Love Live – Arabian Night Photoshoot

Love Live Arabian Night photoshoot at Pasadena City Hall. The closest parking spots were 2hr max so I’m really thankful that one of my friends drove instead of me, since he had to move the car around. The buildings were really pretty, however there were quite a few photoshoots going on so it took a while to clear the way …

Yoshiko Summer School Uniform 

This mini photoshoot was done in the lobby of the JW hotel during Anime Expo. The overhead light was interesting to work with. The red and darker shades of colors made the scene too harsh to had to time the shutter to go off when the light was pink or purple. Also the lens that I brought did not work …

FD Studio Art 3 Photoshoot feat Sean Chong-Umeda

Went to FD Studio’s Art 3 for a photoshoot last weekend. We had 9 people and it cost each of us $25 to rent it for 4 hours. I really liked the open space and the different props they had in the room and will be renting the space again in the future. Parking 3/5 Crowd 4/5 Price 3/5 Space …

Love Live Marine Cosplay Group

Last month, I was in a Love Live Marine cosplay group as Hanayo at Rainbow Pier, Long Beach CA. Since the group ended up getting delayed and the photographer had to leave after a few hours, I ended up using my camera and be the 2nd photographer. I only brought a 50mm lens, which was not fast enough to get …

Beach Gathering – Hosted by The Cosplay Photographer Alliance

I attended this event as a photographer from 10-1pm and a cosplayer from 1-2pm. The parking at Torrance Beach was $7 and the parking lot was pretty empty when I got there, but it started to fill up around 1pm. This is a pretty quiet and empty beach in the morning. However, after 1pm it started to fill up (like …

Maritime Museum – San Diego

(Click for enlarged images) Parking 3/5 Crowd 4/5 Price 4/5 Space 3/5 The price was pretty low, it was listed as $16 for admission online, however I remember that it was around $10 when I went there with my friends. (We are all students and there were 9 of us, so I’m not exactly sure about the price.) There are …