Drew & Karl Groupshoot in Corona

I went to my second groupshoot, this time at a house in Corona. This place had an even larger pool, complete with a waterfall and small grotto beneath it. There were a lot of places to shoot in, both indoors and outdoors.

Cindy and Dolly, two models from from last month’s shoot were there again, and there were a few new ones also, such as Krisana and Kristin.

There was a lot more outdoor shooting this time, and the sun was out in full force with no clouds to be seen. Any areas with shade was very welcome, as the sunlight tended to cause a lot of blown out highlights. I’d brought my 580EX II flash with a diffuser dome this time, to see if I could use it as a fill-in flash and it seemed to work well. Not enough to overpower the sun but enough to lighten any spots where the shade would be too dark.

Camera: Canon 6D with 24-105mm f/4L IS

Lindsey Stirling at House of Blues Anaheim

Went to my second Lindsey Stirling concert last night, this one at the House of Blues in Anaheim, right next to Disneyland. I thought I’d gotten there pretty early but there were already people in line! They were cool people to hang out with though, and we all got spots right in front of the stage.

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to bring my camera into the venue. They searched my bag and I had to check-in and have them hold my camera during the concert. Which means I had to make do with the camera on my cellphone. I got some okay pictures, since I was right up at stage, but it really made me wish I’d been able to use my Canon. Still, it was an amazing concert, incredible performance and even better than last time.

Camera: Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone

WonderCon 2013

Attended WonderCon 2013 at the Anaheim Convention Center on Friday and Saturday. I’ve previously gone to the San Diego Comic-Cons before, although I usually took pictures of the crowds and various booths rather than of individual people.

This time I tried to make more of an effort to get photos of the different cosplayers and their costumes. I still felt a little odd asking to take people’s pictures but it wasn’t as awkward as I’d feared once I started doing it. Didn’t get as many as I’d hoped but it was still a good start. Some of the details on some of them were amazing. I can’t imagine how much work had to go into several of the costumes I saw. I’m certainly looking forward to next year.

I think I really like taking pictures of cosplayers, especially with the way they get into character when posing.

Ohh, and I also attended a couple panels, like the one for Superman Unbound. Managed to get a couple pictures of the voice actors: Matt Bomer and Molly C. Quinn.

Camera: Canon 6D with 24-105mm f/4L IS