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Photobombs : How Will You Handle It?

Can you handle it? :)
Photographers from different places gather into cosplay conventions to practice their art and for most people to take pictures with their favorite anime/manga characters. It’s pretty obvious in every con but it doesn’t mean you can avoid them at all costs. When a cosplayer gets into a position when there are plenty of photographers wanted to take a picture, you become a victim to one of the most enjoyable (and to some irritating) moments of your cosplay carerr : the infamous photobomb.

It happens when plenty of people swarm in to take a picture with you. Sometimes it can be as long as 20 minutes posing in front of 10 or more photographers which is like a mini photo - op. It’s not a bad thing but there are disadvantages for the cosplayers. It’s fun but for newbies this is a frustrating moment for them since their lack of experience will definitely show on the pictures. Also, if they are in a hurry to leave then how can you tell it to the photographers? Here are tips for cosplayers to avoid this kinds of moments.

1. Learn to Pose - If the character has a signature pose then practice it. Search the web for their signature poses and take a mental note of it. Have at least three to five poses that you can use for that particular character.

2. Less Is More - If it’s a large event, it’s always better to have five minute photobombs at five different locations rather than staying at a single location for over 20 minutes. Not only you put pressure on them but also it gives you flexibility and time allowances to practice poses and to meet up with your friends.

Bye - Bye poses are great when you are in a hurry.
3. The cooler the cosplay, the more the photogs - Use this to your advantage by going into areas where it’s less crowded. You are going to stand out of the crowd because of this.

4. Utilize Body Language - Using hand gestures is another way to express emotions into a character. You can also use it to finish a photobomb. A simple bye-bye pose will definitely make photographers follow you afterwards.

5. If Body Language doesn’t work then say it nicely - If they simply don’t get the message then say it to them. Cosplayers are people and they have to respect that as a con-goer/photographer.

6. Never give personal info to strangers - It is a definite no-no. Event photographers won’t do this unless they want you for any business - related matter. A good habit is to give your e-mail address to your facebook account. Writers will have a habit of giving calling cards and promote their site for you to contact them. Photogs will always share their facebook accounts and a contact number. Never give any info unless they give theirs first.

Photobombs : How Will You Handle It? Reviewed by Chadog on 10:18 PM Rating: 5

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