David Crandall

Category: Photography

Photography tips and tricks
January 9, 2017

I'm no professional photographer, meaning I never make money taking photos. However, photography is something I LOVE. I'm an artist and designer at heart, so photography is great fit for me. Over the last few years, I've taken up photography as a hobby, and I have to say I've enjoyed it. Most of my work is from attending anime and comic conventions. These cons are great for photographers, because you have a large number people in well crafted...

Fanime Prep pt 2: What's in my camera bag?
May 15, 2016

Looking back on last year's FanimeCon, I was a bit ambitious. I had just purchased my first DSLR - the Nikon D3200 with two stock lenses - and I couldn't wait to get out there and shoot. With me, I packed the camera body, both stock lenses AND a cheap fisheye lens, 4 batteries, 4 32GB SD cards, an unhealthy amount of (incredibly pointless) UV filters (2), and my Macbook Pro - just in case I used up all the SD cards and needed to do a...

Fanime Prep pt 1: A Retrospective
April 30, 2016

FanimeCon 2016 is right around the corner. I'm really looking forward to taking photos, socializing, buying artwork, and taking part in the night life. These anime cons - specifically Fanime - have sparked a passion for photography I didn't know I had. So, in light of all the excitement of last year, and in preparation for this year's con photography, I've decided two things: 1) it's time to get things prepared for the con, and 2) it's time for a...

Changing Perspective part 1
September 20, 2015

  I don't consider myself to be a "professional photographer" at this point. Far from it, actually. I used my first DSLR camera for the first time about a year ago, and started actually using it less than 6 months ago. That being said, since using it, practicing, and doing my homework, I've learned a lot. Right now, I'm practicing composition. I feel like I've learned my camera and its lenses pretty well from a technical standpoint,...

The Do's and Don'ts of Cosplay Photography
September 13, 2015

I was scouring the interwebs and came across a post called "Convention Do's and Don'ts" and it inspired me to write a little post of my own about cosplay photography. Before I get started, I would like to say I'm not a 'professional photographer', nor am I a seasoned cosplay photographer. However, the bulk of my photography work has been in the cosplay convention world; I've spent some time talking to cosplayers, other photographers, and feel as...

SacAnime 2015
September 6, 2015

Well, I'm back from SacAnime 2015. This is my second con where I brought my camera and did some quick photography with some cosplayers, and I'm excited to share the photos with you all. SacAnime was definitely unique compared to my past con experiences; I suppose as with any con, it has its pros and cons (no pun intended). I loved the guest lineup. John DiMaggio, Billy West, the cast of the original power rangers, Maurice LaMarche, the list...