The Lost Woods is the first in the series of still photography cosplay photo sets by The Zelda Project. Spanning 4 days, the team drove more than 1425 miles round trip, shot over 1000 photos in Northern California's Coastal Redwoods, and woke up at 4AM every morning in order to catch the fog at sunrise. Once the photos were developed, they went under post processing, adding visual effects as a final touch to realize the concept of an enchanted ancient forest.
This final location was the prime spot that we chose to shoot at. You'll see why! This was the very meat of the shoot, and how we wish to go back here again. It was like being in Jurassic Park, or Star Wars, or HYRULE!
Hope you enjoy this behind-the-scenes look of our journey to create the 11 final photos that made the cut. It was hard work, and at times very difficult, but in the end the photoshoot yielded rewards that we have been proud of.
Link Model: Anthony Beaston "Lune" Saria Model: Alondra Costume: Made by Sarah Quillian Photography: IndigoVerse Makeup/Special FX: Joellen Elam Prosthetics/Special FX: Dasha Bolotina Visual Effects: Julia Starr Assistant Photographer/Lighting: Aimee Assistant Camera: Evan James Location: California Coastal Redwoods