Friday, September 5, 2008

Con Photo Philosophy

For now, I will call it a "Philosophy."

Out of the 1,000 pictures that I took at Sac-Anime last weekend, the majority of those really weren't cosplayers - they were hallway shots, pictures of the dealers room, the staff trying to ready the stage for the Masquerade. Pictures that aren't people, but of the con itself.

I think of it as being the eyes of the con and that people want to see more than just the cosplayers; they want to see what's going on at the con, who's doing what and how everything is.

And a ton of those shots are blurry, grainy, unfocused, and not "perfect," unlike most "professional" cosplay photos that have nice lighting, focus, and exposure. The quality of the pictures is like the reality of any con - you would think it would be perfect, but it's grainy and grinding and not so "perfect" (but at the end of day everyone is happy).

I like my style of con photography. Not just the cosplayers, but everything else.

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