Our June photographer comes from down under but has made quite a name for himself in the international cosplay community with his bold, saturated colors and signature photo tilt. We sat down with Andy Wana of Sydney, Australia, to talk about his photo philosophy and how he got started in cosplay photography.
The Midwest’s biggest Japanese culture convention, Anime Central, had another great run this year at the Rosemont Convention Center just outside of Chicago. With amazing guests and even more amazing cosplay, here’s a look at what Anime Central 2013 had to offer.
In portrait and fashion photography, 85mm is probably my most used focal length when compression and the subject are the primary foci of the photographs. While some may shy away from such focal length at cosplay conventions due to limited shooting space, 85mm actually brings many benefits for such settings and is definitely worth considering for photographers at all levels.
This episode of Critique Corner is moderated by Tim Vo with guest reviewers, Beethy, Ray Lum, and Martin Huang. Today we’ll cover a Mononoke Hime photo and a Wizardmon photo by Erling Miranda as well as an anonymous photo submission of Kirino.
Big Wow ComicFest might be small in size, but it still manages to draw some big names. The Bui fills us in on the sights and sounds of this quickly growing convention.
We at Cosplay Photographers are very proud to announce the latest photographer to join our family as one of our Ambassadors. It is none other than the very talented Pugoffka-Sama aka Elena Kucheruk from the Ukraine. Not only is she a photographer, but she’s also a cosplayer. Her images are absolutely stunning and her talent endless and we are incredibly honored to have her join us.
Chalked full of sample photos with detailed setup analysis including camera settings, this video is a much watch for cosplay photographers who struggle with getting excellent ambient lighting and shooting in challenging lighting conditions.
In the course of 17 weeks, I and 30 other UC Davis students from the Davis Anime Club (DAC) created DAiCon while studying for classes, midterms, and finals. Not only did we have to plan out the convention, but also had to fundraise enough money to pay for the convention. DAiCon essentially came out of our pockets and let me tell you, these expenses were not small! School policies also did not make things easier.
When stepping into the cosplay World and start taking cosplay photography, I started taking photos with my DSLR around conventions with my fellow collegemates who were cosplayers too. Alice by AkihikoI started to know a few cosplayers around and took photos for them.
At Anime Los Angeles, Tim Vo, The Bui, and Sushi Monster sat down for a panel discussion regarding tips and tricks on photography at hotels and conventions.