>insane demands from cosplayers, more so than an actual paid shoot>lack of effort from the same cosplayers to shoot on a day that isn't a con.>cosplayer can't be bothered to watch a few youtube tutorials on how to pose.>thinks posing like a scene from an anime is the same as posing for a real life photo>will book multiple photographers for the same outfit on the same day for reasons???>will post private conversations from (you) in their cosplay group chats>will facetune any image you take>will suddenly want to shoot with you if you have any form of clout from bigger cosplayersWhile I still enjoy it, I mostly now just shoot for friends/less popular cosplayers. A few of us photographers actually do have our own group chats, and its pretty civil and we don't really shit talk other models, we actually hype eachother up. The cosplay chats i've seen though are pretty fucking vicious. Any other photographers want to chime in on their experiences?
>>10844821>cosplayer can't be bothered to watch a few youtube tutorials on how to pose.Learn to give direction. Any good photographer should be able to do this when a model runs out of pose ideas>will book multiple photographers for the same outfit on the same day for reasons???Don’t be so jealous. More photos=more social media content for a cosplayer. Or who knows, maybe they think your portfolio is all over the place and don’t want to risk getting nothing but shit photos from you? >will post private conversations from (you) in their cosplay group chatsIf you aren’t being a creep, what’s the issue?>will facetune any image you takeLearn how to edit your photos and they won’t do that
>>10844827>Learn to give direction. Any good photographer should be able to do this when a model runs out of pose ideasIf you plan on doing any form of modeling (and yes cosplay photography is a form of modelling) you need to learn how to pose, the only time a photographer is giving direction is to fix small corrections in your posing. models should come prepared with a list of ideas of what they want and the photographer is there to help you create those ideas.>Don’t be so jealous. More photos=more social media content for a cosplayer.I'm not even going to touch this one, but this would never pass in any other community but for some reason its an ok thing to do in the cosplay community.>If you aren’t being a creep, what’s the issue?Correct, but I don't like having my cold calls posted in group chats those tend to be personalized to the cosplayer/model i'm reaching out too and take alot of energy to write up.>Learn how to edit your photos and they won’t do thatbig eyeroll
It's pretty fun if you're selective with who you're willing to work with. Haven't had a terrible experience yet but I'm sure it'll come up as I hit up more conventions.
>>10844821>>will post private conversations from (you) in their cosplay group chatsExclusively shoot men and you can mostly avoid this.
>>10844830Not that anon but It's honestly hit or miss. Some people will just flake on you. It's best to just move on when they flake and find something else to do unless you're a good friend of theirs and don't mind waiting/rescheduling. Most of my friends are good about it though.Best to just do it as a self-fulfillment exercise and not for clout or efame. It's a lot easier and simpler that way.
>>10844821>will facetune any image you takeWhen it comes to online cosplay pics everyone will just assume you do it so you better fucking do a subtle/believable shoop or people will think you are uglier irl than your un-tuned photo.
>>10844833Social media has ruined the human species
>>10844828>If you plan on doing any form of modeling (and yes cosplay photography is a form of modelling)Pretty shit take. Come back when you've at least shot weddings or normie boudoir.
>>10844828models don't pose themselves, are you retarded?
>>10844884Clearly never worked with professional models before. >>10844870>assuming I haven't.Whos photos are you jerking off to in the threads below
>>10844914they literally don't real actual models are supposed to represent the company they're modeling for, so the photographer is the one directing the posing. cosplayers aren't pro models though, so that's probably why you're confused. even if you're a pro photographer for normies, you need to be able to direct poses or you will get no business.
A big red flag for cosplay photography is a guy who shoots mainly women or only women. It means that their “photography” is mostly fap material.
>>10844919Nice try half my content is men.Don't be mad though if 90 percent of models are women. Women are more likely to model for men.Male models are unicorns.
>>10844921>>10844914Is something wrong with you? Can you stop responding like people are talking to you?
Your thread reeks of red flags. You’re just showing everyone that you’ve never been to photography school and call yourself a pro when you’re just an amateur. I hate this type of photogs and sadly they’re an epidemic in the cosplay community since real photographers can’t be arsed to spend time on us. Real photographers knows how to pose their models. They learn it in their degree. They also know how to edit because what kind of photogs gives up their raws? (Although I’ve had photogs edit me in a way that looks nothing like me and I wish I’d just had the damn raws myself). If cosplayers book more than one photogs when its their first time shooting with that photog you can’t blame them. Some are truly shit and won’t be able to produce a good photo. This shit is why I never pay for a cosplay photog here and only grab shoots here and there from the hallway photogs, my money won’t be spent on shitty half arsed work. Praying for an actually good photog I would pay to pop into my existing local scene desu.
>>10844821Sorry OP but you just sound like an entitled cunt, especially if someone is paying you for a shoot. Do some free ones instead and then people won't blame you for not helping them get good poses/shots, it'll be on them (and besides, you should be helping them out and working with it to avoid that?)
>>10844947Buying 50 dollar cosplays from China to dance infront of a cellphone for (((content))) doesn't make you a real cosplayer.But you seem to misunderstand. You imply that I don't know how to edit. But you think it's perfectly acceptable to alter the features of your face to thirstrap some moids into paying 10.99 a month? I haven't done cosplay shoot in 4 months. Too busy shooting thirst trap content that actually pays. But I have a strong portfolio and get hit up from cosplayers weekly. Not all cosplayers are bad. I'm like the tripfag above. It's good until you run into a bad one. Then it sours you. >>10844963Nope if it was a paid shoot I wouldnt be moaning. These are cosplayers reaching out to me with their ideas and as an artist I wanna follow through and create something together but it always seems less like a collab and more like free paid work.
>>10844978no one wants to pay a literally who with no talent.
>>10844821>most good cosplayers are super self conscious and just need me to reassure them>My wife really helps calm down the women, especially first timers, who are nervous>If one of the sluts make my dick twitch I'll make her an offer>More often then not I can just give them drugs and/or booze and then we can take spicey pictures >Make sure they're on tape signing a consent agreement that they want to have sex with me>Wife joins in sometimes>Make money from the women I fuck or my wife bonesLife is good as a photographer. Only problem is other photographers on my scene are super jealous of me. Little faggots are butthurt they don't have rizz (or they're dykes, same difference)
>>10844997nice larp coomer
>>10845000What the fuck is larp? And I'm not a coomer, I'm a actually 45 so I'm technically a gen x.
>>10844828>If you plan on doing any form of modeling (and yes cosplay photography is a form of modelling) you need to learn how to poseBullshit. You don’t need to be a pro model to book a shoot. That’s fucking ridiculous.>the only time a photographer is giving direction is to fix small correctionsSorry you’re such a bad photographer that you have no idea how to work collaboratively with clients >this would never pass in any other communityWhat the absolute shit are you talking about here? It’s a photoshoot you weirdo>big eyerollI’m serious about the editing dude. You aren’t as good as you think you are. I have literally NEVER had a cosplayer edit my photos further after returning them. It might help you to ask them directly what kind of editing they want for their photos. That’ll give you an idea of what people want
>>10845012>assuming its ok to make your eyes huge, and chop your face in half to appease coomers for followers Keep larping as the photographer you think you are anon
>>10845002Is this bait or do you really not speak 4chanese?
>>10845015>assuming its ok to make your eyes huge, and chop your face in half to appease coomers for followersAre you high? Wtf are you on rn nonnie?
>>10845017not a good example, but extreme facetuning like this.
>>10845018Maybe stop clout chasing clout chasers who have body dysmorohia
>>10845019i'm not going to be the one to say it, but yes 90% of cosplayers are clout chasers hence the last point on my post.
>>10845021Lol are you based on the west coast or something? Because that has not been my experience
>>10845022ding ding ding. The midwest cosplayers I do regular work with are actually the most legit chill people ever and I fly out to them to work cause its always alot of fun. I think anon's are finally starting to understand.
>>10845025Lmao yup I’m from the Midwest. The attitudes and general vibe are very different
>>10844978You make a lot of assumptions about me as well. I take pride in my cosplays each one of the cost me about 200-500$ because I love accuracy. I also don’t “dance in front of a phone” because cosplay is a hobby for me not a livelihood.Also, I never edit my own pics and I don’t sell contents. I’d rather be “unpopular” online because I don’t alter my features than be a disappointing sight irl. I get a lot of attention at cons for the quality of my cosplays when you look at them irl and thats good enough for meThe point of wanting actually good photogs is to have a chance to capture what the cosplay really looks like, instead of some shitty shot that can’t even capture it’s beauty properly. Anyway you keep rambling about having a strong portfolio and Ik you probably dont wanna expose yourself but it’d be nice to see some proof to back you up
>>10845114youll never get any proof from any of these larpers.i actually know one of the "photogs" from socal who used to do cosplay photography until his gf dumped him and outed him for being a weird pedo.i see him post here from time to time talking a big game about how he was an ex-pro when in reality his work is mid and hes never been paid for a photo in his life outside of a handful of clueless cosplayers who didnt know any better.
>>10845123he cant be a groomer because females wont talk to him, regardless of age. hes safe in that way. until he finally snaps and actually rapes someone
>>10845127not even the point.point was take whatever people calling themselves established photogs here say with a large grain of salt. shocker most of them are full of shit. also this is 4chan.as far as pedo fucker goes he hasnt acted on it yet, just on multiple occasions has let people know that is his preference after hes had a few drinks
>>10845123Getting paid doesn’t mean you're a pro??? A lot of photogs in my area call themselves pros when they aren't actually pros at all. And they get paid because they consistently advertise being open for bookings at conventions and request payment upfront
>>10845144so charging some genshit to take a picture of her cosplay with a shitty iphone 6 camera and a ringlight 10 bucks makes me a pro?if you still say yes i think that makes you a retard and me still not a pro
>>10845147I think you're the pedo photog and are just spamming this nonsense to change the subject
>>10845144Dude literally ANYONE can request payment upfront for ANYTHING. Doesn’t make them a pro. Ever heard of scams? Ever heard of people with a high delusional ego? No forreal with the scam exemple, you know of this popular Times Square Scam? A person in a mascot suit approach you and incites you to take pictures with them. You do, on your own phone, then they harass you for payment. Does that make them a pro mascot? No they’re literally a retard who bought a suit and harass people to make ends meet. Shitty photogs who get paid are retards who never went to photog school and claim to be good from experience even tho their photos are still shit after 5 years.Also whoever first mentioned there being an active pedo, fucking expose them
>>10845153My god someone is really butthurt. Do you wanna be a professional shit-eater? I’ll pay you.
>>10845153amateurs can still get paid, retard.
>>10844821I had no idea I’d have to learn to pose before hiring a photographer. I thought it’d be like Christmas family photos or wedding photos or school photos lol. Thanks for the heads up I’ve always wanted to hire a photographer but haven’t yet
>>10845159you're conflating skill with profession. an amateur who sucks at photos can still conduct themselves as a professional and take money from idiots like you do.
>>10845159So amateur football players don’t get paid?
>>10845162anon is just a moron and doesn't know shit about photography.
>>10845159What’s next? Professional blood donators because they get paid? Professional 15 yo babysitter on her first gig because she gets paid? Oh but since you think so many cosplayers are amateurs, shouldn’t you call that 20$ shein sailor outfit ethot a professional because she gets paid?
All this back and forth nonsense about the definition of pro just to stop a nasty pedo from being outednever change 4chan
>>10845162Yes? Do amateurs get paid where you live?
>>10845120Is he the one who got kicked out of ALA?If so, it was time. His actions needed to catch up with him. But there are too many photogs who creep on minors, so I could be thinking of someone else.>>10845125You're still a groomer if you act like a groomer, even if parts of the community rightfully shun you.
>>10845167Right like why is this dude so hellbent on pro common WE NEED THE FUCKING PEDO OUTTED
>>10845168do you not live in the US?
>>10845157Good ones will help you pose and handle the rest of the shits but they're rare and you really want to prep as much as possible since most cosplay photogs are amateurs looking to practice or have wildly overinflated estimates of their own skill level.
>>10845191I do and amateurs dont get paid. Are you talking about NCAA D1 atheletes? They’re pro now. That was the whole argument against it.
>>10845120why the fuck would i post photos so that i get outed? My girlfriend is a cosplayer im not stupid to never get future work for the few good cosplayers that actually exist.
>>10845157You don't have to learn how to pose, who im complaining about are career cosplayers who spam photographers for collabs, show up and put minimal effort. A collab is suppose to benefit both parties. Not a cosplayer clout chasing a popular pro photog for free photos to seem more legit. What annoys me here is i've obviously triggered cosplayers who love to take but never to give. If you don't know how to pose explain that to your photographer and he will gladly help you. There are plenty of good books and resources on youtube too.
>>10845114jesus christ you are really full of yourself anon. you are so defensive you feel attacked by my post. Just accept that I am indeed a professional, I produce fantastic work. I am not outing myself so that I don't get futurework from other cosplayers, i know this board is filled with cosplayers and career cosplayers. I am just making general anonymous grumblings on the other side of things. You honestly can't be this dense and think that shitty abusive clout chasing cosplayers exist can you anon?
>>10844821>lack of effort from the same cosplayers to shoot on a day that isn't a con.this part always annoyed me.if i have to pick particularly annoying memories it's the flakes. at least if they flake a few hours beforehand you can make alternative plans because you're at a con. but those times just sitting around waiting in some random spot for a cosplayer who doesn't show up for an entire hour or more right at prime time... quite a few photogs in my region have been cancelled. including another only within the past week or so. it's safe to say that i'm pretty much over it. but i will say that being cosplay photographer is like junior training wheels for someone who might want to be a wedding photographer someday.
>>10845244Why were they cancelled?
>>10844997An actual groomer couple. Fucking disgusting
>>10845256Yeah out of everything in this thread how did this get overlooked. That's fucking gross.
>>10845192>have wildly overinflated estimates of their own skill level.like the fag itt
>>10845282im not taking the bait, just trying to get me to dox myself, im not retarded
>>10845288Never taken a hall snapshit or con floor snap before?
Lmao this thread got straight retarded
con photography a.k.a. sorry we are coomers and shoot only femoids
>>10845244Maybe you can take a deposit to discourage flakes or at least walk off with less damage?
>>10845299From the very beginning. I was honestly hoping to get some more information or tips, but this was doomed to begin with.
>>10845308I wouldn't be surprised if photographer creep is having his friends flood the thread to avoid people posting about him
>>10845303This is why you only work with females, even if they are dykes that's still better than a coomer
>>10845312fems can be coomers too
>>10845313the dykiest dyke is still better than a scrote
>>10845315I'm not making an equivalency between being a dyke and a coomer
Any suggestions about nip slips? Do you delete the photo? Do you point it out or just pretend everything is good?
>>10845347Omg. I dont think I’ve been caught on camera with a nip slip but I’m so embarassed because I’ve only ever had a con nip slip twice and BOTH TIMES WERE IN FRONT OF THE SAME PHOTOG
>>10845347Double posting because forgot to add but if you dont delete the nip slip/point it out then delete, then youre a pos creep
>>10845308What do you want to know? I'll try to answer as best as I can.
>>10845351I always get a pic of my models sucking my dick at some point. Why would they care about a nipple? You dumb holes need to touch grass.
>>10845312Cosplay dykes are the biggest coomers/groomers/predators I know in the community lol
>>10845372you forgot prooner
>>10845347I never had a nip skip, but I had some pics where my aureole was sticking out. I had to tell the photographer to take it down and the delete the photo. He didn’t because he posted it again several years later. It’s why I don’t do skimpy cosplay anymore.
>>10845347i never had a nip skip, but i had some pics where my big hairy balls were swinging out. I had to tell the photographer to post it everywhere and enhance the photo. He didn't because he never posted it even several years later. It's why I don't do skimpy cosplay anymore.
>>10845354I didn't have a particular question. It's more like seeing how the other side of the lens does it as a cosplayer. And boy, if this is what it's like, I think I'll just have to learn how to photograph myself.
>>10845389I generally do photoshoots with female photographers, you cannot trust men at all.
>>10845394Don't do photoshoots with moids. Also let's not pretend girls are any less professional
>>10845389Pretty much lol, unless you want to seek out those with established portfolios/reputations and nuke your wallet in the meantime.
>>10845396That's like 50% of the reason I got married. My wife always makes the young little bi-curious girls or dykletes comfortable.
>>10845397Is that supposed to be an example of a good photo?
>>10845429Not that anon but it looks like a decent photo, what is wrong with it?
>>10845394Back in 2019 or some year pre-pandemic right before AX, there was a list of predator photographers that was linked in the thread. The length of that list and each offense was chilling.
>>10845397You weren't kidding about the wallet part. I have a little hobby camera, but absolutely no good shooting space (or really any other equipment). I once wanted to book a studio for my friends and I since we would be in LA for AX anyway, but got DAMN.
Do y'all ever travel to /p/ or talk about your cosplay photography there? I've visited a few times to read the sticky and peruse the stupid questions thread but the feeling I get is that it would be a very unwelcome topic there so I never brought it up. What are your thoughts/experiences?
>>10845439You can find me tripfagging about it there. They're usually nice if you aren't too autistic and don't spam images in the wrong threads.
>>10845439It's just retards with 3rd world cameras spamming Terry. Noone has talent in there and will be condescending dicks if anyone with a shred of talent shows up
>>10845389photogs in real life aren't going to be as retarded as this thread is and will be happy to share info and stuff, or let you shadow them on a shoot. if you're friends with them just ask to tag along, or if one of your cosplayer friends is having a shoot with someone, ask to tag along. if you ever go to fanime half the photogs are just standing around chilling with people between shoots, randomly asking people for snapshots from time to time. in all honestly photography is pretty easy as long as you get some reps in and read some basic stuff like composition and lighting>>10845429its a hall snapshot. it's fine. when you're in an area packed with a bunch of people in the background you take what you can get. >>10845439/p/ is uh... like cgl but photos. still autistic, but with photos. you'll still need the thick skin like you do on 4chan in general.
>>10845371Nice larping virgin. If anyone has ever touched you its the ugliest foids of the roster
>>10845429Post a good one then.
>>10845433Yeah, I can’t believe how many creeps are on the scene.I am calling out-John Rivers-Esteban Guevara-Victor-Michael-Eric LYou make photography a worse place
>>10845566Who's Michael? I know one who messaged my friend with really weird creepy messages.What are the stories?
>>10845497Post pics of yourself if you think youre better. Grow up kid. Sex work is work.
How much do you pay to do photo shoots with cosplayer. I pay cosplayers around $50-100/hr + transportation, is that too low?
>>108455790 because they should pay me if anything.They are not real models. And the only time you should pay for one is if you have a passion project that actually needs a well done cosplay.
>>10845579Depends. Do I want to smash? If so, I pay for the plane ticket, room, and meals and give the slit some booze/drugs. Otherwise anywhere from 10bux to 200 an hour.
>>10845583Dude can you actually fuck off. Anyone can fuck a girl with lowself esteem it's not hard which half of cosplayers are.
>>10845582Photographers are worth 0, anyone with a phone can do what a photographer can do. Anyone can take a photo, but not anyone can cosplay.
>>10845588Yes that's why my dm box is filled with people begging to collab. To get them sweet sweet iPhone pictures and not actual professional work loll>takes skill to buy cosplay from China>anyone with a camera can take a photo>works with sexual deviant mood in this thread that shoots with an entry level digishit small sensor camera>gets assaulted because she went over to his place for a "shoot">"all men are creeps">proceeds to repeat the steps and gets assaulted by a lesbian schizo
>>10845584If anyone can do it why do you seem so angry? Why should I leave? I always get written conssent and I get consent on video. So you tranny feminists can cry to your daddy
>>10845592Grooming teenagers on vrchat as a 40 year old doesn't make u cool Arizona faggot.
>>10845594>She was of legal consenting age you sick fuckHahaha, you're a living stereotype.
>>10844919this x100. any time I check a photog's insta portfolio and it's all/mostly women I instantly devalue their opinion. saying this as a guy cosplayer btw. if I could i'd kick all coomers out of the scene desu.
>>10845598Agreed, they give cosplay photography the horrible reputation that it has, that photographers are creepers, pervs, and groomers, not artists who happen to photograph cosplay.Thanks, you GWC degenerate pervs for ruining it for the rest of us.
>>10845598To be fair, most cosplayers are women and pics of women will get more views then pics of men, just how it isJust as long as it's not all a bunch of ass shots
>>10845600All women have to do is say no when I offer them drugs, booze, or money for sex. But they enthusiastically do anything for attention and cash. Dumb whores make their choice and you blame me? If women didn't do it and it wasn't profitable, I would focus on my day job. Go white knight elsewhere.
>>10845601While cosplay is a female-majority hobby, there is a significant population of male cosplayers and it takes a special kind of perv to ignore this substantial population. Unless they literally do cons that are 99% women like a Yaoi con, there are zero excuses not to have at least some shots of men.
>>10845601>pics of women will get more views then pics of menThat's because male photographers tends to phone it in and half-ass photoshoots with men. It's pretty obvious when a person is not trying.
>>10845598Most models are women it's just the way of the industry.I work with alot of male models but they at unicorns.
>>10845603Gay and bi men love Yaoi.
>>10845605Just because you keep repeating a lie doesn't make it true.
>>10845607Sure. Go to any local Facebook model and photography group and let me know how many male models there are. Or any agency website page.>t. Agency signed photographer
I hate that photographers push the hypersexualization of CIS Fem cosplay. If they ignore it, it will stop.
>>10845120Fuck, now I'm scared this is me. A bunch of the details are wrong, I've never charged for cosplay photography and *did* make money shooting outside of it, including a while where it was one of my main responsibilities in a full-time salaried job, but I know my ex made up a lot of shit about me as damage control for the fact that I dumped her for cheating and just generally being an abusive cunt and it sounds consistent with some of the shit people have said she claims about me.
>middle aged balding photographer
>>10845630This is why you never believe the first side of the story being told to you about someone unless you hear it from multiple sources or confront the person directly about the accusations. People lie all the time >>10845635That's 90 percent of con photographers.
>>10845614You must be joking, right? Girls will sexualize themselves regardless.Only takes some phone selfies to start an OF.
>>10845598The only people that approach me for shoots are women...
>>10845638Ignore these anons, they don't realize generally men don't want pictures of themselves.
>>10845638Don't worry about it bro. Most guys don't care if they get a photo shoot and are content to just hang out even if it isn't recorded. There's much less demand by men for photos. You have to go out of your way and ask guys if they want to shoot than the other way around.
>>10845638the only red flag that exists if the guy is a peace of shit. If he's worked with lots of models they probably has a good reputation that they want to uphold.
If a guy does normal photography but also does "sexy" photography is that an automatic blacklist?
>>10845638That tends to happen when you are gay.
>>10845644Any photographer who photographs any skimpy cosplay is a thirsty creep. We judge very harshly.
>>10845644Depends on how well the "sexy" stuff is and how your interactions with the photog go. Sexy stuff isn't inherently a red flag (see boudoir photogs and whatnot) but a lot of flags pop up when the dude just wants to fulfill base desires and doesn't have the skill to masquerade as a professional.
>>10844821Imagine being such a woke retard that you hire a gook in a wheelchair
>>10845603I really think this has to be judged case-by-case. Obviously there are some situations where it's a red flag, guys with portfolios full of a million different girls in halfassed skimpy cosplay, but I think if somebody's portfolio has a lot of the same girls repeated and they're serious cosplayers it can be the opposite of a red flag, since it means these girls were willing to come back multiple times.
>>10845671>"you should shoot with anon, he's great and safe to shoot with"also>"dont shoot with anon he seems like a creep because he only takes pictures of womenz"jesus christ, cosplayers are fucking retarded
>>10845683just disregard 99% of this thread if it's not actual photography talk.
>>10845630wow nice job outing yourself pedo
>>10845575I never shat on sex work?? I shat on claiming to have sex pics from every photoshoot. If youre a sex work photographer then okay but were talking about regular cosplag photography here most models dont suck photog dick
>>10845775why aren't we shitting on sex work?
>>10845315How many dicks have avoided your sliced up cottage cheese thighs and rotstink cunt flaps?
>>10845775If I make money from a costhot showing the goods and/or sucking and fucking then Im engaged in sex work. Youre super bigoted.
>>10846029Your lack of synaptic connections is astounding. You have the reading comprehension skillset of a 5 year old. Heck they’d probably understand better than you.
Wow I'm the op and this thread proves that 90 percent of con goers are actually fucked in the head.
>>10844821Well Toronto been a shitshow as of late...lost dumpling saying he giga chad banging all the e-thots.Alex rose not being able to deliver any images for a year.Proving both genders suck at being photographers.
>>10846174but anon, she has sEvErE dEpReSsIoN
>>10846182she wasn't depressed enough to take people's money.
>>10845230Not them,but prove it.If you're gonna brag, you're gonna back that shit up or shut the fuck up.
>>10846174i looked up lostdumplings.fob cosplayers are so cliquey i find. I'm suprised their drama was even made public on instagram. Judging by his profile pic dude was kinda ugly too.who is alex rose i couldn't find their instagram.
>>10846207Found alex rose. She charges too and can't deliver. Yikes.>Proving both genders suck at being photographers.I think the real morale of the story is as a photographer stay away from cosplayers unless you have a passion project in mind. Learn to shoot regular models.
anyone knows photogs similar to lilian liu? she is more doing fantasy stuff but i like how her images kinda look a bit like paintings
>>10846232i'm sorry but this looks terrible.
>>10846255Nah it's fucking fire
>>10846257sorry for your shit taste then
>>10846232This looks amazing
>>10846258Not taking the bait nice try.
>>10844821I did my first cosplay photography-gig a few weeks ago and had a blast, everyone i asked to take a picture of was pretty cool about it. Although i was nervous at first i just went for it and ended up getting some pretty good shots
>>10846292what do you think looks good about it? or is everything being shiny distracting you from how bad it is?
>>10846232editing + lighting you could probably replicate it with some lights and a few hours in lightroom/pspic kinda rel but obv I'm nowhere as good
>>10845637Surely you can recognize the obvious bait, right anon?
>>10846327ah, we've talked before and you have seen my work :)
>>10846302Pose, editing and lighting, it's actually a great photo.
>>10846357https://www.instagram.com/lillianliuphotography/Check out her instagram. Her work is actually really good.
>>10846356find me at AB or AX and i'll buy you a drink or something
>>10846232Still think it's about (you) huh.
>>10846358It's terrible. Stop selfposting. It doesn't look like paintings, it just looks bad editing and lighting.
All these photos are horrible, please don't tell me this is representative of "the best" in this field.
what's the best way to retouch skin? I know seperating color and details each into a layer but it still doesn't look that good
>>10846467"the best" don't selfpost on 4chan of all things and the people here won't post the best because it's not them. you'll want to look at some of the russians and chinese/japanese/koreans. although it certainly helps when you have access to good models and good studios/settings. if you have a pretty model you can half ass the photography aspect quite a bit.
Photographers put these stupid words on my photo. How do I remove it?
>>10846827photoshop. is it their name though?
>>10846174>>10846207it's not just the lying about banging girls that lost dumpling did, he's had multiple instances of just delivering bad service. withholding pictures, not giving refunds, being late for his own shoots, etc etc but it was never brought to the front because of the lying about banging shitI hate how fob cliques are so closed off, I just wanna join :(
>>10846327I wonder how this would look if there was some more empty space for the top part of the pic. Some older art pics I see usually leave some white space, not a photographer just curious
>>10844830This looks really familiar, who is this?>>10846366suntec convention center?
>>10845603t. a dude cosplayer who got shafted by a photographerYou're part of same group with 80% of lady cosplayers who also get no attention from photographers because guess what, you're average looking and no-one really wants to waste their time shitting up their portfolios with ugly photos. get real.
>>10846909>This looks really familiar, who is this?Some viet insta influencer i met I'm SG>suntec convention center?Yup, I was in Singapore for AFA. Nice country and nice food. I'll post more pics from then if you want.
>>10846911>Yup, I was in Singapore for AFA. Nice country and nice food. I'll post more pics from then if you want.Glad you enjoyed yourself there. Love to see more of your shots. Didn't know both of those were yours. >>10845192is this also in SG?What sort of beginner body & lens would you recommend for cosplay photography?
>>10846910Fact!ugly people are only income and pay bills when you do photoshoots with them.pretty people help build you porfolio.
>>10846896desu you could say this about almost every con photog though
>>10846912>Glad you enjoyed yourself there. Love to see more of your shots. Didn't know both of those were yours.Thanks.>>10846912>is this also in SG?Nope, Anime Expo 2022. Met a hoshi on the way back from the con outside.>What sort of beginner body & lens would you recommend for cosplay photography?Depends on ur budget but just grab any decent body from the last 10 years + a 50 f/1.8 lens if ur just starting out. I currently run a Fuji X-T3 with an assortment of portrait primes but I have to deal with Fuji's meme tier autofocus.
>>10845603No one owes guys any photos especially when most are dressed the same way. We have enough photos of Spider-Man, Robin, Deadpool, Power Rangers, and whatever common shit is worn today.You want photos, dress differently than 75% of the other male cosplayers at the convention.Like Deadpool, cool. Go have fun! To us, you're like the 75th Deadpool we've seen in the past hour.Style it different, like a mash-up variant of Deadpool.
>>10845603t. str8 malei went to yaoi con oncegot laid by 2 hot femaleswould go again 10/10
>>10844830it's so weird seeing east asian cosplayers without facetune
A little piece of advice: the moment you start hiring good photographers/video makers instead of relying on simps, most of your photo problems will magically disappear :)
>>10846910>no-one really wants to waste their time shitting up their portfolios with ugly photos. this is the true meme. years later I look back at all my cosplay photography and all the paid shoots I did I don't want to show anyone, certainly not in my portfolio. it feels like a joke because all those shoots were for significantly less money, too. and wasted time during what was supposed to be super vacation fun time
>>10847714>wasted time during what was supposed to be super vacation fun timeThis is exactly why photographers shouldn’t do paid shoots at cons, just photograph what interests you and ignore stuff you don’t. Cons become a vacation and not a “job.” The bonus is many years later, you can look at the photos with pride instead of burying it in a HDD and pretend it never happened. Bonus, cosplayers also don’t hate you.
Any recs for LGBTQAI+ cosplay photographers? I can’t deal with het m*n anymore. We need more representation from queer spaces.
>>10849018Most cosplay photographers do it for the passion of being in proximity to hot young chicks at a massive discount below market rates. If you want real professionalism you'll have to pay a premium.
I don't even wear "sexy" costumes, I crossplay as male characters but I've never done a cosplay photoshoot because photogs seem to be mostly male and I don't want to deal with a creep (I'm not saying they're all creeps, but there definitely are a few who are into it for that reason)
>>10849038Why did you reply to what is very clearly a troll?
>>10849018Most photographers are queer or trans, why else would a guy be making $100k, $200k, $300k a year and have no GF.
>>10849129They work in Computer Science.
>>10849130Damn got me
>>10849018>>10849129Yeah, a dude making dosh and not being in a relationship is a huge red flag. Any girl would love financial stability.
>>10849130Lmfao too true. In CA it's all hobbyists, myself included>>10849142We're all nerds who can't approach women, perfect meal tickets desu. Just dangle some cosplay sex and boom instant marriage
If anything, I'm afraid to ask for photos since I'm not professional at all. I don't like to be a bother.
>>10849203> Lmfao too true. In CA it's all hobbyists, myself includedWhat a coincidence that most of the complaining about creepy photographers comes from California. Makes you think….
>>10849400That all the women are mentally retarded and take niceness for sexual harrasment? (so they can complain for clout)
I would love for a convention to ban professional equipment like how Disney bans expensive camera equipment. That would make the convention a much safer experience.
>>10849570Just ban men and cons will be better
>>10849263If you aren't weird about it you'll be fine. If you're really paranoid about it, don't approach women who have any kind of "sexy" cosplay
>>10849263Yeah, you need a little bit more practice. Read up on lighting, composition, posing, and more.
>>10849571For me? It's banning lardasses. Mostly the women, but not exclusive by any means. I'm sure that's something you'd have absolutely no firsthand experience with (but ironically).
>>10849683Absolutely not. I need the lardassses to make ME look hotter when I'm standing next to a few of them. They're quite useful in that regard.
>>10849263Don't be. People aren't expecting professional quality from a hobbyist. Many people are just excited to have their photo taken. You can sweeten the pot by posting it online for them to use.
>>10849571Ban unstable pronoun people. Key word is unstable.
>>10849263>>10849682I will say, this image worked because the guy is wearing sunglasses. If he wasn't the bright sunlight would be such a buzzkill.If you did this on purpose and took advantages of the sunglasses, v noiceIt's an acceptably good hallway con shot. If you're using Lightroom or whatever else you could use a local adjustment brush to darken the overly bright areas, like most noticeably on his badge
>>10849904Also, a content aware spot brush will remove the photographer from the reflection on the glasses in about 2 seconds of effort. Keep the reflection of the chaos emerald in his hand because that's dope imo
>>10849570Leave cameras, but get rid of the light stands that can be tripping hazards or potentially deadly like the idiot at Colossalcon that tried to hand a power cord over the water using light stands
>>10850007>like the idiot at Colossalcon that tried to hand a power cord over the water using light standsNo fucking way, someone can't be this stupid
>>10850123On one hand...I'm wasted like 95% of the time during ColossalCon. On the other...I'm almost certain someone told me this story while I was there too.
>>10850007I think banning tripods from high-traffic areas would be a good idea. Some conventions do have this rule, but not all do and it's very annoying. I think tripods would be acceptable in low-traffic areas of cons, like in the back of a panel room to film or just in areas where there aren't a lot of people (any convention with a very large venue has a few of these, usually on the upper floors). As a compromise, photogs could use a monopod for stability in higher traffic areas, they're much less of a tripping hazard and have a smaller footprint than tripods.
>>10850123this was like 2015, right? I remember seeing a pic of it
>>10850179They're using light stands for off camera lighting, not stability
>>10846298Aspiring shutterbug here How did you get your foot in the door? Is there an entry fee? Did you have to post your schedule to the organizers or did you just kinda show up?How much does it pay?
>>10852437how to do it: just offer up some free shoots or whatever. take some nice hall photos to show you aren't a rando guy with camera to get something going. you don't need a schedule. hell, you don't even need a badge. a lot of people just hang outside the con's ticketed areas and just shoot. make your own schedule. i usually will shoot during my down time between events/panels/concerts etc. if you're going to arrange to shoot with a bunch of people then you should have some sort of schedule though, just to manage your time. pay: depends on where you are, but in general, kind of shit. it's pocket money, but you have to judge whether it's worth your time. if you're not going to do anything else at a con besides shoot then go ahead and charge some money. and remember that with pay equals pressure to perform and to give returns.
>>10852437Most of this is going to sound basic to the point of comedy, but:-Enjoy photography to start. I always took 200 to 300 photos over a 2 day con, I was doing that with my crappy Lumix point and shoot ten years ago, and I still enjoy it. But obviously you know if you enjoy it or not, but it helps to know you'd do it even if no one was offering to pay you.-Have a camera you enjoy using, and practice a lot with. Something you don't need to necessarily switch out (as you would a phone). I cart around a DSLR (a 6DM2, in other words nothing fancy), and a couple of good event lenses. You really don't need a full-frame DSLR, but you'd be surprised how many people see someone carting around an anachronistically-chunky looking camera with a 24-70mm lens with a big plastic hood and will actually ask you if you'd take their picture. It's something I'd use even if I skipped going to cons in a given year. -Have a website--I have an irrational hatred of Instagram and social media more broadly, so I just went and made a cheapo website on a free provider. It could be better, but fuck, it looks better than an Instagram page. -Have business cards for said website. We're probably getting into the unnecessary here, but I started handing out business cards. Not sure how useful it is (I get about a dozen business cards from cosplayers which I almost never look at), but few photographers ever seem to have business cards (I guess they'll just give you their Instagram if they want). -If someone asks you, have a rate in mind. Wedding photographers charge, without exaggeration, $500 an hour. That seems insane, but fuck, that's the market I suppose. If you quote a fifth or a tenth of that, and you explain that it's what you think your time is worth, I've yet to have anyone who asked to pay me to photograph them decline (then again, most people don't ask). Be upfront about how you'd like to be paid.
>>10852437-Have a gimmick. Again, not necessary, but still. I carry a Canon CP1300 around sometimes, which prints surprisingly good-looking 4"x6" postcard prints via dye-sublimation, which I've calculated costs roughly thirty to forty cents per printout. I charge $5 for them on the spot; frankly, I could probably charge twice that in the right circumstances, the bigger obstacle is whether people are willing to wait for the printout. Mostly it's just a means to get said foot in the door, and it doesn't hurt that people extremely happy for the opportunity. Other things: there's not a fee, but then again, I'm far from being any sort of professional despite being paid on occasion. I don't post my schedule, I just go where I feel like going and stop to take photos between panels; effectively what I've always done. Do I think I'd ever make a living off of it? Absolutely not, but technically I've made more money at cons then I've spent. just by a couple hours of photoshoots that I generally had fun doing anyway (weather permitting). Hope some of this helps.
>>10860208>>10860207you're ugly as sin, newfag. you look like a blown out stripper
>>10860282I'd smash it in all halls you jelly foid.