GeekShot Exclusive Photo Series Vol. 3 (Week 20)

GeekShot Exclusive Photo Series Vol. 3 (Week 20) - Kylo Ren Kotobukiya ARTFX Statue Star Wars The Force Awakens

Welcome to the GeekShot Photo Exclusive Series. This will be a weekly post featuring cool, interesting, or just plain awesome moments we have captured during San Diego Comic-Con and WonderCon. Each week we’ll post a photo by Beth or James of GeekShot Photography. We may include a short story about the photo, but sometimes we’ll just let the photo speak for itself.

About This Photo

Kylo Ren statue at the Kotobukiya booth at San Diego Comic-Con 2016.

It didn’t take long for a statue photo to make it in the series from 2016. While my love for taking photos of statues didn’t change this year, something else changed. I took a lot fewer photos this year than any of the last five years.

What changed? Hall H and the overall number and type of panels I attended. I didn’t go to Hall H and I only attended two panels in the con itself. For both of them I wasn’t even close to the front, so I didn’t take more than a few photos. Besides walking the show floor for a few hours over two days, I went to one Nerd HQ Conversation, two Conan tapings, Camp Conival for a couple hours, and stopped by a couple Gaslamp offsites like the Star Trek 50th art exhibit. Basically, if I don’t have a parade of actors and other panelists sitting in front of me all day long, I’m going to take fewer photos.

It’s interesting though that I don’t think I will have fewer possible photos for this feature. I was able to take my time this year and shoot what and how I wanted. Having that luxury, instead of shooting as many photos as I can in the hopes of getting a few decent shots, means that I have a much better keep ratio.

In short: make each shot count > spray and pray.

Did you change up what you usually do at SDCC this year? Let us know in the comments.

You can see all of the previous posts in this series here.

This photo is copyright (All Rights Reserved) by Beth and/or James Riley of GeekShot Photography. It may not be copied, reposted, published, or used in any manner without their written permission.

About James Riley

Photographer, Browncoat, Geek, Nerd.