The number of conventions happening any given weekend always makes me do a double take. It’s a little slower this time of year, but in spring and summer, you can choose between at least two medium-sized conventions. Even if you limit your reach to one region, you’ll stay busy. That’s definitely true for Bill Ostroff, a.k.a. First Glance Photography. He has been part of the cosplay photography scene for eight years and attended several conventions in the Los Angeles area such as Anime Expo and WonderCon. He sent me examples of his work, and he captures in-the-moment, great portraits. Look at Rapunzel:
Take a second glance at the gallery below to see more of First Glance’s work. You’ll find photos of Rey from The Force Awakens, Mad Moxxi from the Borderlands universe, Supergirl, and more. Keep tabs on future shoots from First Glance Photography by following him on Facebook. And if you’re headed to Los Angeles Comic Con this weekend (October 28-30) or other Southern California nerd gatherings, you can reach out to book a session.
Do you cosplay or take pictures of cosplayers? Then please share selections from your portfolio with me so we can talk about highlighting you in a future Cosplay Friday gallery. If you’re interested, please go ahead and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with five to seven photos you’d like me to feature. Be sure to provide credits for the cosplayers or photographers for each image because credits are cool — bonus points if you include links to their Facebook pages or websites. And though I wish I knew all the geek things, I definitely don’t, so please let me know who or what is being cosplayed — I can usually figure it out, but I’ll take all the help I can get.
Images: First Glance Photography