I've heard of photographers trying to sabotage the photo shoots of other cosplay photographers by delaying cosplayers from going to their shoots by continue to talk to them or taking them away from locations, but now to offer a discount? Fuck up!
You guys pay the photographer?
I've been doing cons for years and years. Tons of cosplay and photo friends, including a lot of very talented ones. NOBODY pays the photographer, except in *maybe* top top tier career pro cases with like a set/staged environment.
What backwards weird ass world are you guys in.
in my comm you have to pay to work with just about ANY photographer, i can't think of a single one in my area that doesn't charge, even the shitty ones start charging after one con.
Lol. Because you probably work with photographers like the one who took that shitty-ass dingy looking picture.
He didn't even bother to take out the bags under her eyes. How do you manage to make a 20-year old Asian girl look haggard?
all uk togs are free, you just gotta be popular enough to work with the good ones.
man your capatilist comms must suck ass.
Pic related; one of my favorite pieces by a photographer, once drove 3 hours to shoot with me w/ no charge.
( to be fair, most of our con rules means people literally cannot pay for photoshoots but you know.)
there's like 4 ones I would?
Papercube, Lucas, Carlos and Matt?
(Though I haven't worked with Matt yet I hear great things about his work. dem LSCC goals.)
On the terms of photoshoot sabotage, all I've ever seen are assholes who steal shots of cosplayers who are clearly working with other togs. Like piss off. (I mean, other than the usual banterous photo bombing.)
That's the reason why. Try going elsewhere. Reason California has free shoots everywhere is because there's too many photographers to charge money. All the photographers know they have to shoot for free or they won't shoot at all. I have friends who don't charge in CA but when they go to East coast cons they will charge money because they can