Check out this year’s roundup of the Best of Features for Katsucon.
Katsucon 2013 was the celebration of the convention’s 19th anniversary and their 4th year at the gorgeous Gaylord National on the Potomac River just outside of Washington, D.C. Even so, this convention marked a lot of first-time challenges for attendees and staff alike. Another convention had been booked the same weekend, and neither convention had been told about one another until two days beforehand.
Teamwork, a small word with a huge meaning for us at PSF specially when we need to attend a full weekend convention like the one we was covering a few days ago, the “Jornadas del Manga y el Anime” ( Jornadas could be translated as “seasons” or “days” ) a 4 day con at one of the very best spots in the city to shoot fully surrounded by a typical Japanese garden as you can see in the following photos
Introducing a new series of articles where we take a unique, interesting, or challenging photo and explain how it was shot – the thought process behind it, the lighting setup, or simply the story of how it came to be. For this first installment, I’ve chosen this shot of EclecticManiac as Butterfly Rarity done at Fanime [...]
Congratulations to the Winners of the CosplayPhotographers.com 2012 Cosplay Photo of the Year!
Today we are joined by Bunny Tuan, an amazing cosplay photographer. You may or may not have heard of her as she keeps a fairly low profile, but her photography is so amazing, we want to share her with the world. Her style of photography can almost be described as cinematic in look, feel and captures the essence and mood of each character resoundingly.
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 [...]
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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.