Well I just got back from a two week holiday vacation out of town before arriving at ALA, so I knew I had to make is an early night so I can unpack and ready my cosplay for tomorrow (I pseudo-cosplayed today by wearing a bath yukata, which would look like a white bathrobe with a blue chain pattern on it...you can see it on my MySpace I believe).
Anyway, it's good I went tonight because there were two sessions on photography at cons. Besides the obvious tips about asking permission, here are some new things I learned:
-Watermarks protect copyright on pics you take.
-Most cosplayers don't know how to pose, so suggest one if you prefer.
-Take pics at eye level or slightly below eye level.
-You won't make (much) money taking cosplay pics.
-Take lots of pictures to figure out your style.
-Use optical image stabilization.
I'm still half tired from the driving across state lines to remember everything I heard at those sessions....
New anime watched in the anime viewing room:
Sol Bianca OVA
Here Is Greenwood
No pics taken because I only came to get familiar with the area and meet up with one of my friends...and the batteries died in my camera...