album.

Check this DA page often to see new photos that I have taken of other cosplayers and even new ones of me!! You can follow my Cosplayer / Cosplay Photographer journey by reading my journals.

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2014 Cosplay / Photography Plans

1. Almacon 2014 - Feb 7th to 9th in Alma, Michigan at Alma College. Sadly I can't go to this con due to potentially bad weather and lack of funds.

2. Shutocon 2014 - April 4th to 6th in Lansing, Michigan at the Lansing Center & Radisson Hotel. I look forward to my second trip to this con. Last year I tagged in on two photoshoots. I definitely want to do more photoshoots. Their are some great locations to do them along the River Boardwalk. Cosplaying Syaoran from "Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles.

3. Jafax 19 - June 21st & 22nd in Allendale, Michigan at the beautiful Grand Valley State University campus. This will be my 4th time going to this convention. This is my favorite con and I look forward to being among the friendly crowd and wonderful Cosplayers that go to this con. Planning on Cosplaying Syaoran from Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles.

4. Youmacon 2014 - Oct 30th to Nov 2nd in Downtown Detroit Michigan at Cobo Hall and the Renaissance Center. This will be the 6th time going to this convention. It's the biggest con that I go to and I have yet to experience all that this con has to offer. I plan on Cosplaying an original Dungeon and Dragons character.


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kirbydead96 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
 if you want to take a look at my gallery I have little time here but I hope you will enjoy it n.n                                                                                                                                                                     Ribbon no Kishi
smithers456 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I will certainly give your gallery a look. :)
kirbydead96 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
thanks  :D (Big Grin) 
Azure-Dragon-Seiryu Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Ron we never met before have we? We just met and became friends on here.
smithers456 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Anthony, I doubt that we have met before but you never know. It's a small World. Ron
Azure-Dragon-Seiryu Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I'm sure it'll happen one day
Azure-Dragon-Seiryu Featured By Owner Edited Aug 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I have a question since I not sure anymore... is love and true love the same or different? In my past relationship I couldn't tell.
smithers456 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Anthony, that's quite a big question. Love for most people is different depending on a lot of things. For me I have been in Love before and had girlfriends and then things came up and I found out that it wasn't true love. Sometimes Love is just a crush or just being attracted to the other person. As for True Love I found that with my wife. We have been married for over 19 years now. :) A big difference to me is that true love is caring more for the other person than yourself, communicating well and not lying to that person, having interests that are the same and some that are different, and willing to compromise when going out and doing things together. Most important to me is that a relationship that has true love it is where their isn't one person dominating or controlling the other and truly caring for the other person. I looked for 10 years to find True Love. The amount of time wasn't important to me. What was important to me was finding a companion that I was comfortable with and someone that would like me for who I am and not try to change me. All of the above is my opinion but if you think about it their is a lot of sense to it.
Azure-Dragon-Seiryu Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Should i care about true love or not?
smithers456 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
That my friend is something that you have to figure out for yourself.
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