It’s the 10th anniversary of this convention in the Northwest, named for it’s cloudy weather. Staff photographer Al Lin gives us his report on Kumoricon, one of many conventions from a busy Labor Day weekend for us here at Cosplay Photographers.
PAX Prime kicked off over the 2012 Labor Day weekend, and thousands of developers, gamers, cosplayers, and general attendees swarmed the Washington State Convention Center, rendering it one of the most crowded convention I have ever been to. Being a Seattle local and missing the previous two PAX Primes, I decided to get the badge roughly one hour after the sale began, which was a lucky shot as the massive traffic literally crashed the system within hours
Dust? Water splashes? Finger prints? There are a number of things that make our camera gear a mess. In photography, the main job of any camera lens is to capture clear, crisp, and unobstructed image of the subjects in front of us. To do this, it is important to keep the exposed front and rear elements of the camera lens clean and clear.
Our Ambassador from the north, Ray Lum, recently caught up with Alodia Gosienfiao at Otakuthon 2012 in Montreal, Canada. Ray’s friend, Yume, of the cosplay group Cosmeko sits down with Alodia for a quick little interview. Alodia talks about working with photographers and gives some tips for cosplayers on how to get the best photos.
This year marked the first ever AniMegaCon in Las Vegas, Nevada. Held at the Las Vegas Hotel and Casino (formerly the Las Vegas Hilton), AniMegaCon is billed as “ The Universe’s Largest Anime Convention™ ” (with tongue held firmly in cheek). It also offered the largest money prize for a cosplay masquerade contest to date, $10,001. No official numbers have been [...]
This month’s Featured Photographer’s off-camera lighting skills will leave you seeing the light. Let’s welcome Kira Hokuten to the Featured circle.
I have always found mixed genre costumes interesting in their own right: Bunny Avengers, gender-bent PSwG, maid Naruto…you get the idea. It just so happened that my friend Lauren Abundis planned a steampunk Poison Ivy costume for herself, so of course I did not pass on the opportunity to photograph her in this awesome mix [...]
Otakon 2012 took place again this year at the Baltimore Convention Center and draws roughly 32,000 attendees. Scorching weather didn’t stop cosplayers from pulling out the best of their best stuff and neither did it stop theses amazing cosplay photographers from capturing the best of the best cosplay photos for Otakon 2012. If you like what you [...]
I spend quite a bit of time looking at cosplay photos and I’ve come to a conclusion that there are not enough nighttime cosplay photos, of which I think is a wonderful time that many cosplay photographers are missing out on to do photo shoots. Having spoken to a number of cosplay photographers, I’ve heard [...]
For the month of August 2012, Cosplay Photographers has chosen Andy Rakka, the amazing cosplay photographer! His style and approach has produced some amazing one-of-a-kind photos that resonate with everyone. Read his interview as we find out his criteria for selecting a cosplayer, where he learned his post processing skills, and more insights and thoughts on how to capture and create some of the work that qualifies him to be our monthly feature.