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. 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
Pimp Boba Fett (Dirty Boba Phat) at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con.
This week I’m going to talk about mistakes. Or to put a positive spin on it, how to be prepared. But first, this is Boba Phat, who has made many appearances at Comic-Con the last few years. It’s one of the great examples (along with his usual cohort, Pirate Pimp Vader) of mashing up a character and an idea to create a unique cosplay.
On to making mistakes, this photo is basically a mistake that came out well. I had a rented lens and was testing it for focus accuracy while sitting in line Friday afternoon. Boba and Darth picked that time to walk by and it was a zoom lens (100-320mm) that would have been perfect if they were 30 feet away. Unfortunately they were about 8 feet away. They both posed for me since I had my camera aimed at them and this was the shot I got. I didn’t crop the photo and I was as wide as the lens would go. While I am sorry I couldn’t get Darth in the photo, I am very happy with the end result. I may not have been prepared for cosplayers walking right by me, but I did have the settings on the camera correct at least.
In short, make the best of whatever situation you find yourself shooting, but be prepared as possible for the random things that may happen.
You can see all of the previous posts in this series here.