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
Ant-Man cosplay by SoloRoboto Industries at WonderCon 2015.
As you’ve probably heard, WonderCon has turned into a great cosplay convention. The fountain and surrounding area are great for hanging out, showing off your cosplay, or taking photos. This is probably the one thing I’ll miss most when it moves to LA for next year.
As for the photo above, I was making my way around the fountain area when I spotted this classic Ant-Man cosplayer. SoloRoboto is a cosplayer/prop maker and you can check him out on Facebook, Twitter and his site. I waited for him to be done with another photographer and then quickly got this shot. I love how the plaza area can be seen in the reflection on the helmet. There’s also that little glint of sunlight reflected off the top as a result of the sun being behind him. It was tougher to shoot into the sun, but I feel it adds a nice touch overall.
I’ve talked before about how the background and surroundings when shooting cosplay can be a problem. Sometimes you can use them to your advantage though. Find out of the way corners of the convention, outside areas, parking garages, and wherever else you can use to your advantage. Take some time to scout around and make sure you follow the rules of whatever area you use. Since this shot is a portrait, it doesn’t really make use of the surroundings, but it was a bonus having so much variety in the reflection.
Do you have shots that make use of the surroundings? Let us know in the comments.
You can see all of the previous posts in this series here.