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Unread 12-07-2012, 02:36 PM   #1
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How to avoid the con badge photobomb

I'm still new to cons, so I was wondering if anyone has some good advice about the best way to wear your badge so that it doesn't become an accidental photobomb?
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Unread 12-07-2012, 03:09 PM   #2
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For a private, scheduled photoshoot, just take it off and set it aside. Don't forget to pick it back up again when you're done.

For a quickie hallway shot, have your badge SECURELY clipped/pinned/ziptied to a side of your costume (belt height maybe) and practice a pose that turns the badge away from the camera. Or if you have a big prop like a shield, secure it to the inside of your shield.

If you have a couple of pre-determined poses for your character, and can pull them off on command, it'll make your quickie hallway shots much more interesting. Exaggerated poses and facial expressions make for interesting, fun photos. Practice these poses in front of a mirror, and figure out where you can put your badge so it won't be distracting and right in the shot.
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Unread 12-07-2012, 04:07 PM   #3
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I'm still new to cons, so I was wondering if anyone has some good advice about the best way to wear your badge so that it doesn't become an accidental photobomb?
A lot of times at a con I will stuff my badge into my pocket/bag/etc. I just bring it out when I need to get into the dealer's hall / artists alley, panel or something like that. Just walking around the con there is no reason to have your badge out.
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Unread 12-07-2012, 06:02 PM   #4
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For a private, scheduled photoshoot, just take it off and set it aside.
At Anime Los Angeles 2007 I was doing a private photo-shoot, and a staffer comes up and asks to see our badges. The cosplayer's badge was next to her bag, and the staffer wanted her to put it on right-then-and-there. "Badges must be worn around your neck at all times" she said.
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Unread 12-07-2012, 06:26 PM   #5
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At Anime Los Angeles 2007 I was doing a private photo-shoot, and a staffer comes up and asks to see our badges. The cosplayer's badge was next to her bag, and the staffer wanted her to put it on right-then-and-there. "Badges must be worn around your neck at all times" she said.
Talk about power trip...

I always ask the cosplayers to remove it or swing it behind them. If a staffer had a problem with that we'd have a foot race to the operations center.
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Unread 12-07-2012, 06:35 PM   #6
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I personally don't mind badges in abrupt hallway style photos. It fits with the rest of the atmosphere. No need to take it off unless the photographer insists.

For private shoots, take it off and set it aside as Nathan suggests. If something like what happened to Eurobeat King happens, you are kind of SOL unless you want to make a scene. haha
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Unread 12-07-2012, 07:14 PM   #7
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For private shoots, take it off and set it aside as Nathan suggests. If something like what happened to Eurobeat King happens, you are kind of SOL unless you want to make a scene. haha
Honestly you just keep moving or thank them and ask not to be bothered again. ALA in particular has an anti-harassment policy and it's not too hard to find someone who is more understanding or considerate of the situation. Plus most of the time, if you are doing a photoshoot, you aren't in the controlled areas or private areas anyway.
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Unread 12-07-2012, 07:43 PM   #8
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Or, here's an idea: Completely forget to take it off during the private photoshoot


DragonCon_20120901_3016.jpg by nathancarter, on Flickr


DragonCon_20120831_2660.jpg by nathancarter, on Flickr

(right there at the butt of the sword, ha ha)
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Unread 12-08-2012, 10:41 PM   #9
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I usually either stuff it inside the shirt/outfit I'm wearing and take it out for DR/AA/etc.. Or you can push the landyard around your neck so it hangs down your back rather than your chest for pictures - instead of the whole badge showing, you only have the thin landyard around your neck showing.
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I appreciate cosplayers who attach their badges to their bags/purses. That way they don't get lost or left behind in my photobag by accident (I offer to carry loose badges for cosplayers to make it easier during shoots).
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Unread 12-09-2012, 12:00 PM   #11
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for abrupt photos of me I usually turn it around so it hangs down my back...for private shoots I have the costumer take it off, for hall photos..someone above said it best...it adds to the atmosphere and I agree.
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Unread 12-10-2012, 12:54 PM   #12
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I usually have my badge tied around my purse and I just put my bag down in front of me or behind me(if there's a wall), or give it to a friend.
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Unread 12-20-2012, 07:01 AM   #13
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They are not just badges. They can be costume compromisers. For photos, carefully hide them without loosing them.

The casual person with a camera may not care about this detail, but more serious photographers might.
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Unread 12-20-2012, 10:04 AM   #14
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I personally don't mind badges in abrupt hallway style photos. It fits with the rest of the atmosphere. No need to take it off unless the photographer insists.
About that... I'll make the exception here... usually, I don't mind badges being in the way of a shot during hallway shooting... BUT!!! Back at Anime Crossroad, they made the call to have some badges have the real name in BIG text, and their call sign on the bottom with small text. Since I'm more "mainstream" with my photo stuff... I like my cosplayers, and I don't want no creeper fanboy to get all over them on facebook or something... I photoshop the name tag out of the pic..... I didn't realize that til I got home after the con that night..
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Unread 12-21-2012, 12:29 AM   #15
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About that... I'll make the exception here... usually, I don't mind badges being in the way of a shot during hallway shooting... BUT!!! Back at Anime Crossroad, they made the call to have some badges have the real name in BIG text, and their call sign on the bottom with small text. Since I'm more "mainstream" with my photo stuff... I like my cosplayers, and I don't want no creeper fanboy to get all over them on facebook or something... I photoshop the name tag out of the pic..... I didn't realize that til I got home after the con that night..
That's understandable. I wouldn't want to spend the time blurring out each badge by hand.
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