Every so often when talking to cospalyers at a comic con or on a private shoot, I sometimes hear, “not enough photographers take my photos” or “my cosplay isn’t good enough to take photos of”. But there maybe a simple reason to that which isn’t about not having a good enough cosplay.
One of the most common reason is that photographers don’t know the character. We obviously don’t want to pose you in the wrong position or direct you into a pose which doesn’t suit the character.
But hopefully with your prepared poses
you have ready for the photographer, all the photographer has to do is get a great angle of it and snap away.
Something else to consider is seeing the same character at a comic con. I for one like to try and photograph a wide variety of cosplays at an event and I think other photographers are the same in this nature. This is why, having a unique cosplay, highly detailed costume or unusual variation of the character will help you stand out in a crowd.
We as photographers have to gauge if the person “looks” like they want a photo. Sometimes they are busy doing something, waiting for something, etc. They look like they are not showing the “signal” they are not ready for a photo, photographers will either wait or move on and come back later.
*This applies to me a lot
Some photographers at a comic con, run a schedule booking system prearranged so they are running between one appointment to another. Depending on their schedule, maybe hard to fit you in or are able to grab one or two shots.
If you have any other tips or question, feel free to comment them below.