TWOI: 11/10/17

Happy Friday!!  I fortunately get this holiday off from work, so I’ll be catching up on a few items that have fallen by the wayside.  The three-day weekend is a welcome birthday gift 🙂

This week on Instagram, I continued playing with some grid photos (are you liking this new experiment?), and I included some photos from my other photographic life: event photography at Kumoricon.

These first three were from my post responding to this week’s challenge, “peek.”  You can read it here.

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Weekly Challenge: Failing at being a Con Photo Manager

When I saw the first challenge for this week – “It’s not this time of year without…” – I thought I’d have fun with posting some beautiful autumn pictures, odes to squash, or my anticipation of a big family Christmas.

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Ghost Neko were everywhere!

Then I saw “Mind the Gap” as the second prompt – highlighting the challenges between a goal or intent and the resulting product, and the endeavor to close that distance and realize your objective.  This is a poignant topic but an important one.

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Caitlin Glass during her Kumoricon interview

With most photographers, you see only the finished images.  You seldom see what it took to get there.  And photographers aren’t quick to tell you about their failures.

For this post, I’m going to be especially candid, as it’s important to recognize photography isn’t all amazing pictures and praise.  In fact, it’s a lot of rejection, missteps, and blundering before you get it right.   Continue reading

Kumoricon ’15: Days 3 & 4

This year’s Kumoricon was one of the most exciting yet.  It was our last at the Hilton Convention Center, so I especially wanted to soak it all in.  We had one of the best photographer groups.. lots of great talent and solid work ethics.  It was a relief over some of my past experiences.  And we even had some amazing videos come out of our blossoming subdepartment. Continue reading

Kumoricon ’15: Days 1 & 2

In my last post, I summarized my journey into the geekdom of anime.  I have been to many conventions, and I continue to add more to my repertoire, but my heart and my home lie with Kumoricon.  It’s easy to claim this convention as mine.  It’s local, anime-specific, and it was the con that really solidified the otaku within me.  I have since met many friends, I have so much fun shooting it, and it is always the convention which I most anticipate. Continue reading