Convention Photography


See posts on this website about conventions I’ve been to through this link instead of the Convention Photography book below.

If you like the text here, consider picking up a digital or print copy. Some sections of the book were excluded from what’s on this site. Mostly the chapters relating to the cosplayer’s perspective.

Print version (, Createspace Store)
Amazon Kindle E-book
B&N Nook PubIt! E-book
Apple iTunes Store
Lulu Book Market E-book

  • Overview
  • Who is this for?
  • What is convention photography?
  • My experience and experiences
  • Why be a part of this?
  • Practice, practice, practice!
  • Networking
  • Fun
  • Photography terms primer.
  • Equipment
  • It is important or not depending on your ideals
  • A basic setup.
  • Decide how you want to make it work.
  • Framing and composition
  • Full body shots.
  • Portrait style.
  • Skewed angles.
  • Face in detail.
  • Plane of focus.
  • Rule of thirds and golden ratio
  • Available light photography.
  • Strobe photography.
  • Removing harsh light.
  • Flash brackets.
  • Bokeh and blur maximization.
  • Histogram reading and image review.
  • Post processing.
  • Various schools of thought.
  • Available software on your OS of choice.
  • Ideas on how to improve your processing.
  • Business cards.
  • Social networking.
  • Website
  • The process from start to finish.
  • My equipment.
  • Ask the person first.
  • Interrupting people.
  • Constrained areas.
  • Physical activity.
  • Summary


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