In it’s 7th year, Ikkicon returns to its home at the Hilton Austin. Doka gives us his take on this busy little convention.
“Dodge and Burn” (D&B) is a technique most digital retouchers employ when they intend to make the subject(s)’s skin look almost “perfect” in a portrait photograph. This is a widely used technique in the commercial world, and most likely one of the reasons why you see the models on catalogs, advertisements, magazines, and other media [...]
Cast your vote for the best Cosplay Photo of the Year!
Jay Tablante: The cosplay and advertising work actually have this symbiotic relationship for us. What I learn from one, I applied in the other. The people who I work with in the industry are the same ones in our cosplay photography endeavors. I see advertising as creativity with parameters of working within a brand. The art directors who pitch in the concept creation come from ad agencies who just want to do fun stuff on the side. They bring in the science of story-boarding, pegs, scripts, and process.
Shooting RAW or JPEG is a topic that photographers will eventually encounter along their path toward advancing their craft, and the benefits of shooting RAW is also discussed and reiterated incessantly everywhere. While learning how to use RAW to its utmost potential is an art in itself, there is an additional technique that I sometimes [...]
A man who really needs no introduction – we welcome Hexlord of Black Rabbit Photography to our team of Ambassadors.
Recently on Facebook, I followed a discussion by a cosplayer as she was considering getting business cards for herself for use at conventions. Several photographers, including myself, weighed in on various options. The connections that cards provide can definitely help in the creation, viewing, and crediting of beautiful photos (especially in convention settings including larger [...]
AnimeiCon is an up-and-coming anime convention in the Monterey area of Northern California. The city and the surrounding area has gorgeous views of the coast and is best known for Cannery Row, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and the beautiful coastal views.
It’s been an amazing year for us here and CosplayPhotographers.com and for cosplay in general. With your help, we’ve raised awareness of the cosplay community and have showcased some amazing images throughout the year. Cosplay and cosplay photography is quickly growing into a cottage industry, so we want to reward some of the amazing photographers [...]
Photo selection is a big part of my photography workflow and while every photographer has his or her own way of selecting photos for publishing, my reasons mainly revolve around time constraint and wanting to only show my best work, among many others. With that, here is a little walk-through documenting the process I take [...]