This is just a random series of thoughts and such that…if you’re a cosplayer, or know one, you should probably take a few moments to read this.
If you decide to treat your photographer like shit, just remember this, in such a close knit community (cosplay is a close knit community, cosplay photography is even more close knit), be aware that photographers talk to each other. (I know, right? SHOCKING.)
We tell others who the troublemakers are. We know what you have done and what you have said to make the photographers’ lives more difficult than they need to be.
So, please, think twice before you decide to be a douchenozzle to your photographer for “taking too long” to get your photos out (and it’s only been three weeks after a con. Photographers have lives, too, guys. Cosplay photography isn’t my job. If it was, I’d be out on the street.) and sending them a nasty message, or making some status bitching about them. Or flipping tables over some insecurity the photographer couldn’t have known of without you telling them.
It isn’t appreciated. And I’m more than willing to sacrifice working with people if they have a history of being a pain in the ass with other photographers because, frankly, what’s stopping them from making my life a living hell as well?
All you need to do is be a decent human being. Be polite. There are ways to inquire about why something is taking so long without being a rude little brat. All you’re doing is pushing some amazing photography talent out of the Cosplay scene. So stop.