For weeks leading up to our camping trip, I shopped endlessly at discount clothing stores, ebay, amazon, and etsy. I found the perfect pants, blouse, jacket, boots, pin, backpack, and hair extensions at bargain prices. The only thing I needed now, was the perfect background. I waited anxiously for the weekend to arrive.
Armed with his Canon 5D Mark II, Sam and I trekked out into the rolling hills of what would be the wilderness above District 13. I must say I have never enjoyed a hike more. Feeling the weight of Katniss's braid resting on my shoulder, and seeing and hearing the wildlife around me really put me deep into The Girl on Fire's head. For a few glorious hours, I was Katniss. Hunting, hiding, and fighting. And Sam's brilliant photography caught it all on camera.
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Sam Tuthill is a press photographer for the Bronx Times Reporter in New York City. He also works as a private photographer for weddings, bar mitzvahs, family reunions, parties, and of course, cosplay events. You can see his professional portfolio on Picasa here. If you live in the New York City area, and are interested in scheduling your own photoshoot for yourself, or a group, you can contact Sam at Samsphotovideo(at)gmail(dot)com for rates and details.