Cosplay photography Yomacon 2016 Cobo Hall Detroit

Cosplay photography of just a few of the hundreds of characters at Yomacon 2016.  The event was held at Detroit’s Cobo Hall with some events at the Detroit Marriott on the river.  All of the shots were done in the hallways outside of the Cobo event halls.  Of the 200 or so people I asked only 5 declined to have their picture taken.

I shot with my Alien Bees ring light and had the Vagabond lithium battery for power.  I have the battery in an enclosed belt bag and it overheated after a couple hours.  Note to self, use an open carrying system next year.  I had to be careful about backgrounds because the ring light has the most dramatic effect when close to a wall.  I used a reflective wall for some shots and got an interesting halo effect.  It was pretty difficult to find a clear wall where there was not somebody sitting or waiting in line to get into an event.

To see all the images go to: https://mpkphoto.smugmug.com/Events/11516-Yomacon-Cobo-Hall