My Otakuthon Photo Shoot Schedule will be released on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 11pm EST. Hope to see everyone there and be sure to get your time slot requests in after the schedule goes up on Wednesday! Slots will go fast!
PLEASE read through all these details carefully if you want to book a time slot with me. By sending me a request, I will take it as an agreement to the details below.
Some details have changed since Otakuthon last year, so please be sure to read everything.
Thanks everyone and I'm looking forward to booking you guys and working with both new and old friends.
~~~~~Cosplay Photo Shoots: Otakuthon 2013~~~~~
Send me either a note or an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following information if you wish to book a time slot. I will not accept any requests for bookings unless in this format:
2) DeviantART / Cosplay.com name (if applicable)
3) Cosplay (characters and series)
4) Time slot you're interested in booking and a secondary slot if you're first choice is no longer available
5) E-mail and cell phone contact
* Slots are given on a first come first serve basis. Do not submit a request before the schedule goes online.
Individual Cosplayer - $25 per session (45 min to 1 hr), 7-8 retouched photos.
Two Cosplayers - $30 per session (45 min to 1 hr), 5-6 retouched individual photos, 3-4 retouched group photos.
Three Cosplayers - $35 per session (45 min to 1 hr), 4-5 retouched individual photos, 2-3 retouched group photos.
- I ask that payment be in person at the time of the shoot in cash.
* Group size will be limited to 3 people for this con. Groups do not need to be from the same series, so you can split a shoot with friends and each get individual shots of your cosplays with no group shots.
I will be working with each cosplayer only ONCE this weekend due to limited scheduling time.
What you need to do
Bring Poses - I try to do research on the character and series before a shoot and I do usually bring reference photos, but ultimately, you know your character better than I will. Practice your poses in the mirror or with a buddy, and bring reference photos if needed.
Have Props - Even if your character doesn't have a weapon, stuff that can help to enhance your character is very useful and can give ideas for poses. It's not necessary, but it's helpful.
Have Attitude - Make sure you are energized and in-character for the shoot. It helps to keep the shoot moving and so we aren't stalling trying to think of something to do.
Be On Time - I cannot stress enough the importance of being on time. I understand, life happens, we can be late sometimes. However, if within 15 minutes you have not appeared for the shoot, the shoot will be cancelled and it will heavily influence whether or not I will work with you again in the future. Please be courteous of my time and I will be of yours as well.
Rights of the photos
Final photos can be used for whatever you see fit, including posting them online, printing them, sending them in for publication, showing them to family and friends, etc...
Be aware that I reserve the right to post the photos from the shoots on my DeviantART, Facebook, and Cosplay.com pages, as well as for publication as self-promotion of my photography.
All information will be kept confidential.
E-mails will be kept to send out the final photos in a .zip file which will include all the photos, both with and without my watermark.
If you have any questions, please refer to the FAQ on my dA page first. If your questions is not answered there, feel free to note or email me with your question.