View Full Version : AOD Panel - Cosplay Photography: Tips for Cosplayers and Picture Takers

07-26-2006, 01:27 AM
Hello everyone. I've been invited to host a photography/cosplay panel at AOD this year.

For those of you going to AOD, I hope you'll find the time to attend. Please come by to check out the panel and say hi. :)

Day: Saturday, Aug 5th
Time: 11am
Location: TBA (Please check the schedule for the panel room)

A summary of my panel is included below:

Cosplay Photography: Tips for Cosplayers and Picture Takers
This panel gives advice to photographers of all skill levels on how to take better cosplay photos. Go from simple convention snap shots to showing off the cosplayer at their best.

We'll discuss tips for using a simple point and shoot camera to expensive Digital SLRs. It's not just hardware though, being creative with your location and framing can be key to great photos.

On the other side of the lens, tips and suggestions to cosplayers on how to pose for photos and showing your best to the camera.

Panel hosted by cosplayer and photographer, ZiggyB and cosplayer Positivespace.

Additional topics include comparing cosplay photography in the US and Japan. Plenty of photographic examples provided.

Edit: positivespace was good enough to make a flyer for the panel. Have a look. (http://forums.cosplay.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=20124&d=1154250696) :)

07-26-2006, 01:11 PM
Oooh this should be interesting. I say we all coordinate our flashes to go off at the same time when we take a pic of Ziggy. :untrust:

07-26-2006, 07:22 PM
great! i'll be there, then... cosplay reg is at 12pm, so i guess i'll have some time to stop at the panel :)

07-27-2006, 01:39 AM
Oooh this should be interesting. I say we all coordinate our flashes to go off at the same time when we take a pic of Ziggy. :untrust:
If we could just get him to be in the Zack suit then, then we could have something spectacular, and blown out to all heck. XD

In all seriousness, though, I'm definitely looking forward to this.

07-27-2006, 01:54 AM
Hahah, ok guys. I am bringing my reflector so don't make me whip it out to deflect the flashes of doom! X-D

Jez, gmontem and jtnishi going to the panel, no pressure there or anything. ;-)

07-27-2006, 02:30 PM
I'll have to ask you guys not to do the coordinated flashes of doom... don't want to blind the photographer's guinea pi--err... assistant!!

Winter Divinity
07-28-2006, 01:10 AM
i360 is going to be there??? YAY!!!

Random Karen
07-28-2006, 03:13 AM
I wish I could go! I won't quite be in California yet (end of the month move). Someone take notes for me! ^_^

07-28-2006, 02:40 PM
>D yes, I will be there! I just need someone to take my shift in the booth and I'll be there >DDD

@random karen - lol, i think i'll be there with a notebook full of notes by the end of the panel >D

07-28-2006, 06:13 PM
Doh! I wasn't planning on attending AOD, but now I just might to show emotional support ;D Very cool to see that you got this together so quickly.

07-30-2006, 12:47 AM
Awwwe! You have no idea how much I would LOOOOVE to attend this panel, but alas I'll be at OTAKON not AOD. GOODLUCK. ^__^ Sorry I'll be missing it. Waaaai~

07-30-2006, 04:11 AM
I'm looking forward to seeing all of you at the panel. :)

Positivespace was nice enough to make a flyer for the panel. I've attached it. :)

07-31-2006, 11:00 PM
Awesome, I'll try to pop in... if I have time. I still have to get there and register, and run around, since I'm only attending one day. ><

08-02-2006, 04:56 PM
Hey everyone, just to let you know that the panel is being held in the Cathedral Hill A room according to AOD's site. :D

See you there!

08-06-2006, 11:34 PM
Hello everyone!

On behalf of myself and postivespace, thanks to everyone who came and attended our panel!

I hope you found the topic interesting and useful. :)

The panel went so well, that I'll probably be doing it again at another convention. Assuming another convention would want me to put on a cosplay photography panel. :)

Once again, thanks to everyone who came!

08-10-2006, 05:48 PM
ahh!! I can't believe I missed that panel >____< I hope you do one again, would have been helpful to me ><;;