11-06-12 Miku, Wedding
*Song recommended by Cappy*
Aishiteru by Kourin
From the ending theme of Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou
Hmm.. I need to pick up more Japanese songs. -.-”
I’m running low on songs to attach with shoots. Seriously…
Looking back at my shoots. Been 2 months since I shot with Ryeain.
Lol.. The moment she reads this I sure kena tembak again. For yet again ffk-ing her on shoots.
Also got to thank Angie for saikang-ing. Also been a while since she saikanged for me.
Reflecting on the past shoots, I notice that Ryeain has been improving.
Overall wise, makeup, posing, costume, etc. *cough*editingtoo*cough*
Thanks to that, my photos look better… hurhurhurrr…
OK. On a serious note. Been talking to a few cossers and photographers.
Don’t know if anyone noticed, but the cosplay photography scene has been shifting rather rapidly.
Used to be that a cosplay photographer would stick around for ages.
Taking years to build up a network. Reaching a certain level with a solid reputation. Before really using the tag Cosplay Photographer on him/herself.
Now, however, new photographers are popping up left, right and center. A photographer just need to attend an event or 2. Produce a few quality photos. And they’ll come “bursting” into the scene.
Heck, some just buys a D-SLR camera and declares themselves a photographer already.
Wait.. before u assume you know where I’m heading with this, I’d like to state that I have no problem whatsoever with what I’ve mentioned. As discussed every now and then, there IS a shortage of cosplay photographers in the local scene. At least that’s what I think. And it’s always good that there are new people getting involved in the cosplay scene. It shows that the community is growing.
What I don’t like is however, is how the previous generation of photographers are quickly replaced by the new ones. Be it because the photographers themselves are “retiring”, or be it because the cosplayers are opting for the newer photographers. I don’t care. I just want to see the older photographers continue shooting. I have a list of em on my mind, but I think I’d refrain from actually naming them out. Drama nanti tau.
I’d like to take this chance to just caution all cosplayers (especially for the newer ones) to watch out on accepting shoot requests. While yes, the influx of new photographers into the cosplay scene may be good, promoting competition and hence increase of quality (long arse marketing theory involved but I ain’t gonna explain it. Just focus on your Perdagangan in class *kicks*) but that also mean bad apples are going to pop up as well. I’m sure most would have heard of perverted photographers who shoot obscenely. So yeah… Take care of yourselves k…
Hmm… Give me a min. Let me read back to see what I was actually trying to express. -.-”
Yeah.. Found out what I wanted to say. I want to see more shoots by the older dudes. I’m not saying I don’t want to see shoots by the newer dudes. Just that I don’t want the old dudes to stop shooting. It’s all about diversity. Everyone with their different styles, different approach, different outcome.
After all… That’s what keeps photography interesting.
Caution: If you read through the whole spamshit i just posted. U might want to take a break before looking at the photos.
I’m sure by now you are seeing white lines across your vision.. Lol!
Hatsune Miku, Wedding Dress from Project Diva by Ryeain