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I am a Seattle, WA based lifestyle fashion photographer who has Cosplay to thank for his adventure into the photography world. In addition to fashion, I also maintain Costographer as my cosplay work outlet: http://facebook.com/costographer

Gear Mania – The Things In Our Bags

Nov 21, 20135 Comments

We have all been there: obsessed with gear: the cameras, the lenses, the lights, and the miscellaneous. So to satisfy all you gearheads out there,

Five Ways to Make Money From Cosplay Photog...

Nov 14, 20137 Comments

Cosplay is awesome. It has a fun and attractive community, always full of exciting visual masterpieces that are just begging to get documented through photographic

Critique Corner – Episode 17

Nov 13, 2013No Comments

– Critics – Adam Patrick Murray » http://www.adampatrickmurray.com/ Vicky Lau » https://www.facebook.com/vivivision Al Lin » sihayashi.com Photos by photographers in their respective order: Jacob delaRosa

Aki Con 2013 Convention Coverage by Al Lin

Nov 08, 20136 Comments

After a year, Aki Con is back in full swing at its new venue, DoubleTree by Hilton Seatac Airport Hotel, a distinct difference from the

Do You Tilt?: A Brief Analysis of Dutch Ang...

Nov 06, 20132 Comments

Here is a scenario: you are walking down the hall at a convention, and suddenly, an awesome cosplay appears. What do you do? You ask

Post Processing Tutorial – Ganondorf

Aug 14, 20131 Comment

In this post processing tutorial, Al walks you through how he edited a photo of Ganondorf cosplay.

How I Shot It – Cosplay Photographers...

Jul 17, 20131 Comment

Cosplay Photographers photo-booth shooting experience at Anime Expo 2013 and how one photographer goes about shooting cosplay on a thunder gray backdrop set.

Cosplay Photography at 85mm

Jun 11, 2013No Comments

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.

Speed Edit – A Quick Look

Apr 15, 2013No Comments

It is to no one’s wonder that post-processing is a big part of my photography workflow, and for the most part I spend roughly 20-30

Cosplay Photography At 50mm

Apr 11, 201334 Comments

Let’s face it: serious photography requires serious cash, but that goes with every kind of hobby, cosplay included. But for every hobby, there are always