|Otakon 2000 - The Beast of the
The four days I spent at Otakon 2000 this year were a true test of both
my endurance, as well as my loyalty. Why? Check my (Very very
abbreviated) Con Report for answers.
To put it briefly...
"Con Staffing. Its not just an adventure, its torure!"
I do have a few words to say to specific
Some notes about the photo coverage follow after the gallery list, read
if you're interested in some background info.
Coverage of the con is pretty light. I apoligize for this, but
my staff duties kept me busy most of the days behind the scenes, at computer
or camera preparing for events. More details are in my con coverage.
The Opening Gala and Cosplay were shot by another con photographer,
who was hamstrung by my not completely teaching him HOW to use my camera.
He got some decent shots nonetheless, and the blurry "tracershot" photos
are amusing in their own right.
Regarding the photo quality : This was the first con covered with
the Nikon Coolpix 990. The photos are MUCH high quality than the
video captures from the past, and I'm glad to say that a good number of
the ones shot came out decent. As I work with the camera and with
the ACK! site, I'm learning, so I admit I'm not as happy as I could be
with the final results.
However, one has to learn as one goes, right? I've tweaked most
of these photos before posting, please let me know what you think. :)
CONTEST! Well, not really..
If you ended up being one of the people in my photographs, drop me
a line! Tell me who you are, what photograph you were in (filename
please) - and I'll shoot you a little gift graphic for your own website
I have kept all the original high resolution, printable versions.
If you are in one of these photos and would like a print resolution copy,
email me and we'll work out details.
I'm done blathering. Go enjoy! :)