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The Journey Beyond

Cosplay photography brings together the passion of a cosplay artist with the vision of a photographer. We invite you, the cosplay and photography fans to take part as a backer in a project that takes cosplay photography to new heights.

Share in our road trip adventure to discover new shoot locations where we will create cosplay magic through exclusive video content and blog updates of our adventure. A group of international photographer friends who met through their passion and talents in cosplay photography will unite for the first time to embark of a photographic journey through California. 

With ideas aplenty and cosplayers in tow, BigWhiteBazooka, BGZ studios, Beethy and Darshelle Stevens will combine powers and collaborate on an epic shoot.

About us

How you can be a part of this project

Photographic skill is as important an element in creating a cosplay image as the costume and its maker, in the same way that a fashion photographer uses models and designers or a still-life painter uses paint and objects. With your donation our shoots will benefit from higher production values, and characters can be brought to life against exotic backdrops. Back our talents and help make cosplaying and cosplay photography recognized as a serious creative endeavor resulting in quality visual spectacles. Pledging $10 or more will earn you one to keep. All backers will have the chance to meet us in person at the Blizzcon convention in Anaheim.

We will keep you all posted regularly through fresh and fun content in the form of videos, vlogs, teaser images and behind the scenes from day one. 

Rewards

 PLEASE NOTE: A Blizzcon 2014 badge is REQUIRED to get into Blizzcon and the convention center. We will be holding the workshop outside - not inside of the convention center. This $100 does *NOT* give you access to Blizzcon or the convention center in any way. Thank you for understanding!

How the money will be used:

All donations will be used for accommodation, travel expenses and the cost of all rewards.

F.A.Q

A question that has been brought up shortly after we launched is if people who select any print reward will be able to select photos of only one cosplayer. We will survey every print reward to ensure every backer gets what they want. 

DISCLAIMER: We are *NOT* associated with Blizzard or Blizzcon in any way. We are not being sponsored by Blizzard or Blizzcon in any way. For rules and regulation about Blizzcon, please go to www.blizzcon.com 

Risks and challenges

The risks for the rewards in this project are realistically incredibly low. Everyone involved with this project is excited to deliver on every promise made.

One of the challenges we'll face will be the large amount of photos all of us need to process. We're confident this won't be an issue at all since we've planned well ahead of time to get the photos from this project out as fast as we possibly can.

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    Thanks for your support! All contributions are appreciated.
    We'll give you a shout out on the Journey Beyond Facebook page.

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    [GET A SPECIALIZED POSTCARD] from our event + meetup at Blizzcon 2014 for a personal thanks!] This postcard will have an exclusive picture taken from our event.
    (Time to be decided on tour and scheduled via Facebook page updates)

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    [5x8 PRINT] Get an exclusive 5x8 print from the project printed on Fuji Pearl high quality print paper

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    [UNIQUE ONE OF A KIND POLAROID] snapshot of cosplayer of our choice from our
    support group while on the journey.
    We will be capturing unique, one-of-a-kind slides (4x5 negative slide negatives) from the convention and the field.
    + $10 International

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    ["JOURNEY" T-SHIRT] Get the "JOURNEY" branded T-shirt - Male/Female sizes available.

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    ["JOURNEY" 2015 CALENDAR] We will be making an exclusive 2015 calendar with pictures from each photographer

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    [CUSTOM IPHONE 4/4s, 5/5s, 6 or 6 Plus or SAMSUNG GALAXY s3, s4 or s5 CASE] Get a customized rubberized 4-sided case with your choice of a picture printed on it from our Journey!

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    ["ALL4-1"PRINTS BUNDLED MIXED PACKAGE]
    Get 1 of each photographer's personal favorite photograph(4 total) from the whole trip! 11x17 color poster size *Retail price $15 per print*

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    [BEETHY PRINTS PACKAGE] This package will include 4 exclusive prints photographed and hand-picked by Beethy from our project. *Retail price $15 per print*

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    [BGZ Prints Package] This package will include 4 exclusive prints photographed and hand-picked by BGZ Studios from our project. *Retail price $15 per print*

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    [BIGWHITEBAZOOKA PRINTS PACKAGE] This package will include 4 exclusive prints photographed and hand-picked by Eric from our project. *Retail price $15 per print*

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    [DARSHELLE PRINTS PACKAGE] This package will include 4 exclusive prints photographed and hand-picked by Darshelle from our project. *Retail price $15 per print*

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    [EDITING LIVESTREAM+ Q&A]
    Have you ever been interested in seeing Beethy, BGZ Studios, Darshelle or BigWhiteBazooka edit live from start to finish? During a full 1-day private livestream, each of us will edit 1 of our pictures to our tastes and style while we take Q&A during the process.

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    [1 ON 1 PORTFOLIO TUTORIAL] Here is your chance to get honest/real opinions and tips from all 4 of us on your portfolio and website. Join us via Google+ Hangout for a 1 hour personal coaching on creating reach via social networking, getting your work seen and portfolio etiquette. (For models/cosplayers AND photographers!)

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    [BLIZZCON LIVE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP] Want to see Ben, Darrell, Darshelle and Eric work LIVE? Come join our Blizzcon workshop as we show you how to create stunning imagery at conventions! LYZ BRICKLEY will be our model during the workshop and she brings over a decade of modeling experience with her. Come learn to learn, ask questions and have fun! (1hr long)

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    ["I LIKE THEM BIG" 20x30 METAL MOUNTED PRINT] Your choice of any photo from the journey is printed on industrial transfer sheets.
    The photo sheet is then pressed to metal at 400 degrees using specialized machines. This transforms the ink into gas and transfers the photo 'into' the metal.

    The finished product is a beautiful & seamless metal print with deep vibrant colors ready to hang on your wall

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Funding period

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