Author Archives: OscarC Photography

About OscarC Photography

Oscar has been a convention and cosplay photographer since 2001. You can follow him on Facebook as OscarC Photography and on deviantArt as ocwajbaum.

Better Cosplay Photos: In-Camera vs Post-processing

One of the easiest ways to start an argument among photographers is to ask, “How hard should I try to get the photo right in-camera?”. Some photographers believe that all Real Photographers™ nail the settings in-camera; that having to adjust … Continue reading

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Better Cosplay Photos: Storing Your Photos

Scott Kelby’s recent hard drive troubles got me thinking: How should you store your photos after you download them from your camera? The easiest approach is to store them on your local computer’s hard drive. You don’t need to buy or do anything … Continue reading

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Better Cosplay Photos: Working Together

Note from Yunie: Posting this on Friday, so the usual tutorial for today will be up on Saturday. At Fanime this past Saturday, I had the honor of being on a panel with Yukari Kaiba, Bekalou, and Foxberry. We discussed cosplay photography … Continue reading

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Better Cosplay Photos: Why Hallway Shooting?

Last month I attended Anime Central (ACen), a large anime convention near Chicago. I didn’t have many shoots scheduled, so I spent most of the convention doing hallway cosplay shooting. Even though some cosplay photographers belittle hallway shooting as boring, I … Continue reading

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Better Cosplay Photos: Before You Shoot

One of the most common myths about cosplay photography (and portrait photography in general) is that doing a shoot is as simple as running out the door with a camera, snapping some photos of a model, and posting the results. … Continue reading

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Better Cosplay Photos: Field-of-View

One of the most basic decisions when taking a shot is how close to stand to the model. If you’re using a prime (fixed-length) lens, the decision is straightforward — stand at the distance required to get the framing you … Continue reading

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Better Cosplay Photos: Where Can I Shoot Cosplay? Part 3

There are four location types for shooting cosplay photos. Each has its own style, and each has its pros and cons. The types are: Convention Hallway photography Convention scheduled shoot Cosplay Gathering shoot Non-Convention shoot I’ve already covered convention shoots … Continue reading

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