I was recently made aware of a conversation on Cosplay in America‘s Facebook Page, about how convention attendees tend to hit a plateau of attendance and stop going.
I believe there is a cycle of con-going. At first there’s the joy of discovering cons and it becomes like a drug – you want more. More cons, more cosplay, more trips. At some point you reach a plateau where because of con fatigue, drama or other reasons, you take a moment to take a breath and step back. After a period of time, you either come back into the convention scene or you leave it. The duration of this cycle really depends but my guess is 4-5 year.
I am curious to hear from y’all out there about your experience with this. Did you find yourself burning out, how did you counter it, or did you leave the con scene, how is it now ?
A local Cosplayer (Starry Eyed Maiden) that I’d done some pictures of back in the summer asked if she could use an image that I took of her for a business card. I said sure and sent her an unwatermarked version of the picture. This was a few months back and I came across the messages and asked if she still had any of the cards. Turns out she was having trouble making them, so I offered to give her a Continue reading →
Outside of taking pictures I like to work on web sites. My uncle is selling his house privately and asked me to make a site for him that will help sell the house, so I did.
It takes a bit of marketing knowledge to make a good site, you have to understand what images work, what not to use and what to say in describing the house and it’s amenities. My photography knowledge helps with the visual, as does years of retail management. The words, is part SEO work and part creative writer, maybe a dash of my wife’s professional editing skills that I’ve experienced for twenty-five years.
The site took two weeks, of before and after work, to put together and my uncle is more than happy with it. I also managed to secure a great domain name for it Nanaimo4Sale.com, you would think that some Nanaimo Real Estate company would grab such a title for their sales of homes in the region, but I got it.
If you’re looking for a place to live in Nanaimo this is a great 5 bedroom, 3 Bath, large yard surrounded by forest, near schools and amenities in Southern Nanaimo, BC.
October 6, 2015 I was quoted in The Hustle, an online magazine for “savvy forward thinkers interested in business, design, and tech.” Writer Zara Stone contacted me about some details in regards Continue reading →
Tsukino-Con’s dance always takes place thursday night, before the con, as a place to pick-up badges and entertainment to start the weekend. The last few dances at Sunset Room venue, I’ve discovered that it’s better to take people outside to get shots than inside.
Inside I’m fighting with other people’s movement distractions to the model and house lighting. Outside its me and my camera alone with the subject.