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Vacation Trip: Japan by Erik Jaworski

じゃあまたシカゴ (See Ya Chicago)

Off to Japan

Taking a much needed vacation in Japan for a while. Visiting Tokyo, Kanazawa, Osaka, & Kyoto.

Expect lots of great photos of my adventures.                          See you in two weeks.

I’ll try my best to post updates of my trip.

こんにちは日本 (Hello Japan)

Unexpected Inactivity on the JAWS Blog by Erik Jaworski

Sorry for the long silence on the blog. Not only was I busy these past couple months with cons and work, but the Squarespace Blog app has been giving me trouble. It was never reliable and could never upload photos to the posts. As I kept having trouble make a blog post, I just got frustrated i couldn’t make posts on my tablet. With my laptop being my only way to post blogs, I just decided to keep my focus on my photo projects more than blogging on my computer.

Thankfully, Square recently updated their apps and it’s now more easy and user friendly to post on your site. With a lot of big things happening in my photo business, it’s great that I can get back into blogging

Sorry again for the long inactivity. Thank You for your patience. I’m glad to finally post to this blog with ease.

Con Alt Delete Summary by Erik Jaworski

My last con for 2018, Con Alt Delete. This was my first time attending Con Alt Delete, so I didn’t know what to expect. I tried to attend this con last year, but I was so busy with the holiday season. Not to mention there was only had 1 unpaid shoot planned, so it didn’t seem worth the trouble to attend that one day. However this year, I attended all 3 days, and was pretty booked the entire weekend. My total number was 15 shoots, and 8 of them were Christmas themed.

At first, I was worried about the weather. I never shoot at a con during winter since C2E2. I was my sure if we were going to get cold temperatures and snowstorms. However there were clear skies and the temperature was at a comfortable 40 degree weather. Most of my shoots were comfortable shooting outside, but there were some cosplays not suitable for the cool outdoor weather. 

Another challenge I found was not only finding different inside locations, but also trying to find different Christmas locations. The Hyatt didn’t provide any Christmas decorations, and I didn’t want to use a normal location for these holiday shoots. There was a good Christmas setup at Rosemont Convention Center entrance. It had Christmas trees, lighted water fountains, and nice red/green lighting. So I used this location for my Christmas shoots  

Overall, it was a successful weekend. Considering it was a ‘small’ con, there was a lot of activity and great cosplays. Photos from the lobby are listed below. Can’t wait to see what new and old clients I’ll have at Con Alt Delete next year.

Since this is my first con summary post, I thought it would be good to include some interesting stats that I’ve pulled up during the con.  

Con Alt Delete Stats

- Days: 3

- Photoshoots: 15 (8 Xmas Themed) 

  • Photoshoot Time: 405 Minutes

- Photos Taken: 2,192 Photos

  • Photos Narrowed: 670 Photos

  • Photo Requested: 146 Photo

- Steps Walked: 36,443 Steps

Introductions by Erik Jaworski

Hello Everyone. Welcome to my blog.

On this blog, you’ll not only get detailed updates and reports on my shoots but also advice for novice photographers & thoughts on certain discussions. If there’s any topic you wish for me to discuss, please leave a comment below  

Now it’s been a while since I managed a blog. Since I’m no longer a college student with free time, I’m not sure how often I’ll post to my blog. It could be daily, weekly, or by photo gig. No matter what, I’ll do my best to entertain and inform my readers. 

Thanks for reading and hope you enjoy future posts.