5th Philippine Cosplay Convention
Things to keep in mind:
1) Know the gear inside-out before using them for a shoot
More shooting, less fumbling. Models can only hold their poses for so long. Also, candid shots require quick reaction times.
2) Lensbabies and cosplay don't mix well.
Since the face must be in focus, the characteristic blur of the lenses fails to do justice to the details of the clothing. The only possible exception to this might be the Edge 80 optic.
3) Low shooting angles for subject isolation
In crowded spaces, shooting at lower angles puts the subject's face above the crowd. This positioning within the image frame makes it easier for the viewers to identify the subject of the image.
Note that this isn't meant to be used as an excuse for upskirt shots.
4) Dutch angles (i.e. tilted shots)
Know when to use it, and don't go overboard. It looks stupid when unnecessary.
5) Pretend to be confident
Some models don't react too well to photographers who don't seem to know what they're doing. Smile, be polite, show them the resulting image.