So I've noticed a trend lately.
I understand that this a common mistake, but I do get kinda tired of people mistaking me for the cosplayer rather than as a photographer.
I understand that when people see my posts on dA or Cosplay.com or FB, they tend to assume it's the cosplayer who posted it and in comments, it's understandable. But I've been getting private messaged or emails A LOT lately from people who are offering opportunities for big projects to do cosplay for, and I continuously have to inform them that I am a photographer, not a cosplayer.
In the last month, I can probably say I've been contacted 10-11 times for those reasons. I just wish people would take an extra 5 minutes to actually research my page, my account, or even in the descriptions, and it would easily be cleared up.
It's kind of disheartening when people ONLY acknowledge the cosplayer and not the photographer who made it visible. Not to say the cosplayers don't do a wonderful job, they do (otherwise I wouldn't have been contacted so much). But I just wish people contacted me because of my photography and did their research before hand.
A small rant, but it has been increasing over time and I just wanted to put this out there. If you're going to contact me, for any reason, PLEASE do your research first. Look at my pages, my bio, my FAQ, all of which can be found on this account, as well as on my FB page. I always put the links in my journals for that very reason.
This also applies to ANY cosplayer or photographer you contact about doing shoots with. Do your research before contacting them. It helps from my having to repeat themselves over and over again.
And since I haven't done a journal in a while, I might as well put it out there that I, unfortunately, won't be graduating this year from my program. I failed a class last semester and I've dropped a few classes this semester, so I'll have to come back for one more year. And I was so ready to be done with school. I seriously just wanna get out there and start working and be independent.
Not the best news, but yeah...
In other news, Cosplay Photographer and Videographers has developed a new networking system so cosplayers can find photog's and videog's in their areas:
It just launched yesterday and if you'd like to join, you can just sign in through Facebook to set up an account. Cosplayers can sign up too, but only photographers and videographers will be made public for now.
Thanks you guys! I've gotta get back to some homework. TTYL!
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Until next time...