Realized I forgot to post here about WonderCon last week.

I was mostly support for the kid’s #Minecraft costume, but I did get a chance to check out art, buy from small vendors & photograph #cosplay with the new camera.

The kid only took 1 photo, but it made be rethink my technique.

Going Mirrorless: WonderCon 2019 Cosplay Photography

Here’s the family as Professor Trelawney and a spider jockey. She ran into a LOT of other #HarryPotter cosplayers: https://www.hyperborea.org/journal/2019/04/harry-potter-cosplay/

Full gallery on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kelsonv/albums/72157690667228043


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gorogues:speedforceorg:The #RainbowRaider steals priceless art at #WonderCon2019 !#Cosplay #TheFlash #comics #rogues @wondercon #WonderCon …

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The #RainbowRaider steals priceless art at #WonderCon2019 !

#Cosplay #TheFlash #comics #rogues @wondercon #WonderCon https://www.instagram.com/p/BvptQWLDHKb/

Amazing costume and a great photo!!  The painting is the perfect added detail 😀

It’s hard to tell in this shot, but the painting’s the cover on a messenger bag (she hid the straps to pretend to be stealing the painting), so it’s not just a perfect detail, it’s useful too!

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The kid got a *lot* of comments on the Minecraft Spider Jockey costume at WonderCon

The kid got a *lot* of comments on the costume at @WonderCon

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The kid got a *lot* of comments on the #MinecraftSpiderJockey costume at @WonderCon!

#minecraft #cosplay #wondercon #wondercon2019 #MinecraftCosplay #MinecraftSpider

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Last fall, I conceded that phones have caught up to casual cameras and I’d have …

Last fall, I conceded that phones have caught up to casual cameras and I’d have to get a nicer one to get better image quality. Well, I finally bought a mirrorless camera. The kiddo found my old SLR, and we’ve split a few rolls of film (re)discovering how to shoot with it. Then he started asking about a modern digital equivalent. Since it was going to be two of us using it, not just me, I felt like I could justify the expense.

I read a bunch of reviews and asked around for advice, finally settling on a Sony Alpha a6000. It’s a few generations back in their advanced amateur line, making it a bit more affordable.

We brought the new camera to WonderCon, and I made some discoveries:

  1. It actually handles the light level inside the convention center!
  2. I’ve gotten waaaay too used to just capturing costumes when shooting cosplayers, instead of composing interesting shots. Most of the photos I took on Saturday had good image quality, but were ultimately just snapshots.
  3. Because of #1 and #2, I ended up with a lot of busy backgrounds. I tried to cut down on the distraction by adding vignetting to some of the photos afterward.

Originally we planned totrade off who had the good camera, but he ended up wearing his giant Minecraft Spider Jockey costume the entire time, so he didn’t have much opportunity to take photos. In the end, he only took one all weekend…but it was the best-composed shot of the entire day!

Women dressed as Joy, Sadness and Disgust from Inside Out

I took the lesson from that, and while most of my pictures on Sunday were still utilitarian snaps, I did manage to take a few that I think worked out better, like these three:

My full cosplay gallery is on Flickr, including these four photos and all those snapshots.

Going Mirrorless: WonderCon 2019 Cosplay Photography

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Just a few Flashes (and a Rainbow Raider) who I saw at WonderCon this year

Just a few Flashes (and a Rainbow Raider) who I saw at WonderCon this year. There were a bunch more, including a TV Barry/Iris couple, a Jedi Flash, and more.

These are just the ones who slowed down long enough for me to take a photo! 🙂 Check out my full cosplay gallery on Flickr:

Range of Emotions

#Cosplay #WonderCon #WonderCon2019 #TheFlash #KidFlash #RainbowRaider #BlackFlash

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Took the new camera to WonderCon for cosplay photography

Took the new camera to #WonderCon for #cosplay #photography.

1. I finally have a camera that can really handle inside lighting at a convention center!

2. I’ve gotten too used to just capturing costumes, instead of composing interesting shots.

2a. My 8YO took 1 photo all weekend (#InsideOut) & it ended up being the best that day. I took the lesson & improved my shots the next day, including the other 3 here.

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#HarryPotter #BeautyAndTheBeast #LittleShopOfHorrors

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There was a lot of Harry Potter cosplay at WonderCon…

There was a lot of #HarryPotter #cosplay at #WonderCon this past weekend! Here are some of my photos. There are a lot more that I missed – people dressed as the Malfoys, students of course, other professors and so on.

My full gallery for the convention is on Flickr at https://www.flickr.com/photos/kelsonv/sets/72157690667228043

#Voldemort #BellatrixLestrange #Hagrid #ProfessorTrelawney #Dumbledore #ArthurWeasley #RitaSkeeter #ProfessorUmbridge #GilderoyLockhart

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Hagrid is caught between Bellatrix Lestrange and You-Know-Who at WonderCon

Hagrid is caught between Bellatrix Lestrange and You-Know-Who at @Wondercon 
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Hagrid is caught between Bellatrix Lestrange and You-Know-Who at @Wondercon

#HarryPotter #cosplay #WonderCon #Wondercon2019
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#Hagrid #BellatrixLestrange #Voldemort #YouKnowWho

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Professors Trelawney and Dumbledore

Professors Trelawney and Dumbledore at @wondercon

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Photo taken at: Wondercon

Professors Trelawney and Dumbledore at @wondercon

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#HarryPotter #cosplay #Wondercon #WonderCon2019 #ProfessorTrelawneyCosplay #ProfessorTrelawney #Dumbledore #DumbledoreCosplay

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Professor Umbridge is unimpressed. Professor Trelawney is uncertain how to react. Professor Lockhart *is* impressed…with himself

Professor Umbridge is unimpressed. Professor Trelawney is uncertain how to react. Professor Lockhart *is* impressed…with himself @wondercon 
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@casualcosplaykatie as Trelawney. I forgot to ask the other cosplayers’ names. 🤦‍♂️

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Professor Umbridge is unimpressed. Professor Trelawney is uncertain how to react. Professor Lockhart *is* impressed…with himself.

#cosplay #WonderCon #WonderCon2019 #HarryPotter #professortrelawney #professorlockhart #professorumbridge @wondercon
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@casualcosplaykatie as Trelawney. I forgot to ask the other cosplayers’ names. 🤦‍♂️

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