How To Find Photographers On Facebook

By | 10/08/2022

How to find Photographers?

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ShadowDrac

Topic started 3 months ago

Then I’ve been out of the cosplay game for a long time, and even when I was involved I never had a photoshoot done that wasn’t my mother lol. I’1000 trying to locate photographers nearly to or that travels to the few cons I plan to nourish, or photographers who would come across at locations for shoots. But I have no idea how to go about finding these people. Is it all Facebook? Con forums? I’m sad if this is comes beyond as a really bones or silly question but I’m admittedly lost lol.

Before anyone suggests taking photos for myself, I know this is an option, I but don’t currently take the equipment or the know-how, but possibly someday. No friends with the hobby/profession either.

Again, I’m deplorable if this is kinda basic cognition, I’thou just really out of the loop when it comes to social media and how the cosplay photography world works.

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Apoca

three months agone

Well, the easiest way to find photographers is at events.

I recommend that you ask anybody to contact yous and see the price and quality of each photo they accept.

Near them taking a photo for free is quite relative, usually they take more than of the women because they can sell the photos, or if the cosplay is very professional as well.

Just I, for example, met a lot of super cool photographers who didn’t choose people or characters, but wanted to promote their work.

Good luck and cosplay to be happy 🙂

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ShadowDrac

3 months agone

For me personally I’m more interested in paid shoots with folks either at the cons or elsewhere, so I tin actually book their time and pay for their services, come across at locations, etc. Finding folks who aren’t creeps is also a gene, unfortunately.

I should also take mentioned that what events I do go to is 1 to three max a year, with three existence incredibly unlikely, and only for ane or two (again, unlikely) days. And so trying to track downward photographers the solar day of wouldn’t be terribly viable. That being said I’ll continue that in mind and, whenever practice get to a con once again, I’ll try to keep an eye out, thanks.

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walkerofdarknes

3 months agone

You might just Google “photo studio” and put in your location. I know of at least two ‘stand-alone’ (places in strip malls or such) photography studios that I see when I’m driving most. I doubtfulness very much they wouldn’t heed going to practice a shoot on location, but I’ve never had a cosplay I felt practiced enough about to want to exercise a shoot like that. You lot might likewise check for wedding photographers, who are in between scheduled shoots and might have an opening to practise a one day shoot somewhere. I know I’ve got a cousin in the Midwest whose husband is a hymeneals lensman and he takes on athletic team, prom and graduation shoots just to make full in the book (and the checking account). When I mentioned he could make a lot of shoots quick at a con, he told me he would probably do that too if his schedule immune.

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walkerofdarknes

3 months ago

(since I can’t find an edit button) Equally an addition, I’d point out that if yous call a hymeneals lensman/studio, brand sure y’all’re VERY Clear well-nigh what y’all’re trying to do, so you don’t get told the wrong price or take the incorrect expectations from y’all or them.

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RydiaValentine

3 months agone

If you have a friend who takes photos is the best choice.

I take my own photos now, though. I learnt how to do it since the quarantines in 2020.

Sometimes I asked my friends to have photos of me in costume with my camera, besides.

BTW love your Taokaka cosplay

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liliwu_cosplay

3 months ago

What works for me everytime is to find the facebook grouping for the con you’re going to and either bank check and see if some photographers have posted availability/prices or make a post requesting photographers. Unremarkably, on the facebook group of the con your going to Photographers mail service a clarification of their services and fees to get some people to sign up. Cheque the quality of their work, reviews if they have them and the professionalism of their website. That helps me and they’ve all been great!

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Scunosi

3 months ago

The but time I’ve had paid photography done I establish the photographer on FB. It’s been years just information technology was most likely from them posting in the group for the convention I was attending. You lot can search for local photographers on your own but if yous bank check the groups for whatever convention you lot’re looking at going to you should find plenty of photographers advertising their stuff. I retrieve it’d exist much easier to look through those as yous know they’re familiar with the cosplay/con scene and will actually exist at the con, instead of reaching out to random local photographers who may not be in the scene at all.

As a note you may have to look for “unofficial” con groups. Sakuracon years ago decided to ban any commercial activeness from their official FB group and so photographers advertisement wasn’t immune (though it looks similar this by convention they stopped enforcing that?) and so nigh of the photographers moved to the unofficial group instead.

Yous could probably also endeavour other forms of social media, I would assume by and large IG, but I don’t actually use those so I can’t speak for how successful you’d exist.

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ChaosFoxCostuming

3 months ago

I encounter a lot of people promoting on Facebook event’due south groups that they made for the actual event. A lot of people charge now equally opposed to years back just I practice encounter some people offer limited slots for complimentary. I just recommend looking at their by piece of work and seeing how information technology came out cause some people will charge a lot and not offering a whole lot. So make certain it’s worth the price and see what other people of similar skill level are charging.

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youta

3 months agone

I booked con shoots (as a photographer) for many years on this site, just due to the pandemic and the lack of messaging (which I hope returns shortly) I had to stop. Another thing is that cons are ordinarily not corking locations (Anime North is pretty bad in this respect, though FanExpo has a lot of squeamish places nearby), so recently I mostly focused on defended photoshoot sessions. I’m not great or annihilation special so I don’t accuse (but I’m not that terrible either). I have quite a few photos in my port hither and then if anyone in Toronto is interested feel costless to give me a shout at [email protected]

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EnchanterShiroe

three months agone

Also all the other suggestions mentioned here, one other piece of communication I take is a bit of forward planning. Go to the con, and if yous encounter a cosplay photographer that looks approachable, walk upwards to them afterward a shoot and ask for a “business card” or other contact information. Nearly volition spare the fourth dimension to give you the information. Once you have that information, you tin can ask them in the future.

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