I have moved to Raleigh so now Animazement is officially my home convention. I will be around taking photos Friday – Sunday. I’m waiting to hear back from the press team so I don’t know if I’ll be shooting on behalf of my site or another. Either way, I’ll be passing out the appropriate business cards at the convention!
If you are interested in a (free!) private photoshoot send a message to onigiristills at gmail dot com.
Please include times you are available, the character you are cosplaying (so I can come up with some ideas), any particular shots you are interested in, and a way to reach you. I will be reachable via the above email address the weekend of the con. (Hooray for smart phones!!!)
I hope to see you there!
Wow, what a fun con! Photos are here! I was totally lazy and hung out with my friends most of the time since I’m not going to Katsu, but I did photograph a few favorite costumes and the masquerade. You all did an amazing job!
I will be at Ichibancon in Charlotte, NC January 7-9.
I will not arrive at the convention until late Friday as I will be working, but I will be there that night, all day Saturday, and Sunday morning.
I hope to see you there!
There is a long time between conventions, so someone asked me what I take pictures of between cons.
A: Mostly, my dog and food I am excited to eat.
“Maybe if I hide she’ll forget to clean my ears!”
Don’t you just love the smell of baking gingersnaps?
This morning I woke at 6:23 because I do not deal with time changes gracefully. When I checked the time on my phone I received a notice which reminded me of a funny cosplay story.
Continue reading A Silly Cosplay Story
All of the private shoots are now finished.
Advent Children (Kadaj)
You will notice that I didn’t watermark the images from the private shoots. That’s because I know all of you will credit me (for your convenience my cosplay.com ID is 110763). Thanks so much for taking the time to pose outdoors despite the cold. I had a great time & hope to photograph all of you in the future. Thanks again!
Shooting masquerades is hard! So here I am sharing the weakest part of any convention photography coverage. But everyone who participates in the stage show puts themselves on the line so I can do the same!
I try SO HARD to get a clear photo of everyone but there are always a couple of people I don’t have a good shot of. During a masque you have no time to check your LCD to see how photos are turning out. You just put your shutter on burst mode, open the aperture up wide, hold your breath (to reduce camera shake – it has the amusing side effect of leaving you dizzy by the end of the show), and hope for the best. To give you an idea of just how rough masquerades are I only posted 71/434 photos!
To everyone who is left out of the photoset, I apologize. The skits were really fun and you’re all incredibly talented. Thanks for a great show, everyone!!
Sunday’s photos are up!
I’ve been playing around with the most efficient way to preserve image quality. In short, the answer is there IS no efficient way. All of the bulk image re-sizers I’ve used have really reduced image quality so I’m resizing the images one by one in my photo editing software (GIMP, if you’re curious). It’s a tedious process, but I think the difference in quality is worth it. I appreciate everyone’s patience while I try to achieve a balance between speed and quality. :3
Saturday’s general hall cosplay is up!
Check it out, or face the consequences:
Now, off to bed for me!
General hall cosplay photos from Friday, Nov. 5 are up.
Images are 750×503 because I find this to be a good resolution to get detail for personal photo use, but when resized by most websites the photo retains much of its integrity. When you view the image in gallery it is not automatically full resolution. To get the high quality image click the image again (it will open up on a transparent background). Then simply right-click and select “save image as . . .”
You will notice there are not many – a series of unfortunate events kept me from arriving at the con on time (& kept me preoccupied while I was there) so I apologize for missing the opportunity to photograph so many costumes. But I would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to everyone who did stop for a picture!