So I mentioned I had to edit the booth photos a lot, well, it's pretty much what I've been doing since last year, so not much technique has changed. I start in Lightroom and then to Photoshop and the final form is complete.
In some cases I didn't take all the texture out, but rather tried to use it, but I mostly removed it in about 85% of the images. I also started to use a square format in a lot of photos, I'm on a big square format kick this year.
In cases of groups I would often have to add side extensions on to the backdrop because it doesn't lend itself to a wide format.
The group and special location shoots I did do were much easier to edit and barely needed much post work, however I got some wicked images thanks to some amazing cosplayers. Here's a couple of my favourites.
Hopefully the weather will hold for next year so we can more shoots outside.
For all my complaints in this blog, the greatness the that was Animaritime this year far outweighs the concerns, it was more of a live and learn sort of experience for me. Next year I should be set for a relatively issue free time in post with new gear I'll be picking up in between.
-Larry M. Holder