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I'm trying to convince a friend to join this. At the very least, I intend to show up as Russell from Up.
Progress on Scar delayed by graduation. But in the worst case scenario if I don't have Scar ready, I'll just go with Gluttony or maybe get a wig and go as Sloth. :D
I've started a series of YouTube videos to help both cosplayers and photographers with improving their photo shoots and convention experience. This series is intended to contribute and make our wonderful fandom and cosplayer community a better place. If you have any suggestions for extra topics, please let me know. This thread will be updated as I add new videos.

+Props enhance your hands in cosplay photos ~
+How to hold a cosplay sword ~
+How to hold a cosplay gun ~
+Cosplay chin posing basics ~
+Should you bring a friend to your cosplay shoot? ~
+Confidence is key in posing ~
+Showing up on time or early ~
+Cosplay emergency kit to save your photo shoot ~
+Loki cosplay posing for dual knife combat ~
+Cosplay fitness tip, stop drinking calories ~
+Discuss your boundaries with your cosplay photographer ~

+What is aperture? ~
+What is camera ISO? ~
+Best way to hold a camera in vertical position ~
+Showing up early to scout ~
+Cosplay emergency kit to save your photo shoot ~
+Photographing the dual knife combat Loki ~

+Rescue your convention experience with transit schedules ~
+How to handle con crunch ~
+Cosplay wig alternatives ~
+Should you try cosplay? ~
+What are cosplay gatherings? ~
+How to identify poison oak (hiking in California) ~
+Interacting gets the most out of conventions ~

+Fanime's Dojo and all night boffer battlefield! ~
+VampyBitMe is Fanime guest of honor! ~
+Free arcades at Fanime 2018? ~
+Fanime dance workshops coming soon! ~
+Fanime cosplay gathering subs end May 1! ~

*NOTE: My channel name is currently stuck in the old fitness/cycling moniker. It will change soon to reflect the cosplay and fandom theme of the channel!
Quote from: rawien on April 16, 2018, 03:58:44 PM
$20 sounds like a pretty good deal to me...

I agree. ;D It's fulfilling to be able to offer quality shots at an affordable range.

Quote from: InsaneDavid on April 16, 2018, 10:45:57 AM
Just wanted to say - good on you!  I think a lot of us have had someone take a ton of pictures of a cosplay, look forward to seeing the pictures of a specific pose or setup, then later only one picture is actually uploaded and it's not the one you were looking forward to.

It's something that I know many photographers would prefer to have control over, especially if it turns out they disagree with edit choices made by someone else. And quite understandable. It's a perspective based on the belief that the photograph is a piece of art created by the photographer, from first exposure through edits to final delivery.

My own perspective is that I do create those pieces of art on the selected favorites by editing them. Then, if there's so many leftover photos, and if giving them over to the subject makes them happy, it doesn't matter to me what edits someone else makes. Also, my news experience means doing everything possible to get a publishable photo right out of camera, and having no problem if a shot is shared without a few extra enhancements from editing.
Yes, the digital negatives are the unedited photo files. I'm fine with cosplayers having the originals and doing their own edits and posting, since they're from their shoot.
Glad to know this one is happening again! My friend is working on Winry and I'm working on Scar.
My friend is working on FF7 Tifa, and I'm working on Barret. It'll be awesome to be there!
I'm excited to attend Fanime, which will be my third year. I'm offering my photography skills to anyone looking for a photographer and taking bookings. My hope is that my decade of fashion, editorial, and advertising experience will be of use to you in photographing your awesome costumes!

Hotel and Facilities / Re: First Fanime Hotel Help
November 20, 2017, 01:37:48 PM
Quote from: Lady Komainu on September 19, 2017, 11:14:06 PM
I guess it was bad for me to think 8 months out would be enough time to reserve a room haha.

If you haven't grabbed your Fanime tickets, get them now. The sooner you get your tickets, the higher in priority you are for getting those special Fanime reservations. Also, the rates are special for Fanime, much lower than the typical rates. If you're low in priority, you'll have to get rooms much further away than the higher priority (for example, I waited until December to get my tickets, then had to get a hotel room 3 miles away from the convention).

Tip from a fan of the artist alley:
Have a small panel/board with your calling card info on it. People at the artist alley run out of calling cards quickly, so it's better to have an easy-to-spot backup (or an extra huge stack of cards) than to run out of cards and leave fans without a quick way of getting your contact for future purchases.
Way excited for this gathering! I'm going to go as Wind Waker Ganondorf.

I'm also going to upload a gallery of my gathering photos and will share them shortly.
JC52236: Your idea with the wordpress listing of your merchandise is absolutely brilliant!!!

DankLordPopo: Dude I'm in a similar boat as you, wanting to check out retro gaming items. Best advice, show up early to the swap meet and scour specifically for what you want. There are amazing finds and deals, but those vanish within the first 30 minutes.
The areas that sound most interesting are the marketing and platform building. It's so easy to write something, and even easier to publish, but once that's done, how does a non-business savvy writer type manage to effectively promote that work?

I'm looking forward to checking out your group's panels in '18!
My walkabout shots are being posted here:

Most have been posted, but I have a few more walkabouts, and a bunch from the Nintendo gathering yet to post.
Not cosplaying anything Evangelion, but I soooo totally want one of those amazing buttons. *starry eyed*
Quote from: Nemuren on May 26, 2016, 02:41:57 PM
Not 100% sure, but I may be dropping by as TP Ganondorf.
That would be so awesome! I've been a fan of your Ganondorf cosplay since I saw the photo in a cosplay photography tutorial. Friggen awesome work!!!
Update--The following times have been booked:
Friday: Midnight, 12:30am, 1am, 1:30am, 4:30pm
Saturday: 10:30am
Sunday: 10:30am
Monday: 11am, 11:30am

Good News Update--The following times have been opened:
Friday: 8pm, 8:30pm, 9pm, 9:30pm
Sunday: 9am, 9:30am
Monday: 10:30am, 2pm, 2:30pm, 3pm, 3:30pm

Quote from: gary925 on May 25, 2016, 10:17:39 PM
Quote from: mulrune on May 25, 2016, 12:08:43 PM
Tentatively looks like I might (50% sure I can make it) be able to be there as Wind Waker Ganondorf. :D
Hopefully you can make it. :D

All looks good on being able to make it! :D :D :D I'm looking forward to meeting everyone on Saturday!
Quote from: MonadoLink on May 25, 2016, 12:27:55 PM
Nice! We always need Wind Waker cosplay!
It would definitely be fun to see more Toon Link representation! :D

And all looks good for my being able to make it!