PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION DAYS
SATURDAY 12th February 2022
We pay special homage to the The Witcher series this February by introducing you to two extreme cosplayers whose depiction of iconic characters is exemplary. Kiefer Rusowicz will be modelling as Geralt of Rivia and Jessica Healy will be modelling as Geralt’s true love, Yennefer. You will get an opportunity to photograph each model in studio on a half day AM or PM session.
This event is being held on Saturday 12th February 2022. Morning slots start at 9:20 AM and finish at 12:35 PM and afternoon slots start at 14:00 PM and finish at 17:15 PM .
This event will take place at AWOL Studios in Manchester where we will be using two separate studios. Free Parking on site.
The event features two professional cosplay models and there are ten places for photographers in the morning and another ten places for photographers in the afternoon. Attendees will work in groups of five with each model in turn for approximately one and half hours.
The price to attend this event per photographer is :
Register for a Place on The Witcher Session Day
MEET THE MODELS
Kiefer Rusowicz as The Witcher
Kiefer is reprising his portrayal of Geralt of Rivia the fictional character and protagonist of The Witcher Netflix series. He is a magically enhanced monster-hunter known as a “witcher”, who also possesses supernatural abilities due to his mutations.
Jessica Healy as Yennefer
Jessica Healy will be making her debut appearance for Session Days as Yennefer, a sorceress from Vengerberg, recruited by Tissaia de Vries and taken to Aretuza to study magic in the Netflix series. She is Geralt of Rivia’s true love. Jessica is an accomplished cosplay professional model.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
This event is an opportunity for you as photographer to work closely with each model. You will be working with Jessica Healy as Yennifer in a group of five photographers for an hour and a half in studio and then swapping over to work with Kiefer Rusowicz as Yennifer in a different studio. We will be using two studio spaces in the mill for classic portraiture.
Lighting equipment will be provided in each studio for use during both sets. The use of equipment is included within your admission price. On each set we will be designing a lighting setup to suit the character. Lights will either be continuous lights or studio/strobe lighting with triggers and modifiers for your use. If you require assistance using the lights provided then we will be on hand to provide expertise.
We are a COVID-19 responsible organisation and will be taking and making all necessary arrangements to observe guidelines and to ensure safety wherever possible. All attendees will be required to bring their own masks to wear if wishing to wear one.
There will be hand sanitisers on each set for your usage and anti-bacterial wipes will be required when handing over triggers for lights. You will be required to maintain safe distancing guidelines at all times and you will not be able to handle props on any set. We are also requesting all attendees to take a lateral flow test prior to attendance on either day in order to safeguard other photographers, models and organisers.
There will be no refreshment facilities for tea/coffee provided on the event, you must bring your own for safety reasons.
NEWS & VIEWS
We want to keep you up to date with what we are planning and also to get your feedback and comments. Take a look at our blog posts.
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Our Wigan Weekender was held at Leigh Spinners on 19th/20th October. We hosted 84 Photographers and 8 Models over the course of 4 sessions. We couldn’t be prouder of everyone involved. Read all about it here.
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