So we are in possession of behind the scenes footage of the cover photoshoot. The question is, do you want to see it?
When we first saw the images, I had some concerns. Like why is her leg so exposed, or why is there this armor and not that armor, etc? The thing to keep in mind is that all images will be heavily edited. For example, Elara’s leg is out, because the photographer wanted to capture a certain line of the dress. The armor is there as a starting point. In the final shot the armor may look completely different. Three shots could be taken just to get the angle of the arms right. An so on and so on. We saw the first mock up cover and it’s so good, I squeed. And I don’t typically squee.
So Gordon and I would like to show you the video, but we have two concerns.
One, you have to civil. There are real people involved. Unedited. Not only they are both remarkably attractive, but they are doing an awesome job. It turns out, this is a lot more complicated than “stand here and look pretty.” They are professionals, but this doesn’t mean that if you start bashing their appearance their feelings won’t be hurt. So you have to stay civil.
Two, this is pulling the curtain aside and showing you a little bit how the magic happens. Some people love that. Some really don’t.
So, here is a poll. Let us know your opinion.