As a member of the SF&F fandom, Anime, Cosplay, Costume Con and Costumers' Guild communities, but also as a professional photographer, I have come to the conclusion that I really can no longer afford to do (masquerade) photography on a voluntary basis.
However, I do understand that most conventions of this type run on a shoestring budget. Therefore, I have come up with the following reduced pricing policy. Please keep in mind the following:
- While I do not count on convention income to pay for my equipment, I need to at least break even with my travel and hotel expenses.
- There are many hours of additional post-processing work I do on the photos.
- Currently I post most of my photos on Instagram and Facebook under "richardmanphoto"
- There are of course many quality photographers who will do this job for free. Please feel free to use their services if budget is a limiting factor.
- Small Regional Conventions:
$200-$300 (for the year 2012; this may be adjusted for inflation as needed)
- Worldcons and Costume Con:
$500 plus complimentary membership.
I will offer prints for sale to (hopefully) make up the remaining shortfall.
- I have set up convention galleries so that people can download web-sized images for their personal websites, Facebook, etc. for free.
Thank you, and I look forward to be working with you!