NOTE: I'm currently NOT accepting any photoshoot requests and won't be attending any North Amercian conventions as I'm in Japan for the foreseeable future. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Here I have some basic information regarding photoshoots, this pertains strictly to regular convention photoshoots; if you're looking for personal/commercial/other types of photography/videography services you can email me with specific requests.
*Photoshoot bookings will start 30 days prior to any con that I'll be attending.
Please wait for the announcement post as I will not take any requests before then.
Sending me an early email will not save you a spot in line.
- Photoshoots are either $30 or $50 per session, depending if you choose a 30 or 60 minute Time slot.
- Each additional model is an extra $20, payment should be made AT the shoot.
- Your preferred Photoshoot location should be at or somewhat near the convention area.
- You will receive a minimum of 5 photos for a 30 min shoot, or 11 photos if 60 min shoot, with an additional 3-5 extra for each person to the overall count including group shots. Each photo is at 2K resolution. Waiting time varies but I will see that it doesn't go past 2-3 weeks.
- You may request for more than 1 photoshoot, but it will depend on the overall demand whether I can accommodate them, if even your first shoot. I'll be giving everyone an equal opportunity.
- Upon meeting-up, have a location in chosen where you want to shoot at; I can offer suggestions but would point to you being the first judge of where you'd like to shoot.
- Bring a multitude of poses for me to capture! Reference photos help. Similar note, try and keep the shoot to 1-2 nearby locations, I don't want to go on long expeditions to multiple locations unless its something we specifically plan, this would also cut into your shoot time!
- Once I'm done processing your shoot, I will send you an email containing a link to a ZIP folder containing your photos.
Thank you! : )
Here are some etiquette notes:
- Cosplayers in groups should be from the same series.
- If you're running late, just shoot me a text to let me know.
- 5-10 minutes isn't a big issue, but if you're half hour late, that time will be unfortunately taken out of the shooting time as I need to keep my schedule in order and may impact future shoot requests.
- If you feel the need to cancel, contact me first we'll see if we can work something out. Please don't inform me 5 minutes prior to the shoot that you cannot make it because you couldn't get your costume complete the night before.
- Upon receiving your photos, PLEASE DO NOT crop the photos to change orientation, make heavy modifications, remove watermark, or add cartoony effects.
- You may, however, crop the photo so it works as an avatar image, or for a banner showcasing your costumes; go for it!
- You may make *minor* additional changes to the photos with the intent of enhancing the photo. You may feel that a certain image looks a bit too dark or too desaturated sometimes, but understand this is the way I edited the photo despite a variety of factors how you see t.
- No matter how much someone works on an image, someone else can always take the image and keep editing creatively.
- IF you do make any modification, please run it by me first to OK-it as I've had some quality-issues in the past, we both only want great-quality photos of YOUR cosplay to be showcased!
- When posting the images, include credit in the description, and make mention of any small edits you may have made which may include small items photoshopped-in that you forgot to bring to the shoot; I will not be editing-in any forgotten props.
- You do not have rights to sell images to third-party publishers. However, they can talk to me for any use/licensing of my images, I'm certain we can work something out.
- I reserve the rights to use the images for publication, promotions, blog posts and online showcasing.
- If you're up all night before the photoshoot and can't get your costume done in time and decide to wear something else, no sweat! Just let me know of the change : )
Note: By booking a photoshoot the model is granted only the right to use the photos for their own personal use (including posting online for others to view). Images may not be sold or licensed to third parties without photographer's permission.The photographs may not be edited without consent from the photographer. Photographs may be printed for personal use only, no commercial use (whether first or third party) is permitted without the photographer's consent; Prints may not be mass-produced and/or sold for profit -directly by the model- without the photographer's consent (typically more than $100/month in profit). When posting photographs online, credit must be given to the photographer, and if possible, linked back to his site. If any minor changes are made, they must be stated in the description when being posted online
By law, the photographer retains all rights to the photographs unless otherwise stated.