When Cosplay Photographers was first started, not long after, we knew the cosplay community wanted…needed a database of photographers. There are already plenty of sites for cosplayers to showcase their cosplays, but nothing for the cosplay photographers. At the time, we had an idea, a goal, and the passion, just not the necessary tools to make it happen. Today, that changes. Today, the Cosplay Photographers Network is born. What the Cosplay Photographers Network represents is a place for cosplayers, cosplay photographers, and cosplay videographers to find each other as well as find out which anime conventions each of them might be going to.
So how do you sign-up? It’s easy, just click Sign in with Facebook in the upper right (in the future we’ll have options to sign-in with Twitter and others) and when you’re redirected to Facebook, just click Go to App and Allow. Once that’s done, you’ll be brought back to your profile that says it is a Restricted Profile. If you’re a cosplayer, you do not need to do anything else. If you’re a photographer or videographer, click the big button that says I am a Photographer/Videographer and that will put you into a queue for one of our staff members to review. Once you’ve been approved, here are some of the things you should do to help cosplayers and others find you:
This is just phase 1 of an on-going process to build the best network for cosplay photographers and videographers. We definitely would love to hear your feedback, suggestions, or any issues you’re having. Please use our Contact form. All this would not have been possible without the blood, sweat, and tears of the ever amazing Vince Milum of Darkain Multimedia. The Cosplay Photographers Network is powered by AltaForm, custom software written by Vince. Much of the testing, roll-out, and everything else was handled by the amazing staff, Ambassadors, and Contributors of Cosplay Photographers. They toiled endlessly to help Vince make all this happen. So I wanted to take a moment and thank all the following individuals for their help: Tim Vo, Al Hayashi, Venus-Chan, Sasha-V, Ray Lum, Eric Ng, Beethy, Thomas Kuan, Adrian Ummo, Fernando Brischetto, Ger Tysk, Fokita Manga, Michael Zhang, Andy Wang, Darrell Ardita, Adam Jay, Ejen Chuang, and Airyo Kyu. And of course, thank you, the cosplay community!