Yenra Photography

Yenra covers the convergence of inner and outer beauty, which happen so often in moments of timelessness when community is at play at faire, festivals, and cons.

New: Mydia, a Feol Viera from Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings

Anemone from Eureka Seven

Anemone from Eureka Seven

Anemone from Eureka Seven Cosplay

My First Vlog: Everything is Nathan Fillion

Turn Down for What Cosplay Dance Video

Dark Horse Otakon Cosplay Lipdub

Sheryl Nome Cosplay - Macross Frontier

Dansu to Pantsu as AKB0048 in Baltimore

AKB in Baltimore

Cosplay Star Dance playing around before practice on Otakon Thursday

Pajama Sam Cosplay

Pajama Sam Cosplay

Cosplay Posing Tips - Photography at Cons - Ten tips for posing at cons and working with Yenra Photography in particular.

Magical Maid Transformation - My Cup of Tea

Recent Event Albums

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Tekko 2014 Cosplay Music Video

Tekko 2014 Cosplay Music Video

MAGFest 2014 Cosplay Music Video

Getting back into doing video at cons.

MAGFest 2014 Cosplay Music Video

The Art of Cosplay Photography - Interview with Nerd Caliber

Anime USA 2013

Anime USA 2013

Otakon 2013

Otakon 2013

New

Madam Red from Black Butler at Katsucon 2013

Jolteon and Glaceon

Pokemon Bollywood

Bollywood Pokemon

Bollywood Pokemon

ValNika's Maryland Faerie Festival 2013 VLog

One of my favorite days of a great year.

Batman Serafuku

Batman Serafuku

Katniss Everdeen cosplay at Katsucon 2013

Katniss cosplay at Katsucon 2013

Bleach photoshoot at Nekocon 2013

Bleach photoshoot at Nekocon 2013

Steam Powered Giraffe Cosplay

Steam Powered Giraffe Cosplay

Ken Morrill - Life on the Internet

Video from back in the day.

Ken Morrill - Life on the Internet

Derpy Hooves Cosplay

Derpy Hooves Cosplay

Doctor Who and Amy Pond

Doctor Who and Amy Pond

Anime Mid-Atlantic 2013

Anime Mid-Atlantic 2013

My Little Pony Gala Gowns

My Little Pony Gala Gowns

Animazement 2013

Animazement 2013

Nekocon 2012

Nekocon 2012

Bricks and Stone

Bricks and Stone

Gorgeous in August

Gorgeous in August

July Tracks

July Tracks

Eye Reflection

Eye Reflection
I'm so happy with the eye reflections we were able to capture last weekend.

 

Tip: What is a model reset?

Closed Eyes
A model reset is a way of relaxing your face for a photo

 

Yenra Photography reaches 2000 likes on Facebook

Yenra Photography's page on Facebook has reached 2,000 likes.

Yenra Photography reached 2,000 likes on Facebook
Yenra Photography reached 2,000 likes on Facebook

Honored by Chiara Scuro's first Pay it Forward Friday

"My first Pay it forward, goes to Yenra Photography. Ken is fantastic to work with & is one of the photographers I've worked with who is completely committed to & in love with the art of photography, & it shows in his work. He is nothing but graceful, kind & thankful to the models & the events he works with. Shooting with him has always been amazing & I've never met a photographer who has expressed so much joy in getting to do what he does. I'm always looking forward to working with Ken & he always provides cosplayers & the cosplay community with beautiful photos ♥ Check him out, give him a "like". I promise you won't be disappointed." -- Chiara Scuro's post on Facebook

Covering events boosts Facebook page traffic and reach

Fairy Festival Boost
Covering the May Day Fairie Festival at Spoutwood Farm gave a nice boost in usage to Yenra Photography on Facebook - the place where I post first preview pics after an event

It was a wonderful experience to be serve as an official photographer at Spoutwood - I took over four thousand photos of as many wonderful people as I could - yet that was still only a fraction of how great it was.

Cosplay at Katsucon

Sakura Matsuri in Washington, DC

Sakura Matsuri falling cherry blossoms
Falling cherry blossoms at Sakura Matsuri
Sakura Matsuri cosplay
Sakura Matsuri cosplay
Sakura Matsuri cosplay
Sakura Matsuri cosplay

Cosplay Articles

Depth in photography means talking about character and costume construction before the photo part. Then to research, reflect, and write. So the pictures don't stand alone, but be in the context of story, meaning.

Beauty is always inner first, never outer only

Beauty is a blend of symmetry and difference which may be disrupted by imposing uniformity in post processing. Also, beauty is not as much seen by the eye as felt by the heart. To convey it requires sensitivity to and reverence for the whole person, most of all the mind. Therefore conversation is the best beginning for a photoshoot. To be only superficial caps the flow which wants to happen when a person's limitless depth of thought and emotion converges with an already attractive exterior - this is the moment when I press the shutter. My post processing is an act of memory as I travel back to the timeless moment when I beheld that convergence, the glimmer of inner and outer beauty in unity, and that is my photography.