Event Date: November 19-20, 2016
So for a while I've been doing these pop-up photo studios at cosplay events. I haven't really seen anything similar to these so I figured why not try to market it more.
With convention season dying down, I was planning to see what I could bring up for next year's con, when out of nowhere, I get asked by the organizers of Palm Springs Comic Con if I'd be interested in setting up a pop-up studio. I think about it for a bit, and what it would entail, but after asking some friends, I decided to go for it.
I got there friday night, a little later than I'd hope because of some travel complications so I end up getting up ridiculously early to set up Saturday morning. I notice my space was a little more snug than what I'm used to working with in terms of a studio, but I make the best of it and some really cool stuff came the weekend.
I was super happy that this wasn't a convention where I knew nobody, and that I ran into some friendly faces like Maid of Might, BBoySpiderman, LostWeasleyChild and countless more. For a first time convention that far from some of the other major cities, the weekend was success. It was bustling, but not crowded and the vibe was an overall positive experience.
In spite of the rocky start, I couldn't recommend this con enough for those looking to not be overwhelmed by what the bigger city conventions would bring.
With that, here are the shots I took over this weekend.
Sidenote: The Kitchen at The Hard Rock Hotel was amazing.
Event date: November 6, 2016.
So this year's Fall Dapper Day came and went in a blur. It was Daylight Savings Day in California, so our sunsets happen around 4:30 p.m. making even less time for photos.
The day started off with a surprisingly fast ride from the San Fernando Valley to Anaheim. Ended up getting to the parking lot around 9 a.m. and into the actual park around 9:30. I invited my two amazing friends Ali and Kelly to be the extra passes I got from another amazing friend Diane.
From there, there was so much fun and entertainment that I didn't want to stop exploring.
I love these events more than regular conventions, because you literally don't know who'd you run into, no matter how hard you try to organize. I've met so many people and made even more new friends and even got to help take surprise engagement photos.
Some of the shots taken also got published onto Time Out LA — but only a few.
Obviously I keep the good stuff here. So enjoy!
Convention Dates: October 28-30
This weekend was the convention formally known as "Comikaze," Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic Con.
In a sense this was my "conaversary," the one year since I started taking cosplay photography more seriously.
There was so many things "non-photography wise" that was great.
I got to photograph Stan Lee and Gerard Way. Did a panel about posing for cosplay, and so many fun things without my camera!
But I just got bored writing stuff so pictures below.